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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 588 548 560
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 65 115 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 87 49
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 £155 £173 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -13.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -39 62 £350 -6.66% 22
London -16 29 £400 +0.94% 6
East of England -7 13 £300 -20.00% 5
South East +7 9 £240 -46.66% 4
City of London +10 7 £400 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £320 +50.58% 1
Essex -15 5 £250 -33.33% 1
Scotland +17 3 £250 -33.33%
South West +10 3 £400 +52.38% 2
Surrey +10 3 £115 -55.76% 1
Hampshire - 3 £295 - 1
Guildford - 3 £115 -
Edinburgh - 2 £250 -
Southampton - 2 £350 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +12 1 - -
North West +8 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire +3 1 £350 - 1
Manchester -1 1 - -
Knaresborough -1 1 £350 -
Chelmsford -7 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Oxford -11 1 £250 +31.57% 1
Berkshire -11 1 £350 -22.22%
Oxfordshire -14 1 £250 +8.69% 1
West Midlands -31 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 42 (32.56%) Windows
2 37 (28.68%) Finance
3 31 (24.03%) SQL
4 30 (23.26%) Oracle
5 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 26 (20.16%) Unix
7 24 (18.60%) ITIL
8 22 (17.05%) Linux
9 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
9 20 (15.50%) Windows Server
10 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 17 (13.18%) VMware
12 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (10.85%) SCCM
13 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (10.85%) Firewall
13 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
14 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.30%) Banking
14 12 (9.30%) Cisco
14 12 (9.30%) Symantec
15 11 (8.53%) Red Hat
15 11 (8.53%) Citrix
15 11 (8.53%) Solaris
15 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared
16 10 (7.75%) Windows 7
16 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
16 10 (7.75%) DNS
16 10 (7.75%) NetBackup

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 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.65%) CMS
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.88%) IIS
5 4 (3.10%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.33%) Apache
6 3 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.78%) Confluence
8 1 (0.78%) Drupal
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.98%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.33%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.55%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.78%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.78%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.78%) assyst
5 1 (0.78%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.78%) Maximo
5 1 (0.78%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.78%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.78%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.78%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Firewall
2 10 (7.75%) DNS
3 9 (6.98%) DHCP
4 8 (6.20%) Internet
5 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.43%) WAN
6 5 (3.88%) LAN
6 5 (3.88%) Wireless
7 4 (3.10%) SAN
8 3 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.33%) NAS
8 3 (2.33%) Network Security
8 3 (2.33%) VPN
9 2 (1.55%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.55%) MPLS
9 2 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.55%) SSH
9 2 (1.55%) SSL
9 2 (1.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.10%) BusinessObjects XI
5 4 (3.10%) MySQL
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.55%) MS Access
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.78%) BODI
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.78%) UniData
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.88%) Toad
2 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.33%) JIRA
3 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.55%) Hudson
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) Xdebug
General
1 37 (28.68%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Banking
3 8 (6.20%) International Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Law
5 3 (2.33%) Publishing
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Billing
6 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
6 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) .NET
2 6 (4.65%) CSS
3 5 (3.88%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 4 (3.10%) HTML
5 3 (2.33%) XSLT
6 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.55%) LAMP
6 2 (1.55%) Middleware
6 2 (1.55%) SAML
6 2 (1.55%) 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 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.88%) NHS
5 3 (2.33%) AS400
5 3 (2.33%) Replication
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
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%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.56%) Windows
2 26 (20.16%) Unix
3 22 (17.05%) Linux
4 20 (15.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.53%) Solaris
8 10 (7.75%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.78%) AIX
14 1 (0.78%) MVS
14 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) ITIL
2 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
3 8 (6.20%) Change Management
4 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.65%) Data Analysis
6 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.88%) CRM
6 5 (3.88%) Service Management
7 4 (3.10%) Analytics
7 4 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.10%) Migration
7 4 (3.10%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.10%) Project Management
7 4 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.10%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.10%) System Testing
7 4 (3.10%) Time Management
8 3 (2.33%) DevOps
8 3 (2.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.03%) SQL
2 8 (6.20%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.43%) Java
3 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.65%) Perl
5 5 (3.88%) C#
5 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.10%) PHP
6 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.33%) C++
7 3 (2.33%) VBA
8 2 (1.55%) AWK
8 2 (1.55%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.55%) Python
8 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 2 (1.55%) sed
9 1 (0.78%) JCL
9 1 (0.78%) Tcl
9 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.43%) Degree
5 5 (3.88%) MCSE
6 4 (3.10%) CCNA
6 4 (3.10%) MCSA
7 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.33%) CCDE
7 3 (2.33%) CCIE
7 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.33%) MCP
7 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.55%) ACDT
8 2 (1.55%) ACHDS
8 2 (1.55%) ACTC
8 2 (1.55%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.55%) MCDST
8 2 (1.55%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) GxP
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.88%) XenApp
5 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.78%) UAG
8 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) SCCM
2 10 (7.75%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.43%) SCOM
4 5 (3.88%) Terraform
5 4 (3.10%) Casper Suite
5 4 (3.10%) Puppet
6 3 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.55%) Ansible
8 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (23.26%) Oracle
2 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.18%) VMware
4 12 (9.30%) Cisco
4 12 (9.30%) Symantec
5 11 (8.53%) Citrix
5 11 (8.53%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.98%) Sun
7 8 (6.20%) Apple
7 8 (6.20%) Veritas
8 6 (4.65%) Northgate
9 4 (3.10%) Sophos
10 3 (2.33%) Adobe
10 3 (2.33%) CA
10 3 (2.33%) Escenic
10 3 (2.33%) F5
10 3 (2.33%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.33%) Lotus
10 3 (2.33%) SAP
10 3 (2.33%) Tableau
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