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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 173 207 202
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 26 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Average daily rate
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£333 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £285 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £462 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.04% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.85 £23.75 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +1.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -26.38%
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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
5344 6710 7244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.50% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3885 4892 5226
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 170
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 September 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 3 September 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 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) VMware
3 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
4 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 15 (37.50%) Linux
6 13 (32.50%) DNS
6 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 10 (25.00%) Citrix
8 10 (25.00%) Migration
9 9 (22.50%) SAN
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (20.00%) Symantec
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 7 (17.50%) IBM
11 7 (17.50%) DHCP
11 7 (17.50%) Perl
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (15.00%) SQL
12 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
12 6 (15.00%) Backup Exec
12 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (15.00%) Lync
12 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 5 (12.50%) Software Deployment
13 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (15.00%) Lync
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (7.50%) IIS
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Zimbra
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) SAN
3 7 (17.50%) DHCP
4 5 (12.50%) Network Security
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) Firewall
6 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (7.50%) LDAP
6 3 (7.50%) Extranet
7 2 (5.00%) DMZ
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) VLAN
8 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.50%) Broadband
8 1 (2.50%) VoIP
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Redis
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) RequisitePro
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) WAMP
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
6 3 (7.50%) CentOS
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Solaris
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (2.50%) SELinux
8 1 (2.50%) SmartOS
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) SOA
4 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.00%) Release Management
4 2 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (5.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Perl
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.00%) Python
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.00%) VBScript
6 2 (5.00%) VB
6 2 (5.00%) Korn
6 2 (5.00%) Bourne shell
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CCNA
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) RHCE
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CCA
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (12.50%) UAG
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
4 5 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (10.00%) NFS
6 2 (5.00%) Terminal Server
6 2 (5.00%) vSphere
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.50%) Samba
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Backup Exec
2 5 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Puppet
3 4 (10.00%) Nagios
3 4 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (5.00%) YUM
4 2 (5.00%) Ansible
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (2.50%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Symantec
5 7 (17.50%) IBM
5 7 (17.50%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco
6 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.50%) HP
7 4 (10.00%) EMC
7 4 (10.00%) NetApp
8 2 (5.00%) Veritas
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) MarketAxess
8 2 (5.00%) Veeam
8 2 (5.00%) Trayport
8 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.50%) Meraki
9 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
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