The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 90 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £343 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.39 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+20.08% +2.58%
Systems Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1359 1295 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.07% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 701 541
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) DNS
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco
4 7 (63.64%) SCOM
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (54.55%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
5 6 (54.55%) DHCP
6 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
6 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
6 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 5 (45.45%) XenApp
6 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (45.45%) SCCM
7 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
9 2 (18.18%) Office 365
9 2 (18.18%) FortiGate

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) PBX
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Database Optimisation
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
3 5 (45.45%) XenApp
3 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) SCOM
2 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
4 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki