Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 561 531
Rank change year-on-year -15 -30 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 58 46 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 50
London median daily rate £290 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +17.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £175 £157 £178
90th Percentile £488 £548 £528
England median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +80.33% -19.74%
10th Percentile £18.10 £26.25 £10.68
90th Percentile £30.45 £28.75 £18.53
England median hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +30.56% - -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in London

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in London

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in London

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in London

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Support in London

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -6 13 £225 -35.02% 4
West London -5 5 £165 - 2
East London -5 4 £570 +107.27% 1
South London - 3 - -
Systems Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 18 (31.03%) Linux
2 17 (29.31%) Oracle
3 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 15 (25.86%) VMware
4 15 (25.86%) Clustering
5 14 (24.14%) Finance
5 14 (24.14%) Java
5 14 (24.14%) SQL
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
6 13 (22.41%) Python
6 13 (22.41%) Firewall
7 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
7 11 (18.97%) SSL
7 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
7 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
8 10 (17.24%) F5
8 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (17.24%) Banking
8 10 (17.24%) BIG-IP
8 10 (17.24%) Apache
8 10 (17.24%) Tomcat
9 9 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (15.52%) Unix
9 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
11 7 (12.07%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
11 7 (12.07%) HP
12 6 (10.34%) Citrix
13 5 (8.62%) Workflow

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (17.24%) Apache
1 10 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.72%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Actimize
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (5.17%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (1.72%) Relativity
4 1 (1.72%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Office 365
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
2 11 (18.97%) SSL
2 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.24%) BIG-IP
3 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (5.17%) SMS
5 2 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.72%) DNS
6 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.72%) LDAP
6 1 (1.72%) SAN
6 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.72%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Billing
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (6.90%) J2EE
3 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.17%) WinForms
3 3 (5.17%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Clustering
2 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) SWIFT
4 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) EPoS
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Linux
2 13 (22.41%) Windows
3 9 (15.52%) Unix
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) Solaris
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
9 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.72%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (8.62%) Workflow
3 4 (6.90%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 4 (6.90%) Cash Management
3 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
4 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.17%) Data Management
4 3 (5.17%) ITIL
4 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.17%) OOP
4 3 (5.17%) Task Automation
4 3 (5.17%) Web Development
5 2 (3.45%) Case Management
5 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.45%) E-business
5 2 (3.45%) ERP
5 2 (3.45%) Information Management
5 2 (3.45%) ITSM
5 2 (3.45%) Migration
5 2 (3.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Java
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) Python
3 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.17%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) VB
4 3 (5.17%) VBA
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Fortran
5 1 (1.72%) Julia
5 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) R
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
1 4 (6.90%) RHCE
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) MCSE
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
1 4 (6.90%) SEPA
2 2 (3.45%) AS 2805
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 8583
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) COBIT
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) NFS
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.90%) Netcool
1 4 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) Nagios
3 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.72%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
2 15 (25.86%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) F5
4 7 (12.07%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) Citrix
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
6 4 (6.90%) McAfee
6 4 (6.90%) Veritas
7 3 (5.17%) CODA
7 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.45%) Avaya
8 2 (3.45%) BT
8 2 (3.45%) CyberTech
8 2 (3.45%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (3.45%) Splunk
9 1 (1.72%) Mitel
9 1 (1.72%) RedPrairie
9 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow