The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 179 167 151
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 21 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.60% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.65% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 34
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £257 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £354
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.49 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.85% -44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £19.49 £22.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £19.49 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.95 £31.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -2.30%
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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 19 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 26 (52.00%) Linux
2 25 (50.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) VMware
4 18 (36.00%) DNS
5 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (28.00%) Perl
8 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (22.00%) MySQL
10 10 (20.00%) EMC
10 10 (20.00%) SAN
10 10 (20.00%) Finance
10 10 (20.00%) Puppet
11 9 (18.00%) UNIX
11 9 (18.00%) Apache
11 9 (18.00%) DHCP
12 8 (16.00%) Python
12 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
12 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (14.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
13 7 (14.00%) Citrix
13 7 (14.00%) HP
13 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.00%) Migration
14 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
14 6 (12.00%) Symantec
14 6 (12.00%) Ruby

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (18.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.00%) IIS
3 4 (8.00%) Lync
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.00%) Zimbra
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) DNS
2 10 (20.00%) SAN
3 9 (18.00%) DHCP
4 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (10.00%) Network Security
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall
7 3 (6.00%) WAN
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) Extranet
8 2 (4.00%) LDAP
8 2 (4.00%) SMTP
8 2 (4.00%) LAN
8 2 (4.00%) NAS
8 2 (4.00%) VLAN
9 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.00%) PABX
9 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (2.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Redis
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.00%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) WAMP
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) Replication
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Linux
2 25 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.00%) UNIX
5 6 (12.00%) CentOS
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Solaris
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.00%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.00%) SmartOS
8 1 (2.00%) Debian
8 1 (2.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (14.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Kanban
4 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.00%) Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Perl
2 8 (16.00%) Python
3 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.00%) Ruby
4 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) RHCE
2 2 (4.00%) CCNA
2 2 (4.00%) MCSE
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CCA
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
4 5 (10.00%) XenApp
5 4 (8.00%) NFS
5 4 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (8.00%) UAG
6 3 (6.00%) Firmware
7 1 (2.00%) Xen
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.00%) Squid
7 1 (2.00%) Postfix
7 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Puppet
2 6 (12.00%) Ansible
3 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 5 (10.00%) Cobbler
3 5 (10.00%) Nagios
3 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (8.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.00%) yum
6 1 (2.00%) WSUS
6 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.00%) Cacti
6 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) VMware
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) EMC
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) HP
6 6 (12.00%) Symantec
7 5 (10.00%) Cisco
7 5 (10.00%) IBM
8 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.00%) Computacenter
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle
9 2 (4.00%) NetApp
9 2 (4.00%) Sun
9 2 (4.00%) Juniper
9 2 (4.00%) Trayport
9 2 (4.00%) Veeam
9 2 (4.00%) MarketAxess
10 1 (2.00%) F5
10 1 (2.00%) Riverbed