The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 72 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -23.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Engineer
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -14 2 - - 2
Northwich - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Systems Engineer
North West

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle