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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 510 492 451
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 103 100 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 67 56
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£325 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £285 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £15.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.37 £28.25 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.50% +42.85%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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
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 3 July 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 -24 98 £328 +2.34% 30
East of England +28 35 £350 -6.66% 2
London -9 34 £325 -18.75% 10
Essex +12 28 £350 +5.66% 1
Chelmsford +8 21 £350 +75.00% 1
South East -31 12 £394 +70.82% 9
Surrey -4 6 £250 +21.95% 5
City of London -11 6 £413 +3.12%
South West -9 4 £250 -21.87% 2
North West -17 4 £196 -34.58% 3
Guildford - 4 - - 3
Bedfordshire +12 3 £200 -42.85% 1
Berkshire +11 3 £450 +92.51% 1
Wiltshire +1 3 £250 -28.57%
West Midlands -2 3 - - 3
East Midlands -5 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire -21 3 £448 +39.84%
West Yorkshire - 3 £448 -
Norfolk - 3 £153 -
Manchester -8 2 £213 -33.59% 1
Norwich - 2 £140 -
Feltham - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Leicester +6 1 £275 -
Warrington +3 1 £180 -
Leicestershire +1 1 £275 -
Scotland -3 1 £285 -30.90%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
Cheshire -5 1 £180 -18.55% 2
Dundee -13 1 £285 -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 74 (38.54%) Windows
2 55 (28.65%) Microsoft
3 50 (26.04%) SQL
4 47 (24.48%) Finance
5 44 (22.92%) VMware
6 37 (19.27%) Active Directory
7 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 32 (16.67%) ITIL
9 30 (15.63%) MS Exchange
10 27 (14.06%) MS Excel
11 26 (13.54%) Linux
12 24 (12.50%) MS Office
13 23 (11.98%) DNS
13 23 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (11.46%) Windows 7
15 20 (10.42%) DHCP
16 19 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (9.38%) Incident Management
17 18 (9.38%) Cisco
18 17 (8.85%) Citrix
18 17 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (8.33%) Windows 8
19 16 (8.33%) Change Management
20 15 (7.81%) SAN
20 15 (7.81%) Project Management
20 15 (7.81%) IIS
20 15 (7.81%) UNIX
21 14 (7.29%) Oracle
21 14 (7.29%) Management Information System

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 30 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (7.81%) IIS
4 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.56%) Moodle
7 3 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.04%) Apache
8 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.52%) Drupal
9 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.50%) MS Office
3 5 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) CODA-Financials
1 6 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.08%) Agresso
3 3 (1.56%) SunGard AvantGard
4 2 (1.04%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.04%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.52%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.52%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.52%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.52%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.52%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.52%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.08%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.98%) DNS
2 20 (10.42%) DHCP
3 15 (7.81%) SAN
4 11 (5.73%) Internet
4 11 (5.73%) LAN
4 11 (5.73%) Firewall
4 11 (5.73%) VLAN
5 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.17%) Intranet
7 7 (3.65%) VoIP
7 7 (3.65%) WAN
8 6 (3.13%) VPN
8 6 (3.13%) Wireless
8 6 (3.13%) NAS
9 5 (2.60%) IPv4
9 5 (2.60%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.08%) WLAN
10 4 (2.08%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.60%) MS Access
5 5 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.08%) MySQL
7 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.04%) ProClarity
8 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.04%) Informix
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.04%) DTS
9 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.04%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (24.48%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Banking
3 6 (3.13%) Retail
4 4 (2.08%) International Banking
4 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (1.56%) HTML
3 2 (1.04%) REST
3 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.04%) SOAP
3 2 (1.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) XML
3 2 (1.04%) LAMP
4 1 (0.52%) WCF
4 1 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.21%) NHS
3 8 (4.17%) Replication
3 8 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.08%) iPhone
6 3 (1.56%) iSeries
6 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.56%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.52%) RMADS
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.54%) Windows
2 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (13.54%) Linux
4 23 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (11.46%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 15 (7.81%) UNIX
8 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.65%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.13%) AIX
11 5 (2.60%) Solaris
11 5 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.60%) Android
12 3 (1.56%) CentOS
12 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.04%) Fedora
14 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.52%) HPUX
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.67%) ITIL
2 18 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 16 (8.33%) Change Management
4 15 (7.81%) Project Management
5 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.69%) Migration
7 9 (4.69%) Workflow
7 9 (4.69%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.17%) Service Management
9 7 (3.65%) CRM
10 6 (3.13%) ERP
10 6 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.13%) Network Management
10 6 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.60%) Document Management
11 5 (2.60%) SDLC
12 4 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (2.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.04%) SQL
2 11 (5.73%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.69%) VBA
4 7 (3.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.56%) VBScript
5 3 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.56%) PHP
5 3 (1.56%) Prolog
5 3 (1.56%) RPG
6 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.04%) C#
6 2 (1.04%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.52%) AWK
7 1 (0.52%) Korn
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.60%) MCSE
3 5 (2.60%) CCNA
3 5 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.56%) Degree
4 3 (1.56%) MCSA
4 3 (1.56%) CCNP
5 2 (1.04%) CIPFA
5 2 (1.04%) CIMA
5 2 (1.04%) CCAB
5 2 (1.04%) MCITP
5 2 (1.04%) AAT
6 1 (0.52%) IIBA
6 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (19.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.69%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.08%) vSphere
5 4 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.56%) XenApp
7 2 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.04%) Ceph
8 1 (0.52%) NFS
8 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Xen
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) Nagios
1 5 (2.60%) Icinga
2 4 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.08%) SCCM
3 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.52%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 55 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 44 (22.92%) VMware
3 18 (9.38%) Cisco
4 17 (8.85%) Citrix
5 14 (7.29%) Oracle
6 11 (5.73%) HP
7 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.17%) NetApp
8 8 (4.17%) CODA
8 8 (4.17%) Cognos
9 7 (3.65%) Apple
10 6 (3.13%) Symantec
11 5 (2.60%) Sun
11 5 (2.60%) IBM
11 5 (2.60%) Veeam
12 4 (2.08%) Google
12 4 (2.08%) Thunderhead
12 4 (2.08%) Dell
12 4 (2.08%) SunGard
12 4 (2.08%) Veritas
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