Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 235 258
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
City of London median daily rate £225 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +8.11% -12.94%
10th Percentile £198 £244 £201
90th Percentile £438 £538 £499
Central London median daily rate £225 £346 £350
% change year-on-year -35.02% -1.07% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -42.11%
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +150.00% -42.11%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6694 6411 8806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5291 5101 6921
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 126
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Systems Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Actimize
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Cash Management
3 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (33.33%) J2EE
3 4 (33.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 4 (33.33%) SEPA
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (16.67%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Netcool
5 2 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management

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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Actimize
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
1 4 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) E-business
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Information Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Julia
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
1 4 (33.33%) SEPA
2 1 (8.33%) AS 2805
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Netcool
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) VMware