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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 554 530 496
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 74 79 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 49
Average daily rate £406 £419 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £348 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £26.83 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.72% -46.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -46.34%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 68 £413 +1.53% 55
London +8 34 £380 -5.00% 22
South East -6 13 £435 -1.97% 6
City of London +56 12 £350 -8.25% 4
Berkshire +6 9 £445 -1.11% 2
East Midlands -3 7 £550 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire -9 6 £208 -51.17% 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £208 - 2
Wakefield - 5 £208 -
Northamptonshire +10 4 £550 +22.22% 2
Reading -6 4 £425 -19.04% 1
Scotland -6 4 £275 -46.07% 3
West Midlands -12 4 £388 +3.33% 6
Glasgow - 3 £275 - 3
Northampton +10 2 £550 +22.22% 2
Hampshire +1 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £425 +36.21%
Hertfordshire +8 1 £625 -
Milton Keynes +6 1 £425 +36.21%
South West +1 1 £325 -13.33% 1
East of England +1 1 £625 +47.92% 1
Surrey -3 1 - - 1
North West -22 1 £333 -28.87% 8
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 33 (19.19%) Project Management
3 30 (17.44%) ITIL
3 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
4 24 (13.95%) SQL
5 19 (11.05%) Windows
6 18 (10.47%) ERP
6 18 (10.47%) Management Information System
7 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
8 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
8 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.72%) Active Directory
9 15 (8.72%) CRM
10 13 (7.56%) Unix
11 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
11 12 (6.98%) Oracle
11 12 (6.98%) Change Management
11 12 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.40%) Migration
12 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
12 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
12 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
13 10 (5.81%) Windows Server
13 10 (5.81%) SAP
13 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (5.81%) LAN
13 10 (5.81%) WAN
13 10 (5.81%) Service Delivery
13 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (5.23%) Workflow

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) Documentum
3 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.07%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.74%) MS Project
5 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) CODA-Financials
1 5 (2.91%) Cognos Planning
1 5 (2.91%) Workday HCM
2 4 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (1.16%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.58%) HFM
5 1 (0.58%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.58%) Maximo
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.58%) Primavera
5 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) LAN
1 10 (5.81%) WAN
2 4 (2.33%) DNS
3 3 (1.74%) DHCP
4 2 (1.16%) Firewall
4 2 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (0.58%) BGP
5 1 (0.58%) FTP
5 1 (0.58%) HTTP
5 1 (0.58%) Internet
5 1 (0.58%) MVNO
5 1 (0.58%) PBX
5 1 (0.58%) SSH
5 1 (0.58%) Symposium
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.16%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.16%) MS Access
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) Power BI
7 1 (0.58%) QlikView
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.16%) LoadUI
2 2 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.58%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.65%) Banking
4 6 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.33%) Legal
5 4 (2.33%) Retail
6 3 (1.74%) Billing
6 3 (1.74%) Local Government
7 2 (1.16%) Automotive
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) Middleware
2 4 (2.33%) XML
3 3 (1.74%) SOAP
3 3 (1.74%) Web Services
3 3 (1.74%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) LAMP
4 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.58%) Flash
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.49%) NHS
4 5 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.74%) Biometrics
5 3 (1.74%) iSeries
6 2 (1.16%) CCTV
6 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.16%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) FMCG
6 2 (1.16%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.16%) PDA
6 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.58%) IVR
7 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.05%) Windows
2 13 (7.56%) Unix
3 10 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.07%) MVS
5 7 (4.07%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.74%) Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.19%) Project Management
2 30 (17.44%) ITIL
3 18 (10.47%) ERP
4 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (8.72%) CRM
6 12 (6.98%) Change Management
6 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.40%) Migration
8 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.81%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.23%) Service Management
9 9 (5.23%) Workflow
10 8 (4.65%) Supplier Management
10 8 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.07%) Change Control
11 7 (4.07%) Line Management
11 7 (4.07%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.49%) Regression Testing
13 5 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.95%) SQL
2 5 (2.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.33%) C#
3 4 (2.33%) Java
4 2 (1.16%) C
4 2 (1.16%) VBA
5 1 (0.58%) Perl
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
5 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.23%) Degree
4 4 (2.33%) ISEB
4 4 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.74%) CCNA
5 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.74%) MCITP
5 3 (1.74%) MCSE
5 3 (1.74%) MCTS
6 2 (1.16%) APMP
6 2 (1.16%) MCSA
6 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) CCAB
7 1 (0.58%) CISM
7 1 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) QA
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
2 4 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) GxP
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) SCSM
2 4 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.16%) SCOM
3 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.16%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.98%) Oracle
3 10 (5.81%) SAP
4 9 (5.23%) Cisco
5 8 (4.65%) Cognos
6 6 (3.49%) CODA
7 5 (2.91%) HP
7 5 (2.91%) Kronos
7 5 (2.91%) VMware
8 3 (1.74%) Compaq
8 3 (1.74%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.74%) iManage
8 3 (1.74%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.74%) Terracotta
8 3 (1.74%) webMethods
9 2 (1.16%) EMC
9 2 (1.16%) IBM
9 2 (1.16%) Recommind
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) Siemens
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London
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