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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 526 464 459
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 83 118 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 37
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £305 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.83 £22.69 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.23% +6.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
+18.23% -

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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
England -57 79 £425 +6.25% 30
South East -27 30 £425 -15.00% 8
London -6 27 £480 +20.00% 13
Hampshire +1 15 £488 +35.41% 1
City of London +16 9 £569 +37.87% 5
East Midlands -5 8 £388 -24.39% 2
North West -18 5 £350 -6.66%
Manchester -4 4 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire -11 4 £475 -5.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £390 -
Nottingham - 4 £390 -
East of England +16 3 £410 -20.00% 1
South West -3 3 £275 -29.03%
Northamptonshire -3 3 £250 -51.21%
West Sussex - 3 £380 -
Northampton - 3 £250 -
Hook - 3 £400 -
Bristol +9 2 - -
Surrey +5 2 £375 - 1
South Wales -1 2 £400 - 2
Reading -2 2 £475 -5.00%
Wales -8 2 £400 - 2
West Midlands -18 2 - - 3
Scotland - 2 £520 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
Fareham - 2 £475 -
Cardiff +12 1 £400 -
Wiltshire +5 1 £275 -29.03%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £450 -12.19% 1
Derbyshire +2 1 £388 - 1

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 48 (30.97%) Finance
2 47 (30.32%) Project Management
3 26 (16.77%) PRINCE2
4 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 21 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 17 (10.97%) SQL
8 16 (10.32%) Windows
9 13 (8.39%) SCOM
10 12 (7.74%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.74%) DNS
11 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
11 11 (7.10%) Business Analysis
12 10 (6.45%) Change Management
12 10 (6.45%) .NET
12 10 (6.45%) DHCP
13 9 (5.81%) MS Project
13 9 (5.81%) ITIL
13 9 (5.81%) Retail
14 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (5.16%) Billing
14 8 (5.16%) VMware
14 8 (5.16%) NHS
14 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
14 8 (5.16%) Migration
14 8 (5.16%) Legal
14 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
14 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (4.52%) Oracle

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (2.58%) IIS
2 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.65%) Lync
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS Project
3 6 (3.87%) MS Office
3 6 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Agresso
2 2 (1.29%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.29%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.65%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) IaaS
2 4 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Trello
4 1 (0.65%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.74%) DNS
2 10 (6.45%) DHCP
3 6 (3.87%) VPN
4 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.29%) VoIP
5 2 (1.29%) Firewall
5 2 (1.29%) VLAN
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.29%) Sahi
2 2 (1.29%) JIRA
2 2 (1.29%) Selenium
3 1 (0.65%) MSTest
General
1 48 (30.97%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Retail
3 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.16%) Legal
3 8 (5.16%) Billing
4 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.94%) Local Government
5 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) .NET
2 3 (1.94%) XML
3 2 (1.29%) Middleware
3 2 (1.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.16%) NHS
2 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.94%) Learning Management System
3 3 (1.94%) FlexPod
3 3 (1.94%) Clustering
4 2 (1.29%) GIS
4 2 (1.29%) PMI
4 2 (1.29%) EPoS
5 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.65%) IVR
5 1 (0.65%) PACS
5 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.32%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.94%) Linux
4 2 (1.29%) UNIX
5 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.32%) Project Management
2 26 (16.77%) PRINCE2
3 21 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.74%) Programme Management
5 11 (7.10%) Business Analysis
6 10 (6.45%) Change Management
7 9 (5.81%) ITIL
8 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.16%) Migration
8 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.52%) CRM
9 7 (4.52%) ERP
10 6 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.87%) Workflow
10 6 (3.87%) Line Management
11 5 (3.23%) Service Management
11 5 (3.23%) Change Control
11 5 (3.23%) E-Discovery
11 5 (3.23%) Project Planning
12 4 (2.58%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.97%) SQL
2 6 (3.87%) C
3 4 (2.58%) VB
4 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.94%) VBScript
5 2 (1.29%) C#
6 1 (0.65%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) Perl
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.87%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.23%) Degree
4 4 (2.58%) PMP
4 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) CIPD
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ACCA
6 1 (0.65%) CIMA
6 1 (0.65%) HND
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) IIBA
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) SLA
1 3 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) vSphere
3 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.29%) vCloud
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) SCOM
2 7 (4.52%) WMI
3 4 (2.58%) SCSM
3 4 (2.58%) MOM
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.16%) VMware
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle
3 7 (4.52%) SAP
4 5 (3.23%) Epicor
4 5 (3.23%) RedPrairie
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco
5 4 (2.58%) NetApp
5 4 (2.58%) BMC
5 4 (2.58%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.94%) CA
7 2 (1.29%) HP
7 2 (1.29%) Juniper
7 2 (1.29%) Sage
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.65%) Remedy
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee
8 1 (0.65%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.65%) Kronos
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Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
GLA
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago