The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Analyst
Rank 545 538 551
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Analyst 45 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.063% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.068% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 7
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£320 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £260 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £13.88 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.75 £12.88
% change year-on-year
- +6.79%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
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 £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

Systems Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support Analyst within the UK.

Systems Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Systems Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Analyst within the UK.

Systems Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Analyst
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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -6 42 £320 -13.51% 9
London -6 14 £450 +20.80% 3
South East -3 11 £228 -24.08% 1
City of London +16 6 £450 +20.00%
East of England -15 6 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £228 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £228 -
Scotland - 3 £413 -
West Midlands -14 2 £320 +6.66% 1
South West - 2 £320 -
Edinburgh - 2 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £175 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Systems Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title.

1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) ITIL
3 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (29.23%) SQL
5 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 14 (21.54%) ERP
7 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 12 (18.46%) SAN
8 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (18.46%) VMware
8 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.92%) Finance
9 11 (16.92%) EMC
9 11 (16.92%) Citrix
9 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
10 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
10 10 (15.38%) DHCP
10 10 (15.38%) DNS
10 10 (15.38%) Juniper
10 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 10 (15.38%) Apple
10 10 (15.38%) HP
10 10 (15.38%) Symantec
10 10 (15.38%) Wireless
10 10 (15.38%) Backup Exec
10 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 10 (15.38%) XenApp
10 10 (15.38%) Windows 7

Systems Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Agresso
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.54%) Adaptiv
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.54%) HiPortfolio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) SAN
2 10 (15.38%) DHCP
2 10 (15.38%) DNS
2 10 (15.38%) Wireless
3 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.62%) WAN
6 1 (1.54%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.62%) Firebird
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Military
5 2 (3.08%) Avionics
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) J2EE
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Credit Risk
1 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.69%) AS400
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Market Risk
3 2 (3.08%) Statistics
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.54%) IVR
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) ITIL
2 14 (21.54%) ERP
3 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (4.62%) Wealth Management
4 3 (4.62%) Workflow
4 3 (4.62%) Business Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.08%) CRM
5 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.54%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.54%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.54%) Data Mapping
6 1 (1.54%) WFM
6 1 (1.54%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.54%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) VBA
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
3 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.38%) MCITP
3 8 (12.31%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) MCDST
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 10 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 11 (16.92%) EMC
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
4 10 (15.38%) Juniper
4 10 (15.38%) Apple
4 10 (15.38%) HP
4 10 (15.38%) Symantec
4 10 (15.38%) Meru Networks
5 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 5 (7.69%) Business Objects
6 3 (4.62%) SAP
6 3 (4.62%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.08%) SunGard
8 1 (1.54%) Charles River
8 1 (1.54%) JBoss
8 1 (1.54%) Cognos
8 1 (1.54%) Genesys
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) IBM