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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 635 619 578
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 26 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.040% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.043% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 23
Median daily rate £350 £228 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -28.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £320
% change year-on-year
- -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.25

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 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 July 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 24 £300 +37.14% 14
London -6 9 £525 +147.05% 5
South East +4 5 £250 +4.16% 3
South West +1 5 £150 - 1
City of London +50 4 £525 - 1
East of England +21 3 £300 +81.81% 4
Oxfordshire +10 3 £250 +8.69% 2
Bristol - 3 £150 - 1
Essex - 3 £300 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £250 -
North West +8 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 - -
Larne - 1 £350 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) VMware
3 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
4 22 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
5 19 (34.55%) Linux
6 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (29.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
10 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
10 13 (23.64%) SQL
11 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (20.00%) Oracle
12 11 (20.00%) DNS
13 10 (18.18%) Cisco
13 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (18.18%) ITIL
14 9 (16.36%) DHCP
14 9 (16.36%) Intranet
14 9 (16.36%) WordPress
15 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
15 8 (14.55%) SLA
15 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
16 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
16 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
17 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance

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 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
3 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (16.36%) WordPress
5 4 (7.27%) IIS
6 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.64%) CMS
8 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.82%) Confluence
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) DNS
2 9 (16.36%) DHCP
2 9 (16.36%) Intranet
3 6 (10.91%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) LAN
5 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.27%) WAN
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.45%) VPN
6 3 (5.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.64%) HTTP
7 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) VLAN
7 2 (3.64%) WLAN
8 1 (1.82%) Extranet
8 1 (1.82%) FTP
8 1 (1.82%) IPv4
8 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Hudson
2 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) Classic ASP
1 2 (3.64%) CSS
1 2 (3.64%) HTML
1 2 (3.64%) WCF
1 2 (3.64%) XML
1 2 (3.64%) XSLT
2 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (34.55%) Linux
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.82%) Solaris
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.91%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.09%) Time Management
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Network Management
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Content Management
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) C++
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) PHP
3 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (9.09%) MCSE
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) CCNA
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) CCDE
6 3 (5.45%) CCIE
7 2 (3.64%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) MCP
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) CCA
8 1 (1.82%) CCNP
8 1 (1.82%) CISSP
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) GxP
3 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) Samba
7 1 (1.82%) UAG
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.82%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.00%) Oracle
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (9.09%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) Apple
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 2 (3.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.82%) Avaya
8 1 (1.82%) CA
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
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