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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 503 490 410
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 76 61 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 50
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£331 £245 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.20% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £132 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £354 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £245 £260
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Average hourly rate £14.75 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.04% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.01 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £31.45 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +16.66%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +27 24 £313 +25.00% 10
South East -30 16 £383 +53.00% 8
West Midlands +3 13 £350 +159.25%
North West -13 8 - - 1
South West -27 7 £394 +125.00% 5
East of England -11 5 £210 -30.00% 4
Yorkshire -10 3 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
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Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 53 (35.10%) Windows
2 46 (30.46%) SQL
3 44 (29.14%) Microsoft
4 43 (28.48%) Finance
5 32 (21.19%) Active Directory
6 27 (17.88%) Oracle
7 25 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (15.23%) SQL Server
9 22 (14.57%) MS Office
10 21 (13.91%) VMware
11 20 (13.25%) Windows 7
12 18 (11.92%) UNIX
12 18 (11.92%) Linux
13 17 (11.26%) DNS
14 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (9.93%) MS Exchange
15 15 (9.93%) ITIL
15 15 (9.93%) Migration
15 15 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (8.61%) MS Excel
16 13 (8.61%) Apple
16 13 (8.61%) SAN
17 12 (7.95%) Citrix
17 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (7.28%) Hyper-V
18 11 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (7.28%) Symantec
19 10 (6.62%) Sun
19 10 (6.62%) Windows XP
19 10 (6.62%) WAN

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (9.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.97%) Lync
3 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.99%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) Apache
5 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (14.57%) MS Office
2 13 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Agresso
2 4 (2.65%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.32%) Adaptiv
4 2 (1.32%) ENOVIA
4 2 (1.32%) assyst
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.66%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.26%) DNS
2 13 (8.61%) SAN
3 10 (6.62%) WAN
3 10 (6.62%) DHCP
3 10 (6.62%) Firewall
4 8 (5.30%) LAN
5 7 (4.64%) DVB
6 6 (3.97%) Wireless
6 6 (3.97%) Internet
6 6 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.31%) VPN
7 5 (3.31%) FTP
8 4 (2.65%) NAS
9 3 (1.99%) Intranet
10 2 (1.32%) DMZ
10 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.32%) Network Security
10 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.62%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.99%) MS Access
6 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.66%) DB2
8 1 (0.66%) EDMS
8 1 (0.66%) PowerMart
8 1 (0.66%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.99%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.32%) Toad
3 1 (0.66%) Subversion
3 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 43 (28.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.31%) Advertising
4 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Front Office
5 3 (1.99%) Automotive
5 3 (1.99%) Local Government
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) .NET
2 3 (1.99%) Middleware
2 3 (1.99%) CSS
2 3 (1.99%) Web Services
2 3 (1.99%) HTML
2 3 (1.99%) jQuery
3 2 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.66%) COM
4 1 (0.66%) LINQ
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.64%) MPEG
4 6 (3.97%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.65%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.99%) NHS
6 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.32%) Statistics
7 2 (1.32%) Equities
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.66%) Open Source
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.10%) Windows
2 25 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (13.25%) Windows 7
4 18 (11.92%) UNIX
4 18 (11.92%) Linux
5 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.62%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.65%) AIX
9 4 (2.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.99%) Android
10 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 2 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.66%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) zOS
12 1 (0.66%) SUSE
12 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.93%) ITIL
1 15 (9.93%) Migration
2 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (5.30%) ERP
4 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2
4 6 (3.97%) Project Management
4 6 (3.97%) Validation
4 6 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.31%) Change Control
6 4 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.65%) Time Management
6 4 (2.65%) Information Management
6 4 (2.65%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (1.99%) Asset Management
7 3 (1.99%) Data Management
7 3 (1.99%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.99%) Data Migration
7 3 (1.99%) Data Entry
7 3 (1.99%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.46%) SQL
2 7 (4.64%) T-SQL
2 7 (4.64%) VBA
2 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
2 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.97%) Korn
4 4 (2.65%) Java
5 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.99%) Perl
5 3 (1.99%) C++
5 3 (1.99%) sed
5 3 (1.99%) AWK
6 2 (1.32%) Python
6 2 (1.32%) C#
7 1 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.66%) RPG
7 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.64%) Degree
3 6 (3.97%) MCITP
4 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) CCA
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) SLA
2 5 (3.31%) QA
System Software
1 32 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.28%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.64%) XenApp
5 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.32%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
6 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.66%) XenServer
6 1 (0.66%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.66%) Control-M
5 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.66%) SELinux
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) yum
5 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (29.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.88%) Oracle
3 21 (13.91%) VMware
4 13 (8.61%) Apple
5 12 (7.95%) Citrix
6 11 (7.28%) Symantec
7 10 (6.62%) Sun
8 8 (5.30%) HP
8 8 (5.30%) Juniper
8 8 (5.30%) Infor
8 8 (5.30%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.64%) EMC
9 7 (4.64%) Cisco
10 6 (3.97%) Cognos
10 6 (3.97%) Meru Networks
11 5 (3.31%) SAP
11 5 (3.31%) Sybase
11 5 (3.31%) CODA
12 4 (2.65%) Northgate
13 3 (1.99%) IBM
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