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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 124 122 138
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 7 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.43% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.47% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
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- £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-25.60% +17.07%
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 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
2990 2528 2827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.97% 90.29% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1248 1433
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 185 191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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
Cheshire +10 4 - -
Manchester -12 2 - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) ADSL
3 1 (8.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) EDMS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco