The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Manager
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 153 187
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.18% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £540 £450 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +28.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -6.43% +0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -38.88% +67.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the City of London

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Manager in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Manager in the City of London

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Manager in the City of London

Systems Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Manager in the City of London

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Systems Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) SimCorp
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (20.00%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) thinkFolio
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) Records Management
2 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Charles River
2 1 (20.00%) ACCA
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (20.00%) CIMA
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (20.00%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Front Office
1 1 (20.00%) Mandarin Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Records Management
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ACCA
1 1 (20.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) Charles River
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) SimCorp
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware