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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 243 229 214
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 21 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 12
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£450 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £234 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £258
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £27.50 £16.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +69.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.88 £28.75 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-41.30% +107.20%
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
8816 8449 7886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.33% 91.83% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4596 4076
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £208
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 410 407 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.14 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +15 13 £450 +95.65% 1
Surrey -2 5 £250 +21.95% 5
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £230 - 2
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
3 13 (35.14%) CIMA
3 13 (35.14%) Finance
4 12 (32.43%) CIPFA
4 12 (32.43%) CCAB
4 12 (32.43%) ERP
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) AAT
5 11 (29.73%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) IIS
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Hyperion
10 6 (16.22%) NHS
10 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
11 5 (13.51%) Change Management
11 5 (13.51%) Nagios
11 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
11 5 (13.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (13.51%) Icinga
12 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
12 4 (10.81%) HP
12 4 (10.81%) Citrix
12 4 (10.81%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (27.03%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (5.41%) SAP BPC
2 2 (5.41%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
1 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Network Security
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.70%) VLAN
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ERP
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
4 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.70%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) CIMA
2 12 (32.43%) CCAB
2 12 (32.43%) CIPFA
2 12 (32.43%) AAT
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ACCA
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Nagios
1 5 (13.51%) Icinga
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Hyperion
4 4 (10.81%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Kaspersky
6 2 (5.41%) Cognos
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) CommVault
7 1 (2.70%) QNAP
7 1 (2.70%) Brocade
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) Sage
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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