The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 505 461 503
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 82 83 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 37
Average daily rate £295 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £146 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £13.80 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £27.00 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -91 74 £295 +18.00% 48
London -25 26 £295 +6.30% 8
South East -11 20 £265 -0.93% 10
East Midlands -1 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £350 +16.66% 1
North West -14 7 £123 -12.50% 7
City of London -18 6 £325 - 2
East of England -24 6 £400 +60.00% 8
Leicestershire - 6 - -
Leicester - 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 - 1
Manchester -10 5 £116 -16.96% 2
Dundee - 5 - - 1
Scotland - 5 - - 2
Berkshire -8 4 £244 -38.67%
West Midlands -24 4 £275 +64.17% 8
Hampshire +3 3 £363 +119.69%
West Sussex 0 3 £425 +226.92% 2
Reading -3 3 £238 -41.71%
Crawley - 3 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire -4 2 - -
West Yorkshire -19 2 £600 +488.23% 1
Yorkshire -21 2 £600 +488.23% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £475 - 7
Norfolk +8 1 £338 +35.00%
Nottinghamshire 0 1 - - 1
Nottingham -1 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -8 1 £400 +60.00% 1
Surrey -9 1 £205 +17.14% 2
Southampton -11 1 - -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support 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 in their job title.

1 47 (32.87%) Windows
2 37 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 35 (24.48%) SQL Server
4 33 (23.08%) ITIL
5 28 (19.58%) SQL
5 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
6 25 (17.48%) Finance
7 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
8 23 (16.08%) Linux
9 22 (15.38%) VMware
10 18 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (11.89%) SharePoint
11 17 (11.89%) Oracle
12 16 (11.19%) Management Information System
13 15 (10.49%) Degree
14 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.09%) Firewall
14 13 (9.09%) HP
15 12 (8.39%) Manufacturing
15 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
16 11 (7.69%) IIS
16 11 (7.69%) UNIX
17 10 (6.99%) .NET
17 10 (6.99%) SAN
17 10 (6.99%) TCP/IP
17 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
17 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
18 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.69%) IIS
3 5 (3.50%) Apache
3 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.40%) Documentum
6 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) concrete5
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.29%) MS Office
3 3 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.10%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.40%) Tridion
3 2 (1.40%) Agresso
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.40%) ReMetrica
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) IaaS
1 1 (0.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) Firewall
2 10 (6.99%) SAN
2 10 (6.99%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.29%) Internet
4 6 (4.20%) DNS
4 6 (4.20%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.20%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.80%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.10%) LAN
6 3 (2.10%) Intranet
7 2 (1.40%) LDAP
7 2 (1.40%) DHCP
7 2 (1.40%) VoIP
7 2 (1.40%) WAN
7 2 (1.40%) MPLS
7 2 (1.40%) PBX
7 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.40%) NAS
8 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.90%) DTS
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.10%) Firebird
9 2 (1.40%) MS Access
9 2 (1.40%) MySQL
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.70%) DB2
10 1 (0.70%) OLAP
10 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 25 (17.48%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Electronics
4 2 (1.40%) Military
4 2 (1.40%) German Language
4 2 (1.40%) International Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
4 2 (1.40%) Avionics
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) .NET
2 7 (4.90%) HTML
3 5 (3.50%) Web Services
4 4 (2.80%) XML
4 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.10%) CSS
6 2 (1.40%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.40%) jQuery
6 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.70%) WPF
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) LAMP
7 1 (0.70%) Ajax
7 1 (0.70%) JSF
7 1 (0.70%) SAML
7 1 (0.70%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.90%) AS400
3 6 (4.20%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) NHS
5 4 (2.80%) Replication
5 4 (2.80%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.10%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.10%) EPoS
7 2 (1.40%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.40%) Clustering
7 2 (1.40%) CMDB
7 2 (1.40%) Statistics
7 2 (1.40%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.40%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.40%) Open Source
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.70%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 47 (32.87%) Windows
2 23 (16.08%) Linux
3 11 (7.69%) UNIX
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.20%) Solaris
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.50%) CentOS
6 5 (3.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.40%) VMS
9 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.40%) AIX
9 2 (1.40%) Debian
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.08%) ITIL
2 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (6.29%) Service Management
4 8 (5.59%) Project Management
4 8 (5.59%) Change Control
5 7 (4.90%) CRM
5 7 (4.90%) ERP
6 6 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.50%) Workflow
7 5 (3.50%) Migration
7 5 (3.50%) Change Management
8 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.80%) ETL
8 4 (2.80%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.80%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.80%) Validation
8 4 (2.80%) Wealth Management
8 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.58%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.20%) Java
3 6 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.20%) C#
3 6 (4.20%) Delphi
4 5 (3.50%) VB
5 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.10%) VBA
6 3 (2.10%) PHP
7 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.40%) C
7 2 (1.40%) C++
7 2 (1.40%) Perl
7 2 (1.40%) VB6
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.70%) AWK
8 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) Degree
2 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.20%) MCSE
6 3 (2.10%) MCSA
6 3 (2.10%) CCNA
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.40%) ISEB
7 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.40%) MCP
7 2 (1.40%) MCITP
7 2 (1.40%) MCSM
8 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) MCDST
8 1 (0.70%) ECDL
8 1 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.20%) NFS
4 6 (4.20%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.40%) vSphere
6 2 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.70%) KVM
7 1 (0.70%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.70%) XenApp
7 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.10%) Nagios
2 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) SCOM
2 2 (1.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.70%) YUM
3 1 (0.70%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.38%) VMware
3 17 (11.89%) Oracle
4 13 (9.09%) HP
5 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.59%) Cisco
6 8 (5.59%) NetApp
7 7 (4.90%) Citrix
7 7 (4.90%) IBM
7 7 (4.90%) Business Objects
8 6 (4.20%) F5
9 4 (2.80%) SAP
10 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.10%) Cognos
10 3 (2.10%) Veritas
10 3 (2.10%) Symantec
11 2 (1.40%) Sun
11 2 (1.40%) Dell
11 2 (1.40%) EMC
11 2 (1.40%) Remedy
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