The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 116 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 8 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.33% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 21
Average daily rate
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£309 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.78% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £340 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -12.32%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2181 2769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.63% 90.88% 88.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 946 1023
Average daily rate £375 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.98 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Engineer
South East

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 4 £318 - 3
Bracknell - 2 £230 -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Systems Engineer
South East

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) C++
3 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) MCSE
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 6 (22.22%) C
7 6 (22.22%) Citrix
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (22.22%) XenApp
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (18.52%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (18.52%) CCVP
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) Ruby
8 5 (18.52%) MCTS
8 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
8 5 (18.52%) RTP
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) .NET

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) RTP
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) ISDN
2 5 (18.52%) VoIP
2 5 (18.52%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 3 (11.11%) LDAP
4 2 (7.41%) SS7
4 2 (7.41%) 3G
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) 2G
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) 4G
4 2 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.70%) SSH
5 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
5 1 (3.70%) WinSCP
5 1 (3.70%) ASN.1
5 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (7.41%) UNIX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
1 5 (18.52%) UML
1 5 (18.52%) OOD
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C++
2 6 (22.22%) C
3 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MCSE
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCVP
2 5 (18.52%) MCTS
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) CCA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCDST
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) CNE
4 1 (3.70%) Novell Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) XenApp
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) VMware
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Apple
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Huawei
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec