Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support Engineer was £269 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 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.

System Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 375 384
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 6 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.064% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 14
South East median daily rate £269 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £257 £241 £230
90th Percentile £286 £325 £385
England median daily rate £285 £280 £230
% change year-on-year +1.79% +21.74% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South East median hourly rate £21.00 - £13.00
10th Percentile £20.40 - £12.50
90th Percentile £24.20 - £13.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 - £19.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support Engineer in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support Engineer in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support Engineer in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -8 4 £263 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +15 1 - -
Berkshire +9 1 £263 -4.55%
Oxfordshire 0 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £275 -
Systems Support Engineer
England

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Systems Support Engineer 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 South East region featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Code Optimisation
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Runbook
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) RPG IV
4 1 (16.67%) RPG
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) AS400
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Code Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) RPG
1 1 (16.67%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) VMware