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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 571 569 511
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 72 67 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 62
Median daily rate £438 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -8 65 £450 +16.12% 30
South East +9 30 £475 +30.13% 6
Hampshire +12 12 £475 - 1
London -10 11 £463 -2.63% 9
North West -6 9 £300 -22.58% 3
Berkshire +4 8 £438 +25.00%
Manchester -3 8 £300 -22.58% 2
East Midlands +9 6 £475 +90.00% 3
Hook +6 6 £483 +72.32%
Oldham - 6 £300 -
Leicestershire - 4 £500 -
Leicester - 4 £500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £418 - 6
Reading -2 3 - -
South West -5 3 £450 +63.63%
Surrey - 3 £475 - 1
City of London +39 2 £388 -31.86%
Nottinghamshire -3 2 £438 -
West Sussex -13 2 £425 +11.84% 1
East Grinstead - 2 £425 -
Hull - 2 £385 -
Nottingham - 2 £438 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £508 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £508 -
Scotland - 2 £344 - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 £385 -
Oxfordshire +9 1 £355 +1.42% 1
Middlesex -3 1 £410 - 1
Wiltshire -8 1 £450 +63.63%
West Midlands -26 1 £300 - 1

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (24.86%) Finance
2 31 (17.92%) Project Management
3 27 (15.61%) ITIL
4 26 (15.03%) Windows
5 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (13.29%) Active Directory
7 21 (12.14%) Microsoft
8 19 (10.98%) VMware
9 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
10 17 (9.83%) SQL
11 15 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (8.67%) Management Information System
11 15 (8.67%) Change Management
12 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
13 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (7.51%) Oracle
13 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
14 12 (6.94%) Linux
15 11 (6.36%) Legal
15 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
15 11 (6.36%) HP
15 11 (6.36%) DNS
15 11 (6.36%) Degree
16 10 (5.78%) Cisco
16 10 (5.78%) Red Hat
16 10 (5.78%) .NET
16 10 (5.78%) People Management
17 9 (5.20%) EMC VNX
17 9 (5.20%) SCOM
17 9 (5.20%) Telecoms

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 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.73%) CMS
3 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.16%) Apache
4 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) MS Project
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.58%) HFM
3 1 (0.58%) Maximo
3 1 (0.58%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) DNS
2 8 (4.62%) LAN
2 8 (4.62%) WAN
3 5 (2.89%) SSL
4 4 (2.31%) DHCP
5 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.58%) Broadband
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
6 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.31%) MySQL
3 3 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.73%) GIS
3 3 (1.73%) QlikView
4 2 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) IDOL
5 1 (0.58%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (24.86%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Legal
3 9 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.62%) Law
5 5 (2.89%) Banking
5 5 (2.89%) Local Government
6 4 (2.31%) Games
6 4 (2.31%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.78%) .NET
2 9 (5.20%) Web Services
3 8 (4.62%) LAMP
4 5 (2.89%) CSS
5 3 (1.73%) XML
6 2 (1.16%) SOAP
6 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.16%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.58%) JSON
7 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.67%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.20%) EMC VNX
3 6 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.89%) NHS
5 3 (1.73%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.73%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.73%) Physics
6 2 (1.16%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.16%) Equities
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Online Games
6 2 (1.16%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.58%) Biology
7 1 (0.58%) CESG
7 1 (0.58%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) IVR
7 1 (0.58%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Windows
2 12 (6.94%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.31%) Unix
5 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.16%) CentOS
7 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
8 1 (0.58%) Solaris
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.92%) Project Management
2 27 (15.61%) ITIL
3 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.67%) Change Management
5 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.78%) People Management
7 8 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.05%) ERP
8 7 (4.05%) Migration
8 7 (4.05%) SDLC
8 7 (4.05%) Service Management
8 7 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.47%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.47%) CRM
9 6 (3.47%) DevOps
9 6 (3.47%) Information Management
9 6 (3.47%) Open Source
9 6 (3.47%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.83%) SQL
2 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.58%) Java
3 1 (0.58%) Perl
3 1 (0.58%) PHP
3 1 (0.58%) Python
3 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.36%) Degree
4 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.73%) CCNA
6 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.73%) ISEB
6 3 (1.73%) MCITP
6 3 (1.73%) MCTS
7 2 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.58%) APMP
8 1 (0.58%) CISM
8 1 (0.58%) CISSP
8 1 (0.58%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.58%) MAPM
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.20%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.73%) NFS
5 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.20%) SCOM
2 6 (3.47%) SCCM
3 4 (2.31%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.16%) MOM
4 2 (1.16%) OVSD
4 2 (1.16%) WMI
5 1 (0.58%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.58%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) SCSM
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.98%) VMware
3 13 (7.51%) Oracle
4 11 (6.36%) HP
5 10 (5.78%) Cisco
5 10 (5.78%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.20%) EMC
7 8 (4.62%) SAP
8 7 (4.05%) iManage
9 5 (2.89%) Kronos
9 5 (2.89%) Pega
10 4 (2.31%) Hyperion
10 4 (2.31%) Veritas
11 3 (1.73%) Civica
11 3 (1.73%) Recommind
12 2 (1.16%) arcserve
12 2 (1.16%) Capita
12 2 (1.16%) Mapinfo
12 2 (1.16%) Terracotta
12 2 (1.16%) webMethods
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