Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 833 829
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 36 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.056% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 32
UK median daily rate £285 £285 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £205 £149 £198
90th Percentile £538 £538 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £275 £260
% change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
UK median hourly rate £23.00 - £20.75
10th Percentile £20.48 - £12.28
90th Percentile £36.73 - £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £23.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 12 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 6 months to 20 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
England +5 32 £285 +1.79% 7
UK excluding London +17 18 £280 +1.82% 4
London -15 18 £311 -3.11% 3
South East +2 6 £269 +7.50% 2
South West +3 4 - - 1
Midlands +21 3 £323 +13.16%
Wales - 3 £220 -
East Midlands - 2 £265 -
North of England +57 1 £400 +60.00%
West Midlands +23 1 £365 +28.07%
Scotland -13 1 - -
North West - 1 £400 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) Linux
4 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
4 11 (30.56%) Firewall
5 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 9 (25.00%) F5
6 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.22%) SSL
7 8 (22.22%) LAN
7 8 (22.22%) Apache
7 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
7 8 (22.22%) Clustering
7 8 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
7 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
8 7 (19.44%) Python
8 7 (19.44%) Java
9 6 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.89%) Unix
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco
10 5 (13.89%) HP
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.11%) Citrix
11 4 (11.11%) DHCP
11 4 (11.11%) WAN
11 4 (11.11%) SQL

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 8 (22.22%) Apache
1 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ION MarketView
1 1 (2.78%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) Firewall
1 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
2 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
2 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (22.22%) LAN
2 8 (22.22%) SSL
3 4 (11.11%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.78%) Broadband
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.78%) POP3
6 1 (2.78%) SMTP
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) EPoS
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) AS400
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.89%) Unix
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (5.56%) Change Control
2 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.56%) Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.78%) Code Optimisation
3 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.78%) DevOps
3 1 (2.78%) High Availability
3 1 (2.78%) Information Governance
3 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.78%) Network Management
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
3 1 (2.78%) Proprietary Trading
3 1 (2.78%) Runbook
3 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
1 7 (19.44%) Java
1 7 (19.44%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Pascal
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) RPG
4 1 (2.78%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) RHCE
2 2 (5.56%) CCAA
2 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCA
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) AS 2805
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.78%) MiFID
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Nagios
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 9 (25.00%) F5
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
3 5 (13.89%) HP
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Dell
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) Mitel
6 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.78%) Sun