Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 October 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 97 111
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.20% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median daily rate £325 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £381
% change year-on-year -2.86% +14.75% -22.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1159 1379 1782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 91.69% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 776 1042
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £228 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 75 117
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -30.39% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.55
90th Percentile £45.40 £35.40 £45.20
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Systems Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in Reading

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Manager in Reading

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Reading region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) NAS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Change Control
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) NAS
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (100.00%) Change Control
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware