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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 161 183 163
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 24 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 18
Average daily rate
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£444 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.67% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £173 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £392 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £20.45 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +30.00%
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
4590 5319 5343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.82% 93.40% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3486 3738 3978
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 120
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.75 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 10 (20.83%) DNS
5 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (18.75%) Perl
6 9 (18.75%) UNIX
7 8 (16.67%) Finance
7 8 (16.67%) Puppet
8 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.58%) Citrix
9 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (12.50%) EMC
9 6 (12.50%) Python
9 6 (12.50%) MySQL
9 6 (12.50%) vSphere
9 6 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.42%) Business Development
10 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
10 5 (10.42%) Biometrics
10 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.42%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (10.42%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) SMTP
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
5 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 2 (4.17%) NAS
5 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.08%) Multicast
6 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.08%) PABX
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) Spotfire
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Selenium
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Front Office
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.08%) jQuery
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Biometrics
2 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.08%) IVR
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
3 1 (2.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.75%) UNIX
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) Solaris
7 4 (8.33%) CentOS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.08%) Debian
9 1 (2.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Business Development
3 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.42%) OO
3 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.33%) Kanban
5 3 (6.25%) ETL
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) B2C
6 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.17%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) Perl
3 6 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (10.42%) C++
4 5 (10.42%) Java
5 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
5 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
8 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) VCP4
3 1 (2.08%) CCNP
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 2 (4.17%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.08%) Squid
6 1 (2.08%) Xen
6 1 (2.08%) Postfix
6 1 (2.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (8.33%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) Cacti
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) WMI
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) VMware
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.50%) EMC
5 5 (10.42%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) Sun
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.08%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) F5
8 1 (2.08%) Splunk
8 1 (2.08%) AppSense
8 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Fidessa
8 1 (2.08%) Nortel
8 1 (2.08%) TIBCO