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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Manager
Rank 495 488 527
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 117 98 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 63 43
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £545 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £125.00 - £160.00

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +5 109 £413 -2.94% 40
London +24 55 £415 +0.60% 21
South West -32 15 £403 -10.55% 4
South East -1 14 £413 +3.12% 11
East of England -15 11 £400 -20.00% 1
North West +2 9 £425 -10.52%
City of London +22 8 £308 -23.12% 5
Wiltshire - 8 £450 -
Manchester - 6 £438 -
Reading +15 5 £495 +29.83%
Berkshire +4 5 £495 +29.83%
Bedfordshire -9 5 £444 -
Bristol -9 5 £360 -20.00% 1
Surrey -4 3 £250 -37.50% 3
Wales -18 3 £323 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Yorkshire 0 2 £320 +6.66% 1
East Midlands -3 2 - - 1
South Wales -9 2 £420 -
Cardiff -11 2 £420 -
Hampshire -13 2 £550 +34.14% 5
Luton -17 2 £530 -
West Midlands -21 2 £250 -47.36% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £306 - 1
South Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £350 -22.22%
Cambridge -5 1 £350 -22.22%
Oxfordshire -5 1 £280 -23.28% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 -

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 59 (25.65%) Project Management
2 47 (20.43%) Finance
3 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
4 30 (13.04%) Oracle
4 30 (13.04%) Management Information System
5 26 (11.30%) ERP
6 24 (10.43%) Telecoms
6 24 (10.43%) PRINCE2
7 22 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (8.70%) Retail
8 20 (8.70%) Windows
8 20 (8.70%) NHS
9 15 (6.52%) Security Cleared
9 15 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (6.09%) Intranet
11 13 (5.65%) SQL
11 13 (5.65%) SC Cleared
12 12 (5.22%) Git (software)
12 12 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (5.22%) SAP
12 12 (5.22%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.22%) Migration
13 11 (4.78%) Business Analysis
13 11 (4.78%) Agresso
13 11 (4.78%) Visual Studio
13 11 (4.78%) ITIL
13 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
13 11 (4.78%) Artifactory
13 11 (4.78%) Automation Testing
13 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.17%) CMS
3 3 (1.30%) Apache
3 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.87%) Confluence
4 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (4.35%) MS Office
1 10 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Agresso
2 8 (3.48%) ResourceLink
3 6 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (1.30%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) Intranet
2 9 (3.91%) Broadband
3 7 (3.04%) PBX
4 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.30%) DNS
4 3 (1.30%) Internet
5 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) GSM
5 2 (0.87%) LAN
5 2 (0.87%) WAN
5 2 (0.87%) DHCP
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) UMTS
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) WLAN
6 1 (0.43%) GPRS
6 1 (0.43%) DVB
6 1 (0.43%) MPLS
6 1 (0.43%) SAN
6 1 (0.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.17%) EDRMS
2 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) QlikView
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.43%) Ingres
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.78%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.78%) Artifactory
2 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.78%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
General
1 47 (20.43%) Finance
2 24 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.70%) Retail
4 8 (3.48%) Legal
5 6 (2.61%) Banking
6 5 (2.17%) Billing
7 3 (1.30%) Marketing
7 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Front Office
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) REST
2 2 (0.87%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) SOAP
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) JSON
3 1 (0.43%) Spring
3 1 (0.43%) HTML
3 1 (0.43%) XML
3 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.43%) DCOM
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.43%) HTML5
3 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.70%) NHS
3 15 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.91%) STB
5 8 (3.48%) EPoS
6 4 (1.74%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.74%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (1.74%) DTV
6 4 (1.74%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.30%) LIMS
8 2 (0.87%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.87%) Replication
8 2 (0.87%) VLE
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Informatics
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.43%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.70%) Windows
2 12 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (3.91%) Android
4 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 7 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.30%) Solaris
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) CentOS
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) OS/400
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.65%) Project Management
2 26 (11.30%) ERP
3 24 (10.43%) PRINCE2
4 22 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.22%) E-Commerce
5 12 (5.22%) Migration
6 11 (4.78%) Business Analysis
6 11 (4.78%) ITIL
6 11 (4.78%) Automation Testing
7 10 (4.35%) CRM
7 10 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (3.91%) Data Migration
8 9 (3.91%) Data Protection
9 8 (3.48%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.48%) Supplier Management
10 7 (3.04%) Information Management
10 7 (3.04%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.65%) SQL
2 4 (1.74%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.74%) Java
3 3 (1.30%) VBScript
3 3 (1.30%) VB
4 2 (0.87%) Python
4 2 (0.87%) Perl
4 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.87%) C#
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby
5 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.43%) VBA
5 1 (0.43%) R
5 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.35%) Degree
4 5 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.74%) ISEB
6 3 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.30%) CIMA
6 3 (1.30%) ACCA
6 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.43%) APMP
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) HL7
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
4 1 (0.43%) COSO
System Software
1 5 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
3 1 (0.43%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (3.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (3.48%) SCOM
3 6 (2.61%) SCSM
4 5 (2.17%) SCCM
5 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.43%) WMI
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.04%) Oracle
3 12 (5.22%) SAP
4 7 (3.04%) VMware
5 4 (1.74%) BMC
5 4 (1.74%) JBoss
6 3 (1.30%) HP
6 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.87%) Infor
7 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.87%) RedPrairie
7 2 (0.87%) Veritas
7 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.87%) Cognos
8 1 (0.43%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.43%) Northgate
8 1 (0.43%) Aquila
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
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