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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 503 487 377
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -110
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 60 52 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 52
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £129 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £310
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.93% -17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.28 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £32.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-37.20% -14.00%
Systems Support
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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 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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +7 15 £225 -10.00% 21
West Midlands +9 13 £355 +162.96% 1
South East -26 11 £400 +60.00% 12
East of England +10 9 £215 -28.33% 5
South West -18 5 £394 +125.00% 1
North West -5 4 £195 +77.27% 1
Yorkshire -8 3 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 44 (30.77%) SQL
2 43 (30.07%) Finance
3 42 (29.37%) Windows
4 40 (27.97%) Microsoft
5 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
5 28 (19.58%) Oracle
6 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
7 22 (15.38%) MS Office
8 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (12.59%) UNIX
9 18 (12.59%) Linux
10 17 (11.89%) Migration
11 14 (9.79%) Windows 7
12 13 (9.09%) VMware
13 12 (8.39%) DNS
14 11 (7.69%) Project Management
14 11 (7.69%) ITIL
14 11 (7.69%) Firewall
15 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
15 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (6.99%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
15 10 (6.99%) MS Exchange
15 10 (6.99%) Sun
15 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
16 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2
16 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (5.59%) Infor

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 10 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.50%) Lync
2 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (15.38%) MS Office
2 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Agresso
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.80%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.40%) assyst
5 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.70%) Summit
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.70%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Office 365
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) DNS
2 11 (7.69%) Firewall
3 7 (4.90%) SAN
3 7 (4.90%) DVB
4 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.20%) LAN
4 6 (4.20%) WAN
4 6 (4.20%) Internet
5 5 (3.50%) Intranet
5 5 (3.50%) DHCP
5 5 (3.50%) FTP
5 5 (3.50%) VPN
6 4 (2.80%) NAS
7 3 (2.10%) Network Security
7 3 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.40%) VoIP
8 2 (1.40%) DMZ
8 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (6.99%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.80%) MS Access
8 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.40%) Informix
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.70%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (0.70%) EDMS
10 1 (0.70%) DB2
10 1 (0.70%) OLAP
10 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) JIRA
1 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.40%) Toad
2 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (30.07%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Front Office
4 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) XML
3 3 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.10%) CSS
3 3 (2.10%) Web Services
3 3 (2.10%) HTML
3 3 (2.10%) jQuery
4 2 (1.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) LINQ
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) COM
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.90%) MPEG
2 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) NHS
4 3 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.10%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.10%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.40%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.40%) Equities
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
5 2 (1.40%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.70%) Biology
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.37%) Windows
2 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (12.59%) UNIX
3 18 (12.59%) Linux
4 14 (9.79%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.20%) AIX
7 5 (3.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.10%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.10%) Solaris
9 3 (2.10%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
10 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.89%) Migration
2 11 (7.69%) Project Management
2 11 (7.69%) ITIL
3 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2
4 8 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (4.20%) Change Control
5 6 (4.20%) ERP
5 6 (4.20%) Validation
6 5 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.50%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.80%) Data Entry
7 4 (2.80%) Time Management
7 4 (2.80%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (2.80%) Document Management
8 3 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.10%) Information Management
8 3 (2.10%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.10%) Data Management
8 3 (2.10%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.59%) VBA
4 7 (4.90%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.20%) Korn
6 4 (2.80%) Java
6 4 (2.80%) AWK
7 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.10%) Perl
7 3 (2.10%) C++
7 3 (2.10%) sed
8 2 (1.40%) Python
8 2 (1.40%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) MCSE
4 3 (2.10%) MCITP
5 2 (1.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CCA
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.40%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (1.40%) XenApp
4 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) NFS
5 1 (0.70%) XenServer
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) SCCM
2 3 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.70%) Control-M
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (27.97%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.58%) Oracle
3 13 (9.09%) VMware
4 10 (6.99%) Sun
5 8 (5.59%) Infor
5 8 (5.59%) Apple
5 8 (5.59%) Cisco
6 7 (4.90%) Citrix
6 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.20%) Symantec
8 5 (3.50%) CODA
8 5 (3.50%) Sybase
8 5 (3.50%) Cognos
9 4 (2.80%) SAP
9 4 (2.80%) Northgate
10 3 (2.10%) Juniper
10 3 (2.10%) HP
10 3 (2.10%) Planview
11 2 (1.40%) ForgeRock
11 2 (1.40%) thinkFolio
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