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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Support Engineer
Rank 570 555 507
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 6 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.024% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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 -23 5 £250 - 9
West Midlands - 2 - -
London - 2 £238 - 4
South West -22 1 £338 - 3
City of London - 1 £225 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Helston - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Shepperton - - - -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Infor
5 4 (21.05%) Sun
5 4 (21.05%) DNS
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) DVB
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) MPEG
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) IIS
6 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 1 (5.26%) ITSM

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) DVB
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.26%) S/MIME
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 7
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) MPEG
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Fedora
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.26%) Data Transformation
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) SOA
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenServer
3 1 (5.26%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Sun
3 4 (21.05%) Infor
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) Postini