The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 553 529
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 35 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 45
Median daily rate £300 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £186 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £310 £320
% change year-on-year -15.32% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -17.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £23.35 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +44.28% -30.00%  

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +13 8 £325 +8.33% 10
South East +9 8 £305 +52.50% 7
South West +9 6 £208 -41.95% 1
East of England -7 4 £275 +37.50%
North West +26 2 £147 +22.87% 2
Yorkshire +15 2 £375 -12.79% 1
Systems Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
3 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 19 (25.00%) VMware
5 18 (23.68%) Finance
6 17 (22.37%) Oracle
7 14 (18.42%) DNS
7 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 12 (15.79%) SQL
9 11 (14.47%) Firewall
10 10 (13.16%) Linux
10 10 (13.16%) ITIL
10 10 (13.16%) ERP
10 10 (13.16%) DHCP
11 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.53%) IBM
12 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.53%) Perl
12 8 (10.53%) MS Office
12 8 (10.53%) Migration
13 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
13 7 (9.21%) SAP
13 7 (9.21%) Apache
13 7 (9.21%) HP

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 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.21%) Apache
4 6 (7.89%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.95%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.32%) CMS
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.32%) Moodle
7 1 (1.32%) nginx
7 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (5.26%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (5.26%) SystmOne
3 3 (3.95%) Summit
4 2 (2.63%) Infor LN
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.32%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (1.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (1.32%) Infor CRM
5 1 (1.32%) Maximo
5 1 (1.32%) MFGPRO
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.32%) Orchestrade
5 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) DNS
2 11 (14.47%) Firewall
3 10 (13.16%) DHCP
4 5 (6.58%) SAN
5 4 (5.26%) NAS
5 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.95%) ADSL
6 3 (3.95%) Network Security
6 3 (3.95%) SSL
6 3 (3.95%) VPN
7 1 (1.32%) BGP
7 1 (1.32%) FTP
7 1 (1.32%) HSRP
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) OSPF
7 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.32%) Skype
7 1 (1.32%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) Essbase
6 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Front Office
3 2 (2.63%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Billing
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) XML
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) Dropwizard
4 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
4 1 (1.32%) LAMP
4 1 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) ODBC
4 1 (1.32%) OLE
4 1 (1.32%) OLE DB
4 1 (1.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) NHS
3 3 (3.95%) Derivative
3 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
3 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.16%) Linux
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.58%) Mac OS X
8 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.95%) CentOS
9 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.95%) Unix
10 2 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) ERP
1 10 (13.16%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Migration
3 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
4 6 (7.89%) Data Analysis
5 5 (6.58%) DevOps
6 4 (5.26%) Change Management
6 4 (5.26%) OO
6 4 (5.26%) OOD
6 4 (5.26%) SDLC
6 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.95%) Network Design
7 3 (3.95%) Open Source
7 3 (3.95%) Password Management
7 3 (3.95%) Privileged Password Management
7 3 (3.95%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) Perl
3 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.89%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) Java
5 4 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) vCloud
4 2 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.63%) Control-M
3 2 (2.63%) WSUS
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.32%) Kibana
4 1 (1.32%) logstash
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) Terraform
4 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (22.37%) Oracle
4 8 (10.53%) IBM
5 7 (9.21%) HP
5 7 (9.21%) SAP
6 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 5 (6.58%) Cognos
6 5 (6.58%) QAD
7 4 (5.26%) Pegasus
8 3 (3.95%) Apple
8 3 (3.95%) Dell
8 3 (3.95%) ESRI
8 3 (3.95%) Infor
8 3 (3.95%) Murex
8 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.95%) SonicWALL
8 3 (3.95%) Veeam
9 2 (2.63%) Huawei