The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Systems Support
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 586 540
Rank change year-on-year +31 -46  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 52 65 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 55
Median daily rate £310 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £161 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £319
% change year-on-year -10.76% +1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.12% -14.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £16.00 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.00 £21.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +28.12% -15.34%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 26 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 +33 45 £320 -14.66% 26
London -11 16 £320 -24.70% 5
South East +26 6 £300 +50.00% 7
East Midlands - 5 £265 - 1
East of England -5 4 £400 - 3
Scotland +24 3 £111 -72.18% 1
Hampshire +10 3 £300 +81.81% 5
Cardiff +1 3 £393 +20.76%
Wales -3 3 £393 +20.76%
South Wales -5 3 £393 +20.76%
Leicestershire - 3 £265 - 1
Leicester - 3 £265 - 1
Yorkshire +24 2 £275 -35.29% 2
West Yorkshire +16 2 £275 -35.29%
Edinburgh +6 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £400 -
City of London -7 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Bedford - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
North West +21 1 £375 +212.50% 1
West Sussex +21 1 £325 - 1
Berkshire +19 1 £250 -
South West +5 1 - - 1
Cambridge +2 1 - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 29 (30.53%) Windows
3 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
4 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (20.00%) Oracle
6 18 (18.95%) Linux
6 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
6 18 (18.95%) VMware
7 15 (15.79%) IBM
7 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
8 14 (14.74%) Cognos
8 14 (14.74%) Cognos Controller
8 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (13.68%) ITIL
9 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
9 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (11.58%) SQL
10 11 (11.58%) Python
10 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.47%) SCCM
11 9 (9.47%) ERP
11 9 (9.47%) HP
12 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
12 8 (8.42%) Citrix
12 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
13 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (7.37%) DNS
13 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office

Systems Support 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 6 (6.32%) Apache
1 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (6.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.21%) SAS
4 3 (3.16%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.16%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) CMS
6 1 (1.05%) Moodle
6 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.21%) Stata
4 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (4.21%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (3.16%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.11%) Workday HCM
5 1 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.05%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.05%) SystmOne
5 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.37%) DNS
3 6 (6.32%) Firewall
3 6 (6.32%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) DHCP
4 4 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.16%) Internet
5 3 (3.16%) WAN
5 3 (3.16%) Wireless
6 2 (2.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.11%) SSL
7 1 (1.05%) 2G
7 1 (1.05%) 4G
7 1 (1.05%) LTE
7 1 (1.05%) POP3
7 1 (1.05%) SMTP
7 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.21%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.11%) GIS
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.05%) DB2
7 1 (1.05%) Essbase
7 1 (1.05%) MySQL
7 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Local Government
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.05%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) XML
2 4 (4.21%) Web Services
3 3 (3.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) JSP
4 1 (1.05%) LAMP
4 1 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) EPoS
3 4 (4.21%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Equities
5 2 (2.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) AS400
6 1 (1.05%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Derivative
6 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 18 (18.95%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.26%) Unix
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) ERP
3 6 (6.32%) Change Management
3 6 (6.32%) Migration
3 6 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (5.26%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 5 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 5 (5.26%) Release Management
4 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.21%) Automated Trading
5 4 (4.21%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.21%) Change Control
5 4 (4.21%) Data Management
5 4 (4.21%) OO
5 4 (4.21%) OOD
5 4 (4.21%) SDLC
5 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.16%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Python
1 11 (11.58%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.21%) Java
4 4 (4.21%) Julia
4 4 (4.21%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.21%) PHP
4 4 (4.21%) R
5 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 3 (3.16%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) RPG
6 1 (1.05%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) CCAA
5 2 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.11%) ISEB
6 1 (1.05%) ACCA
6 1 (1.05%) CCA
6 1 (1.05%) CIMA
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.05%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) XenApp
4 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.16%) vCloud
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) Docker
7 1 (1.05%) Samba
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.00%) Oracle
3 18 (18.95%) VMware
4 15 (15.79%) IBM
5 14 (14.74%) Cognos
6 9 (9.47%) HP
7 8 (8.42%) Citrix
8 7 (7.37%) SAP
9 5 (5.26%) ESRI
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco
10 4 (4.21%) Pegasus
10 4 (4.21%) QAD
11 3 (3.16%) CODA
11 3 (3.16%) Dell
11 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.11%) F5
12 2 (2.11%) Hyperion
12 2 (2.11%) Lotus
12 2 (2.11%) Symantec
12 2 (2.11%) Workday
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