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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 74 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.23% - 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£650 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.50% -25.92%
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
1220 1070 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 92.00% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 494 459
Average daily rate £388 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.70 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Charles River
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Charles River
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec