The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 144 140 108
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.092% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £258
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.23 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3119 3033 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.41% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 1955 1274
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 172 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Bristol -6 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £263 -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (12.50%) RMADS
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Capita
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ERP
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Capita
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