The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 627 599 582
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 24 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.046% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.049% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 11
Median daily rate £263 £230 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £250 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £230 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -27.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £22.59 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.59 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Systems Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

Systems Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 23 £250 +8.69% 10
Oxfordshire +13 12 £200 -13.04%
South East +1 12 £200 -13.04%
Oxford +8 7 £200 -13.04%
London -21 4 £375 +66.66% 4
East of England +8 2 £348 - 4
South West -1 2 £358 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Essex - 2 £348 - 1
Swindon -2 1 £358 -
Wiltshire -9 1 £358 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
North West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £330 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £348 - 1
Larne - 1 £350 -
Devon - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 £350 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Systems Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows Server
3 27 (51.92%) VMware
4 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (34.62%) Linux
7 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
7 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 16 (30.77%) SharePoint
9 15 (28.85%) SQL
9 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (23.08%) DNS
12 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
12 11 (21.15%) ITIL
13 10 (19.23%) Oracle
14 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (17.31%) Intranet
14 9 (17.31%) WordPress
15 8 (15.38%) DHCP
16 7 (13.46%) Avaya
16 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
17 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
17 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
17 6 (11.54%) WSUS
17 6 (11.54%) MS Excel

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 16 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (17.31%) WordPress
4 6 (11.54%) IIS
4 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.85%) CMS
8 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.08%) DNS
3 9 (17.31%) Intranet
4 8 (15.38%) DHCP
5 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 5 (9.62%) VPN
6 4 (7.69%) Firewall
6 4 (7.69%) WAN
7 3 (5.77%) HTTP
8 2 (3.85%) FTP
8 2 (3.85%) Internet
8 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.85%) SAN
8 2 (3.85%) VLAN
8 2 (3.85%) VoIP
9 1 (1.92%) PBX
9 1 (1.92%) SSH
9 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.92%) Wireless
9 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Front Office
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) Classic ASP
1 2 (3.85%) CSS
1 2 (3.85%) ELK Stack
1 2 (3.85%) HTML
1 2 (3.85%) WCF
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
1 2 (3.85%) XML
1 2 (3.85%) XSLT
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows Server
3 18 (34.62%) Linux
4 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.92%) Unix
11 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 4 (7.69%) Change Management
3 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.77%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.85%) Change Control
5 2 (3.85%) CRM
5 2 (3.85%) DevOps
5 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.85%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.85%) Open Source
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) C++
3 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) MCSE
3 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) MCP
4 3 (5.77%) MCSA
5 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) CCNP
6 1 (1.92%) CISSP
6 1 (1.92%) HND
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) GxP
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.77%) MetaFrame
4 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
4 3 (5.77%) XenApp
5 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) Samba
6 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) WSUS
2 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) Cacti
4 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.85%) Puppet
5 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) VMware
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) Oracle
4 7 (13.46%) Avaya
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) Symantec
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) CommVault
7 2 (3.85%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.85%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.85%) Sage
8 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) BT
8 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.92%) Huawei
8 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.92%) Reuters
8 1 (1.92%) ZTE
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