Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 182 211
Rank change year-on-year -4 +29 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 23 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.19% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £225 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.49% +80.20% -25.93%
10th Percentile £310 £158 £113
90th Percentile £362 £271 £138
England median daily rate £350 £270 £315
% change year-on-year +29.63% -14.29% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.55 £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +68.76% +23.61% -

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 4,917 4,571 5,588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.99% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,054 2,910 3,373
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £541
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 197 228
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.42 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.15 £37.70
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Shropshire - 20 £353 - 2
Birmingham +9 2 £425 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £115 - 1
Systems Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 20 (86.96%) ITIL
1 20 (86.96%) Middleware
1 20 (86.96%) ZABBIX
2 14 (60.87%) Oracle
3 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
3 13 (56.52%) Management Information System
3 13 (56.52%) Unix
3 13 (56.52%) Documentum
3 13 (56.52%) Open Source
3 13 (56.52%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) Pega
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) JIRA
3 13 (56.52%) Kanban
3 13 (56.52%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Data Analytics
5 10 (43.48%) Analytics
5 10 (43.48%) Puppet
5 10 (43.48%) Trend Analysis
5 10 (43.48%) GitLab
6 1 (4.35%) Ticket Management
6 1 (4.35%) iTrent
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) SLA
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft

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 13 (56.52%) Documentum
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) iTrent
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) JIRA
2 10 (43.48%) GitLab
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) ITIL
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Kanban
2 13 (56.52%) Open Source
2 13 (56.52%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (43.48%) Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) Data Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Ticket Management
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 20 (86.96%) ZABBIX
2 10 (43.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 13 (56.52%) Pega
3 1 (4.35%) Lotus
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft