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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 515 496 498
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 65 66 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 32
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£300 £313 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £188 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 18
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +22.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £13.95 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £31.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +31.42%
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
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 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +20 30 £425 +54.54% 20
South East -9 16 £300 -14.28% 9
West Midlands -14 6 £300 +2.12% 2
East of England -35 4 £129 -63.21% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 - - 1
North West -10 2 £350 +145.61% 1
South West -31 2 - - 6
East Midlands +3 1 - - 4
North East - 1 £250 - 1
Systems Support
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Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 69 (43.67%) Windows
2 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 47 (29.75%) SQL
4 38 (24.05%) Finance
5 36 (22.78%) VMware
6 29 (18.35%) Linux
7 27 (17.09%) Active Directory
7 27 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (16.46%) SAN
9 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (15.19%) SQL Server
10 24 (15.19%) Windows 7
11 22 (13.92%) MS Exchange
12 20 (12.66%) Windows XP
12 20 (12.66%) MS Office
12 20 (12.66%) ITIL
12 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (12.03%) DNS
14 18 (11.39%) Citrix
14 18 (11.39%) Oracle
14 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
14 18 (11.39%) Backup Exec
15 17 (10.76%) HP
15 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (10.13%) Symantec
16 16 (10.13%) Hyper-V
17 15 (9.49%) Juniper
18 14 (8.86%) DHCP
18 14 (8.86%) ERP

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.06%) IIS
7 4 (2.53%) Lync
8 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) MS Office
2 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Agresso
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.27%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.27%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Office 365
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.27%) Taleo
2 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.46%) SAN
2 19 (12.03%) DNS
3 14 (8.86%) DHCP
4 11 (6.96%) Wireless
4 11 (6.96%) WAN
5 8 (5.06%) LAN
5 8 (5.06%) Firewall
6 7 (4.43%) DVB
7 6 (3.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.90%) VPN
8 3 (1.90%) FTP
8 3 (1.90%) LDAP
8 3 (1.90%) Network Security
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.27%) 4G
9 2 (1.27%) NAS
9 2 (1.27%) VoIP
9 2 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.86%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.27%) MS Access
6 2 (1.27%) DTS
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.27%) Firebird
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.63%) EDMS
7 1 (0.63%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) DB2
7 1 (0.63%) OLAP
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (24.05%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.43%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.80%) Advertising
4 6 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Front Office
5 4 (2.53%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.90%) Automotive
6 3 (1.90%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
2 4 (2.53%) HTML
2 4 (2.53%) Middleware
3 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.27%) jQuery
3 2 (1.27%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) JSF
4 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.63%) XHTML
4 1 (0.63%) EDI
4 1 (0.63%) J2EE
4 1 (0.63%) COM
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.63%) LINQ
4 1 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.43%) MPEG
4 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.80%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.53%) Statistics
5 4 (2.53%) Market Risk
5 4 (2.53%) NHS
5 4 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Animation
6 2 (1.27%) Open Source
6 2 (1.27%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.63%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.63%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Equities
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 69 (43.67%) Windows
2 29 (18.35%) Linux
3 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (15.19%) Windows 7
6 20 (12.66%) Windows XP
7 14 (8.86%) UNIX
8 8 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.53%) CentOS
11 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.63%) SUSE
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.63%) AIX
12 1 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.63%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) ITIL
2 14 (8.86%) ERP
3 8 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (5.06%) Migration
4 5 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (3.16%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.53%) Time Management
5 4 (2.53%) Performance Management
5 4 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (2.53%) Data Entry
5 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.53%) Workflow
5 4 (2.53%) Validation
5 4 (2.53%) Data Management
5 4 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.90%) PLM
6 3 (1.90%) MVC
6 3 (1.90%) CRM
6 3 (1.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.75%) SQL
2 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.80%) VBA
4 5 (3.16%) Java
5 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.53%) Perl
5 4 (2.53%) VB
6 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.90%) Python
7 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.27%) VBScript
7 2 (1.27%) C#
7 2 (1.27%) C++
7 2 (1.27%) PHP
7 2 (1.27%) VB6
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) RPG
8 1 (0.63%) C
8 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.59%) Degree
2 12 (7.59%) MCITP
3 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) MCSE
5 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) MCSA
6 2 (1.27%) MCSM
6 2 (1.27%) MCDST
6 2 (1.27%) MCP
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CCA
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (17.09%) Active Directory
1 27 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (10.13%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.86%) XenApp
4 5 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.53%) NFS
6 3 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.27%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (1.27%) Samba
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.63%) XenServer
8 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.63%) UAG
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (11.39%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.16%) SCCM
3 2 (1.27%) SCSM
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.27%) YUM
3 2 (1.27%) Nagios
3 2 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (22.78%) VMware
3 18 (11.39%) Citrix
3 18 (11.39%) Oracle
4 17 (10.76%) HP
5 16 (10.13%) Symantec
6 15 (9.49%) Juniper
7 13 (8.23%) EMC
8 12 (7.59%) Red Hat
8 12 (7.59%) Apple
9 11 (6.96%) Meru Networks
10 10 (6.33%) Cisco
11 6 (3.80%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.53%) Northgate
13 3 (1.90%) Veritas
13 3 (1.90%) SunGard
13 3 (1.90%) JBoss
13 3 (1.90%) Cognos
13 3 (1.90%) Sybase
13 3 (1.90%) SAP
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