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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 149 185 205
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.058% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.061% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £390 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +5.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+75.80% -13.88%
Systems Support
London

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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) Physics
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Derivative
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Telepresence
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) DTS
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (20.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Derivative
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (10.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau