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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 238 216 220
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 13 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 14
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£240 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £356 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £245 £250
% change year-on-year
+13.26% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% +30.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £20.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £32.30 £19.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.57%
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 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
8314 8244 7570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.80% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4710 4537 3853
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 424 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Surrey +14 5 £250 +21.95% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £230 - 1
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -9 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (61.54%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL
4 11 (42.31%) IIS
5 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) SQL
7 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 5 (19.23%) NHS
10 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
10 5 (19.23%) Nagios
10 5 (19.23%) Icinga
10 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (19.23%) Change Management
10 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
11 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (15.38%) iSCSI
11 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 4 (15.38%) Citrix
11 4 (15.38%) DNS
11 4 (15.38%) MS Office
11 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
12 3 (11.54%) VoIP
12 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
12 3 (11.54%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (42.31%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) assyst
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) iSCSI
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) NHS
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.85%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
1 5 (19.23%) Icinga
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp
4 3 (11.54%) Kaspersky
5 2 (7.69%) ForgeRock
5 2 (7.69%) Akamai
5 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) QNAP