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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Support Engineer
UK
Rank 575 604 589
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 12 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.055% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £156 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £486 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £31.33 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 19 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +15 10 £303 +0.83% 7
South West - 5 £155 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £155 -
South East +14 2 - - 3
East of England +4 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
London +2 1 £450 +111.76% 1
City of London -2 1 £450 -14.28% 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
3 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
4 12 (29.27%) Linux
5 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
5 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (19.51%) Firewall
7 8 (19.51%) Cisco
7 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
8 7 (17.07%) SAN
8 7 (17.07%) Apple
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.07%) DHCP
9 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
9 6 (14.63%) MS Office
9 6 (14.63%) Citrix
9 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
10 5 (12.20%) Dell
10 5 (12.20%) Mac OS X
10 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
11 4 (9.76%) ITIL
11 4 (9.76%) Oracle
11 4 (9.76%) HP

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 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) DHCP
2 7 (17.07%) SAN
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) DNS
4 4 (9.76%) NAS
5 3 (7.32%) ADSL
5 3 (7.32%) Network Security
5 3 (7.32%) SSL
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) WAN
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) DMZ
7 1 (2.44%) Skype
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Law
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) IPTV
3 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
3 12 (29.27%) Linux
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (12.20%) Mac OS X
7 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.88%) CentOS
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.88%) Solaris
8 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.44%) Unix
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Network Design
2 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.88%) Change Control
3 2 (4.88%) Change Management
3 2 (4.88%) Identity Management
3 2 (4.88%) Release Management
3 2 (4.88%) Time Management
3 2 (4.88%) Validation
4 1 (2.44%) Analytics
4 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.44%) CRM
4 1 (2.44%) Post-Production
4 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
5 2 (4.88%) ACDT
5 2 (4.88%) ACHDS
5 2 (4.88%) ACTC
5 2 (4.88%) MCDST
5 2 (4.88%) MCP
5 2 (4.88%) MCSA
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (4.88%) MCSM
5 2 (4.88%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.44%) ACMT
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) Grafana
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
1 17 (41.46%) VMware
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco
3 7 (17.07%) Apple
4 6 (14.63%) Citrix
5 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 4 (9.76%) HP
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle
6 4 (9.76%) SonicWALL
7 3 (7.32%) EMC
7 3 (7.32%) NetApp
7 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.32%) Veeam
8 2 (4.88%) IBM
8 2 (4.88%) Kronos
8 2 (4.88%) Lotus
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.88%) Splunk
9 1 (2.44%) CA
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet