The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 526 509 511
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 87 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 35
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£320 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £431 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 22
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £13.68 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £29.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -13 84 £320 +6.66% 42
London +14 40 £450 +80.00% 20
South East -2 16 £300 -14.28% 6
City of London +31 12 £450 +39.53% 5
Hampshire -4 9 £300 +233.33% 1
West Midlands -15 7 £320 +8.93% 1
Southampton - 7 £300 -
East of England -38 6 £161 -53.92% 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £320 -
West Sussex +1 4 £128 -
Birmingham +1 4 £320 +8.93% 1
North West - 4 £320 - 4
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £143 -
South West -33 3 £320 - 4
East Midlands +7 2 - - 3
Leicestershire +6 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Leeds -1 2 - -
Scotland -19 2 £275 +30.95% 1
Leicester - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £175 -
Bristol - 2 £320 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Reading +10 1 £200 -44.82%
Surrey +2 1 £200 -42.85%
Berkshire +1 1 £200 -42.85%
Milton Keynes -2 1 £375 +1.35% 2
Farnborough -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £375 +1.35% 2
Cardiff -14 1 - -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 71 (40.11%) Windows
2 53 (29.94%) Microsoft
3 52 (29.38%) SQL
4 42 (23.73%) Finance
5 39 (22.03%) VMware
6 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
6 31 (17.51%) Linux
7 29 (16.38%) Active Directory
8 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (15.25%) SAN
9 27 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (14.12%) ITIL
11 24 (13.56%) MS Office
11 24 (13.56%) Windows 7
12 23 (12.99%) Oracle
13 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
13 22 (12.43%) Windows XP
13 22 (12.43%) MS Exchange
14 20 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (10.73%) HP
15 19 (10.73%) DNS
15 19 (10.73%) Backup Exec
15 19 (10.73%) Symantec
16 18 (10.17%) Citrix
17 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (9.04%) Red Hat
18 16 (9.04%) UNIX
19 15 (8.47%) Crystal Reports
19 15 (8.47%) Juniper

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (6.21%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.65%) IIS
7 3 (1.69%) Apache
7 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.69%) Lync
8 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.13%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (13.56%) MS Office
2 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Agresso
2 2 (1.13%) Adaptiv
2 2 (1.13%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.13%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.56%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Taleo
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.25%) SAN
2 19 (10.73%) DNS
3 14 (7.91%) DHCP
4 12 (6.78%) Firewall
5 11 (6.21%) WAN
5 11 (6.21%) Wireless
6 8 (4.52%) LAN
7 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.95%) DVB
8 6 (3.39%) Internet
9 5 (2.82%) LDAP
10 3 (1.69%) FTP
10 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.13%) Network Security
11 2 (1.13%) NAS
11 2 (1.13%) 4G
11 2 (1.13%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (1.13%) SS7
11 2 (1.13%) 3G
11 2 (1.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.47%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.13%) Firebird
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.13%) MS Access
6 2 (1.13%) DTS
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.69%) Subversion
1 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.56%) Toad
3 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (23.73%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.95%) Banking
4 6 (3.39%) Advertising
5 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.82%) General Ledger
5 5 (2.82%) Front Office
6 3 (1.69%) Automotive
6 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.13%) Publishing
7 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.08%) .NET
2 4 (2.26%) Middleware
2 4 (2.26%) HTML
3 2 (1.13%) jQuery
3 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.13%) SAML
3 2 (1.13%) JSF
3 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.13%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) COM
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) XHTML
4 1 (0.56%) EDI
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.56%) LINQ
4 1 (0.56%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.95%) MPEG
4 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.39%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.82%) NHS
6 4 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.69%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.69%) Statistics
7 3 (1.69%) Open Source
8 2 (1.13%) iPad
8 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.13%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.13%) Animation
8 2 (1.13%) EPoS
8 2 (1.13%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (1.13%) AS400
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 71 (40.11%) Windows
2 31 (17.51%) Linux
3 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (13.56%) Windows 7
6 22 (12.43%) Windows XP
7 16 (9.04%) UNIX
8 11 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.26%) CentOS
10 4 (2.26%) Solaris
11 2 (1.13%) AIX
11 2 (1.13%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) SELinux
12 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Android
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.12%) ITIL
2 15 (8.47%) ERP
3 9 (5.08%) Migration
4 7 (3.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (3.39%) Incident Management
5 6 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.82%) Project Management
6 5 (2.82%) Time Management
6 5 (2.82%) Performance Management
7 4 (2.26%) Data Entry
7 4 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.26%) Release Management
7 4 (2.26%) ETL
7 4 (2.26%) Workflow
7 4 (2.26%) Validation
7 4 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.26%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.38%) SQL
2 8 (4.52%) Java
3 7 (3.95%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.39%) Perl
4 6 (3.39%) VBA
5 5 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.26%) VB
7 3 (1.69%) Python
7 3 (1.69%) PHP
7 3 (1.69%) C
7 3 (1.69%) C#
7 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.13%) C++
8 2 (1.13%) VBScript
8 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.13%) VB6
8 2 (1.13%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.78%) MCITP
2 12 (6.78%) Degree
3 10 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.39%) MCSE
5 5 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.26%) MCSA
7 2 (1.13%) CCNA
7 2 (1.13%) MCP
7 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.13%) MCDST
7 2 (1.13%) MCSM
8 1 (0.56%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) CCA
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.91%) XenApp
5 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.82%) NFS
7 4 (2.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.13%) Samba
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.13%) Shibboleth
8 2 (1.13%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.56%) KVM
9 1 (0.56%) UAG
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.56%) XenServer
9 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.56%) vSphere
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.39%) SCCM
3 4 (2.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.69%) YUM
4 3 (1.69%) Puppet
5 2 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.13%) SCSM
5 2 (1.13%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 53 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 39 (22.03%) VMware
3 23 (12.99%) Oracle
4 19 (10.73%) HP
4 19 (10.73%) Symantec
5 18 (10.17%) Citrix
6 16 (9.04%) Red Hat
7 15 (8.47%) Juniper
8 14 (7.91%) EMC
9 12 (6.78%) Apple
10 11 (6.21%) Meru Networks
11 10 (5.65%) Cisco
12 7 (3.95%) Business Objects
13 5 (2.82%) Veritas
14 4 (2.26%) Northgate
15 3 (1.69%) Tableau
15 3 (1.69%) Blue Coat
15 3 (1.69%) SunGard
15 3 (1.69%) NetApp
15 3 (1.69%) McAfee
London
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Posted: 7 days ago
Bromley
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Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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North East England
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Pioneer Consulting - SAP
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