The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 586 577 525
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 67 86 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 77
Median daily rate £450 £440 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +8.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £547 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £368
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.85 £26.25 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.97% -79.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £26.25 £125.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -79.00%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Systems Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Manager in the job title.

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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 65 £450 - 26
London -12 26 £450 +8.43% 6
South East +20 14 £425 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +2 10 £500 +66.66% 3
Leicestershire +9 8 £500 +66.66%
Leicester +4 8 £500 +66.66%
North West +6 6 £244 -51.73% 4
Hampshire +7 5 £450 +56.52%
South West +16 4 £475 -5.00% 3
City of London +7 4 £500 -2.43% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £475 -
Merseyside - 3 £216 - 1
Reading +23 2 - -
Surrey +9 2 £375 -15.73% 3
Berkshire -2 2 - -
Coventry -8 2 £545 -
West Midlands -34 2 £545 +9.00% 2
Gloucester - 2 £475 -
North East - 2 £400 -
Scotland +15 1 - - 1
Lancashire +12 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +9 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £450 +28.57% 2
Leeds +7 1 £450 -11.41% 2
Oxford -11 1 £625 +117.39%
Oxfordshire -11 1 £625 +117.39%
Croydon -13 1 £450 -13.87%
Folkestone - 1 £375 -
Crawley - 1 £375 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Systems Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 40 (28.78%) Finance
2 24 (17.27%) Project Management
3 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
4 19 (13.67%) People Management
5 16 (11.51%) SAP
5 16 (11.51%) Windows
5 16 (11.51%) Change Management
6 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.35%) Logistics
6 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
7 12 (8.63%) SQL
7 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
8 11 (7.91%) Oracle
8 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
8 11 (7.91%) ITIL
8 11 (7.91%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (7.19%) SCOM
9 10 (7.19%) VMware
9 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
10 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
10 9 (6.47%) Migration
11 8 (5.76%) Linux
11 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
11 8 (5.76%) HP
11 8 (5.76%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.04%) Data Modelling

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.44%) Apache
2 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Project
3 4 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.16%) MS Office
5 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.72%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.72%) HFM
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.72%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) DNS
2 3 (2.16%) DHCP
2 3 (2.16%) Firewall
3 2 (1.44%) Internet
3 2 (1.44%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.44%) SAN
3 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) SMTP
4 1 (0.72%) SNMP
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.44%) ActiveReports
3 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
4 1 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 40 (28.78%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.32%) Retail
4 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.44%) Local Government
5 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) .NET
2 3 (2.16%) CSS
3 2 (1.44%) XML
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) JSON
4 1 (0.72%) LAMP
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Clustering
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.16%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.16%) NHS
4 3 (2.16%) Physics
5 2 (1.44%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.44%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.44%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.44%) PMI
5 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.44%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.44%) Unix
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
6 1 (0.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.72%) HPUX
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.27%) Project Management
2 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.67%) People Management
4 16 (11.51%) Change Management
5 13 (9.35%) Logistics
5 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 11 (7.91%) ITIL
6 11 (7.91%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (6.47%) Migration
8 7 (5.04%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.32%) ERP
9 6 (4.32%) Information Management
9 6 (4.32%) SDLC
10 5 (3.60%) CRM
10 5 (3.60%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.88%) DevOps
11 4 (2.88%) Financial Analysis
11 4 (2.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) SQL
2 5 (3.60%) VB
3 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.16%) VBScript
4 2 (1.44%) Perl
4 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.72%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
5 1 (0.72%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.32%) Degree
4 4 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.44%) APMP
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.72%) ACCA
7 1 (0.72%) CIMA
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) MAPM
7 1 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PMP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.44%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) COREP
3 1 (0.72%) FINREP
3 1 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.44%) NFS
3 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) SCOM
2 4 (2.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.16%) SCSM
4 2 (1.44%) MOM
4 2 (1.44%) WMI
5 1 (0.72%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Nagios
5 1 (0.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.72%) OVSD
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) vRealize
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) SAP
3 11 (7.91%) Oracle
4 10 (7.19%) VMware
5 8 (5.76%) HP
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco
6 5 (3.60%) Pega
7 4 (2.88%) IBM
8 3 (2.16%) EMC
9 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.44%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.44%) Intel
9 2 (1.44%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.44%) Sun
9 2 (1.44%) Sybase
9 2 (1.44%) TSYS
10 1 (0.72%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.72%) Capita
10 1 (0.72%) iManage
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