The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 567 550 526
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 59 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 32
Average daily rate £300 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £183 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £31.33 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.02% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £13.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.27 £32.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+75.80% -13.88%

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 52 £275 -18.51% 43
London +17 26 £250 +11.11% 20
South East +15 9 £318 -9.28% 11
Yorkshire -17 7 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 6 £305 -
Leeds -6 6 £305 -
Surrey -6 6 £330 - 1
City of London +36 4 £390 -1.57% 5
East of England -3 4 £400 +86.04% 4
Scotland -3 3 £343 +71.25% 2
Edinburgh -12 3 £343 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Dunstable - 3 - -
North West -18 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £250 - 1
Wales - 2 £320 -
High Wycombe - 2 £100 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £250 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £320 -
South Wales - 2 £320 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £100 - 2
South West +2 1 £325 -17.46% 3
West Midlands -24 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title.

1 61 (38.61%) Windows
2 51 (32.28%) Finance
3 43 (27.22%) SQL
4 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
5 32 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (19.62%) Windows Server
7 27 (17.09%) Active Directory
8 24 (15.19%) SQL Server
9 23 (14.56%) VMware
10 20 (12.66%) ITIL
11 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
11 19 (12.03%) Windows 7
12 18 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (11.39%) SharePoint
12 18 (11.39%) Linux
13 17 (10.76%) Incident Management
13 17 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (9.49%) Oracle
15 15 (9.49%) .NET
15 15 (9.49%) C#
16 14 (8.86%) Change Management
17 13 (8.23%) Degree
17 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (7.59%) MS Exchange
19 11 (6.96%) Legal
19 11 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 11 (6.96%) LAN
19 11 (6.96%) DNS
19 11 (6.96%) Project Management

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.70%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.80%) IIS
5 5 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.90%) JBoss
7 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.27%) Moodle
7 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) MS Office
2 6 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (3.80%) Cognos Planning
3 5 (3.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.90%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (1.90%) thinkFolio
5 2 (1.27%) Adaptiv
5 2 (1.27%) Infor CRM
5 2 (1.27%) Maximo
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.63%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.63%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.33%) Office 365
2 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.96%) DNS
2 11 (6.96%) LAN
3 10 (6.33%) SAN
3 10 (6.33%) WAN
4 9 (5.70%) Firewall
5 6 (3.80%) DHCP
6 4 (2.53%) VPN
7 3 (1.90%) PBX
7 3 (1.90%) VLAN
8 2 (1.27%) Internet
8 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) IPv4
8 2 (1.27%) PABX
8 2 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.63%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) LDAP
9 1 (0.63%) SSH
9 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.43%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.90%) MySQL
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.27%) QlikView
9 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) DTS
10 1 (0.63%) MS Access
10 1 (0.63%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.27%) Subversion
1 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.63%) Selenium
2 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 51 (32.28%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Legal
3 10 (6.33%) Banking
4 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.43%) Retail
6 3 (1.90%) Back Office
6 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.90%) Games
7 2 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) .NET
2 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.43%) Web Services
4 5 (3.16%) ELK Stack
5 3 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.27%) J2EE
7 1 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.63%) JSON
7 1 (0.63%) LAMP
7 1 (0.63%) Middleware
7 1 (0.63%) SAML
7 1 (0.63%) Sensu
7 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.43%) Replication
5 6 (3.80%) Reinsurance
6 5 (3.16%) AS400
6 5 (3.16%) iSeries
7 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.90%) Wiki
8 2 (1.27%) CCTV
8 2 (1.27%) Clustering
8 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.27%) iPad
8 2 (1.27%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.27%) Physics
8 2 (1.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 61 (38.61%) Windows
2 32 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (19.62%) Windows Server
4 19 (12.03%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.39%) Linux
6 17 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.70%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.16%) Unix
10 4 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.27%) Solaris
12 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) ITIL
2 18 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.76%) Incident Management
4 14 (8.86%) Change Management
5 11 (6.96%) Problem Management
5 11 (6.96%) Project Management
6 10 (6.33%) Change Control
6 10 (6.33%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.70%) Release Management
7 9 (5.70%) Risk Management
7 9 (5.70%) SDLC
7 9 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (5.06%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.06%) CRM
9 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.16%) Migration
11 5 (3.16%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) SQL
2 15 (9.49%) C#
3 9 (5.70%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.06%) VB
5 5 (3.16%) Perl
5 5 (3.16%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.53%) Java
6 4 (2.53%) VBA
7 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) AWK
9 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.63%) Korn
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) sed
9 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Degree
2 7 (4.43%) MCSE
2 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.16%) MCSA
4 4 (2.53%) MCP
4 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) CCA
7 1 (0.63%) CCNA
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
1 5 (3.16%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.80%) XenApp
4 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.53%) vSphere
5 3 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.90%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.63%) LXC
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) WSUS
2 7 (4.43%) Nagios
3 6 (3.80%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.16%) Puppet
5 4 (2.53%) Cacti
5 4 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.53%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.53%) SCCM
5 4 (2.53%) SCOM
6 2 (1.27%) Control-M
6 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.63%) Kibana
7 1 (0.63%) logstash
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.56%) VMware
3 15 (9.49%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) Citrix
4 9 (5.70%) Symantec
5 8 (5.06%) Avaya
5 8 (5.06%) Cisco
5 8 (5.06%) CODA
5 8 (5.06%) Cognos
6 6 (3.80%) Bloomberg
6 6 (3.80%) Tableau
7 5 (3.16%) Capita
7 5 (3.16%) CommVault
7 5 (3.16%) Intel Security
7 5 (3.16%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.90%) HP
8 3 (1.90%) IBM
8 3 (1.90%) NetApp
8 3 (1.90%) Northgate
8 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Practicus Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £80.00 - £120.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norfolk
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago