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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 583 541 548
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 62 121 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 84 57
Median daily rate £350 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £184 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £478 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.29 £13.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.60 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -57 53 £350 -6.66% 19
London -33 24 £410 +19.27% 7
East of England -9 11 £375 - 2
South East 0 10 £250 -44.44% 3
Scotland +22 7 £358 -4.66%
Edinburgh - 7 £358 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £388 -
Yorkshire +3 5 £388 +82.35%
Essex -22 5 £300 -20.00%
City of London +17 4 £525 +50.00% 3
Surrey +4 4 £115 -32.35%
Guildford +12 3 £115 -
Leeds -1 3 £425 +100.00%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £425 +100.00%
Berkshire -2 3 £350 -22.22%
Oxford -6 2 £250 +31.57%
Oxfordshire -7 2 £250 +8.69% 1
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
Wales - 2 £325 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £300 -
South West +15 1 - - 4
Knaresborough 0 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire -1 1 £350 -
Chelmsford -7 1 £300 -25.00%
West Midlands -27 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 43 (33.59%) Windows
2 35 (27.34%) Oracle
3 33 (25.78%) SQL
4 30 (23.44%) Finance
5 24 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 24 (18.75%) ITIL
6 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
7 22 (17.19%) Windows Server
8 21 (16.41%) Linux
8 21 (16.41%) VMware
9 18 (14.06%) Unix
10 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
12 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (9.38%) .NET
13 12 (9.38%) DNS
13 12 (9.38%) Symantec
14 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
14 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (8.59%) DHCP
14 11 (8.59%) Banking
14 11 (8.59%) NetBackup
14 11 (8.59%) Firewall
14 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
15 10 (7.81%) Degree
15 10 (7.81%) SCCM

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 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.25%) CMS
3 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.47%) IIS
5 5 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.34%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.34%) WordPress
7 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.78%) Confluence
8 1 (0.78%) Drupal
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.34%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.13%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.78%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.78%) assyst
3 1 (0.78%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.78%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.78%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) DNS
2 11 (8.59%) DHCP
2 11 (8.59%) Firewall
3 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.47%) Internet
5 5 (3.91%) LAN
5 5 (3.91%) WAN
5 5 (3.91%) Wireless
6 3 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.34%) Intranet
6 3 (2.34%) Network Security
6 3 (2.34%) SAN
7 2 (1.56%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.56%) HTTP
7 2 (1.56%) NAS
7 2 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.56%) SSH
7 2 (1.56%) SSL
7 2 (1.56%) VLAN
7 2 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.34%) MySQL
4 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.34%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.78%) BODI
6 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) UniData
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.91%) Toad
2 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.34%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.56%) Hudson
4 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) Xdebug
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) International Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Law
5 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.34%) Publishing
7 2 (1.56%) Billing
7 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Front Office
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.38%) .NET
2 9 (7.03%) CSS
3 5 (3.91%) XML
4 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.13%) HTML
5 3 (2.34%) XSLT
6 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.56%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.56%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.56%) LAMP
6 2 (1.56%) Middleware
6 2 (1.56%) SAML
6 2 (1.56%) WCF
6 2 (1.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) DHTML
7 1 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.78%) JMS
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.47%) NHS
4 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) Replication
6 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Derivative
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.78%) FMCG
7 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.59%) Windows
2 22 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 21 (16.41%) Linux
4 18 (14.06%) Unix
5 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.81%) Solaris
9 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.75%) ITIL
2 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
3 8 (6.25%) Analytics
3 8 (6.25%) Change Management
3 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.25%) System Testing
4 7 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.69%) Service Management
6 5 (3.91%) Campaign Management
6 5 (3.91%) Data Analysis
6 5 (3.91%) Project Management
7 4 (3.13%) CRM
7 4 (3.13%) Functional Testing
7 4 (3.13%) Migration
7 4 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.13%) Time Management
8 3 (2.34%) Content Management
8 3 (2.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.47%) Java
4 5 (3.91%) C#
4 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.91%) Perl
4 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.13%) PHP
6 3 (2.34%) C++
6 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.56%) AWK
7 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.56%) Python
7 2 (1.56%) Ruby
7 2 (1.56%) sed
7 2 (1.56%) VBA
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) Tcl
8 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Degree
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.69%) MCSE
5 4 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.34%) CCDE
6 3 (2.34%) CCIE
6 3 (2.34%) CCNA
6 3 (2.34%) MCP
6 3 (2.34%) MCSA
6 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.56%) ACDT
7 2 (1.56%) ACHDS
7 2 (1.56%) ACTC
7 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) MCDST
7 2 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) GxP
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.91%) XenApp
6 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) NetBackup
2 10 (7.81%) SCCM
3 7 (5.47%) SCOM
4 4 (3.13%) Puppet
4 4 (3.13%) Terraform
5 3 (2.34%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.56%) Ansible
7 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.78%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (27.34%) Oracle
2 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.41%) VMware
4 12 (9.38%) Symantec
5 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.03%) Citrix
6 9 (7.03%) Sun
7 8 (6.25%) Veritas
8 7 (5.47%) Cisco
9 4 (3.13%) Apple
9 4 (3.13%) Northgate
9 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.34%) Adobe
10 3 (2.34%) CA
10 3 (2.34%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.34%) Lotus
10 3 (2.34%) NetApp
10 3 (2.34%) SAP
11 2 (1.56%) Escenic
11 2 (1.56%) IBM
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