The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 530 533
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 52 96 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 48
Median daily rate £473 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £256 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -6.43% +0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £26.83
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 25 £510 +4.08% 10
South East +20 15 £473 +9.88% 5
East of England 0 3 £350 -44.00% 1
North West +26 2 £332 -17.38% 4
East Midlands -12 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands +10 1 £325 -25.71% 2
Systems Manager
UK

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

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 England region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 27 (25.96%) Project Management
2 25 (24.04%) Finance
3 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.58%) SQL
3 11 (10.58%) PRINCE2
3 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.62%) ITIL
4 10 (9.62%) ERP
5 9 (8.65%) Data Centre
5 9 (8.65%) VMware
5 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.69%) IaaS
6 8 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 8 (7.69%) Firewall
6 8 (7.69%) SAP
7 7 (6.73%) Oracle
7 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
7 7 (6.73%) LAN
7 7 (6.73%) WAN
7 7 (6.73%) PMP
7 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
7 7 (6.73%) Migration
7 7 (6.73%) Retail
7 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (6.73%) SDLC
8 6 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (5.77%) Analytics
8 6 (5.77%) FlexPod

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (2.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.96%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.96%) Postilion
1 1 (0.96%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.96%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) IaaS
2 6 (5.77%) SaaS
3 2 (1.92%) ServiceMax
3 2 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.96%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) Firewall
2 7 (6.73%) LAN
2 7 (6.73%) WAN
3 6 (5.77%) MPLS
3 6 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.88%) Intranet
5 2 (1.92%) Broadband
6 1 (0.96%) LDAP
6 1 (0.96%) NAS
6 1 (0.96%) SAN
6 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.88%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.88%) Power BI
4 3 (2.88%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.96%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Legal
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
5 3 (2.88%) Billing
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.96%) Military
7 1 (0.96%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Web Services
2 2 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.77%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.92%) NHS
4 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) CESG
5 1 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.96%) FMCG
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Project Management
2 11 (10.58%) PRINCE2
3 10 (9.62%) ERP
3 10 (9.62%) ITIL
4 9 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 7 (6.73%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) SDLC
6 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.77%) Analytics
7 6 (5.77%) CRM
8 5 (4.81%) Change Management
8 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.81%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.81%) Line Management
8 5 (4.81%) Project Governance
8 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (4.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) Java
3 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.88%) VB
3 3 (2.88%) VBA
4 2 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) PMP
2 4 (3.85%) APMP
2 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.92%) ACCA
4 2 (1.92%) CIMA
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) CISSP
5 1 (0.96%) CLAS
5 1 (0.96%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) ECDL
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) PMO
2 3 (2.88%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.92%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) XenServer
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) SCOM
1 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) VMware
3 8 (7.69%) SAP
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco
6 3 (2.88%) Citrix
6 3 (2.88%) NetApp
6 3 (2.88%) RedPrairie
7 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.92%) Tableau
7 2 (1.92%) Workday
8 1 (0.96%) Charles River
8 1 (0.96%) Epicor
8 1 (0.96%) HP
8 1 (0.96%) iManage
8 1 (0.96%) PTC
8 1 (0.96%) Remedy
8 1 (0.96%) Reuters
8 1 (0.96%) Symantec