The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 573 544 525
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 67 96 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 53 64
Median daily rate £363 £328 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £418 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £319 £240
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% -4.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% -5.50%

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support within the UK.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support within the UK.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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 -42 48 £375 +11.11% 21
London -21 21 £425 +29.77% 7
Scotland -9 13 £400 +16.78%
Edinburgh 0 12 £375 -6.25%
South East +5 10 £200 -31.91% 3
City of London +37 5 £500 +21.21% 4
East of England -8 5 £200 -42.85% 6
Oxfordshire +10 4 £200 -
Yorkshire 0 4 £425 -5.02%
North West -2 4 £120 -40.00% 1
Manchester -4 4 £120 -43.52% 1
Oxford +5 3 £200 -
West Yorkshire -1 3 £425 -5.02%
Leeds -2 3 £425 -
Salford - 3 £120 -
Berkshire -10 2 - - 1
Essex -20 2 - - 1
West Midlands -21 2 - - 2
South Wales - 2 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £325 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £200 - 1
Wales - 2 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 1 - - 3
Cambridge +11 1 - - 3
County Antrim +4 1 £350 +64.70%
Northern Ireland +3 1 £350 +64.70%
South West 0 1 - - 2
Middlesex -8 1 - -
Surrey -9 1 £375 +50.00% 1

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Systems Support 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 in the job title.

1 55 (38.19%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) Oracle
3 39 (27.08%) SQL
4 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 31 (21.53%) Finance
6 30 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 27 (18.75%) ITIL
8 24 (16.67%) VMware
8 24 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 22 (15.28%) SQL Server
9 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (13.89%) Linux
10 20 (13.89%) SharePoint
11 19 (13.19%) Windows 7
12 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 18 (12.50%) DNS
13 17 (11.81%) Unix
13 17 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (11.11%) Symantec
15 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
16 13 (9.03%) DHCP
16 13 (9.03%) MS Office
16 13 (9.03%) .NET
16 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
17 12 (8.33%) Citrix
17 12 (8.33%) Banking
18 11 (7.64%) NetBackup
18 11 (7.64%) Sun

Systems Support 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 20 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 17 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 8 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (5.56%) CMS
6 5 (3.47%) IIS
6 5 (3.47%) WordPress
7 3 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.39%) Apache
8 2 (1.39%) JBoss
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.47%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (2.78%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.08%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (1.39%) Infor CRM
5 2 (1.39%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.69%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.69%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.69%) assyst
6 1 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.69%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.69%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.69%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.69%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.69%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.50%) DNS
2 13 (9.03%) DHCP
2 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.56%) Firewall
4 6 (4.17%) Intranet
5 4 (2.78%) Internet
5 4 (2.78%) VPN
6 3 (2.08%) HTTP
6 3 (2.08%) LAN
6 3 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.08%) SAN
6 3 (2.08%) SSH
6 3 (2.08%) SSL
6 3 (2.08%) WAN
7 2 (1.39%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.39%) VLAN
7 2 (1.39%) VoIP
8 1 (0.69%) FTP
8 1 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.08%) MS Access
5 3 (2.08%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) BODI
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) DTS
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) UniData
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.47%) Toad
3 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) International Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.78%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Advertising
6 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) Billing
6 2 (1.39%) Front Office
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) .NET
2 8 (5.56%) CSS
3 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.78%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.78%) XML
5 3 (2.08%) HTML
5 3 (2.08%) SAML
5 3 (2.08%) XSLT
6 2 (1.39%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.39%) WCF
6 2 (1.39%) Web Services
7 1 (0.69%) J2EE
7 1 (0.69%) JDBC
7 1 (0.69%) JMS
7 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.86%) NHS
3 7 (4.86%) Replication
4 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.08%) Clustering
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.39%) Statistics
7 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
8 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.69%) Life Science
8 1 (0.69%) SCADA
8 1 (0.69%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 55 (38.19%) Windows
2 30 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.89%) Linux
5 19 (13.19%) Windows 7
6 17 (11.81%) Unix
7 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.94%) Solaris
9 9 (6.25%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.69%) Android
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (5.56%) Analytics
3 8 (5.56%) Change Management
3 8 (5.56%) CRM
3 8 (5.56%) System Testing
4 7 (4.86%) Incident Management
4 7 (4.86%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (4.17%) Service Management
6 5 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.47%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.47%) Campaign Management
6 5 (3.47%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.47%) Project Management
6 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.78%) Change Control
7 4 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.08%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.56%) C#
4 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.47%) Java
6 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 3 (2.08%) C++
7 3 (2.08%) PHP
7 3 (2.08%) VBA
8 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.39%) Python
8 2 (1.39%) Ruby
9 1 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) Tcl
9 1 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Degree
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.17%) MCSE
4 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.08%) CCNA
6 2 (1.39%) ACCA
6 2 (1.39%) CCDE
6 2 (1.39%) CCIE
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) CIMA
7 1 (0.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) MCAD
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) SLA
2 6 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) GxP
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.25%) XenApp
4 8 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.39%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.86%) SCCM
3 6 (4.17%) SCOM
3 6 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.08%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.08%) WSUS
5 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) Ansible
6 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (28.47%) Oracle
2 24 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.67%) VMware
3 16 (11.11%) Symantec
4 12 (8.33%) Citrix
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco
5 11 (7.64%) Sun
6 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.56%) Veritas
8 7 (4.86%) Cognos
9 4 (2.78%) Avaya
9 4 (2.78%) NetApp
9 4 (2.78%) Northgate
9 4 (2.78%) Orchard
9 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.08%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.08%) CA
10 3 (2.08%) Capita
10 3 (2.08%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.08%) IBM
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