The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 188 196 192
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 5 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.092% 0.14% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.15% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £218 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £240 £250
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5014 5420 5871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.75% 92.40% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3832 4075 4337
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 135
Average hourly rate £19.86 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £46.23 £129.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) CMDB
4 1 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Validation

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Informix
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Derivative
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) AWK
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) CODA