Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 766 742
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Manager 147 125 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 109
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £550 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -1.11% +8.43% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £22.85 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.15% -32.31% +14.41%
10th Percentile £35.25 £21.42 £19.56
90th Percentile £39.75 £24.27 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.85 £32.50
% change year-on-year +64.15% -29.71% +10.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 14 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 145 £425 -5.56% 35
UK excluding London +33 77 £445 -1.11% 24
London +12 67 £421 -0.88% 11
South East +3 27 £488 +8.33% 7
South West +2 15 £425 -2.86% 4
North of England +58 14 £438 +29.63% 8
Midlands +16 11 £488 -2.50% 2
North East +69 9 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands +38 8 £525 +17.32%
East of England -11 8 £400 -36.00% 3
North West +14 4 £425 +36.00% 5
Yorkshire +21 3 £475 +5.56% 3
East Midlands -21 3 £430 -14.00% 2
Scotland -4 2 - -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 48 (32.65%) Project Management
2 32 (21.77%) Finance
3 22 (14.97%) Windows
4 21 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 19 (12.93%) Linux
6 17 (11.56%) Management Information System
7 16 (10.88%) Change Management
7 16 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (10.20%) SCOM
9 14 (9.52%) ITIL
10 13 (8.84%) ERP
10 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
11 12 (8.16%) SQL
11 12 (8.16%) Retail
12 11 (7.48%) VMware
13 10 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (6.80%) Oracle
13 10 (6.80%) SAP
13 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
13 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (6.80%) SCCM
13 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
13 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (5.44%) Service Management
14 8 (5.44%) CRM
14 8 (5.44%) Information Management
14 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
14 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
14 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012

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 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.04%) IIS
1 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.36%) FileZilla
2 2 (1.36%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) iTrent
2 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.72%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.36%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.36%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.68%) assyst
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) HFM
4 1 (0.68%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.68%) Maximo
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.68%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.68%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.40%) SaaS
2 4 (2.72%) Office 365
3 3 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.04%) Taleo
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.36%) IaaS
4 2 (1.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.68%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) LAN
2 4 (2.72%) WAN
3 3 (2.04%) Broadband
3 3 (2.04%) NAS
3 3 (2.04%) Network Security
3 3 (2.04%) SAN
3 3 (2.04%) SMS
3 3 (2.04%) VPN
4 2 (1.36%) Internet
4 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.36%) IPsec
4 2 (1.36%) IPv6
4 2 (1.36%) SSL
4 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.36%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.68%) ATM
5 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.68%) SNMP
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.40%) MS Access
3 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
1 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Retail
3 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.04%) Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Law
5 3 (2.04%) Marketing
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.08%) XML
2 5 (3.40%) Middleware
3 4 (2.72%) SOAP
4 3 (2.04%) EDI
5 1 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) FMCG
3 5 (3.40%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.72%) Learning Management System
4 4 (2.72%) PKI
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.36%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.36%) NHS
6 2 (1.36%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.68%) AS400
7 1 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) LIMS
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.97%) Windows
2 19 (12.93%) Linux
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.72%) Unix
7 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.65%) Project Management
2 21 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 16 (10.88%) Change Management
3 16 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (9.52%) ITIL
6 13 (8.84%) ERP
7 8 (5.44%) CRM
7 8 (5.44%) Information Management
7 8 (5.44%) Service Management
8 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.76%) People Management
9 6 (4.08%) Migration
9 6 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.08%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.40%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.40%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.40%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.16%) SQL
2 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.72%) Python
4 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.36%) Perl
4 2 (1.36%) PHP
4 2 (1.36%) Ruby
4 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (4.76%) Degree
4 5 (3.40%) MCITP
4 5 (3.40%) MCSA
4 5 (3.40%) MCTS
4 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.04%) CCNA
5 3 (2.04%) CCNP
5 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.04%) MCSE
5 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.04%) PMP
6 2 (1.36%) CIPD
6 2 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) PMO
2 4 (2.72%) GDPR
3 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) GxP
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.04%) vSphere
3 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) SCOM
2 10 (6.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.36%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.36%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.48%) VMware
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
2 10 (6.80%) SAP
3 7 (4.76%) HP
4 5 (3.40%) Motorola
4 5 (3.40%) Siebel
5 4 (2.72%) Cisco
5 4 (2.72%) Workday
6 3 (2.04%) Citrix
6 3 (2.04%) Infor
6 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.36%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.36%) Northgate
7 2 (1.36%) Sage
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Ceridian
8 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.68%) Kronos