The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Manager
Rank 447 470 495
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 133 99 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 55 54
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£431 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £230 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +18 120 £433 -3.88% 43
London +18 60 £420 -6.66% 16
South East -5 24 £450 -8.86% 11
East of England -3 20 £475 -20.83% 3
Berkshire +3 11 £495 +23.75% 2
Bedfordshire -12 9 £488 -18.75% 1
City of London +26 8 £329 -40.22% 4
Reading +9 7 £500 +25.00%
North West 0 7 £430 +21.12% 3
Manchester - 5 £435 -
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £513 -
Hampshire -19 4 £500 -9.09% 1
South West -30 4 £360 -1.90% 3
Suffolk - 3 £475 -
Ipswich - 3 £475 -
West Sussex +1 2 £320 -20.00%
East Midlands -1 2 £513 +7.89% 3
West Midlands - 2 £250 - 3
Surrey - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -4 1 £280 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £413 -31.25% 2
Bristol -28 1 £360 -1.90%
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Eastbourne - 1 £220 -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £220 - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 - 1

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 71 (28.51%) Finance
2 56 (22.49%) Project Management
3 49 (19.68%) Oracle
4 43 (17.27%) Microsoft
5 36 (14.46%) ERP
6 35 (14.06%) Windows
7 31 (12.45%) Management Information System
8 24 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (9.64%) PRINCE2
9 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
10 18 (7.23%) NHS
11 17 (6.83%) Migration
12 15 (6.02%) Retail
12 15 (6.02%) Business Analysis
12 15 (6.02%) SAP
13 14 (5.62%) CRM
14 13 (5.22%) Degree
15 12 (4.82%) E-Commerce
15 12 (4.82%) ITIL
15 12 (4.82%) SCCM
15 12 (4.82%) Git (software)
15 12 (4.82%) SCSM
16 11 (4.42%) Automation Testing
16 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (4.42%) Artifactory
16 11 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (4.42%) TeamCity
16 11 (4.42%) Supplier Management
16 11 (4.42%) SQL Server
16 11 (4.42%) Visual Studio

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.01%) CMS
5 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.20%) Apache
7 2 (0.80%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Moodle
8 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.81%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.02%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.41%) ResourceLink
4 5 (2.01%) Agresso
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (1.20%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.80%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) Intranet
2 6 (2.41%) Internet
2 6 (2.41%) Broadband
3 5 (2.01%) LAN
3 5 (2.01%) PBX
4 3 (1.20%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) Extranet
5 2 (0.80%) DHCP
5 2 (0.80%) VoIP
5 2 (0.80%) DNS
6 1 (0.40%) WLAN
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) UMTS
6 1 (0.40%) GPRS
6 1 (0.40%) GSM
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.20%) MySQL
3 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.20%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.40%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) QlikView
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.40%) Ingres
5 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.42%) Artifactory
2 11 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.42%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) Gerrit
General
1 71 (28.51%) Finance
2 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.02%) Retail
4 6 (2.41%) Billing
5 5 (2.01%) Marketing
5 5 (2.01%) Banking
5 5 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.80%) Web Services
1 2 (0.80%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) DCOM
2 1 (0.40%) SOAP
2 1 (0.40%) XML
2 1 (0.40%) ODBC
2 1 (0.40%) Middleware
2 1 (0.40%) SAP XI
2 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.45%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.23%) NHS
3 8 (3.21%) EPoS
4 5 (2.01%) STB
5 4 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.20%) RMADS
7 2 (0.80%) DTV
7 2 (0.80%) Replication
7 2 (0.80%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.80%) VLE
8 1 (0.40%) Tandem
8 1 (0.40%) LIMS
8 1 (0.40%) PDA
8 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.40%) Informatics
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.06%) Windows
2 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (3.61%) Android
4 7 (2.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.41%) Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) CentOS
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.49%) Project Management
2 36 (14.46%) ERP
3 24 (9.64%) PRINCE2
3 24 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.83%) Migration
5 15 (6.02%) Business Analysis
6 14 (5.62%) CRM
7 12 (4.82%) E-Commerce
7 12 (4.82%) ITIL
8 11 (4.42%) Supplier Management
8 11 (4.42%) Automation Testing
9 10 (4.02%) Performance Management
9 10 (4.02%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.02%) Change Management
10 8 (3.21%) Document Management
10 8 (3.21%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.81%) Information Management
11 7 (2.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.81%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.41%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.81%) SQL
2 7 (2.81%) VBScript
3 3 (1.20%) VB
3 3 (1.20%) Java
3 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.40%) R
4 1 (0.40%) Perl
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) C#
4 1 (0.40%) ABAP
4 1 (0.40%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (5.22%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.81%) ACCA
4 7 (2.81%) CIMA
5 4 (1.61%) ISEB
6 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.80%) PMP
7 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) HL7
4 1 (0.40%) COSO
System Software
1 7 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) SRDF
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.82%) SCCM
1 12 (4.82%) SCSM
2 6 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) WMI
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
4 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (19.68%) Oracle
2 43 (17.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.02%) SAP
4 5 (2.01%) VMware
5 3 (1.20%) JBoss
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco
5 3 (1.20%) HP
6 2 (0.80%) BMC
6 2 (0.80%) Veritas
6 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.80%) Sun
6 2 (0.80%) Cognos
6 2 (0.80%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.80%) Infor
6 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.80%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.40%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.40%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.40%) Northgate
7 1 (0.40%) Capita
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