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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 238 219 215
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 19 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £152 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £363 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.63 £25.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +42.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.53 £25.00 £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.87% +17.14%
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
8941 7789 8103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.51% 92.77% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4965 4158 3847
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 480 618
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 20 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 November 2014. 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
Hampshire -12 10 £300 - 6
Surrey -18 3 £415 +66.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £108 -72.43% 1
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 8 (21.62%) UNIX
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) MPEG
4 7 (18.92%) DVB
5 6 (16.22%) ERP
5 6 (16.22%) MS Office
5 6 (16.22%) VMware
6 5 (13.51%) Finance
6 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (13.51%) DNS
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
8 3 (8.11%) sed
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) AWK
8 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (8.11%) Firewall
8 3 (8.11%) Time Management
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 2 (5.41%) Lync
1 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DVB
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) Network Security
4 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) DMZ
4 2 (5.41%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) 3G
5 1 (2.70%) 4G
5 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.70%) 2G
5 1 (2.70%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Advertising
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) MPEG
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Statistics
3 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) UNIX
3 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Android
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ERP
2 3 (8.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Time Management
3 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.41%) Line Management
3 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.41%) Validation
3 2 (5.41%) Data Management
3 2 (5.41%) Information Management
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) RUP
4 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) sed
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.11%) AWK
2 3 (8.11%) Korn
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenServer
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Sun
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Juniper
5 2 (5.41%) Apple
5 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 2 (5.41%) Alias
6 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.70%) Sage
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) Tableau
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
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