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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 562 564 505
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 102 83 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 55
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £26.83 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.23%
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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +15 98 £475 +11.76% 25
London +5 50 £495 +2.06% 6
South East -23 22 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +6 9 £550 +41.47% 1
Hampshire -6 9 £475 +1.33% 1
North West -8 6 £385 +10.00% 4
Harrow - 6 £480 -
Berkshire +1 5 £400 -15.78%
West Midlands -8 5 £438 -
Hook 0 4 £483 +37.85%
Reading -3 4 £450 -5.26%
Manchester -6 4 £210 -40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £408 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £408 -
City of London +39 3 £450 -26.53% 2
Northamptonshire +8 3 £550 +120.00%
Yorkshire +3 3 £233 -53.50% 3
West Yorkshire -2 3 £233 -53.50% 3
Scotland -18 3 £455 -12.50%
Northampton +6 2 £550 +120.00%
Birmingham +5 2 £425 -
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Edinburgh -8 2 £455 -12.50%
Surrey -9 2 £475 +26.66% 1
Middlesex - 2 £405 -
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Wakefield - 2 £233 -
Leicester - 2 - - 1
South West +5 1 £450 +63.63%

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 43 (25.90%) Finance
2 34 (20.48%) Project Management
3 26 (15.66%) ITIL
4 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.25%) Windows
6 20 (12.05%) SQL
7 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
8 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
8 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
9 16 (9.64%) VMware
9 16 (9.64%) Change Management
10 14 (8.43%) Oracle
10 14 (8.43%) PRINCE2
11 13 (7.83%) SQL Server
12 12 (7.23%) Legal
12 12 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
13 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
13 11 (6.63%) Risk Management
14 10 (6.02%) Degree
14 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.02%) Red Hat
15 9 (5.42%) EMC VNX
15 9 (5.42%) HP
15 9 (5.42%) EMC
15 9 (5.42%) Cisco
15 9 (5.42%) DNS
15 9 (5.42%) Linux
15 9 (5.42%) Web Services
15 9 (5.42%) ERP

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.41%) CMS
4 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Project
2 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.81%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Unit4 Business World
1 4 (2.41%) Workday HCM
2 3 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.60%) Maximo
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.60%) Primavera
3 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Office 365
1 3 (1.81%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) DNS
2 8 (4.82%) LAN
2 8 (4.82%) WAN
3 5 (3.01%) SSL
4 2 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) Broadband
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.41%) MySQL
3 3 (1.81%) GIS
3 3 (1.81%) QlikView
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.60%) IDOL
5 1 (0.60%) MS Access
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.20%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 43 (25.90%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Legal
3 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.82%) Law
5 6 (3.61%) Banking
6 5 (3.01%) Local Government
6 5 (3.01%) Retail
7 4 (2.41%) Games
8 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.60%) Back Office
10 1 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) Web Services
2 8 (4.82%) LAMP
3 6 (3.61%) .NET
4 5 (3.01%) CSS
5 3 (1.81%) Middleware
5 3 (1.81%) SOAP
5 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.81%) XML
5 3 (1.81%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.42%) EMC VNX
3 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.01%) NHS
5 3 (1.81%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.20%) Equities
6 2 (1.20%) iPad
6 2 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.20%) Online Games
6 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.60%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) STB
7 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.25%) Windows
2 9 (5.42%) Linux
3 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.01%) Unix
4 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.48%) Project Management
2 26 (15.66%) ITIL
3 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.64%) Change Management
5 14 (8.43%) PRINCE2
6 11 (6.63%) Risk Management
7 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.42%) ERP
8 9 (5.42%) Service Management
9 8 (4.82%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.22%) Information Management
11 6 (3.61%) Business Analysis
11 6 (3.61%) DevOps
11 6 (3.61%) Migration
11 6 (3.61%) Supplier Management
11 6 (3.61%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (3.61%) Test Scripting
11 6 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.61%) Workflow
12 5 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.05%) SQL
2 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (0.60%) C
4 1 (0.60%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) Degree
3 6 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.01%) ISEB
4 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.81%) CCNA
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.81%) MCITP
6 3 (1.81%) MCTS
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) APMP
8 1 (0.60%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.60%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) QA
1 3 (1.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.42%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.01%) SCCM
2 4 (2.41%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.41%) SCOM
3 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.60%) MOM
4 1 (0.60%) OVSD
4 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.60%) SCSM
4 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.60%) WMI
4 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) VMware
3 14 (8.43%) Oracle
4 10 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.42%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) EMC
5 9 (5.42%) HP
6 8 (4.82%) iManage
7 7 (4.22%) SAP
8 6 (3.61%) Pega
9 5 (3.01%) Kronos
10 4 (2.41%) Hyperion
10 4 (2.41%) Recommind
10 4 (2.41%) Veritas
11 3 (1.81%) Civica
11 3 (1.81%) Compaq
11 3 (1.81%) Terracotta
11 3 (1.81%) webMethods
12 2 (1.20%) arcserve
12 2 (1.20%) Mapinfo
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