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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 568 568 563
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 60 77 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 31
Median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £179 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £530 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.12% +29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.20 £31.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £29.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-53.69% +91.80%

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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
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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 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
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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 +1 58 £350 - 34
London -16 19 £400 -5.88% 6
South East +28 13 £350 +7.69% 8
South West +15 8 £278 -7.88% 7
East of England +6 8 £206 -46.83% 5
Hampshire +26 7 £295 -9.23% 2
City of London -3 6 £320 -39.04% 2
Yorkshire +19 3 - - 2
West Sussex +15 3 - -
Southampton +10 3 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 3 £155 -27.90%
West Midlands -20 3 £125 -26.47% 1
Ipswich - 3 £215 -
Crawley - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £215 -
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - - 1
Essex -5 2 £224 -42.32%
East Midlands -9 2 £425 +261.70% 3
Cornwall - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 1 - - 1
Scotland +15 1 - - 1
Surrey +14 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes +14 1 - - 1
North West +5 1 - - 2
Bristol +4 1 - - 1
Manchester +3 1 - - 1
Worcester 0 1 - -
Worcestershire 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -2 1 £125 -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 51 (42.15%) Windows
2 36 (29.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (23.14%) Finance
4 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
4 27 (22.31%) Windows Server
5 26 (21.49%) VMware
6 23 (19.01%) SQL
6 23 (19.01%) Linux
7 21 (17.36%) Firewall
8 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (15.70%) Unix
9 19 (15.70%) ITIL
10 16 (13.22%) SCCM
10 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
10 16 (13.22%) DNS
11 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
11 15 (12.40%) Oracle
11 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (11.57%) DHCP
13 12 (9.92%) Cisco
13 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 11 (9.09%) Apple
14 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (8.26%) Citrix
15 10 (8.26%) Windows 7
15 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
16 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
16 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (7.44%) 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 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (7.44%) IIS
3 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.13%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.65%) Apache
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) Drupal
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.61%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.48%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Northgate Housing
1 4 (3.31%) SystmOne
2 3 (2.48%) Summit
2 3 (2.48%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.65%) Maximo
4 1 (0.83%) assyst
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.83%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.83%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.83%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.83%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Office 365
2 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.83%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.36%) Firewall
2 16 (13.22%) DNS
3 14 (11.57%) DHCP
4 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.79%) NAS
5 7 (5.79%) SAN
6 6 (4.96%) Internet
6 6 (4.96%) Network Security
6 6 (4.96%) VPN
6 6 (4.96%) WAN
7 5 (4.13%) Wireless
8 4 (3.31%) LAN
9 3 (2.48%) ADSL
9 3 (2.48%) SSL
10 2 (1.65%) BGP
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.65%) MPLS
10 2 (1.65%) OSPF
10 2 (1.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.13%) MySQL
4 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.65%) MS Access
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.48%) JIRA
4 2 (1.65%) Hudson
4 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.83%) Xdebug
General
1 28 (23.14%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Law
4 3 (2.48%) Front Office
4 3 (2.48%) Publishing
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) International Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.65%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.65%) HTML
3 2 (1.65%) LAMP
3 2 (1.65%) Middleware
3 2 (1.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) DHTML
4 1 (0.83%) Dropwizard
4 1 (0.83%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.83%) Node.js
4 1 (0.83%) ODBC
4 1 (0.83%) OLE
4 1 (0.83%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.83%) XHTML
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.13%) NHS
5 4 (3.31%) Derivative
6 3 (2.48%) AS400
6 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.65%) Replication
7 2 (1.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) IPTV
8 1 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (42.15%) Windows
2 27 (22.31%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.01%) Linux
4 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (15.70%) Unix
6 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.26%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.61%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.96%) Mac OS X
10 6 (4.96%) Solaris
11 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.83%) AIX
12 1 (0.83%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) MVS
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) ITIL
2 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
2 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
3 7 (5.79%) Change Management
4 6 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.96%) Data Analysis
4 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.13%) CRM
5 5 (4.13%) DevOps
5 5 (4.13%) Migration
5 5 (4.13%) Network Design
5 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.31%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (3.31%) Project Management
6 4 (3.31%) Release Management
6 4 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.31%) Time Management
7 3 (2.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.44%) Perl
4 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.31%) C#
5 4 (3.31%) Java
5 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.48%) VBA
7 2 (1.65%) AWK
7 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.65%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.65%) Python
7 2 (1.65%) sed
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) JCL
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.13%) MCSE
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
5 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.48%) CCNA
6 3 (2.48%) MCP
6 3 (2.48%) MCSA
6 3 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.65%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.65%) ACDT
7 2 (1.65%) ACHDS
7 2 (1.65%) ACTC
7 2 (1.65%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.65%) CCIE
7 2 (1.65%) MCSM
7 2 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.13%) XenApp
5 4 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.83%) UAG
8 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) SCCM
2 7 (5.79%) SCOM
3 6 (4.96%) Terraform
4 5 (4.13%) Puppet
5 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.31%) Casper Suite
5 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.48%) Ansible
6 3 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.48%) WSUS
7 2 (1.65%) Control-M
7 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.83%) Kibana
8 1 (0.83%) logstash
8 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 36 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.49%) VMware
3 15 (12.40%) Oracle
4 12 (9.92%) Cisco
5 11 (9.09%) Apple
6 10 (8.26%) Citrix
7 6 (4.96%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.96%) Symantec
8 5 (4.13%) HP
9 4 (3.31%) Escenic
9 4 (3.31%) IBM
9 4 (3.31%) Northgate
9 4 (3.31%) SonicWALL
9 4 (3.31%) Sophos
9 4 (3.31%) Tableau
10 3 (2.48%) Adobe
10 3 (2.48%) Dell
10 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.48%) SAP
10 3 (2.48%) Veeam
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