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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 550 498 497
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 80 118 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 77 63
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£440 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.15% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -
UK excluding London average 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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Systems Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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 -41 75 £463 +12.12% 34
London -33 31 £440 +6.66% 9
South East -12 14 £350 -15.15% 7
City of London +13 9 £513 +66.66% 1
North West -31 9 £505 +17.44% 7
Blackpool - 7 £505 -
Lancashire - 7 £505 - 1
East of England -1 6 £475 +15.15% 1
West Midlands +11 5 £500 +100.00%
Oxfordshire -14 5 £288 +2.67% 2
Oxford - 5 £288 -
Hampshire 0 4 - -
Essex -1 4 £475 -
South Wales -7 4 £325 -22.61% 1
Cardiff -9 4 £325 -22.61% 1
Wales -10 4 £325 -22.61% 1
Yorkshire -22 4 £300 - 2
Berkshire -4 3 £450 -9.09%
West Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 1
Croydon - 3 £523 -
Warwickshire +9 2 £550 +120.00%
Hertfordshire +6 2 £625 +51.51%
Wiltshire -3 2 £500 +12.35% 3
South West -15 2 £500 +24.22% 7
Midlands - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £263 -
Leeds - 2 £525 - 1
Hook +5 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £525 +110.00% 2

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (30.86%) Finance
2 33 (20.37%) Project Management
3 29 (17.90%) Microsoft
4 24 (14.81%) ITIL
5 23 (14.20%) Management Information System
6 22 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (12.96%) PRINCE2
8 19 (11.73%) SQL
9 18 (11.11%) Change Management
10 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
11 16 (9.88%) Windows
12 15 (9.26%) Programme Management
13 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (8.02%) MS Excel
14 13 (8.02%) MS Project
15 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
15 11 (6.79%) Active Directory
15 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (6.17%) Oracle
16 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
16 10 (6.17%) Banking
16 10 (6.17%) Retail
17 9 (5.56%) Migration
17 9 (5.56%) Asset Management
17 9 (5.56%) Information Management
17 9 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
17 9 (5.56%) Service Management
17 9 (5.56%) PMI Certification
17 9 (5.56%) CRM
17 9 (5.56%) Cognos

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (1.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.02%) MS Project
1 13 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.32%) MS Office
4 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Maximo
2 5 (3.09%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.85%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.85%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (1.85%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.23%) Agresso
4 2 (1.23%) HFM
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.62%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.62%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) DNS
2 3 (1.85%) VoIP
2 3 (1.85%) WAN
2 3 (1.85%) LAN
3 2 (1.23%) SSH
3 2 (1.23%) DHCP
3 2 (1.23%) FTP
3 2 (1.23%) VPN
3 2 (1.23%) BGP
3 2 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) Symposium
4 1 (0.62%) VLAN
4 1 (0.62%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.62%) MSTest
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 50 (30.86%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Banking
2 10 (6.17%) Retail
3 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.47%) Billing
6 3 (1.85%) Local Government
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) Middleware
2 5 (3.09%) .NET
3 4 (2.47%) Flash
4 3 (1.85%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) XML
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) NHS
4 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.23%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.62%) GIS
6 1 (0.62%) PMI
6 1 (0.62%) EPoS
6 1 (0.62%) IVR
6 1 (0.62%) Robotics
6 1 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.32%) MVS
2 7 (4.32%) UNIX
3 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.37%) Project Management
2 24 (14.81%) ITIL
3 22 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (12.96%) PRINCE2
5 18 (11.11%) Change Management
6 15 (9.26%) Programme Management
7 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.56%) Information Management
8 9 (5.56%) Service Management
8 9 (5.56%) CRM
8 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.56%) Migration
9 8 (4.94%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.94%) Quality Management
9 8 (4.94%) Workflow
10 7 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.70%) ERP
11 6 (3.70%) Test Management
11 6 (3.70%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.73%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.70%) VB
4 5 (3.09%) Java
5 2 (1.23%) C
6 1 (0.62%) C#
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 8 (4.94%) PMP
5 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.85%) Degree
6 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.23%) MCSA
8 1 (0.62%) CCNA
8 1 (0.62%) ISEB
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCP
8 1 (0.62%) MCSE
8 1 (0.62%) IIBA
8 1 (0.62%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) SLA
1 7 (4.32%) QA
2 5 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.62%) COREP
3 1 (0.62%) FINREP
3 1 (0.62%) Basel III
System Software
1 11 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) SCCM
2 7 (4.32%) SCOM
3 6 (3.70%) SCSM
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Intune
5 2 (1.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.62%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.17%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) Cognos
4 7 (4.32%) SAP
5 6 (3.70%) VMware
5 6 (3.70%) IBM
6 5 (3.09%) RedPrairie
6 5 (3.09%) Infor
6 5 (3.09%) Metastorm
6 5 (3.09%) OpenText
7 4 (2.47%) CODA
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco
8 2 (1.23%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.62%) Informatica
9 1 (0.62%) JDA
9 1 (0.62%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.62%) Siebel
9 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.62%) HP
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