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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Engineer
Rank 575 573 573
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 21 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.017% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.018% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £239 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £360 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.13 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.85% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £13.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -22.85%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 30 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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 -6 21 £300 - 11
South East +10 13 £300 - 4
Hampshire - 8 £300 - 1
Southampton - 7 £300 -
London +11 4 £444 +61.36% 2
City of London - 4 £444 -
East of England - 2 £110 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £110 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £200 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £200 -
Surrey - 1 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Truro - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (40.00%) Linux
4 12 (34.29%) VMware
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (25.71%) MS Office
6 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.86%) HP
7 8 (22.86%) Cisco
8 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 7 (20.00%) DVB
8 7 (20.00%) UNIX
8 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (20.00%) MPEG
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
10 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
10 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.29%) LAN
10 5 (14.29%) WAN
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) DNS
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) SCCM

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
4 2 (5.71%) Lync
4 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DVB
2 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 5 (14.29%) WAN
2 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) LDAP
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
4 3 (8.57%) Firewall
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) 4G
5 2 (5.71%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) SS7
5 2 (5.71%) 2G
5 2 (5.71%) IPsec
5 2 (5.71%) 3G
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.86%) VLAN
6 1 (2.86%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) SAML
1 2 (5.71%) JSF
2 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) MPEG
2 3 (8.57%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) UNIX
4 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
2 3 (8.57%) Time Management
3 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.71%) Release Management
3 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Network Planning
3 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITSM
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) C
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Bourne shell
3 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) MCP
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.71%) Shibboleth
4 2 (5.71%) NFS
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.71%) YUM
4 2 (5.71%) Puppet
4 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) Nagios
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) HP
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 4 (11.43%) Veritas
7 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.57%) McAfee
7 3 (8.57%) Juniper
7 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 2 (5.71%) Citrix
8 2 (5.71%) Adobe
8 2 (5.71%) Huawei
9 1 (2.86%) Altiris
9 1 (2.86%) Brocade
9 1 (2.86%) Google
9 1 (2.86%) EMC
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
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