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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 510 469 477
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 73 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 26
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£419 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £306 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +143.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +143.90%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -26 70 £413 - 33
London -25 35 £400 -15.78% 7
South East +5 18 £444 +10.93% 7
Berkshire +5 8 £450 +2.85%
West Midlands +7 6 £368 -43.46% 2
City of London -1 5 £382 -19.68% 3
Hampshire -18 5 £400 +11.11%
South West -18 4 £375 - 2
East of England +1 3 £475 - 4
Warwickshire 0 3 £375 -42.30%
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £406 +6.84%
Reading +4 2 £525 +20.00%
Manchester -3 2 £468 +117.44% 1
Milton Keynes -10 2 £312 -17.89%
North West -11 2 £468 +117.44% 3
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1
Essex - 2 £475 - 3
Bristol -6 1 £400 -
Yorkshire -7 1 £425 +6.25% 4
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Hull - 1 £425 - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 40 (24.54%) Project Management
3 26 (15.95%) SQL
4 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
5 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.82%) SCOM
7 15 (9.20%) Windows
8 14 (8.59%) PRINCE2
8 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
8 14 (8.59%) Legal
9 13 (7.98%) NHS
10 11 (6.75%) Retail
10 11 (6.75%) ERP
11 10 (6.13%) ITIL
11 10 (6.13%) Agresso
11 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
11 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
12 9 (5.52%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
13 8 (4.91%) CRM
13 8 (4.91%) DNS
13 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.91%) DHCP
13 8 (4.91%) Migration
13 8 (4.91%) Business Analysis
14 7 (4.29%) WMI
14 7 (4.29%) Billing
14 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
14 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) JBoss
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.61%) Lync
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Agresso
2 5 (3.07%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.23%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) DNS
1 8 (4.91%) DHCP
2 6 (3.68%) Intranet
3 5 (3.07%) SAN
4 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.84%) Broadband
5 2 (1.23%) PBX
5 2 (1.23%) SNMP
5 2 (1.23%) SSH
6 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.61%) GSM
6 1 (0.61%) DVB
6 1 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.23%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.61%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Selenium
1 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.23%) Sahi
3 1 (0.61%) SilkTest
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Legal
3 11 (6.75%) Retail
4 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.29%) Billing
6 5 (3.07%) Local Government
7 4 (2.45%) Advertising
8 3 (1.84%) Banking
8 3 (1.84%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Front Office
9 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Law
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) .NET
2 3 (1.84%) XML
3 1 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.61%) Spring
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.98%) NHS
3 4 (2.45%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.45%) STB
3 4 (2.45%) Clustering
4 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) EPoS
5 2 (1.23%) DTV
5 2 (1.23%) LIMS
5 2 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.23%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.61%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.61%) IVR
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) PACS
6 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.20%) Windows
2 6 (3.68%) Linux
3 4 (2.45%) UNIX
3 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) AIX
4 2 (1.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) Project Management
2 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (8.59%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.75%) ERP
5 10 (6.13%) ITIL
6 9 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.91%) CRM
7 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.91%) Migration
7 8 (4.91%) Business Analysis
8 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.68%) Change Management
10 5 (3.07%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.07%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.07%) Workflow
10 5 (3.07%) Line Management
10 5 (3.07%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.07%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.95%) SQL
2 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.07%) C
3 3 (1.84%) Java
3 3 (1.84%) Perl
3 3 (1.84%) VBScript
4 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.23%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) C++
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.23%) HND
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.23%) CIPD
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) CIMA
6 1 (0.61%) ACCA
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (9.82%) SCOM
2 7 (4.29%) WMI
3 5 (3.07%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.45%) SCSM
4 4 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.45%) MOM
5 3 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.61%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.61%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.68%) VMware
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle
3 5 (3.07%) SAP
4 4 (2.45%) NetApp
5 3 (1.84%) IBM
5 3 (1.84%) Epicor
6 2 (1.23%) Veeam
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) HP
6 2 (1.23%) Lotus
7 1 (0.61%) Ceridian
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Murex
7 1 (0.61%) BMC
7 1 (0.61%) CA
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