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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 588 523 529
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 68 104 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 50
Median daily rate £288 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £311 £250
% change year-on-year
-23.69% +24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
Median hourly rate £20.75 £18.90 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.78% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £17.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £28.75 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-10.45% +8.56%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 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 -71 51 £268 -17.05% 20
London -42 22 £425 +31.78% 6
South East -15 12 £200 -13.04% 7
Oxfordshire +11 9 £225 -2.17% 2
Scotland -10 9 £375 -6.25% 4
Oxford +4 7 £200 -13.04%
East of England +1 7 £200 -42.85% 3
Edinburgh +2 6 £238 -40.62% 2
Manchester -12 4 £120 -
North West -13 4 £120 -33.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £200 - 2
City of London +34 3 £425 +3.03% 3
Salford - 3 £120 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £200 -
South West -10 2 £358 +43.00% 1
West Midlands -10 2 £330 -
Essex -11 2 £348 -0.71% 1
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £275 - 2
East Midlands +9 1 - -
Northern Ireland +6 1 £350 +64.70%
County Antrim +2 1 £350 +64.70%
Hampshire -3 1 £165 -58.75% 3
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Swindon -4 1 £358 -
Wiltshire -7 1 £358 +43.00%
Birmingham - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £475 -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 59 (44.03%) Windows
2 34 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.63%) SQL
3 33 (24.63%) Oracle
4 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
5 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.66%) ITIL
6 25 (18.66%) Finance
6 25 (18.66%) VMware
6 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (16.42%) Linux
8 21 (15.67%) SharePoint
9 20 (14.93%) Windows 7
10 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
10 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
11 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.94%) DNS
12 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange
13 15 (11.19%) MS Office
13 15 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
16 11 (8.21%) .NET
16 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (7.46%) Symantec
17 10 (7.46%) Unix
17 10 (7.46%) DHCP
17 10 (7.46%) Degree
17 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills

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 21 (15.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 15 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.72%) Skype for Business
5 8 (5.97%) CMS
6 7 (5.22%) IIS
7 6 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.73%) WordPress
9 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.49%) Apache
11 2 (1.49%) JBoss
11 2 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Office
2 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.73%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (3.73%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.24%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (1.49%) Infor CRM
5 2 (1.49%) OPENHousing
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.75%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.75%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.75%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.75%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.75%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.75%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.94%) DNS
3 10 (7.46%) DHCP
4 6 (4.48%) Intranet
5 5 (3.73%) Firewall
5 5 (3.73%) VPN
6 4 (2.99%) Internet
6 4 (2.99%) LAN
6 4 (2.99%) WAN
7 3 (2.24%) HTTP
7 3 (2.24%) SAN
7 3 (2.24%) SSH
7 3 (2.24%) SSL
8 2 (1.49%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.49%) VLAN
8 2 (1.49%) VoIP
9 1 (0.75%) 4G
9 1 (0.75%) PBX
9 1 (0.75%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.24%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.75%) BODI
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) DTS
8 1 (0.75%) MS Access
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) UniData
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Toad
2 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 25 (18.66%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.22%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Back Office
5 2 (1.49%) Billing
5 2 (1.49%) Front Office
5 2 (1.49%) International Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Law
5 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) .NET
2 8 (5.97%) CSS
3 4 (2.99%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.24%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) SAML
4 3 (2.24%) Web Services
4 3 (2.24%) XSLT
5 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.49%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.49%) ELK Stack
5 2 (1.49%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.49%) WCF
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) JDBC
6 1 (0.75%) JMS
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) NHS
3 5 (3.73%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.73%) Replication
3 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.24%) Clustering
4 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.49%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) EPoS
6 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.75%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (44.03%) Windows
2 34 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (16.42%) Linux
4 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (14.93%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.46%) Unix
8 8 (5.97%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.99%) Solaris
11 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) AIX
12 1 (0.75%) Android
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.66%) ITIL
2 9 (6.72%) CRM
2 9 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (5.97%) Analytics
3 8 (5.97%) Change Management
3 8 (5.97%) Problem Management
3 8 (5.97%) System Testing
4 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
4 6 (4.48%) Change Control
4 6 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 5 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.73%) Campaign Management
5 5 (3.73%) Performance Management
5 5 (3.73%) Project Management
5 5 (3.73%) Service Management
6 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.63%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.48%) C#
4 5 (3.73%) Java
5 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.24%) C++
6 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.24%) Perl
6 3 (2.24%) PHP
6 3 (2.24%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) Tcl
7 1 (0.75%) VB6
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.46%) Degree
3 7 (5.22%) MCSE
3 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.99%) MCSA
6 3 (2.24%) CCNA
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.24%) MCP
7 2 (1.49%) ACCA
7 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) CIMA
8 1 (0.75%) CISSP
8 1 (0.75%) MCAD
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) GxP
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.48%) XenApp
5 3 (2.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.24%) MetaFrame
5 3 (2.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.73%) WSUS
3 4 (2.99%) SCCM
4 3 (2.24%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.24%) SCOM
4 3 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.49%) Cacti
5 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.49%) Nagios
5 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.75%) yum
Vendors
1 33 (24.63%) Oracle
2 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 25 (18.66%) VMware
4 10 (7.46%) Symantec
5 8 (5.97%) Citrix
6 7 (5.22%) Avaya
6 7 (5.22%) Cisco
6 7 (5.22%) Cognos
7 5 (3.73%) Northgate
7 5 (3.73%) Orchard
7 5 (3.73%) Sun
8 4 (2.99%) NetApp
8 4 (2.99%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.24%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.24%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.24%) IBM
9 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.24%) Sage
9 3 (2.24%) SAP
9 3 (2.24%) Veritas
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