The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 60 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.41% 0.82% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.89% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.39% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £23.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+78.77% -25.78%
Systems Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
869 788 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.05% 92.60% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 566 354
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) MySQL
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (40.00%) Puppet
4 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (35.00%) SysML
5 6 (30.00%) UML
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) LXC
6 5 (25.00%) systemd
6 5 (25.00%) GitLab
6 5 (25.00%) CoreOS
6 5 (25.00%) iptables
6 5 (25.00%) Kubernetes
6 5 (25.00%) Btrfs
6 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (25.00%) Varnish
6 5 (25.00%) Ansible
6 5 (25.00%) Docker
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (25.00%) SaltStack
6 5 (25.00%) OpenVPN
6 5 (25.00%) REST
6 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (25.00%) nginx
1 5 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) IPsec
3 5 (25.00%) SSH
3 5 (25.00%) OpenVPN
3 5 (25.00%) IPv6
3 5 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (25.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) GitLab
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (25.00%) RSpec
4 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) REST
2 5 (25.00%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (25.00%) SmartOS
2 5 (25.00%) CoreOS
3 3 (15.00%) CentOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) SysML
3 6 (30.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) SOA
4 5 (25.00%) Open Source
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Snort
1 5 (25.00%) Squid
1 5 (25.00%) Varnish
1 5 (25.00%) vCloud
1 5 (25.00%) KVM
1 5 (25.00%) Docker
1 5 (25.00%) LXC
1 5 (25.00%) iptables
1 5 (25.00%) Btrfs
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) CFEngine
2 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 5 (25.00%) Nessus
2 5 (25.00%) Ansible
2 5 (25.00%) systemd
2 5 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault