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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 625 606 584
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 28 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.061% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.064% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 11
Median daily rate £250 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £250 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £240 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 16 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 5 May 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 -29 28 £250 +9.89% 7
Oxfordshire +19 16 £200 -13.04% 1
South East -7 16 £200 -13.04% 3
Oxford +15 10 £200 -13.04%
London -10 6 £300 +33.33% 2
East of England +7 2 £348 - 1
South West -4 2 £358 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Essex - 2 £348 -
Swindon +3 1 £358 -
Wiltshire +1 1 £358 -
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £348 -
Bristol - 1 - -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 26 (49.06%) VMware
4 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
5 21 (39.62%) Linux
6 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
7 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
7 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (28.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
9 14 (26.42%) SQL
9 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (20.75%) Oracle
11 11 (20.75%) ITIL
11 11 (20.75%) DNS
11 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
13 9 (16.98%) WordPress
13 9 (16.98%) Intranet
14 8 (15.09%) IIS
14 8 (15.09%) WSUS
15 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
15 7 (13.21%) MCSE
15 7 (13.21%) DHCP
15 7 (13.21%) Symantec
15 7 (13.21%) Telecoms

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 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
1 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
2 15 (28.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.98%) WordPress
4 8 (15.09%) IIS
5 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
6 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.77%) CMS
9 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.89%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.75%) DNS
3 9 (16.98%) Intranet
4 7 (13.21%) DHCP
5 5 (9.43%) LAN
5 5 (9.43%) VPN
6 4 (7.55%) Firewall
6 4 (7.55%) WAN
7 3 (5.66%) HTTP
7 3 (5.66%) VLAN
8 2 (3.77%) Internet
8 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.77%) SAN
9 1 (1.89%) FTP
9 1 (1.89%) IPv4
9 1 (1.89%) PBX
9 1 (1.89%) SMTP
9 1 (1.89%) SSH
9 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) ELK Stack
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) Classic ASP
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) WCF
3 2 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) XSLT
4 1 (1.89%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (39.62%) Linux
4 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.89%) Unix
11 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (20.75%) ITIL
3 4 (7.55%) Change Control
3 4 (7.55%) Change Management
3 4 (7.55%) DevOps
3 4 (7.55%) Open Source
3 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.55%) Project Management
3 4 (7.55%) Web Development
4 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
4 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.66%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.77%) CRM
5 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.55%) VB
4 3 (5.66%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.21%) MCSE
3 5 (9.43%) MCP
3 5 (9.43%) MCSA
4 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) HND
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.66%) MetaFrame
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
4 3 (5.66%) XenApp
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) Samba
6 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) WSUS
2 7 (13.21%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.55%) Cacti
3 4 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.55%) Nagios
3 4 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.55%) Puppet
4 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) VMware
2 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.75%) Oracle
4 7 (13.21%) Symantec
5 6 (11.32%) Avaya
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) CommVault
6 4 (7.55%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.55%) NetApp
6 4 (7.55%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.77%) Sage
8 1 (1.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.89%) Apple
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.89%) Nokia
8 1 (1.89%) Reuters