The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 371 374 321
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 27 17 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.078% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 25
Average daily rate
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£225 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £142 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £327 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.72% -26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Systems Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support across the London region.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support across the London region.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
City of London +16 3 £396 +76.11% 3
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 21 (38.89%) Windows
3 18 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Oracle
4 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
5 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (18.52%) SLA
7 9 (16.67%) UNIX
7 9 (16.67%) Linux
8 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.81%) Migration
9 7 (12.96%) DNS
9 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
10 6 (11.11%) Banking
10 6 (11.11%) DHCP
10 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.11%) HTML
11 5 (9.26%) Sybase
11 5 (9.26%) VBA
11 5 (9.26%) .NET
11 5 (9.26%) AIX
11 5 (9.26%) MS Office
11 5 (9.26%) Cisco
11 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
11 5 (9.26%) Intranet
11 5 (9.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
12 4 (7.41%) Network Management
12 4 (7.41%) Windows 8

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.56%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.70%) Agresso
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.85%) Summit
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.85%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.85%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 5 (9.26%) Intranet
4 3 (5.56%) SAN
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) FTP
6 1 (1.85%) Broadband
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) MS Access
4 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.70%) Informix
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.85%) PowerMart
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.70%) Toad
2 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) jQuery
4 2 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Equities
3 1 (1.85%) Derivative
3 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.85%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.67%) UNIX
3 9 (16.67%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.26%) AIX
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) HPUX
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (7.41%) Network Management
2 4 (7.41%) ERP
2 4 (7.41%) ITIL
3 3 (5.56%) CRM
3 3 (5.56%) Validation
3 3 (5.56%) Data Entry
3 3 (5.56%) Web Development
3 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.85%) ETL
5 1 (1.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.85%) SOA
5 1 (1.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) VBA
3 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) C++
4 3 (5.56%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.56%) Korn
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) VCP4
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) MCITP
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Control-M
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Sybase
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.56%) Cognos
4 3 (5.56%) CODA
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) DataSynapse
5 2 (3.70%) Reuters
5 2 (3.70%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Informatica
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
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