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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 601 615 618
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 20 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.054% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.057% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Median daily rate £225 £318 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.13% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £213 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £463 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £318 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.38% +27.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £30.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.25 £30.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.72%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 22 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 9 December 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 19 £220 -32.30% 8
South West +15 8 £155 -27.90% 2
South East +22 5 £313 -5.30% 1
West Sussex +9 3 - -
Gloucestershire +6 3 £155 -27.90%
East of England +1 3 £215 - 2
Crawley - 3 - -
London +5 2 £180 -52.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Exeter - 2 - -
Hampshire +20 1 £350 +12.90%
Berkshire -1 1 £275 -21.42%
West Midlands -11 1 £285 +83.87%
Birmingham - 1 £285 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Ipswich - 1 £215 -
Suffolk - 1 £215 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (41.18%) VMware
4 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
5 16 (31.37%) Linux
5 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
6 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
6 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
7 10 (19.61%) Cisco
7 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 9 (17.65%) DNS
8 9 (17.65%) DHCP
9 8 (15.69%) Firewall
9 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (15.69%) Citrix
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (13.73%) Apple
10 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
10 7 (13.73%) MS Office
10 7 (13.73%) ITIL
10 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
12 5 (9.80%) Mac OS X
12 5 (9.80%) WAN
12 5 (9.80%) SAN

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 (21.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) DHCP
1 9 (17.65%) DNS
2 8 (15.69%) Firewall
3 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 5 (9.80%) WAN
4 5 (9.80%) Wireless
5 4 (7.84%) NAS
5 4 (7.84%) Network Security
5 4 (7.84%) VPN
6 3 (5.88%) ADSL
6 3 (5.88%) Internet
6 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 3 (5.88%) SSL
7 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.92%) WLAN
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.96%) DMZ
8 1 (1.96%) Extranet
8 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Hudson
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Law
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Derivative
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) IPTV
4 1 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.80%) Mac OS X
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.88%) Solaris
8 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.92%) CentOS
8 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.96%) Unix
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 4 (7.84%) Change Management
2 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
2 4 (7.84%) Time Management
3 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.88%) Network Design
3 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
4 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.92%) Validation
5 1 (1.96%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) Migration
5 1 (1.96%) Post-Production
5 1 (1.96%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 4 (7.84%) MCSE
5 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
5 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.92%) ACDT
6 2 (3.92%) ACHDS
6 2 (3.92%) ACTC
6 2 (3.92%) AWS Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.92%) MCDST
6 2 (3.92%) MCSA
6 2 (3.92%) MCSM
6 2 (3.92%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.96%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.96%) UAG
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCOM
2 4 (7.84%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 3 (5.88%) Puppet
4 2 (3.92%) Grafana
4 2 (3.92%) Nagios
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) Terraform
4 2 (3.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.96%) Ansible
5 1 (1.96%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (41.18%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Cisco
4 8 (15.69%) Citrix
5 7 (13.73%) Apple
6 5 (9.80%) NetApp
7 4 (7.84%) Dell
7 4 (7.84%) HP
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.88%) IBM
8 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.88%) Veeam
9 2 (3.92%) Kronos
9 2 (3.92%) Lotus
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.92%) Splunk
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 1 (1.96%) EMC
10 1 (1.96%) iManage
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