The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Systems Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 128 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.078% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.083% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £125 £170 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -51.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £29.25 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-53.69% +103.47%
Systems Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2600 2413 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.44% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1328 1226
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 117 183
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support across the West Midlands region.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support across the West Midlands region.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 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
(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
Worcestershire 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -1 1 £125 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Infor LN
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (25.00%) Czech Language
2 1 (25.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (25.00%) French Language
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Infor
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) SystemC
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) QAD
2 1 (25.00%) MFGPRO
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) OLE
2 1 (25.00%) OLE DB
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Infor LN
1 1 (25.00%) MFGPRO
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Czech Language
1 1 (25.00%) Dutch Language
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) French Language
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) ODBC
1 1 (25.00%) OLE
1 1 (25.00%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Infor
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) QAD