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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 380 406 404
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 31 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.075% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.081% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
Average daily rate
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£423 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £381 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
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
22649 23455 24036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 92.88% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15806 16148 15867
Average daily rate £425 £435 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 422 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.62 £45.00
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 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 30 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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
City of London +35 8 £438 +10.75% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 27 (43.55%) Finance
1 27 (43.55%) SQL
1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.97%) VMware
4 12 (19.35%) SAN
5 11 (17.74%) ITIL
5 11 (17.74%) Linux
5 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
6 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (14.52%) MS Office
7 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
8 8 (12.90%) DNS
8 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
8 8 (12.90%) Oracle
9 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
9 7 (11.29%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (9.68%) Symantec
10 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
10 6 (9.68%) Citrix
10 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
10 6 (9.68%) Credit Risk
10 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.61%) Lync
4 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Office
2 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Agresso
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.23%) Adaptiv
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.61%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.61%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) SAN
2 8 (12.90%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) DHCP
4 3 (4.84%) LDAP
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.84%) Wireless
5 2 (3.23%) NAS
5 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (1.61%) FTP
6 1 (1.61%) HTTP
6 1 (1.61%) LAN
6 1 (1.61%) VoIP
6 1 (1.61%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) Extranet
6 1 (1.61%) SSH
6 1 (1.61%) VLAN
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) Toad
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
2 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (43.55%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
2 6 (9.68%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.45%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.84%) Advertising
4 3 (4.84%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) COM
3 1 (1.61%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Credit Risk
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Market Risk
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
5 1 (1.61%) AS400
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.61%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.06%) UNIX
7 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.84%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.61%) SUSE
9 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.45%) Workflow
3 4 (6.45%) Release Management
4 3 (4.84%) CRM
4 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.23%) Data Validation
5 2 (3.23%) Data Entry
5 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.23%) ERP
5 2 (3.23%) ETL
5 2 (3.23%) Validation
5 2 (3.23%) Migration
5 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) VBA
2 4 (6.45%) Perl
3 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.23%) Bourne shell
4 2 (3.23%) C++
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) MCITP
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) MCSA
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) MCSM
5 1 (1.61%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CCNP
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) CCA
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.45%) XenApp
5 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.23%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.61%) vSphere
7 1 (1.61%) UAG
7 1 (1.61%) KVM
7 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.84%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) YUM
3 2 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) WSUS
4 1 (1.61%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 6 (9.68%) Citrix
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.68%) Symantec
5 5 (8.06%) HP
5 5 (8.06%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) Apple
6 4 (6.45%) Northgate
7 3 (4.84%) Meru Networks
7 3 (4.84%) Juniper
7 3 (4.84%) SunGard
7 3 (4.84%) Sybase
7 3 (4.84%) Cognos
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
8 2 (3.23%) CODA
8 2 (3.23%) DataSynapse
8 2 (3.23%) thinkFolio
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