The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Support Analyst
Rank 547 565 528
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Analyst 49 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.057% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.061% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 17
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£325 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £203 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £238 £235
% change year-on-year
+47.36% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.90 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 - £14.75

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Systems Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 2015. 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 -4 47 £350 +46.59% 12
London +16 18 £300 -23.80% 2
East of England +12 13 £350 -17.64% 1
Essex +7 12 £350 -22.22%
Chelmsford - 9 £350 -
South East -6 8 £230 -3.15% 3
East Midlands -1 4 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £230 - 1
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Oxford - 4 £230 -
Guildford - 4 - - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £413 -
North West -18 2 £150 +36.36%
Chesterfield - 2 £413 -
City of London +13 1 £475 +50.79% 1
Bedfordshire +9 1 £270 -22.85%
Scotland +1 1 - -
Edinburgh -1 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £213 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £150 -
Redditch - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £150 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
County Antrim - 1 £213 - 1
Bedford - 1 £270 -

Systems Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.46%) Windows
3 26 (33.33%) SQL
4 25 (32.05%) ITIL
5 15 (19.23%) Finance
6 13 (16.67%) VMware
6 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 11 (14.10%) IIS
7 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.82%) Intranet
8 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.82%) DNS
8 10 (12.82%) DHCP
9 9 (11.54%) MS Office
9 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
9 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
10 8 (10.26%) Cisco
11 7 (8.97%) VoIP
11 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
11 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
11 7 (8.97%) Project Management
11 7 (8.97%) Change Management
11 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
11 7 (8.97%) Windows 8
12 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS

Systems Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (14.10%) IIS
2 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.56%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.54%) MS Office
3 4 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) CODA-Financials
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.28%) Agresso
3 1 (1.28%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.28%) arcHouse
3 1 (1.28%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.28%) assyst
3 1 (1.28%) SunGard AvantGard
3 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.28%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (1.28%) Aareon QL
3 1 (1.28%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.28%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (1.28%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) Intranet
1 10 (12.82%) DNS
1 10 (12.82%) DHCP
2 7 (8.97%) VoIP
3 6 (7.69%) VPN
4 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.41%) LAN
4 5 (6.41%) Firewall
4 5 (6.41%) Wireless
5 4 (5.13%) VLAN
5 4 (5.13%) SAN
5 4 (5.13%) WLAN
5 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.85%) Internet
6 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.85%) Network Security
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.28%) Broadband
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
7 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.56%) MS Access
6 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) DTS
7 1 (1.28%) ProClarity
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
2 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) NHS
2 4 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.13%) iPhone
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) iSeries
4 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.46%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.97%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.13%) Android
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
5 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.56%) UNIX
7 1 (1.28%) AIX
7 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.97%) Project Management
3 7 (8.97%) Change Management
3 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.69%) Network Management
4 6 (7.69%) Migration
5 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.85%) ERP
7 3 (3.85%) CRM
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.85%) Workflow
7 3 (3.85%) Web Development
8 2 (2.56%) SDLC
8 2 (2.56%) Release Management
8 2 (2.56%) Investment Management
8 2 (2.56%) Document Management
8 2 (2.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.13%) VBA
5 3 (3.85%) Prolog
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) RPG
6 1 (1.28%) C#
6 1 (1.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) Korn
6 1 (1.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) CCNP
2 3 (3.85%) CCNA
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Nagios
1 5 (6.41%) Icinga
2 1 (1.28%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.67%) VMware
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco
4 5 (6.41%) Apple
4 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) Google
5 4 (5.13%) Cognos
5 4 (5.13%) CODA
6 3 (3.85%) NetApp
6 3 (3.85%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) Thunderhead
6 3 (3.85%) Kaspersky
6 3 (3.85%) Kronos
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) SunGard
7 1 (1.28%) Juniper
7 1 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) Northgate
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