The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 140 170 198
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 17 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.55% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Median daily rate £405 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £306 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £327 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
Systems Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Systems Engineer 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 across the City of London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) Python
5 9 (28.13%) Unix
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
5 9 (28.13%) DevOps
6 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Ruby
7 7 (21.88%) Puppet
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 6 (18.75%) Apache
8 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
8 6 (18.75%) Citrix
9 5 (15.63%) SAN
9 5 (15.63%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) Cisco
9 5 (15.63%) Perl
9 5 (15.63%) Clustering

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (18.75%) Apache
1 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) DNS
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) SNMP
4 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.25%) Extranet
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) SMTP
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) SSH
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.13%) FishEye
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Grails
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) JSON
1 1 (3.13%) LAMP
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.13%) Biometrics
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Debian
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) SUSE
5 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) DevOps
2 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.63%) High Availability
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 4 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.38%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (6.25%) Database Tuning
6 2 (6.25%) Line Management
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
3 7 (21.88%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) Perl
5 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (9.38%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) C++
7 2 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (3.13%) VB
8 1 (3.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CCEA
4 1 (3.13%) CCEE
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) GFS2
3 4 (12.50%) GlusterFS
3 4 (12.50%) OCFS2
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.25%) NFS
4 2 (6.25%) Postfix
4 2 (6.25%) Squid
4 2 (6.25%) UAG
4 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) SCOM
3 4 (12.50%) CFEngine
3 4 (12.50%) SELinux
4 3 (9.38%) Ansible
4 3 (9.38%) SCCM
5 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 2 (6.25%) Cacti
5 2 (6.25%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (6.25%) Nagios
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Control-M
6 1 (3.13%) OpenView
6 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.13%) Salt
6 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
6 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Splunk
6 2 (6.25%) Altiris
6 2 (6.25%) AppSense
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.13%) QNAP