The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Manager
UK
Rank 540 544 548
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 56 98 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 55 49
Median daily rate £473 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.71% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +2.04% +0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +67.72%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -4 54 £473 +0.53% 21
London +3 26 £510 +4.08% 8
South East +28 15 £473 +10.52% 8
Hampshire +16 6 £473 -0.52% 4
City of London +2 4 £540 +20.00%
Gatwick - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Bristol - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +4 3 £350 -44.00%
East of England -1 3 £350 -44.00%
Berkshire +21 2 £473 +5.00%
Reading +18 2 £473 +8.00%
Surrey +13 2 £453 -
East Midlands -10 2 - -
Kent - 2 £305 -
Fareham - 2 £550 -
North West +26 1 £400 -14.89% 2
Scotland +16 1 £385 -15.38%
Hemel Hempstead +6 1 £500 -20.00%
Nottinghamshire +3 1 - -
West Midlands +2 1 £325 -23.52% 2
Warwickshire -4 1 £325 -27.77%
Highlands - 1 £385 -
Sussex - 1 £305 -
West End of London - 1 £513 -
Watford - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 £200 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 29 (26.61%) Project Management
2 28 (25.69%) Finance
3 12 (11.01%) SQL
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.09%) ERP
4 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (9.17%) ITIL
5 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.26%) SAP
6 9 (8.26%) LAN
6 9 (8.26%) WAN
6 9 (8.26%) VMware
6 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
6 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
7 8 (7.34%) IaaS
7 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.34%) Firewall
7 8 (7.34%) Cisco
7 8 (7.34%) Windows
7 8 (7.34%) Oracle
8 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.42%) PMP
8 7 (6.42%) Migration
8 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.42%) Change Management
8 7 (6.42%) Retail
8 7 (6.42%) SDLC
8 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.92%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.92%) Postilion
1 1 (0.92%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.92%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.92%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) IaaS
2 6 (5.50%) SaaS
3 2 (1.83%) ServiceMax
3 2 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) LAN
1 9 (8.26%) WAN
2 8 (7.34%) Firewall
3 6 (5.50%) MPLS
3 6 (5.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.75%) Intranet
5 2 (1.83%) Broadband
5 2 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.83%) WLAN
6 1 (0.92%) LDAP
6 1 (0.92%) NAS
6 1 (0.92%) SAN
6 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.75%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.75%) Power BI
4 3 (2.75%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.92%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.92%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.42%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Legal
4 4 (3.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.92%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
1 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.92%) CESG
5 1 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.92%) EPoS
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.34%) Windows
2 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) Project Management
2 11 (10.09%) ERP
3 10 (9.17%) ITIL
3 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
4 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
6 7 (6.42%) Change Management
6 7 (6.42%) Migration
6 7 (6.42%) SDLC
6 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.50%) Analytics
7 6 (5.50%) CRM
7 6 (5.50%) Line Management
8 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.59%) Project Governance
8 5 (4.59%) Service Management
8 5 (4.59%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) Java
2 4 (3.67%) VB
3 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.75%) VBA
3 3 (2.75%) VBScript
4 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
5 1 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.42%) PMP
2 4 (3.67%) APMP
2 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.83%) ACCA
4 2 (1.83%) CIMA
4 2 (1.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) CISSP
5 1 (0.92%) CLAS
5 1 (0.92%) ECDL
5 1 (0.92%) ISACA
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.92%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) PMO
2 3 (2.75%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.92%) COBIT
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) XenServer
4 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) SCCM
1 1 (0.92%) SCOM
1 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.92%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) SAP
2 9 (8.26%) VMware
3 8 (7.34%) Cisco
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) Citrix
4 3 (2.75%) NetApp
4 3 (2.75%) RedPrairie
5 2 (1.83%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.83%) Tableau
5 2 (1.83%) Workday
6 1 (0.92%) Charles River
6 1 (0.92%) Epicor
6 1 (0.92%) HP
6 1 (0.92%) iManage
6 1 (0.92%) PTC
6 1 (0.92%) Remedy
6 1 (0.92%) Reuters
6 1 (0.92%) Symantec
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: 6 days ago