The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 65 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.36% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£143 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.22%
Systems Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
791 713 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.94% 94.31% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 307 329
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 138
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -34.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £50.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 2 £175 -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Systems Support
East of England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title.

1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Assets

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle