The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 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.

Systems Support
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 130 119
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £275 £320
% change year-on-year -4.54% -14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2118 2646 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.13% 95.59% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1466 1364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 71 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Infor LN
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) QAD
2 1 (50.00%) MFGPRO
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Czech Language
2 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (50.00%) French Language
2 1 (50.00%) Infor
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) OLE
2 1 (50.00%) OLE DB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ODBC
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) Infor LN
1 1 (50.00%) MFGPRO
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Czech Language
1 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) ODBC
1 1 (50.00%) OLE
1 1 (50.00%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Infor
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) QAD