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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 156 172 182
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 22 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 21
Median daily rate £475 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £262 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.46 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +78.77%
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
3303 5118 5488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.97% 95.20% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 4001 3960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 21 (56.76%) Puppet
3 19 (51.35%) Bash Shell
3 19 (51.35%) Python
4 18 (48.65%) Unix
4 18 (48.65%) Finance
5 16 (43.24%) Ruby
6 15 (40.54%) Clustering
6 15 (40.54%) Service Delivery
6 15 (40.54%) Financial Institution
6 15 (40.54%) SELinux
6 15 (40.54%) GlusterFS
6 15 (40.54%) GFS2
6 15 (40.54%) OCFS2
6 15 (40.54%) Patch Management
6 15 (40.54%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (40.54%) Hedge funds
6 15 (40.54%) High Availability
6 15 (40.54%) CFEngine
7 14 (37.84%) VMware
8 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) Firewall
9 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
10 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (18.92%) DNS
10 7 (18.92%) Cisco
10 7 (18.92%) Active Directory

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 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.51%) Office 365
3 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) HTTP
4 4 (10.81%) Extranet
4 4 (10.81%) LAN
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security
4 4 (10.81%) SSL
4 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.11%) SMTP
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
6 2 (5.41%) FTP
6 2 (5.41%) SSH
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.70%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) SAN
7 1 (2.70%) SNMP
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) LAMP
1 2 (5.41%) Node.js
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Clustering
1 15 (40.54%) Hedge funds
2 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Derivative
3 1 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 18 (48.65%) Unix
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Phone
6 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.41%) CentOS
7 2 (5.41%) Debian
7 2 (5.41%) SUSE
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) High Availability
1 15 (40.54%) Patch Management
1 15 (40.54%) Service Delivery
2 6 (16.22%) DevOps
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (10.81%) Open Source
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (10.81%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Bash Shell
1 19 (51.35%) Python
2 16 (43.24%) Ruby
3 5 (13.51%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) Go
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) SQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) CCDE
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) GFS2
1 15 (40.54%) GlusterFS
1 15 (40.54%) OCFS2
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (10.81%) UAG
4 4 (10.81%) XenApp
5 3 (8.11%) NFS
6 2 (5.41%) Postfix
6 2 (5.41%) Squid
7 1 (2.70%) Docker
7 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (56.76%) Puppet
2 15 (40.54%) CFEngine
2 15 (40.54%) Failover Clustering
2 15 (40.54%) SELinux
3 6 (16.22%) Ansible
4 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
5 4 (10.81%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (10.81%) SCOM
5 4 (10.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Nagios
7 2 (5.41%) Cacti
7 2 (5.41%) SCCM
8 1 (2.70%) Control-M
8 1 (2.70%) OpenView
8 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) VMware
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.51%) IBM
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) Mitel
8 1 (2.70%) QNAP
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