Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 > Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 239 272
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 19 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.24% 0.086% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.090% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Midlands median daily rate £351 £250 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.50% +100.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £147 £211 £113
90th Percentile £362 £276 £138
England median daily rate £350 £278 £350
% change year-on-year +26.13% -20.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.75% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £37.55 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +59.79% +30.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,606 7,755 9,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.87% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,759 4,839 5,699
Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £218 £234
90th Percentile £563 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 367 369
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.07 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the Midlands

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the Midlands

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in the Midlands

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the Midlands

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
West Midlands -4 17 £353 +56.49% 3
East Midlands +2 2 £250 -5.66% 3
Systems Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Systems Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) ZABBIX
1 13 (68.42%) Middleware
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (47.37%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) Documentum
3 9 (47.37%) Unix
3 9 (47.37%) Kanban
3 9 (47.37%) Pega
3 9 (47.37%) Open Source
3 9 (47.37%) JIRA
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
6 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 6 (31.58%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Data Analytics
6 6 (31.58%) Analytics
6 6 (31.58%) GitLab
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) DHCP
9 2 (10.53%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) SAN

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (47.37%) Documentum
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
2 6 (31.58%) GitLab
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Kanban
3 9 (47.37%) Open Source
4 6 (31.58%) Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) ZABBIX
2 6 (31.58%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Nessus
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Pega
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) GFI Software
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec