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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 515 491 493
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 86 79 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 34
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£300 £288 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £195 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £290 £260
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.54 £13.75 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.12 £31.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-27.32% +22.85%

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -21 83 £300 +1.69% 42
London +27 40 £416 +51.36% 13
South East -13 24 £300 +20.00% 9
Hampshire -7 13 £300 - 4
North West -14 7 £350 +129.50% 3
Southampton - 7 £300 -
City of London +26 6 £419 +31.88% 4
Surrey -7 3 £308 +23.00% 1
Manchester -11 3 £350 +115.38% 3
West Midlands -13 3 £300 +4.34% 1
East of England -31 3 £174 -50.35% 5
West Sussex - 3 £128 -
Cheshire +7 2 - -
Berkshire +3 2 £200 -42.85%
Scotland +1 2 £150 -41.17%
West Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £223 -42.94% 3
Milton Keynes -11 2 £223 -42.94% 1
Yorkshire -12 2 - -
South West -41 2 - - 7
Devon - 2 - - 3
Leeds - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +14 1 - -
Reading +13 1 £200 -44.82%
Merseyside -4 1 - -
Liverpool -6 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £200 - 2
Hertfordshire -14 1 £148 -15.71% 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 62 (37.58%) Windows
2 47 (28.48%) SQL
2 47 (28.48%) Microsoft
3 41 (24.85%) Finance
4 30 (18.18%) VMware
4 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
6 26 (15.76%) Linux
7 25 (15.15%) Oracle
7 25 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 23 (13.94%) UNIX
8 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (13.33%) MS Office
9 22 (13.33%) DNS
10 21 (12.73%) MS Exchange
10 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
10 21 (12.73%) SAN
11 20 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (11.52%) Citrix
13 18 (10.91%) Windows XP
13 18 (10.91%) Symantec
13 18 (10.91%) ITIL
13 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
14 17 (10.30%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (9.09%) Backup Exec
15 15 (9.09%) DHCP
16 14 (8.48%) EMC
16 14 (8.48%) Red Hat

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.03%) Lync
6 3 (1.82%) IIS
6 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.21%) Apache
7 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.61%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (13.33%) MS Office
2 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Agresso
2 4 (2.42%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.21%) Adaptiv
4 2 (1.21%) ENOVIA
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.61%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.61%) Summit
5 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Taleo
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.33%) DNS
2 21 (12.73%) SAN
3 15 (9.09%) DHCP
4 11 (6.67%) Wireless
5 9 (5.45%) WAN
5 9 (5.45%) Firewall
6 7 (4.24%) DVB
6 7 (4.24%) LAN
7 4 (2.42%) NAS
7 4 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.42%) FTP
7 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.42%) VPN
8 3 (1.82%) Network Security
9 2 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.21%) 4G
9 2 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.21%) 3G
9 2 (1.21%) 2G
9 2 (1.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.30%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.42%) MS Access
6 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.21%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.61%) EDMS
7 1 (0.61%) OLAP
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.61%) PowerMart
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) JIRA
1 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.61%) Toad
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (24.85%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.64%) Advertising
4 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Front Office
6 3 (1.82%) Automotive
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.61%) International Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.03%) HTML
2 4 (2.42%) CSS
2 4 (2.42%) Middleware
3 3 (1.82%) .NET
3 3 (1.82%) jQuery
4 2 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.61%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) XHTML
5 1 (0.61%) LINQ
5 1 (0.61%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.24%) MPEG
4 6 (3.64%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.64%) NHS
5 5 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.42%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) iPad
8 2 (1.21%) Animation
8 2 (1.21%) Statistics
8 2 (1.21%) Equities
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.58%) Windows
2 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (15.76%) Linux
4 25 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 23 (13.94%) UNIX
5 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (10.91%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.03%) AIX
9 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.82%) Solaris
10 3 (1.82%) CentOS
10 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.21%) Android
11 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.61%) SUSE
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.61%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.91%) ITIL
2 13 (7.88%) Migration
2 13 (7.88%) ERP
3 10 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.64%) Time Management
5 6 (3.64%) Validation
6 5 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 5 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.42%) Data Entry
7 4 (2.42%) Release Management
8 3 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.82%) ETL
8 3 (1.82%) Data Management
8 3 (1.82%) Information Management
8 3 (1.82%) PLM
8 3 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.48%) SQL
2 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 9 (5.45%) VBA
4 8 (4.85%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.64%) Korn
5 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.64%) Perl
6 5 (3.03%) Python
7 4 (2.42%) Java
8 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.82%) AWK
8 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.82%) sed
9 2 (1.21%) VB
9 2 (1.21%) C
9 2 (1.21%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) RPG
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
10 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.67%) MCITP
3 7 (4.24%) Degree
4 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CCA
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.88%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.88%) XenApp
4 4 (2.42%) NFS
5 2 (1.21%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (1.21%) XenServer
5 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.21%) Samba
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.42%) SCCM
3 3 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.21%) YUM
4 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.61%) Control-M
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 47 (28.48%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.18%) VMware
3 25 (15.15%) Oracle
4 19 (11.52%) Citrix
5 18 (10.91%) Symantec
6 14 (8.48%) EMC
6 14 (8.48%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.88%) Apple
7 13 (7.88%) HP
7 13 (7.88%) Juniper
8 11 (6.67%) Meru Networks
9 8 (4.85%) Cisco
10 6 (3.64%) Cognos
11 5 (3.03%) CODA
11 5 (3.03%) Sybase
11 5 (3.03%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.42%) Northgate
12 4 (2.42%) Veritas
12 4 (2.42%) IBM
13 3 (1.82%) Sun
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