The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Manager
Rank 504 484 489
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 84 86 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 35
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£419 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - -

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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Systems Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 17 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
England -25 79 £425 +5.59% 25
London -4 38 £450 -5.26% 5
South East -25 19 £450 +15.38% 5
Berkshire +5 8 £450 +12.50%
North West -4 7 £463 - 3
City of London +10 6 £381 -23.75% 4
South West -34 5 £390 +1.97% 3
East of England -3 4 £403 - 3
Manchester -8 4 £463 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £403 +5.92%
Hampshire -24 4 £400 +11.11% 2
Bristol -17 3 £390 +0.02%
East Midlands - 3 £475 -
Milton Keynes -10 2 £312 -17.89%
West Midlands - 2 £289 - 4
Middlesex - 2 £426 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £403 -
Scotland - 2 £303 -
Reading +17 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -14 1 - -
Wales -27 1 £225 -37.93% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Wirral - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 49 (23.90%) Project Management
2 43 (20.98%) Finance
3 32 (15.61%) Microsoft
4 24 (11.71%) SQL
5 23 (11.22%) Telecoms
6 22 (10.73%) Management Information System
7 20 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (9.27%) Windows
9 18 (8.78%) NHS
10 17 (8.29%) PRINCE2
10 17 (8.29%) SCOM
11 16 (7.80%) Retail
12 15 (7.32%) Security Cleared
13 13 (6.34%) Intranet
14 11 (5.37%) Agresso
14 11 (5.37%) ERP
14 11 (5.37%) ResourceLink
14 11 (5.37%) SC Cleared
15 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
15 10 (4.88%) ITIL
16 9 (4.39%) Oracle
16 9 (4.39%) CRM
16 9 (4.39%) Broadband
16 9 (4.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
16 9 (4.39%) Legal
16 9 (4.39%) Billing
17 8 (3.90%) Migration
17 8 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (3.90%) SQL Server

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.93%) CMS
2 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) JBoss
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Agresso
1 11 (5.37%) ResourceLink
2 3 (1.46%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Taleo
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) Intranet
2 9 (4.39%) Broadband
3 7 (3.41%) DNS
3 7 (3.41%) PBX
4 6 (2.93%) DHCP
5 5 (2.44%) SAN
6 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.98%) SSH
7 2 (0.98%) SNMP
7 2 (0.98%) GSM
8 1 (0.49%) GPRS
8 1 (0.49%) UMTS
8 1 (0.49%) VoIP
8 1 (0.49%) WLAN
8 1 (0.49%) WAN
8 1 (0.49%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) MPLS
8 1 (0.49%) DVB
8 1 (0.49%) Firewall
8 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.46%) Selenium
2 3 (1.46%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.98%) Sahi
3 2 (0.98%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) SilkTest
General
1 43 (20.98%) Finance
2 23 (11.22%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.80%) Retail
4 9 (4.39%) Legal
4 9 (4.39%) Billing
5 5 (2.44%) Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Advertising
6 3 (1.46%) Back Office
6 3 (1.46%) Local Government
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.41%) .NET
2 2 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.49%) DCOM
3 1 (0.49%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) JSON
3 1 (0.49%) Spring
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.49%) REST
3 1 (0.49%) HTML5
3 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.73%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.78%) NHS
3 7 (3.41%) STB
3 7 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.95%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.95%) EPoS
5 3 (1.46%) DTV
5 3 (1.46%) LIMS
5 3 (1.46%) Clustering
5 3 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (0.98%) CMDB
6 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.98%) PACS
6 2 (0.98%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.27%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Linux
3 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.95%) UNIX
4 3 (1.46%) Android
4 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) AIX
5 2 (0.98%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.90%) Project Management
2 20 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (8.29%) PRINCE2
4 11 (5.37%) ERP
5 10 (4.88%) ITIL
6 9 (4.39%) CRM
6 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.90%) Migration
7 8 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.41%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.41%) Data Protection
9 6 (2.93%) Supplier Management
9 6 (2.93%) Content Management
9 6 (2.93%) Workflow
10 5 (2.44%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.44%) Change Management
10 5 (2.44%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.44%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.44%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.71%) SQL
2 6 (2.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.95%) Perl
3 4 (1.95%) C
4 3 (1.46%) C#
4 3 (1.46%) Java
4 3 (1.46%) VBScript
5 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) Scala
6 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.44%) Degree
3 5 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.95%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.95%) ISEB
5 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.98%) HND
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CIMA
7 1 (0.49%) ACCA
7 1 (0.49%) CIPD
7 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) HL7
2 1 (0.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) vSphere
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (8.29%) SCOM
2 9 (4.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.93%) WMI
4 5 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.46%) MOM
6 3 (1.46%) SCCM
6 3 (1.46%) SCSM
7 2 (0.98%) Puppet
8 1 (0.49%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.49%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.39%) Oracle
3 8 (3.90%) SAP
4 7 (3.41%) VMware
5 4 (1.95%) NetApp
6 3 (1.46%) HP
6 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 2 (0.98%) Veeam
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.98%) Lotus
7 2 (0.98%) BMC
7 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco
7 2 (0.98%) Cognos
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe
8 1 (0.49%) Murex
8 1 (0.49%) Remedy
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee
8 1 (0.49%) CA
8 1 (0.49%) i2
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £460.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Durham, County Durham
University of Durham
Rate: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Colchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Ipswich
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago