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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 362 376 359
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 52 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £220 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £205
% change year-on-year
+11.30% +40.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.59 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.39% +21.53%
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
20637 21595 20089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.39% 92.63% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 15017 13598
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 369 377 407
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 2015.

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 27 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
City of London +4 2 £333 +2.30% 4
Croydon -4 1 £425 +2.71%
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.37%) Finance
4 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
4 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
5 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
6 13 (19.40%) UNIX
6 13 (19.40%) Linux
6 13 (19.40%) MS Office
7 12 (17.91%) SQL
7 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
8 11 (16.42%) DNS
8 11 (16.42%) SLA
9 10 (14.93%) Cisco
9 10 (14.93%) DHCP
9 10 (14.93%) LAN
9 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
10 9 (13.43%) Oracle
11 8 (11.94%) ITIL
11 8 (11.94%) Apple
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
12 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
12 7 (10.45%) Intranet
12 7 (10.45%) VMware
12 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
13 6 (8.96%) WAN
13 6 (8.96%) Network Management
14 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.40%) MS Office
3 4 (5.97%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.48%) Agresso
3 1 (1.49%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.49%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) DNS
2 10 (14.93%) LAN
2 10 (14.93%) DHCP
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.45%) Intranet
5 6 (8.96%) WAN
6 5 (7.46%) VPN
6 5 (7.46%) Internet
7 4 (5.97%) SAN
7 4 (5.97%) Wireless
7 4 (5.97%) VLAN
7 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.97%) VoIP
7 4 (5.97%) WLAN
8 3 (4.48%) FTP
8 3 (4.48%) NAS
8 3 (4.48%) Firewall
9 1 (1.49%) SSH
9 1 (1.49%) SMTP
9 1 (1.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.99%) Informix
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) MS Access
4 1 (1.49%) OLAP
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) International Banking
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.97%) iPhone
3 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) UNIX
2 13 (19.40%) Linux
3 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.46%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.46%) AIX
7 4 (5.97%) Solaris
7 4 (5.97%) Android
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.49%) HPUX
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.96%) Network Management
4 4 (5.97%) Migration
4 4 (5.97%) CRM
5 3 (4.48%) ERP
5 3 (4.48%) Change Management
5 3 (4.48%) Web Development
5 3 (4.48%) Workflow
5 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) People Management
6 2 (2.99%) Change Control
6 2 (2.99%) Validation
6 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.99%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.99%) Data Entry
7 1 (1.49%) Product Management
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) C++
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) VBScript
3 1 (1.49%) VBA
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.49%) AWK
3 1 (1.49%) Korn
3 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) MCSE
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) MCITP
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Cisco
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle
4 8 (11.94%) Apple
5 7 (10.45%) VMware
6 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.97%) Google
7 4 (5.97%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) NetApp
9 2 (2.99%) Veritas
9 2 (2.99%) Sybase
9 2 (2.99%) IBM
9 2 (2.99%) Sun
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) Teradata
10 1 (1.49%) Fidessa
10 1 (1.49%) SunGard
10 1 (1.49%) SAP
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