Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 359 368
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 15 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 32
South East median daily rate £263 £250 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -24.24% +20.00%
10th Percentile £104 £113 £225
90th Percentile £342 £394 £488
England median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £12.59 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.68% -20.06% +3.28%
10th Percentile £20.48 £11.71 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.53 £20.63 £18.63
England median hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +30.56% - -2.70%

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 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
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 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the South East

Systems Support
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the South East

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in the South East

Systems Support
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the South East

Systems Support
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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 0 5 £263 -12.50% 2
Hampshire +11 4 £225 -23.73%
Buckinghamshire -19 3 - -
West Sussex -8 2 £214 -
Surrey -14 2 £230 +99.57% 1
Oxfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Berkshire -4 1 £263 -25.00% 1
Kent - 1 £275 -
Systems Support
England

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

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

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) RPG
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (6.67%) Cerner
5 1 (6.67%) EPoS
5 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (6.67%) ACCA

Systems Support 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (6.67%) Primavera
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) GitLab
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) AS400
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) Code Optimisation
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (6.67%) Microservices
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Runbook
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) RPG
1 1 (6.67%) RPG IV
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ACCA
3 1 (6.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Acronis
3 1 (6.67%) Cerner
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Veeam