The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 404 380
Rank change year-on-year -2 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 16 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 28
Median daily rate £320 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £344
% change year-on-year -10.76% -5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 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
City of London -5 2 £425 -15.00% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Systems Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.67%) Julia
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) ERP
5 4 (16.67%) SAS
5 4 (16.67%) Stata
5 4 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 4 (16.67%) R
5 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.50%) CODA
6 3 (12.50%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Workday
7 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.33%) Hyperion
7 2 (8.33%) SSL
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server

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 4 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Stata
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (8.33%) Workday HCM
3 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (4.17%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Essbase
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 4 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.33%) Data Conversion
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Information Management
4 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Case Management
5 1 (4.17%) Content Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Document Management
5 1 (4.17%) High-Frequency Trading
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Julia
3 4 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 4 (16.67%) R
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) CODA
3 2 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Workday
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Juniper
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas