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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems Support
UK
Rank 547 570 550
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 40 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 27
Median daily rate £314 £308 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £173 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £31.33 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.71% +132.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £13.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £38.00 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-58.57% +159.25%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +13 36 £314 +4.66% 22
London -1 12 £375 +22.95% 9
South East +17 10 £325 +4.83% 2
South West +8 5 £181 -44.23% 3
East of England +5 5 £197 -50.75% 1
Hampshire +13 4 £250 -
Surrey +18 3 - - 1
City of London -3 3 £450 +15.38% 4
Gloucestershire - 3 £155 -
East Midlands +3 2 £388 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Leicestershire +8 1 £350 -
Wales +5 1 - -
Oxfordshire 0 1 £400 +33.33%
Essex -7 1 £197 -50.75%
West Midlands -11 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £208 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 47 (44.76%) Windows
2 29 (27.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.62%) Windows Server
3 26 (24.76%) Finance
4 23 (21.90%) VMware
5 22 (20.95%) Active Directory
6 19 (18.10%) Linux
7 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (16.19%) Firewall
9 16 (15.24%) SQL
10 15 (14.29%) Oracle
11 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
12 13 (12.38%) Unix
13 12 (11.43%) ITIL
13 12 (11.43%) DNS
13 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (10.48%) SCCM
14 11 (10.48%) DHCP
14 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.48%) IIS
14 11 (10.48%) Apple
14 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (8.57%) SAN
16 9 (8.57%) Cisco
16 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
17 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
17 8 (7.62%) MS Office
17 8 (7.62%) Perl
17 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.48%) IIS
3 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.86%) Apache
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.95%) nginx
7 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.62%) MS Office
3 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.86%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.95%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) SystmOne
2 3 (2.86%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (2.86%) Summit
2 3 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.90%) Infor LN
3 2 (1.90%) Maximo
4 1 (0.95%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.95%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.95%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.95%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.95%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.95%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.95%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.95%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) Firewall
2 12 (11.43%) DNS
3 11 (10.48%) DHCP
4 9 (8.57%) SAN
5 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.67%) NAS
7 5 (4.76%) Internet
7 5 (4.76%) VPN
8 3 (2.86%) ADSL
8 3 (2.86%) Network Security
8 3 (2.86%) SSL
8 3 (2.86%) WAN
8 3 (2.86%) Wireless
9 2 (1.90%) BGP
9 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.90%) LAN
9 2 (1.90%) MPLS
9 2 (1.90%) OSPF
9 2 (1.90%) VLAN
10 1 (0.95%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MySQL
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) Essbase
5 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Banking
2 3 (2.86%) Front Office
2 3 (2.86%) Publishing
3 2 (1.90%) Advertising
3 2 (1.90%) Billing
3 2 (1.90%) Law
3 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.95%) Czech Language
4 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.95%) French Language
4 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.90%) XML
4 1 (0.95%) Dropwizard
4 1 (0.95%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.95%) HTML
4 1 (0.95%) HTML5
4 1 (0.95%) LAMP
4 1 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.95%) Node.js
4 1 (0.95%) ODBC
4 1 (0.95%) OLE
4 1 (0.95%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) AS400
3 3 (2.86%) Derivative
3 3 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.86%) NHS
4 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.90%) Clustering
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.95%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.95%) IPTV
5 1 (0.95%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 47 (44.76%) Windows
2 29 (27.62%) Windows Server
3 19 (18.10%) Linux
4 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.38%) Unix
6 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.71%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.86%) CentOS
10 3 (2.86%) Solaris
11 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.95%) AIX
12 1 (0.95%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.43%) ITIL
2 7 (6.67%) Change Management
3 6 (5.71%) Business Analysis
3 6 (5.71%) ERP
3 6 (5.71%) Migration
3 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 5 (4.76%) DevOps
4 5 (4.76%) Network Design
5 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.81%) CRM
5 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.86%) Change Control
6 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.86%) Release Management
6 3 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) Perl
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.76%) Java
3 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.86%) Python
4 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.86%) VB
5 2 (1.90%) C#
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.95%) JCL
6 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) MCSA
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.90%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.90%) ACDT
5 2 (1.90%) ACHDS
5 2 (1.90%) ACTC
5 2 (1.90%) CCNA
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.90%) MCDST
5 2 (1.90%) MCP
5 2 (1.90%) MCSE
5 2 (1.90%) MCSM
5 2 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.95%) ACMT
6 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.95%) Docker
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.81%) Casper Suite
2 4 (3.81%) Terraform
3 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 2 (1.90%) Control-M
5 1 (0.95%) Ansible
5 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.95%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.95%) Kibana
5 1 (0.95%) logstash
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.95%) Puppet
5 1 (0.95%) SCOM
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (27.62%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.90%) VMware
3 15 (14.29%) Oracle
4 11 (10.48%) Apple
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco
6 5 (4.76%) Citrix
6 5 (4.76%) HP
6 5 (4.76%) IBM
6 5 (4.76%) SAP
7 4 (3.81%) Dell
7 4 (3.81%) Escenic
7 4 (3.81%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.81%) SonicWALL
7 4 (3.81%) Sophos
7 4 (3.81%) Tableau
8 3 (2.86%) Infor
8 3 (2.86%) Lotus
8 3 (2.86%) Northgate
8 3 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.86%) Veeam