The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems Support
England / South East
Rank 232 254 246
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 8 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 7
Median daily rate £305 £200 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.50% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £100 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £310 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £310 £320
% change year-on-year -15.32% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +44.28% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Surrey +14 5 £305 -1.61% 1
Hampshire - 2 £525 - 3
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £250 +150.00% 2
Kent - 1 £305 -
Sussex - 1 £305 -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) MS Office
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.79%) SystmOne
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 10

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) ArcGIS
2 2 (10.53%) GlassFish
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SystmOne
2 1 (5.26%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (5.26%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (5.26%) Infor CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Maximo
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
2 1 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) ADSL
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) BGP
3 1 (5.26%) HSRP
3 1 (5.26%) OSPF
3 1 (5.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) OO
2 4 (21.05%) OOD
2 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Password Management
4 2 (10.53%) Privileged Password Management
5 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) vCloud
4 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.79%) SonicWALL
3 3 (15.79%) Veeam
4 2 (10.53%) ESRI
4 2 (10.53%) Huawei
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Comptel
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Infor
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) NetCracker