The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 70 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.18% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£200 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.59% +20.00%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 991 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.28% 91.59% 89.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 510 366
Average daily rate £388 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Altiris
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCDST
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Altiris
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft