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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Manager
Rank 522 494 493
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 90 84 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 52 40
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £302 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - -

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -3 82 £441 +10.31% 32
London -23 34 £475 +18.75% 10
South East -21 13 £450 +19.20% 7
South West -30 13 £390 +1.97% 2
North West +4 12 £450 - 3
Manchester -1 8 £450 - 2
City of London +10 6 £438 -2.23% 3
Bristol -19 6 £360 -7.67%
Wiltshire - 6 £450 -
Berkshire +4 4 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England -14 4 £403 -19.50% 2
East Midlands +6 3 £475 +46.15% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £451 +18.75%
Hampshire -29 3 - - 1
Wales -30 3 £323 -11.03% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £403 -
South Wales -16 2 £420 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £360 - 2
Scotland - 2 £303 -
Middlesex - 2 £426 -
Cardiff - 2 £420 - 1
Reading +10 1 - - 1
Dorset +2 1 £525 -
Cambridgeshire -9 1 - - 1
Surrey -10 1 - - 1
West Midlands -14 1 £203 -42.14% 4
Milton Keynes -17 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 1

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 56 (26.29%) Project Management
2 40 (18.78%) Finance
3 34 (15.96%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.21%) Management Information System
5 25 (11.74%) Windows
6 22 (10.33%) Telecoms
7 21 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (9.86%) NHS
8 19 (8.92%) PRINCE2
8 19 (8.92%) SQL
9 18 (8.45%) Retail
10 15 (7.04%) Oracle
10 15 (7.04%) ERP
11 14 (6.57%) Intranet
12 13 (6.10%) Security Cleared
13 12 (5.63%) SCOM
13 12 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (5.16%) Agresso
14 11 (5.16%) Visual Studio
14 11 (5.16%) Artifactory
14 11 (5.16%) Automation Testing
14 11 (5.16%) TeamCity
14 11 (5.16%) Git (software)
14 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
15 10 (4.69%) ResourceLink
15 10 (4.69%) ITIL
15 10 (4.69%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.69%) MS Excel
15 10 (4.69%) Business Analysis

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.35%) CMS
3 4 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.94%) Confluence
5 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Moodle
6 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.47%) Lync
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.29%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Agresso
2 10 (4.69%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.94%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.57%) Intranet
2 9 (4.23%) Broadband
3 7 (3.29%) PBX
4 5 (2.35%) SAN
5 4 (1.88%) DNS
6 3 (1.41%) DHCP
7 2 (0.94%) SNMP
7 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.94%) GSM
7 2 (0.94%) SSH
8 1 (0.47%) LTE
8 1 (0.47%) Firewall
8 1 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) GPRS
8 1 (0.47%) UMTS
8 1 (0.47%) VoIP
8 1 (0.47%) WLAN
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) MPLS
8 1 (0.47%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.35%) EDRMS
3 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.47%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (5.16%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.16%) Artifactory
2 11 (5.16%) TeamCity
2 11 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) SilkTest
General
1 40 (18.78%) Finance
2 22 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.45%) Retail
4 8 (3.76%) Legal
5 6 (2.82%) Banking
5 6 (2.82%) Billing
6 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.41%) Local Government
7 3 (1.41%) Advertising
7 3 (1.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Front Office
8 2 (0.94%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) JSON
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.47%) HTML5
2 1 (0.47%) REST
2 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.47%) Spring
2 1 (0.47%) HTML
2 1 (0.47%) ADO.NET
2 1 (0.47%) DCOM
2 1 (0.47%) SOAP
2 1 (0.47%) XML
2 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.21%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.86%) NHS
3 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.29%) STB
3 7 (3.29%) EPoS
4 4 (1.88%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (1.88%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (1.88%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (1.41%) DTV
5 3 (1.41%) LIMS
6 2 (0.94%) Clustering
6 2 (0.94%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.74%) Windows
2 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (3.76%) Linux
4 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.82%) Android
5 4 (1.88%) UNIX
5 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.94%) AIX
6 2 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.29%) Project Management
2 21 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (8.92%) PRINCE2
4 15 (7.04%) ERP
5 11 (5.16%) Automation Testing
6 10 (4.69%) ITIL
6 10 (4.69%) E-Commerce
6 10 (4.69%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.23%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.76%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.76%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.76%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.29%) Information Management
9 7 (3.29%) Migration
9 7 (3.29%) CRM
10 6 (2.82%) Change Management
10 6 (2.82%) Workflow
10 6 (2.82%) Line Management
11 5 (2.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.92%) SQL
2 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.88%) Perl
4 3 (1.41%) Java
5 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.94%) VBScript
5 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.47%) Scala
6 1 (0.47%) R
6 1 (0.47%) VBA
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) C#
6 1 (0.47%) C++
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.76%) Degree
4 4 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.88%) ISEB
5 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.47%) CIPD
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CIMA
7 1 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
1 2 (0.94%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) HL7
2 1 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (1.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.63%) SCOM
2 9 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.35%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.41%) SCCM
5 3 (1.41%) WMI
6 2 (0.94%) SCSM
6 2 (0.94%) Puppet
7 1 (0.47%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) MOM
7 1 (0.47%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 34 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.04%) Oracle
3 7 (3.29%) VMware
3 7 (3.29%) SAP
4 3 (1.41%) HP
4 3 (1.41%) NetApp
4 3 (1.41%) IBM
5 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.94%) Lotus
5 2 (0.94%) BMC
5 2 (0.94%) Cognos
6 1 (0.47%) Veeam
6 1 (0.47%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.47%) Nimsoft
6 1 (0.47%) Northgate
6 1 (0.47%) Aquila
6 1 (0.47%) Metastorm
6 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco
6 1 (0.47%) Murex
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