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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 497 506 461
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 83 70 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 37
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£320 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £295 £205
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +43.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £18.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.79 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+26.58% +21.53%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +30 50 £238 -19.49% 15
South East -20 16 £320 +20.75% 9
North West -18 5 £263 +114.28% 4
East of England +15 3 £350 -12.50% 3
East Midlands 0 3 £413 - 1
West Midlands -15 3 £350 +7.69% 1
South West - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 2
Systems Support
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Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (36.99%) Windows
2 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
3 42 (28.77%) SQL
4 31 (21.23%) Finance
5 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
6 25 (17.12%) ITIL
7 23 (15.75%) VMware
8 22 (15.07%) Oracle
9 21 (14.38%) MS Office
10 20 (13.70%) Linux
11 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
11 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (12.33%) UNIX
12 18 (12.33%) MS Exchange
13 17 (11.64%) DNS
13 17 (11.64%) MS Excel
14 15 (10.27%) Windows 7
15 14 (9.59%) IIS
16 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
16 13 (8.90%) DHCP
16 13 (8.90%) LAN
16 13 (8.90%) Sun
16 13 (8.90%) Firewall
16 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (8.22%) Management Information System
17 12 (8.22%) Cisco
17 12 (8.22%) Apple
17 12 (8.22%) Project Management
18 11 (7.53%) Intranet
19 10 (6.85%) PowerShell

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.59%) IIS
3 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.05%) Lync
7 2 (1.37%) CMS
7 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Drupal
8 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (14.38%) MS Office
2 17 (11.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.42%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) Agresso
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.37%) assyst
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.05%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.68%) Yammer
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) DNS
2 13 (8.90%) Firewall
2 13 (8.90%) LAN
2 13 (8.90%) DHCP
3 11 (7.53%) Intranet
4 10 (6.85%) Internet
4 10 (6.85%) WAN
5 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.79%) VPN
6 7 (4.79%) VoIP
7 5 (3.42%) SAN
8 4 (2.74%) NAS
8 4 (2.74%) FTP
9 3 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.05%) VLAN
9 3 (2.05%) Network Security
9 3 (2.05%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.05%) Wireless
9 3 (2.05%) WLAN
9 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.37%) Informix
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.37%) MS Access
6 2 (1.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Retail
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.37%) Local Government
5 2 (1.37%) International Banking
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) .NET
2 5 (3.42%) XML
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
4 3 (2.05%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.11%) NHS
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.05%) iPhone
3 3 (2.05%) iSeries
4 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (0.68%) Derivative
5 1 (0.68%) Chemistry
5 1 (0.68%) Biology
5 1 (0.68%) EPoS
5 1 (0.68%) RMADS
5 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.68%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.99%) Windows
2 20 (13.70%) Linux
3 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (12.33%) UNIX
5 15 (10.27%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.79%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.11%) Android
10 5 (3.42%) Solaris
10 5 (3.42%) AIX
11 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.68%) CentOS
13 1 (0.68%) HPUX
13 1 (0.68%) zOS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.12%) ITIL
2 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
3 12 (8.22%) Project Management
4 9 (6.16%) Change Management
4 9 (6.16%) Migration
5 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.11%) Network Management
6 6 (4.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.42%) Change Control
7 5 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.74%) CRM
8 4 (2.74%) ERP
8 4 (2.74%) Document Management
9 3 (2.05%) Workflow
9 3 (2.05%) Validation
9 3 (2.05%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (2.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.77%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.05%) Prolog
4 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.05%) AWK
4 3 (2.05%) Korn
4 3 (2.05%) RPG
4 3 (2.05%) sed
5 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.37%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.37%) C#
5 2 (1.37%) VBScript
5 2 (1.37%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
6 1 (0.68%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.05%) Degree
3 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.05%) MCSE
3 3 (2.05%) CCNP
3 3 (2.05%) CCNA
4 2 (1.37%) MCSA
4 2 (1.37%) MCP
4 2 (1.37%) MCITP
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) IIBA
5 1 (0.68%) PMP
5 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.79%) VMware ESX
2 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.05%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) Nagios
1 5 (3.42%) Icinga
2 3 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (2.05%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.68%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.75%) VMware
3 22 (15.07%) Oracle
4 13 (8.90%) Sun
5 12 (8.22%) Cisco
5 12 (8.22%) Apple
6 9 (6.16%) Infor
7 8 (5.48%) Citrix
8 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.11%) NetApp
9 6 (4.11%) Symantec
10 4 (2.74%) SAP
10 4 (2.74%) IBM
11 3 (2.05%) Kronos
11 3 (2.05%) Kaspersky
11 3 (2.05%) Google
11 3 (2.05%) Planview
12 2 (1.37%) Alias
12 2 (1.37%) ForgeRock
12 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
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