The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 599 581 573
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 27 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.047% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.050% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 11
Average daily rate £275 £285 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £189 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £364 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £173
% change year-on-year
+2.34% +85.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £22.92 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.49% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £26.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £32.50 £68.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-55.38% +8.33%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 14 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Systems Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 27 £275 -14.06% 19
London +11 12 £250 +11.11% 4
South East +12 6 £330 +3.12% 9
Surrey - 4 £330 - 1
East of England 0 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Dunstable - 3 - -
South West +1 2 - - 3
West Midlands -16 2 £155 -
Bristol - 2 - - 1
City of London +46 1 £525 +32.49% 1
Hampshire +11 1 - - 3
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £155 -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support Engineer in their job title.

1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
6 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
7 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
8 15 (27.78%) Linux
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (25.93%) DNS
10 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
10 10 (18.52%) VMware
10 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 9 (16.67%) WSUS
11 9 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business
12 8 (14.81%) SQL
12 8 (14.81%) LAN
12 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (14.81%) Avaya
12 8 (14.81%) Symantec
13 7 (12.96%) Firewall
13 7 (12.96%) WAN
13 7 (12.96%) IIS
13 7 (12.96%) MCSE

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 7 (12.96%) IIS
4 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Apache
7 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Infor CRM
1 2 (3.70%) Maximo
2 1 (1.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.93%) DNS
3 8 (14.81%) LAN
4 7 (12.96%) Firewall
4 7 (12.96%) WAN
5 6 (11.11%) VLAN
6 5 (9.26%) SAN
7 4 (7.41%) DHCP
7 4 (7.41%) VPN
8 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 3 (5.56%) PBX
8 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.70%) IPv4
9 2 (3.70%) PABX
9 2 (3.70%) SMTP
9 2 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.85%) FTP
10 1 (1.85%) HTTP
10 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) ELK Stack
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) LAMP
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.41%) CCTV
3 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) SCADA
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 15 (27.78%) Linux
5 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.26%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Change Control
2 4 (7.41%) DevOps
2 4 (7.41%) Open Source
2 4 (7.41%) Web Development
3 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.56%) High Availability
3 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (5.56%) Project Management
3 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.70%) Change Management
4 2 (3.70%) CRM
4 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.70%) Logistics
4 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.70%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.70%) UML
4 2 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.41%) VB
4 3 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.85%) AWK
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) Korn
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.96%) MCSE
3 5 (9.26%) MCSA
4 4 (7.41%) MCP
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
6 1 (1.85%) HND
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (5.56%) MetaFrame
3 3 (5.56%) XenApp
3 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.85%) Samba
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) WSUS
2 5 (9.26%) Nagios
2 5 (9.26%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.41%) Cacti
3 4 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.41%) Puppet
4 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.70%) SCCM
6 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.85%) Kibana
6 1 (1.85%) logstash
6 1 (1.85%) SCOM
6 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) Avaya
3 8 (14.81%) Symantec
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
5 5 (9.26%) Rackspace
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco
6 4 (7.41%) CommVault
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (3.70%) Sage
9 1 (1.85%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.85%) Huawei
9 1 (1.85%) ION Trading
9 1 (1.85%) New Relic
9 1 (1.85%) NICE Systems
9 1 (1.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.85%) Reuters