The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 248 234 227
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 22 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 7
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£450 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £128 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £12.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -37.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
Systems Support
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Berkshire +7 13 £450 +125.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £230 -
Surrey -1 3 £170 -15.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 13 (37.14%) CIMA
3 13 (37.14%) VMware
4 12 (34.29%) CCAB
4 12 (34.29%) CIPFA
4 12 (34.29%) ERP
4 12 (34.29%) AAT
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (17.14%) HP
8 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.14%) Hyperion
8 6 (17.14%) ITIL
8 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
9 5 (14.29%) NHS
10 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (11.43%) Apple
10 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
10 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 4 (11.43%) MS Office
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
11 3 (8.57%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (5.71%) SAP BPC
2 2 (5.71%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) NAS
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) NHS
2 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ERP
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.86%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CIMA
2 12 (34.29%) CCAB
2 12 (34.29%) CIPFA
2 12 (34.29%) AAT
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) IIBA
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) PMP
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.57%) Nagios
2 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (8.57%) Icinga
3 2 (5.71%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) HP
3 6 (17.14%) Hyperion
4 4 (11.43%) Apple
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
5 3 (8.57%) SAP
6 2 (5.71%) Cognos
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Veeam
6 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) QNAP
7 1 (2.86%) CommVault
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade
7 1 (2.86%) Sage
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp