The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 146 129 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£180 £126 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £113 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £139 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £245 £250
% change year-on-year
+13.26% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3369 2874 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.25% 92.53% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1552 1049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 190 177
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Cheshire -8 3 £180 +26.76%
Manchester -7 1 - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Northgate
4 1 (11.11%) Civica
4 1 (11.11%) Capita

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Academy Housing
1 1 (11.11%) arcHouse
1 1 (11.11%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (11.11%) Aareon QL
1 1 (11.11%) OPENHousing
1 1 (11.11%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (11.11%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
1 1 (11.11%) Biology
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Northgate
2 1 (11.11%) Civica
2 1 (11.11%) Capita
2 1 (11.11%) Orchard
2 1 (11.11%) Aareon
2 1 (11.11%) Kypera