The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 579 574 519
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 60 83 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 78
Median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Systems Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Manager in the job title.

Systems Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK.

Systems Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Systems Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK.

Systems Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 55 £450 - 21
London -14 20 £420 -11.57% 3
South East +6 14 £450 +41.17% 5
East Midlands +12 12 £500 +66.66% 3
Leicestershire +20 11 £500 +66.66% 1
Leicester +14 11 £500 +66.66% 1
Hampshire +13 5 £450 +60.71%
South West +11 5 £475 -5.00% 2
Berkshire +14 4 £500 +11.11%
Gloucestershire - 4 £475 -
North West +5 3 £325 -35.64% 1
City of London +29 2 £488 -4.87%
Reading - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £475 -
Manchester - 2 £269 -
Scotland - 2 £344 -
Yorkshire +5 1 £550 +83.33% 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 £550 +83.33%
Leeds +2 1 £550 +83.33%
Oxfordshire +1 1 £625 +117.39% 2
Staffordshire +1 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Oxford -11 1 £625 +117.39%
West Midlands -29 1 £300 -40.00% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £344 -
Erskine - 1 £344 -
Taunton - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £625 -
Fareham - 1 £475 -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Systems Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 43 (28.10%) Finance
2 26 (16.99%) Project Management
3 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.38%) Windows
4 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 21 (13.73%) Change Management
5 20 (13.07%) Active Directory
6 19 (12.42%) Security Cleared
6 19 (12.42%) People Management
7 18 (11.76%) ITIL
8 17 (11.11%) VMware
9 15 (9.80%) SAP
10 13 (8.50%) Management Information System
10 13 (8.50%) SC Cleared
11 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (7.84%) Logistics
12 11 (7.19%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (7.19%) Linux
12 11 (7.19%) DNS
13 10 (6.54%) HP
13 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.54%) SQL
13 10 (6.54%) Oracle
13 10 (6.54%) .NET
13 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
13 10 (6.54%) Degree
13 10 (6.54%) Migration
13 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.54%) SCOM
14 9 (5.88%) SQL Server

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.96%) Apache
4 3 (1.96%) CMS
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.27%) MS Office
3 4 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.65%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) HFM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Office 365
2 3 (1.96%) SaaS
3 2 (1.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.19%) DNS
2 5 (3.27%) SSL
3 3 (1.96%) DHCP
3 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.31%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) Intranet
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) SAN
5 1 (0.65%) SMTP
5 1 (0.65%) SNMP
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) MySQL
3 2 (1.31%) ActiveReports
3 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.31%) GIS
3 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 43 (28.10%) Finance
2 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.58%) Legal
4 6 (3.92%) Banking
4 6 (3.92%) Retail
5 5 (3.27%) Law
6 4 (2.61%) Games
6 4 (2.61%) Local Government
7 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.54%) .NET
2 6 (3.92%) CSS
2 6 (3.92%) Web Services
3 5 (3.27%) LAMP
4 2 (1.31%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.58%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.96%) Clustering
5 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.96%) NHS
5 3 (1.96%) Physics
6 2 (1.31%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.31%) Equities
6 2 (1.31%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.31%) Online Games
6 2 (1.31%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Windows
2 11 (7.19%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.31%) CentOS
6 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.99%) Project Management
2 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.73%) Change Management
4 19 (12.42%) People Management
5 18 (11.76%) ITIL
6 12 (7.84%) Logistics
7 11 (7.19%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (6.54%) Migration
8 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2
8 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.58%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.92%) DevOps
11 6 (3.92%) ERP
11 6 (3.92%) Information Management
11 6 (3.92%) SDLC
11 6 (3.92%) Service Management
12 5 (3.27%) Campaign Management
12 5 (3.27%) Project Planning
12 5 (3.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.54%) SQL
2 4 (2.61%) VB
3 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) Perl
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
4 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.54%) Degree
4 6 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.31%) ISEB
6 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) ACCA
7 1 (0.65%) CIMA
7 1 (0.65%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MAPM
7 1 (0.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMP
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.96%) QA
1 3 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) COREP
2 1 (0.65%) FINREP
2 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 20 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.58%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.96%) NFS
4 3 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) SCOM
2 5 (3.27%) SCCM
3 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.96%) SCSM
5 2 (1.31%) MOM
5 2 (1.31%) OVSD
5 2 (1.31%) WMI
5 2 (1.31%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.65%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) vRealize
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.11%) VMware
3 15 (9.80%) SAP
4 10 (6.54%) HP
4 10 (6.54%) Oracle
5 8 (5.23%) EMC
5 8 (5.23%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.58%) Cisco
7 5 (3.27%) Pega
8 4 (2.61%) Veritas
9 3 (1.96%) Citrix
9 3 (1.96%) IBM
9 3 (1.96%) iManage
9 3 (1.96%) Symantec
10 2 (1.31%) Dell
10 2 (1.31%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.31%) Intel
10 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.31%) Sun
10 2 (1.31%) Sybase
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