The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank - 81 69
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.16% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £123 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -79.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +26.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Systems Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1424 1142 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 93.61% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 606 425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 80
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.32 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Support
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft