The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 581 578
Rank change year-on-year +43 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 72 70 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 45
Median daily rate £438 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +42 68 £438 -2.77% 17
London +26 25 £400 -13.51% 6
South East +15 19 £469 -1.31% 4
Hampshire +5 11 £494 +3.94% 1
North West +24 8 £413 +37.50% 1
West Midlands +30 6 £500 +66.66% 2
Basingstoke -10 5 - -
Scotland +36 4 - -
Berkshire +16 4 £425 -2.85% 1
Yorkshire +17 3 £463 +10.77% 1
East of England - 3 £550 - 1
North East +76 2 - -
Manchester +10 2 - -
Surrey +8 2 - -
Hook +4 2 £500 +3.62%
Staffordshire +3 2 - -
Hammersmith -4 2 £200 -57.89%
East Midlands -13 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £425 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £401 -
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Merseyside - 2 £401 -
Preston - 2 £425 -
York - 2 £450 -
Slough - 2 £469 -
Woking - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 -
Glasgow - 2 - -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 43 (33.59%) Project Management
2 29 (22.66%) Finance
3 17 (13.28%) PRINCE2
4 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (10.94%) SQL
6 13 (10.16%) Change Management
6 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
7 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.59%) ERP
9 10 (7.81%) Windows
10 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
10 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (7.03%) Oracle
10 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (6.25%) SAP
11 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
12 7 (5.47%) Migration
12 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
12 7 (5.47%) Service Management
12 7 (5.47%) ITIL
12 7 (5.47%) PMP
12 7 (5.47%) SCOM
12 7 (5.47%) Retail
12 7 (5.47%) Line Management
12 7 (5.47%) Analytics
13 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
13 6 (4.69%) Waterfall
13 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (2.34%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) OpenROAD
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) Moodle
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) iTrent
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.78%) HFM
3 1 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.78%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) SaaS
2 3 (2.34%) IaaS
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Broadband
2 2 (1.56%) Firewall
2 2 (1.56%) Internet
2 2 (1.56%) Intranet
2 2 (1.56%) LAN
2 2 (1.56%) SAN
2 2 (1.56%) SNMP
2 2 (1.56%) VPN
2 2 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.78%) NAS
3 1 (0.78%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.91%) MS Access
3 3 (2.34%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.56%) Ingres
4 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Retail
2 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Billing
3 3 (2.34%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Front Office
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
4 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) Middleware
2 3 (2.34%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) HTML
3 2 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) Unix
3 1 (0.78%) AIX
3 1 (0.78%) Solaris
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.59%) Project Management
2 17 (13.28%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
4 13 (10.16%) Change Management
5 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.59%) ERP
7 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (5.47%) Analytics
8 7 (5.47%) ITIL
8 7 (5.47%) Line Management
8 7 (5.47%) Migration
8 7 (5.47%) Service Management
9 6 (4.69%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.91%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.91%) Project Governance
10 5 (3.91%) SDLC
10 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.13%) CRM
11 4 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) Java
4 2 (1.56%) C#
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.56%) Python
5 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.78%) Ruby
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.47%) PMP
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.91%) Degree
4 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.13%) APMP
5 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.34%) MCITP
6 3 (2.34%) MCTS
6 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) ACCA
7 2 (1.56%) CIMA
7 2 (1.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) ISACA
8 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 2 (1.56%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCOM
2 3 (2.34%) SCOrch
2 3 (2.34%) SCSM
3 2 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) SAP
4 5 (3.91%) Motorola
5 4 (3.13%) VMware
6 3 (2.34%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) NetApp
6 3 (2.34%) Workday
7 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.56%) Citrix
7 2 (1.56%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.56%) Remedy
7 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) Charles River
8 1 (0.78%) Civica
8 1 (0.78%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.78%) Mitel
8 1 (0.78%) Reuters
8 1 (0.78%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec
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