The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 134 109 125
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 1 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.035% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.58% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 2
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£200 £350 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £260
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +105.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-25.60% +17.07%
Systems Support
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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2673 2244 2725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 93.58% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1189 1386
Average daily rate £380 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 269 292
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £200 -42.85% 3
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) XHTML
3 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Agresso
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) XHTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Orchard
2 1 (12.50%) Polycom