The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Reading 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 65 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £13.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+152.25% -15.90%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 841 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.82% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 363 388
Average daily rate £375 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Support
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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 1 August 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Wealth Management
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Firebird
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Firebird
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCDST
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) VMware