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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 147 112 122
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.030% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £168 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -30.00%
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
3153 2331 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.52% 94.99% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1884 1377 1208
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 151 182
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) SystemC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux

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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle