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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 524 498 395
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -103
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 59 55 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 49
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£344 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £119 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% -27.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.28 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% -24.00%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 January 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 30 January 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 -7 58 £344 +37.50% 43
London 0 16 £238 -5.00% 18
West Midlands +9 12 £360 +41.17% 1
East of England +1 9 £215 -28.33% 7
South East -4 9 £400 +60.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £210 -30.00% 2
South West -15 5 £394 +125.00% 2
Cambridge -3 4 £210 - 2
Surrey -7 4 - - 2
North West -12 4 £195 +105.26%
City of London +14 3 £396 +5.66% 2
Hertfordshire +4 3 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -6 3 - - 4
Cheshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £375 -
Devon - 3 £450 -
East Sussex - 2 £450 -
Chester - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -7 1 - -
Leeds -12 1 - - 1
Scotland -15 1 - -
Oxfordshire -16 1 £320 -41.81%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £145 - 1
Witney - 1 £320 -
Woking - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 44 (30.34%) SQL
1 44 (30.34%) Windows
2 43 (29.66%) Finance
3 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
4 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
5 29 (20.00%) Oracle
6 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
7 22 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (14.48%) MS Office
9 19 (13.10%) UNIX
9 19 (13.10%) Linux
10 17 (11.72%) Migration
11 15 (10.34%) VMware
12 14 (9.66%) Windows 7
13 12 (8.28%) DNS
14 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
14 11 (7.59%) ITIL
14 11 (7.59%) Project Management
14 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (7.59%) Firewall
15 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
15 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (6.90%) Sun
15 10 (6.90%) MS Exchange
16 9 (6.21%) PRINCE2
16 9 (6.21%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (6.21%) T-SQL
16 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (5.52%) Infor

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) Lync
2 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.76%) IIS
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.69%) Apache
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (14.48%) MS Office
2 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Agresso
2 5 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.76%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.38%) assyst
5 1 (0.69%) Summit
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.69%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) DNS
2 11 (7.59%) Firewall
3 7 (4.83%) Internet
3 7 (4.83%) DVB
4 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.14%) LAN
4 6 (4.14%) WAN
4 6 (4.14%) Intranet
4 6 (4.14%) SAN
5 5 (3.45%) DHCP
5 5 (3.45%) FTP
5 5 (3.45%) VPN
5 5 (3.45%) NAS
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.07%) Network Security
7 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.38%) VoIP
7 2 (1.38%) LDAP
7 2 (1.38%) DMZ
7 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (6.21%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.76%) MS Access
8 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.38%) Informix
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.69%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.69%) EDMS
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (0.69%) DB2
10 1 (0.69%) OLAP
10 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.38%) Toad
General
1 43 (29.66%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Local Government
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.07%) Front Office
5 2 (1.38%) Advertising
5 2 (1.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) XML
3 3 (2.07%) CSS
3 3 (2.07%) Web Services
3 3 (2.07%) HTML
3 3 (2.07%) jQuery
3 3 (2.07%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) MPEG
4 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.76%) NHS
5 3 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.07%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.38%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.38%) Replication
6 2 (1.38%) Equities
6 2 (1.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.69%) Open Source
7 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.69%) iPad
7 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.34%) Windows
2 22 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (13.10%) UNIX
3 19 (13.10%) Linux
4 14 (9.66%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.83%) AIX
6 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.07%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.07%) Solaris
8 3 (2.07%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE
9 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.72%) Migration
2 11 (7.59%) ITIL
2 11 (7.59%) Project Management
3 9 (6.21%) PRINCE2
4 8 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (4.14%) Change Control
5 6 (4.14%) ERP
5 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.14%) Validation
6 5 (3.45%) Document Management
6 5 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.76%) Time Management
7 4 (2.76%) Data Entry
7 4 (2.76%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (2.07%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.07%) Information Management
8 3 (2.07%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.07%) Data Management
8 3 (2.07%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.07%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.34%) SQL
2 9 (6.21%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.52%) VBA
3 8 (5.52%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.83%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.14%) Korn
6 4 (2.76%) Java
6 4 (2.76%) AWK
7 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.07%) Perl
7 3 (2.07%) C++
7 3 (2.07%) sed
8 2 (1.38%) C#
8 2 (1.38%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) Degree
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) MCSE
4 2 (1.38%) MCSA
4 2 (1.38%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.69%) CCA
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CCNP
5 1 (0.69%) CCNA
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.38%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (1.38%) NFS
4 2 (1.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.69%) Control-M
3 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.00%) Oracle
3 15 (10.34%) VMware
4 10 (6.90%) Sun
5 8 (5.52%) Infor
5 8 (5.52%) Cisco
5 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.83%) Apple
6 7 (4.83%) Citrix
7 6 (4.14%) Symantec
8 5 (3.45%) CODA
8 5 (3.45%) Cognos
8 5 (3.45%) Sybase
9 4 (2.76%) SAP
10 3 (2.07%) Northgate
10 3 (2.07%) HP
10 3 (2.07%) IBM
10 3 (2.07%) thinkFolio
10 3 (2.07%) Planview
11 2 (1.38%) Sitecore
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