The median contractor rate for a Systems Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
System Support Engineer
UK
Rank 595 610 593
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 14 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.058% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.061% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 22
Median daily rate £275 £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £285
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +16 8 £275 +10.00% 6
Scotland - 5 - -
East of England -3 3 £275 -20.86%
Glasgow - 3 - -
South East +14 2 £525 +162.50%
Colchester +3 2 £275 -20.86%
South West +2 2 - - 1
Essex -6 2 £275 -20.86%
Hampshire - 2 £525 -
London +23 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) VMware
4 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
4 13 (39.39%) Linux
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
5 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (24.24%) ITIL
6 8 (24.24%) DNS
6 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) DHCP
8 6 (18.18%) Unix
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.18%) HP
9 5 (15.15%) Dell
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) SonicWALL
10 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
10 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.12%) Office 365
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.12%) MS Office

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) ArcGIS
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) GlassFish
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) ADSL
4 3 (9.09%) NAS
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 3 (9.09%) SSL
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) Skype
6 1 (3.03%) DMZ
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Electronics
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
1 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.03%) IPTV
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.03%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.12%) Mac OS X
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.09%) DevOps
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 3 (9.09%) Network Design
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
2 3 (9.09%) Password Management
2 3 (9.09%) Privileged Password Management
3 2 (6.06%) Change Control
3 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (6.06%) Release Management
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Analytics
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) Perl
2 3 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ACMT
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vCloud
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Dell
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 4 (12.12%) Apple
5 4 (12.12%) SonicWALL
6 3 (9.09%) ESRI
6 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.09%) Veeam
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.03%) Kronos
8 1 (3.03%) SAP