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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 471 490 445
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 99 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 47
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£323 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 13
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.90 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £28.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.54 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.56% +28.57%
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
45619 44406 38688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.57% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28722 27970 22842
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1788 1844 1977
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +40 57 £323 -16.77% 13
East of England +6 14 £350 -17.64% 5
South East -22 13 £230 -3.15% 12
North West -21 5 £180 +42.85% 2
South West +8 4 £250 -4.76% 10
East Midlands -14 4 £413 - 1
West Midlands -10 1 - -
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 2
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Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (35.58%) Windows
2 55 (33.74%) Microsoft
3 47 (28.83%) SQL
4 35 (21.47%) Finance
5 32 (19.63%) ITIL
6 30 (18.40%) Active Directory
7 28 (17.18%) VMware
8 24 (14.72%) MS Exchange
9 23 (14.11%) MS Excel
10 22 (13.50%) MS Office
10 22 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
12 20 (12.27%) Linux
13 19 (11.66%) Windows 7
14 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (9.82%) DNS
16 15 (9.20%) Cisco
16 15 (9.20%) Project Management
16 15 (9.20%) PRINCE2
17 14 (8.59%) UNIX
17 14 (8.59%) DHCP
17 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
18 13 (7.98%) LAN
18 13 (7.98%) Oracle
18 13 (7.98%) IIS
18 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (7.36%) SLA
20 11 (6.75%) Citrix
20 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
20 11 (6.75%) Apple

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 24 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.98%) IIS
2 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.84%) Moodle
6 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.23%) CMS
6 2 (1.23%) Lync
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.61%) Drupal
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 23 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.50%) MS Office
3 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.45%) Agresso
3 3 (1.84%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.23%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.23%) assyst
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.61%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.61%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.61%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.61%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.61%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.61%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.61%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.45%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) Yammer
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.82%) DNS
2 14 (8.59%) DHCP
3 13 (7.98%) LAN
4 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.13%) SAN
5 10 (6.13%) Intranet
5 10 (6.13%) Internet
6 9 (5.52%) WAN
7 7 (4.29%) VoIP
7 7 (4.29%) VPN
8 6 (3.68%) Firewall
8 6 (3.68%) VLAN
9 5 (3.07%) Wireless
9 5 (3.07%) NAS
10 4 (2.45%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.45%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.45%) WLAN
11 3 (1.84%) Network Security
11 3 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.61%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.45%) MySQL
4 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.84%) MS Access
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) Informix
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) OLAP
7 1 (0.61%) DTS
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.61%) ProClarity
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (21.47%) Finance
2 5 (3.07%) Retail
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) International Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Front Office
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) .NET
2 5 (3.07%) XML
3 4 (2.45%) Web Services
4 3 (1.84%) HTML
5 2 (1.23%) SOAP
5 2 (1.23%) LAMP
5 2 (1.23%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.61%) WCF
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.91%) NHS
2 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.45%) iPhone
5 3 (1.84%) iSeries
5 3 (1.84%) Replication
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.61%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.61%) EPoS
7 1 (0.61%) Derivative
7 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 58 (35.58%) Windows
2 22 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (12.27%) Linux
4 19 (11.66%) Windows 7
5 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.59%) UNIX
7 10 (6.13%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.68%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.07%) Solaris
9 5 (3.07%) AIX
9 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.07%) Android
10 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.61%) zOS
11 1 (0.61%) HPUX
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) CentOS
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.63%) ITIL
2 15 (9.20%) PRINCE2
2 15 (9.20%) Project Management
3 11 (6.75%) Change Management
4 10 (6.13%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.52%) Problem Management
6 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.91%) Workflow
7 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.29%) Migration
7 7 (4.29%) Change Control
8 6 (3.68%) Network Management
9 5 (3.07%) Document Management
9 5 (3.07%) CRM
10 4 (2.45%) ERP
10 4 (2.45%) Service Management
10 4 (2.45%) Release Management
10 4 (2.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (1.84%) Risk Management
11 3 (1.84%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.83%) SQL
2 11 (6.75%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.13%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.07%) VBA
5 3 (1.84%) Prolog
5 3 (1.84%) RPG
5 3 (1.84%) VBScript
5 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.84%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) C#
6 2 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) sed
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) AWK
7 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.45%) Degree
4 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.84%) CCNP
4 3 (1.84%) CCNA
5 2 (1.23%) MCSE
5 2 (1.23%) MCITP
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) IIBA
6 1 (0.61%) MCSA
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) MCP
6 1 (0.61%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.36%) SLA
2 5 (3.07%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (18.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.91%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.23%) vSphere
4 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.07%) Nagios
1 5 (3.07%) Icinga
2 4 (2.45%) SCCM
3 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.61%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.61%) MOM
Vendors
1 55 (33.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.18%) VMware
3 15 (9.20%) Cisco
4 13 (7.98%) Oracle
5 11 (6.75%) Citrix
5 11 (6.75%) Apple
6 7 (4.29%) NetApp
6 7 (4.29%) Sun
7 6 (3.68%) HP
7 6 (3.68%) Symantec
8 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.07%) IBM
8 5 (3.07%) Infor
9 4 (2.45%) Google
9 4 (2.45%) Cognos
9 4 (2.45%) CODA
10 3 (1.84%) Kronos
10 3 (1.84%) SAP
10 3 (1.84%) Dell
10 3 (1.84%) Planview
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