The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Systems Support
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 160 202
Rank change year-on-year -4 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £308 £319
% change year-on-year -5.69% -3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +28.12% -15.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the City of London

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Support in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the City of London

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the City of London

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the City of London region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Fidessa
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Stata
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
1 1 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) Julia
1 1 (50.00%) High-Frequency Trading
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Stata
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Julia
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Fidessa