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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 505 493 494
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 83 67 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 28
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£300 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.54 £13.65 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £30.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +40 41 £416 +51.36% 19
South East -5 22 £300 -6.25% 13
North West -8 7 £350 +145.61% 4
East of England -38 4 £174 -50.35% 3
West Midlands -19 3 £300 +4.34% 3
Yorkshire -6 2 - -
South West -35 2 - - 14
North East - 1 £250 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (38.69%) Windows
2 53 (31.55%) SQL
3 51 (30.36%) Microsoft
4 41 (24.40%) Finance
5 32 (19.05%) VMware
6 30 (17.86%) Linux
7 28 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (16.07%) Oracle
9 26 (15.48%) SQL Server
10 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
11 24 (14.29%) SAN
11 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (13.69%) MS Office
12 23 (13.69%) MS Exchange
12 23 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (12.50%) UNIX
14 20 (11.90%) Windows XP
14 20 (11.90%) DNS
14 20 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (11.31%) MS Excel
15 19 (11.31%) ITIL
16 18 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (10.71%) Citrix
16 18 (10.71%) Backup Exec
17 17 (10.12%) Symantec
18 16 (9.52%) HP
18 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (8.93%) Juniper
19 15 (8.93%) ERP

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 23 (13.69%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.98%) Lync
7 4 (2.38%) IIS
8 3 (1.79%) JBoss
8 3 (1.79%) Apache
8 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (13.69%) MS Office
2 19 (11.31%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Agresso
2 4 (2.38%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.19%) Adaptiv
4 2 (1.19%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.60%) Summit
5 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Taleo
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.29%) SAN
2 20 (11.90%) DNS
3 14 (8.33%) DHCP
4 11 (6.55%) WAN
4 11 (6.55%) Wireless
5 9 (5.36%) Firewall
5 9 (5.36%) LAN
6 7 (4.17%) DVB
7 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.38%) VPN
8 4 (2.38%) FTP
8 4 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.79%) Network Security
9 3 (1.79%) NAS
9 3 (1.79%) LDAP
10 2 (1.19%) VoIP
10 2 (1.19%) 3G
10 2 (1.19%) 4G
10 2 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.38%) MS Access
6 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) DB2
7 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.60%) EDMS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.60%) PowerMart
8 1 (0.60%) OLAP
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) JIRA
1 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Toad
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 9 (5.36%) Banking
3 8 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.57%) Advertising
4 6 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.79%) Automotive
6 3 (1.79%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
7 2 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (1.19%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.98%) HTML
1 5 (2.98%) .NET
2 4 (2.38%) CSS
2 4 (2.38%) Middleware
3 3 (1.79%) jQuery
4 1 (0.60%) JSF
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.60%) LINQ
4 1 (0.60%) XHTML
4 1 (0.60%) EDI
4 1 (0.60%) SAML
4 1 (0.60%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.60%) J2EE
4 1 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.17%) MPEG
4 6 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.38%) NHS
6 4 (2.38%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.19%) Open Source
8 2 (1.19%) Equities
8 2 (1.19%) Statistics
8 2 (1.19%) Animation
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.69%) Windows
2 30 (17.86%) Linux
3 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
5 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (12.50%) UNIX
7 20 (11.90%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.38%) AIX
10 3 (1.79%) CentOS
10 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.19%) Solaris
11 2 (1.19%) Android
11 2 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.60%) SUSE
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.60%) SELinux
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.31%) ITIL
2 15 (8.93%) ERP
3 14 (8.33%) Migration
4 10 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.57%) Validation
7 5 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.98%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.98%) Time Management
8 4 (2.38%) Data Entry
8 4 (2.38%) Release Management
8 4 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.79%) CRM
9 3 (1.79%) ETL
9 3 (1.79%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.79%) Data Management
9 3 (1.79%) Information Management
9 3 (1.79%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.55%) SQL
2 9 (5.36%) VBA
3 8 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 8 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.17%) Perl
5 6 (3.57%) Java
5 6 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.98%) Python
6 5 (2.98%) Korn
7 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.79%) VB
9 2 (1.19%) sed
9 2 (1.19%) C++
9 2 (1.19%) PHP
9 2 (1.19%) AWK
9 2 (1.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.14%) MCITP
3 7 (4.17%) Degree
4 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) MCSE
6 2 (1.19%) MCSA
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.60%) CCA
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.60%) MCDST
7 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.33%) XenApp
4 13 (7.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.79%) NFS
6 2 (1.19%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (1.19%) Samba
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.98%) SCCM
3 2 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.19%) YUM
3 2 (1.19%) SCSM
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.60%) Control-M
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.05%) VMware
3 27 (16.07%) Oracle
4 18 (10.71%) Citrix
5 17 (10.12%) Symantec
6 16 (9.52%) HP
7 15 (8.93%) Juniper
8 13 (7.74%) EMC
8 13 (7.74%) Red Hat
8 13 (7.74%) Apple
9 11 (6.55%) Meru Networks
10 9 (5.36%) Cisco
11 6 (3.57%) Cognos
12 5 (2.98%) Sybase
12 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.98%) CODA
13 4 (2.38%) SAP
13 4 (2.38%) Northgate
14 3 (1.79%) Veritas
14 3 (1.79%) IBM
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