The median contractor rate for a Systems Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 621 618
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 13 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.043% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Median daily rate £250 £311 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.67% +35.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £155 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £510 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £200 £250
% change year-on-year +32.50% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £20.19

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 21 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 23 June 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 +21 10 £250 -9.09% 10
South East +5 3 £250 +25.00% 3
Leicestershire - 3 £265 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £265 - 1
Leicester - 3 £265 - 1
London +2 2 £230 -38.66% 1
South West +2 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £310 -
South Wales - 2 £310 -
Cardiff - 2 £310 -
Berkshire +19 1 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £250 -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 - -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) SCCM
5 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Unix
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (18.52%) LAN
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) IIS
7 4 (14.81%) Apache
7 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.11%) ESRI
8 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
8 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Dell

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
1 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 3 (11.11%) GlassFish
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) LAN
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.70%) 2G
5 1 (3.70%) 4G
5 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (3.70%) LTE
5 1 (3.70%) POP3
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) EPoS
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Password Management
2 3 (11.11%) Privileged Password Management
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) RPG
4 1 (3.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCAA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) CCA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) vCloud
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) Docker
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) ESRI
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Altiris
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
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