The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 386 361 375
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 26 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 24
Average daily rate £295 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.30% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
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 £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Support
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 6 £325 - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Hendon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Retail
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (11.11%) Workflow
6 4 (11.11%) DTS
6 4 (11.11%) IIS
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (8.33%) HP
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (8.33%) SAN
7 3 (8.33%) NetApp
7 3 (8.33%) MS Office
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.78%) concrete5
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ReMetrica
1 2 (5.56%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (5.56%) Agresso
2 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.11%) DTS
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Taxonomies
2 2 (5.56%) EPoS
2 2 (5.56%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.78%) EFT
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Tandem
3 1 (2.78%) Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Workflow
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Data Management
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) ETL
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.78%) Release Management
5 1 (2.78%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.78%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) JCL
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) AWK
5 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) MCSM
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) MCDST
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.56%) NFS
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.78%) Ganglia
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) YUM
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) VMware
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) NetApp
3 2 (5.56%) Tableau
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) Cognos
3 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas
4 1 (2.78%) Avaya
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Maconomy
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Brocade
4 1 (2.78%) Orchard
4 1 (2.78%) F5