The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 253 242
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 15 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 22
Median daily rate £473 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +0.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £396 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +15 6 £473 -0.52% 4
West Sussex - 4 - -
Berkshire +22 2 £473 +5.00%
Surrey +15 2 £453 -
Kent - 2 £305 -
Sussex - 1 £305 -
Systems Manager
England

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
3 8 (25.81%) IaaS
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 6 (19.35%) WAN
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) MPLS
4 6 (19.35%) FlexPod
4 6 (19.35%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (12.90%) PMP
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) MS Office
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Escalation Management
6 4 (12.90%) Line Management
6 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.90%) APMP
6 4 (12.90%) Project Governance
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.68%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (9.68%) Programme Governance
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 3 (9.68%) Validation

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
1 6 (19.35%) LAN
1 6 (19.35%) MPLS
1 6 (19.35%) Remote Desktop
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Billing
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) FlexPod
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) SDLC
4 4 (12.90%) Escalation Management
4 4 (12.90%) Line Management
4 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) Project Governance
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Governance
5 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) APMP
1 4 (12.90%) PMP
1 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
1 6 (19.35%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Pega
3 1 (3.23%) PTC
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Workday