The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £289 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems Support
UK
Rank 549 565 541
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 44 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 56 49
Median daily rate £289 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £320
% change year-on-year -11.29% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -17.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £23.35 £41.25
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. 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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
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 £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the UK

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the UK

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in the UK

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the UK

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Support in the UK

Systems Support
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +4 36 £303 +21.00% 24
South East +16 8 £305 +52.50% 7
London +14 8 £325 +8.33% 12
South West +8 6 £208 -41.95% 1
Scotland +18 5 - -
Surrey +14 5 £305 -1.61% 1
Wiltshire +5 4 £208 -41.95%
East of England -4 4 £275 +37.50%
Glasgow +1 3 - -
North West +27 2 £147 +22.87% 3
Yorkshire +12 2 £375 -12.79% 1
Colchester +1 2 £275 -20.86%
Essex -7 2 £275 -20.86%
Hampshire - 2 £525 - 3
Manchester +13 1 £147 +22.87% 1
Wales +8 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -
High Wycombe +2 1 £250 +150.00%
Leicestershire -5 1 £350 +40.00%
East Midlands -7 1 £350 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £250 +150.00% 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £305 -
Hull - 1 £325 -
Andover - 1 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 37 (41.11%) Windows
2 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
5 22 (24.44%) VMware
6 19 (21.11%) Finance
7 18 (20.00%) Oracle
7 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (18.89%) Linux
9 15 (16.67%) DNS
10 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
11 13 (14.44%) SQL
11 13 (14.44%) Firewall
12 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (12.22%) DHCP
13 11 (12.22%) ITIL
14 10 (11.11%) Unix
14 10 (11.11%) ERP
14 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.00%) IBM
15 9 (10.00%) Perl
15 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
16 8 (8.89%) Migration
16 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
16 8 (8.89%) IIS
16 8 (8.89%) MS Office

Systems Support 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 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.89%) IIS
4 7 (7.78%) Apache
5 3 (3.33%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.33%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.22%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.11%) CMS
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.11%) Moodle
7 1 (1.11%) nginx
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.89%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (4.44%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (4.44%) SystmOne
3 3 (3.33%) Summit
4 2 (2.22%) Infor LN
4 2 (2.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.11%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (1.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (1.11%) Maximo
5 1 (1.11%) MFGPRO
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.11%) Orchestrade
5 1 (1.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) DNS
2 13 (14.44%) Firewall
3 11 (12.22%) DHCP
4 6 (6.67%) SAN
5 5 (5.56%) NAS
6 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.44%) VPN
6 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.33%) ADSL
7 3 (3.33%) Network Security
7 3 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.11%) BGP
8 1 (1.11%) FTP
8 1 (1.11%) HSRP
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) OSPF
8 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.11%) Skype
8 1 (1.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) Essbase
6 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.22%) Advertising
3 2 (2.22%) Billing
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) French Language
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) XML
2 4 (4.44%) Web Services
3 3 (3.33%) .NET
4 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) Dropwizard
5 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) LAMP
5 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.11%) Node.js
5 1 (1.11%) ODBC
5 1 (1.11%) OLE
5 1 (1.11%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (3.33%) Derivative
3 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.11%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.11%) IPTV
4 1 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.11%) Windows
2 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (18.89%) Linux
5 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.11%) Unix
7 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.67%) Mac OS X
9 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.33%) CentOS
10 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.22%) ITIL
2 10 (11.11%) ERP
3 8 (8.89%) Migration
4 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.67%) DevOps
6 4 (4.44%) Change Control
6 4 (4.44%) Change Management
6 4 (4.44%) Network Design
6 4 (4.44%) OO
6 4 (4.44%) OOD
6 4 (4.44%) SDLC
6 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.33%) Open Source
7 3 (3.33%) Password Management
7 3 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) Perl
3 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) Python
5 5 (5.56%) Java
6 4 (4.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.22%) C#
7 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) ACMT
4 1 (1.11%) CCNA
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.11%) MCSA
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.44%) XenApp
4 3 (3.33%) vCloud
5 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Docker
6 1 (1.11%) Samba
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.33%) WSUS
4 2 (2.22%) Control-M
4 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.22%) Terraform
5 1 (1.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.11%) Kibana
5 1 (1.11%) logstash
5 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.11%) Puppet
5 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.44%) VMware
3 18 (20.00%) Oracle
4 9 (10.00%) IBM
5 8 (8.89%) HP
6 7 (7.78%) Cisco
6 7 (7.78%) SAP
7 5 (5.56%) Cognos
7 5 (5.56%) QAD
8 4 (4.44%) Apple
8 4 (4.44%) Citrix
8 4 (4.44%) Dell
8 4 (4.44%) Pegasus
8 4 (4.44%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.33%) ESRI
9 3 (3.33%) Infor
9 3 (3.33%) Murex
9 3 (3.33%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.33%) Veeam
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