The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 577 541
Rank change year-on-year +33 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 45 46 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.094% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.099% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 49
Median daily rate £320 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £147 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £510 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £319
% change year-on-year -10.76% +1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.12% -14.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £16.00 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.00 £21.37
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in England

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in England

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in England

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in England

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Support in England

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
London -11 16 £320 -24.70% 6
South East +26 6 £300 +50.00% 8
East Midlands - 5 £265 - 1
East of England -5 4 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +24 2 £275 -35.29% 2
North West +21 1 £375 +212.50% 1
South West +5 1 - - 1
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 24 (30.00%) Windows
3 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (22.50%) Oracle
5 15 (18.75%) IBM
6 14 (17.50%) Cognos Controller
6 14 (17.50%) VMware
6 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
6 14 (17.50%) Cognos
7 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
7 13 (16.25%) Linux
8 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 11 (13.75%) SQL
9 11 (13.75%) Python
9 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (12.50%) ITIL
10 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.25%) ERP
11 9 (11.25%) HP
12 8 (10.00%) SCCM
12 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
13 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
13 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
13 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (8.75%) SAP
13 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (7.50%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.00%) SAS
4 3 (3.75%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.75%) GlassFish
4 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) Moodle
5 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.00%) Stata
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (5.00%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (3.75%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (2.50%) Workday HCM
5 1 (1.25%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.25%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.25%) SystmOne
5 1 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.50%) DNS
2 6 (7.50%) Firewall
3 4 (5.00%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.75%) DHCP
5 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.50%) SSL
5 2 (2.50%) WAN
5 2 (2.50%) Wireless
6 1 (1.25%) 2G
6 1 (1.25%) 3G
6 1 (1.25%) 4G
6 1 (1.25%) LTE
6 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.25%) SAN
6 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) EDRMS
5 2 (2.50%) GIS
6 1 (1.25%) DB2
6 1 (1.25%) Essbase
6 1 (1.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) XML
2 4 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) LAMP
4 1 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) EPoS
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.50%) Equities
4 2 (2.50%) FMCG
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) AS400
5 1 (1.25%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Derivative
5 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
3 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) ERP
3 6 (7.50%) Change Management
3 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 5 (6.25%) Migration
4 5 (6.25%) Release Management
5 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.00%) Automated Trading
5 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.00%) Data Management
5 4 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.00%) OO
5 4 (5.00%) OOD
5 4 (5.00%) SDLC
5 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) Python
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) Julia
4 4 (5.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (5.00%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) R
5 3 (3.75%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
6 1 (1.25%) C#
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.25%) RPG
6 1 (1.25%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.50%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) ACCA
4 1 (1.25%) CIMA
4 1 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) vCloud
5 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Samba
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Oracle
2 15 (18.75%) IBM
3 14 (17.50%) Cognos
3 14 (17.50%) VMware
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.25%) HP
6 7 (8.75%) SAP
7 5 (6.25%) ESRI
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 4 (5.00%) Pegasus
8 4 (5.00%) QAD
9 3 (3.75%) Citrix
9 3 (3.75%) CODA
9 3 (3.75%) Dell
9 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.50%) Capita
10 2 (2.50%) F5
10 2 (2.50%) Hyperion
10 2 (2.50%) Workday
11 1 (1.25%) Nagra
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Washington Frank
Posted: 5 days ago