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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 140 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.32% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £245 £260
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £25.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.99% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +16.66%
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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Devon - 5 £450 - 2
Cornwall +8 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) yum
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks
5 1 (11.11%) SELinux
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) yum
1 1 (11.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Capita
2 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec