The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 499 473 467
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 84 84 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 34
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £442 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.37 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £19.60 £31.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £13.88 £16.32
% change year-on-year
+62.16% -14.98%
Systems Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +12 38 £425 +14.86% 12
South East +6 19 £230 -8.00% 7
East of England -33 8 £175 - 3
West Midlands -18 6 £320 +6.66% 1
North West -3 5 £320 +28.00% 2
South West -31 4 £320 - 4
Yorkshire +3 2 £320 - 2
East Midlands +3 2 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 73 (45.06%) Windows
2 48 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 46 (28.40%) SQL
4 42 (25.93%) VMware
5 36 (22.22%) Finance
6 35 (21.60%) Active Directory
7 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
7 31 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (18.52%) Linux
9 28 (17.28%) ITIL
10 26 (16.05%) SAN
11 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
14 22 (13.58%) MS Exchange
14 22 (13.58%) HP
14 22 (13.58%) Windows 7
15 21 (12.96%) MS Office
16 20 (12.35%) Windows XP
16 20 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (11.73%) Hyper-V
17 19 (11.73%) Citrix
17 19 (11.73%) DNS
17 19 (11.73%) Backup Exec
18 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (10.49%) Oracle
19 16 (9.88%) Symantec
20 15 (9.26%) DHCP
20 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
21 14 (8.64%) XenApp

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.79%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.56%) IIS
6 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.85%) Apache
6 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.23%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.23%) Lync
8 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 21 (12.96%) MS Office
3 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) MS Project
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Agresso
2 2 (1.23%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.23%) Adaptiv
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.23%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.62%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.62%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.05%) SAN
2 19 (11.73%) DNS
3 15 (9.26%) DHCP
4 11 (6.79%) Wireless
4 11 (6.79%) WAN
4 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.94%) Firewall
5 8 (4.94%) LAN
6 6 (3.70%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.09%) LDAP
8 4 (2.47%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.47%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.85%) FTP
9 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.85%) DVB
10 2 (1.23%) SS7
10 2 (1.23%) 3G
10 2 (1.23%) IPsec
10 2 (1.23%) 2G
10 2 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.85%) DTS
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.85%) Firebird
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.23%) MS Access
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.62%) DB2
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 36 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.32%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.70%) Advertising
5 4 (2.47%) Banking
5 4 (2.47%) Front Office
6 3 (1.85%) Marketing
6 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.85%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Publishing
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Law
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) .NET
2 4 (2.47%) HTML
3 3 (1.85%) Web Services
4 2 (1.23%) JSF
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) SAML
4 2 (1.23%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.62%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.62%) EDI
5 1 (0.62%) XHTML
5 1 (0.62%) J2EE
5 1 (0.62%) COM
5 1 (0.62%) CSS
5 1 (0.62%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.09%) NHS
3 5 (3.09%) AS400
4 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.85%) Open Source
5 3 (1.85%) Market Risk
5 3 (1.85%) MPEG
6 2 (1.23%) EPoS
6 2 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Statistics
6 2 (1.23%) Animation
6 2 (1.23%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (45.06%) Windows
2 30 (18.52%) Linux
3 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.58%) Windows 7
6 20 (12.35%) Windows XP
7 14 (8.64%) UNIX
8 8 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.32%) CentOS
9 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.09%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.85%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.62%) SELinux
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.28%) ITIL
2 14 (8.64%) ERP
3 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
4 6 (3.70%) Workflow
4 6 (3.70%) Migration
4 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (3.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.47%) Validation
6 4 (2.47%) ETL
6 4 (2.47%) Release Management
6 4 (2.47%) Performance Management
6 4 (2.47%) Change Control
6 4 (2.47%) Data Entry
7 3 (1.85%) Time Management
7 3 (1.85%) Wealth Management
7 3 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.85%) CRM
7 3 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.40%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
2 7 (4.32%) Java
3 6 (3.70%) Perl
4 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.09%) VBA
5 4 (2.47%) VB
6 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.85%) Python
6 3 (1.85%) PHP
6 3 (1.85%) C#
6 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.23%) VB6
7 2 (1.23%) C
7 2 (1.23%) VBScript
7 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.23%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.62%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.02%) Degree
4 12 (7.41%) MCITP
5 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.70%) MCSE
7 4 (2.47%) MCSA
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) MCP
8 2 (1.23%) MCSM
8 2 (1.23%) MCDST
8 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) CCNP
9 1 (0.62%) CCA
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.62%) ISEB
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 35 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 31 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.73%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.64%) XenApp
5 8 (4.94%) NFS
6 6 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.47%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.23%) Samba
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.23%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.62%) vSphere
9 1 (0.62%) UAG
9 1 (0.62%) XenServer
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.62%) KVM
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (11.73%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.70%) SCCM
3 3 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.85%) YUM
3 3 (1.85%) Puppet
4 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.23%) Nagios
4 2 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.23%) SCSM
4 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.62%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
5 1 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 42 (25.93%) VMware
3 22 (13.58%) HP
4 19 (11.73%) Citrix
5 17 (10.49%) Oracle
6 16 (9.88%) Symantec
7 14 (8.64%) Juniper
8 12 (7.41%) EMC
8 12 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 11 (6.79%) Apple
9 11 (6.79%) Meru Networks
10 9 (5.56%) Cisco
11 8 (4.94%) NetApp
12 7 (4.32%) Business Objects
13 4 (2.47%) Veritas
13 4 (2.47%) Cognos
13 4 (2.47%) F5
14 3 (1.85%) Tableau
14 3 (1.85%) Northgate
14 3 (1.85%) JBoss
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