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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 617 626 590
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 33 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.050% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.052% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 32
Median daily rate £325 £230 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £142 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £277 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+23.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
- +20.28%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 25 August 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 27 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 25 August 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 -1 32 £300 +33.33% 9
London -8 14 £500 +143.90% 1
East of England +19 6 £388 +134.84%
South West +15 5 £150 - 4
City of London +41 4 £525 -
South East +5 4 £250 +8.69% 3
Essex - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 3 £150 - 3
Oxfordshire -4 2 £250 +8.69% 3
Oxford -9 2 £250 +31.57%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 £250 -
West Midlands -32 1 £285 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £285 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £250 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) VMware
3 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
4 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (26.32%) Linux
5 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
7 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
7 11 (19.30%) SQL
8 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (17.54%) Cisco
8 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle
9 9 (15.79%) ITIL
10 8 (14.04%) DNS
10 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
10 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
11 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.28%) Time Management
11 7 (12.28%) SLA
11 7 (12.28%) DHCP
11 7 (12.28%) Citrix
12 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (10.53%) Intranet

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 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
1 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.53%) WordPress
4 4 (7.02%) IIS
5 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.51%) CMS
6 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) Intranet
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall
4 5 (8.77%) LAN
4 5 (8.77%) WAN
4 5 (8.77%) Wireless
5 4 (7.02%) Internet
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.51%) HTTP
7 2 (3.51%) SAN
7 2 (3.51%) VPN
8 1 (1.75%) Extranet
8 1 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (1.75%) VLAN
8 1 (1.75%) VoIP
8 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Hudson
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) Classic ASP
1 2 (3.51%) CSS
1 2 (3.51%) HTML
1 2 (3.51%) WCF
1 2 (3.51%) XML
1 2 (3.51%) XSLT
2 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) NHS
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) Solaris
10 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Time Management
4 6 (10.53%) Change Management
4 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.77%) Project Management
6 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
6 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Network Management
7 3 (5.26%) Validation
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.51%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) C++
3 2 (3.51%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.53%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) MCP
5 3 (5.26%) CCDE
5 3 (5.26%) CCIE
5 3 (5.26%) CCNA
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.51%) ACDT
6 2 (3.51%) ACHDS
6 2 (3.51%) ACTC
6 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) MCDST
6 2 (3.51%) MCSM
6 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.75%) GxP
4 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.51%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) XenApp
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.75%) UAG
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SCOM
2 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.02%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) Terraform
5 1 (1.75%) Ansible
5 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.75%) Grafana
5 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.75%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) VMware
2 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle
5 7 (12.28%) Citrix
6 5 (8.77%) Apple
6 5 (8.77%) NetApp
7 2 (3.51%) Lotus
7 2 (3.51%) Symantec
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya
8 1 (1.75%) CA
8 1 (1.75%) Dell
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) iManage
8 1 (1.75%) Kronos
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk