The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +13.20%
Systems Engineer
North 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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 724 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.96% 92.11% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 353 295
Average daily rate £413 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £224 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 45
Average hourly rate £18.50 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.18% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington - 1 £360 - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Systems Engineer
North West

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Puppet
4 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
5 3 (21.43%) Route 53
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) RightScale
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) CentOS
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) CMDB

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Route 53
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) SSH
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) SUSE
6 1 (7.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Jython
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
3 2 (14.29%) SCDPM
3 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.14%) SCOM
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (7.14%) MOM
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) BMC
3 3 (21.43%) RightScale
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Sun
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
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