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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 607 553 554
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 54 110 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 70 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% -14.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.88 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-5.18% -41.30%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -47 40 £375 +7.14% 21
London -11 20 £425 +25.92% 10
Scotland +12 11 £375 +31.57%
Edinburgh - 11 £375 -
City of London +46 6 £475 +9.82% 3
South East 0 6 £250 -44.44% 5
East of England -15 6 £338 -3.57% 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £425 -5.02%
Essex -29 4 £300 -14.28%
West Yorkshire +5 3 £425 -5.02%
Leeds +2 3 £425 -
Oxfordshire +7 2 £250 +8.69%
Berkshire -16 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Wales - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £300 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Oxford - 2 £250 -
South West +4 1 - -
North West -1 1 £120 -43.52%
Northern Ireland -5 1 £350 +64.70%
County Antrim -5 1 £350 +64.70%
Chelmsford -10 1 £300 -14.28%
Manchester -10 1 £120 -43.52%
Surrey -11 1 £375 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -28 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (35.00%) Windows
2 40 (28.57%) Oracle
3 39 (27.86%) SQL
4 30 (21.43%) Finance
5 29 (20.71%) Active Directory
6 27 (19.29%) VMware
7 26 (18.57%) ITIL
8 24 (17.14%) Linux
8 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 24 (17.14%) Windows Server
9 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
11 18 (12.86%) Unix
11 18 (12.86%) SharePoint
11 18 (12.86%) DNS
12 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (10.71%) Windows 7
13 15 (10.71%) MS Excel
14 14 (10.00%) MS Office
14 14 (10.00%) DHCP
14 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.00%) Symantec
14 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (9.29%) .NET
15 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
15 13 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (9.29%) NetBackup
16 12 (8.57%) Banking
16 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (8.57%) 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 18 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.71%) CMS
5 7 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.57%) IIS
6 5 (3.57%) WordPress
7 3 (2.14%) Apache
7 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.71%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) Drupal
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.71%) JBoss
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.57%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.14%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (2.14%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.71%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.71%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.71%) assyst
5 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.71%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.71%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.71%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.71%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.71%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.86%) DNS
2 14 (10.00%) DHCP
3 11 (7.86%) Firewall
4 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.29%) Internet
6 5 (3.57%) Intranet
6 5 (3.57%) LAN
6 5 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.14%) HTTP
7 3 (2.14%) Network Security
7 3 (2.14%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.14%) SAN
7 3 (2.14%) SSH
7 3 (2.14%) SSL
7 3 (2.14%) VLAN
7 3 (2.14%) VPN
8 2 (1.43%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.43%) Wireless
9 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.14%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.43%) MS Access
6 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) BODI
7 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) UniData
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.57%) Toad
3 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.86%) JIRA
4 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.71%) Subversion
6 1 (0.71%) Xdebug
General
1 30 (21.43%) Finance
2 12 (8.57%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) International Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.86%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
6 2 (1.43%) Billing
6 2 (1.43%) Front Office
6 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) .NET
2 9 (6.43%) CSS
3 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.57%) XML
4 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.86%) HTML
5 3 (2.14%) SAML
5 3 (2.14%) Web Services
5 3 (2.14%) XSLT
6 2 (1.43%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.43%) LAMP
6 2 (1.43%) Middleware
6 2 (1.43%) WCF
7 1 (0.71%) DHTML
7 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.71%) JDBC
7 1 (0.71%) JMS
7 1 (0.71%) SOAP
7 1 (0.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.71%) NHS
3 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.00%) Replication
4 6 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.14%) Clustering
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.14%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.71%) FMCG
7 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.71%) Life Science
7 1 (0.71%) SCADA
7 1 (0.71%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.00%) Windows
2 24 (17.14%) Linux
2 24 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (12.86%) Unix
5 15 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.14%) Solaris
9 8 (5.71%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.86%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.57%) ITIL
2 13 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.14%) Change Management
4 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.43%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.71%) Analytics
5 8 (5.71%) System Testing
6 7 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.00%) Project Management
7 6 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.29%) Service Management
8 5 (3.57%) Campaign Management
8 5 (3.57%) CRM
8 5 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.57%) Patch Management
8 5 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.86%) SQL
2 9 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.71%) C#
4 6 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.57%) Java
5 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.86%) Perl
6 4 (2.86%) PHP
7 3 (2.14%) C++
7 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.14%) VBA
8 2 (1.43%) AWK
8 2 (1.43%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.43%) Python
8 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 2 (1.43%) sed
8 2 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) C
9 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.43%) Degree
3 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.71%) MCSE
5 5 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (2.14%) CCDE
6 3 (2.14%) CCIE
7 2 (1.43%) ACCA
7 2 (1.43%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.43%) MCP
7 2 (1.43%) MCSA
7 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.71%) CCA
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.71%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) GxP
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (5.00%) XenApp
5 5 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.71%) UAG
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) NetBackup
2 8 (5.71%) SCCM
2 8 (5.71%) SCOM
3 5 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.86%) Puppet
5 3 (2.14%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.43%) Ansible
6 2 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.71%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (28.57%) Oracle
2 27 (19.29%) VMware
3 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.00%) Symantec
5 11 (7.86%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.14%) Cisco
7 9 (6.43%) Citrix
7 9 (6.43%) Sun
8 8 (5.71%) Veritas
9 7 (5.00%) Cognos
10 5 (3.57%) NetApp
11 4 (2.86%) IBM
11 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.14%) Bloomberg
12 3 (2.14%) CA
12 3 (2.14%) Hyperion
12 3 (2.14%) Northgate
12 3 (2.14%) Orchard
13 2 (1.43%) Reuters
13 2 (1.43%) SAP
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