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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 201 219 215
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.041% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.045% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£419 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £256 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £380 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-28.23% +21.42%
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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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) Advertising
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 3 (15.79%) SLA
5 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 2 (10.53%) MS Access
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX
6 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (10.53%) Market Risk

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) VLAN
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Extranet
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) PowerMart
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Market Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) AS400
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.26%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) ETL
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) RPG
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCA
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) YUM
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Websense
4 1 (5.26%) MKS
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.26%) thinkFolio
4 1 (5.26%) ProCurve
4 1 (5.26%) 29West
4 1 (5.26%) Meraki
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion