Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 166 207
Rank change year-on-year -18 +41 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.023% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.024% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
West Midlands median daily rate £300 - £390
10th Percentile £184 - £342
90th Percentile £348 - £438
England median daily rate £308 £298 £330
% change year-on-year +3.36% -9.85% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £16.00
England median hourly rate £37.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +83.17% +17.14% -7.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,782 4,084 5,785
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.67% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,893 2,578 3,396
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 173 196
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £33.21 £46.65 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Staffordshire - 3 £213 -
Worcestershire - 3 £300 -
Birmingham - 2 £235 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £320 -
Systems Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Systems Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) iTrent
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 1 (11.11%) SNMP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (11.11%) SAP

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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) iTrent
2 1 (11.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) SNMP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (11.11%) Coaching
1 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (11.11%) Commercial Awareness
1 1 (11.11%) Compliance Audit
1 1 (11.11%) Data Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
1 1 (11.11%) IT Audit
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
1 1 (11.11%) Ticket Management
1 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) DFS Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
1 1 (11.11%) SCSM
1 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware