The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 330 293 275
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 273 297 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 152 140
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£325 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 50
Average hourly rate £23.75 £29.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £19.00 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.25 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.78% -8.57%
Systems Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 119 £370 +1.36% 43
South East -47 51 £293 -11.69% 22
South West -23 32 £260 -40.51% 15
West Midlands +6 18 £320 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +4 16 £300 - 3
East of England -29 14 £350 +21.73% 11
North West -12 10 £300 -7.69% 6
East Midlands -5 2 - - 6
North East - - - -
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 222 (43.79%) Windows
2 188 (37.08%) VMware
3 176 (34.71%) Linux
4 152 (29.98%) Microsoft
5 135 (26.63%) Active Directory
6 113 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 98 (19.33%) Cisco
7 98 (19.33%) DNS
8 85 (16.77%) Security Cleared
9 83 (16.37%) MS Exchange
10 80 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 76 (14.99%) Citrix
12 66 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (13.02%) Firewall
13 64 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 64 (12.62%) Apache
13 64 (12.62%) MS Excel
14 61 (12.03%) SAN
15 60 (11.83%) DHCP
16 58 (11.44%) TCP/IP
17 56 (11.05%) HP
17 56 (11.05%) Windows 7
18 55 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
19 54 (10.65%) Puppet
20 52 (10.26%) IBM
21 51 (10.06%) UNIX
21 51 (10.06%) SC Cleared
22 50 (9.86%) Red Hat
23 49 (9.66%) Degree
24 47 (9.27%) MCSE

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 83 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 64 (12.62%) Apache
3 55 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 37 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (6.11%) SharePoint
7 27 (5.33%) IIS
8 24 (4.73%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 11 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.17%) Lync
11 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.99%) JOnAS
13 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.79%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.59%) nginx
15 3 (0.59%) Drupal
15 3 (0.59%) Moodle
Applications
1 64 (12.62%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Simulink
5 1 (0.20%) CATIA
5 1 (0.20%) Windchill
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.78%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.78%) Office 365
4 3 (0.59%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.20%) Joyent
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (19.33%) DNS
2 66 (13.02%) Firewall
3 61 (12.03%) SAN
4 60 (11.83%) DHCP
5 58 (11.44%) TCP/IP
6 46 (9.07%) LAN
7 45 (8.88%) WAN
8 19 (3.75%) LDAP
9 15 (2.96%) Wireless
9 15 (2.96%) VLAN
10 13 (2.56%) Internet
11 11 (2.17%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.97%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.97%) NAS
13 8 (1.58%) Network Security
13 8 (1.58%) VoIP
13 8 (1.58%) HTTP
13 8 (1.58%) DVB
14 7 (1.38%) VPN
14 7 (1.38%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.51%) MySQL
3 8 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.39%) DB2
9 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.39%) Redis
9 2 (0.39%) Big Data
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 47 (9.27%) Rational DOORS
2 23 (4.54%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.35%) Hudson
4 13 (2.56%) JIRA
5 5 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.79%) RequisitePro
7 3 (0.59%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) JMeter
8 2 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.39%) JUnit
8 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.20%) GNU Toolchain
9 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (6.11%) Finance
2 25 (4.93%) Military
3 23 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.55%) Marketing
5 14 (2.76%) Mandarin Language
5 14 (2.76%) French Language
5 14 (2.76%) Spanish Language
5 14 (2.76%) Advertising
6 13 (2.56%) Electronics
7 12 (2.37%) Legal
8 10 (1.97%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.97%) Automotive
8 10 (1.97%) Avionics
9 9 (1.78%) Banking
9 9 (1.78%) Retail
10 8 (1.58%) Law
10 8 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.99%) German Language
13 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.73%) Web Services
2 17 (3.35%) LAMP
3 12 (2.37%) .NET
4 9 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (1.38%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.18%) HTML
6 6 (1.18%) CSS
6 6 (1.18%) JSP
7 4 (0.79%) SAML
7 4 (0.79%) Middleware
8 3 (0.59%) XML
8 3 (0.59%) JSON
8 3 (0.59%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.39%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.39%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.94%) Clustering
2 19 (3.75%) Open Source
3 15 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.37%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.78%) Physics
6 8 (1.58%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.18%) Human Factors
7 6 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.18%) MPEG
7 6 (1.18%) EPoS
8 5 (0.99%) Chip and PIN
8 5 (0.99%) NHS
8 5 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.99%) SCADA
9 4 (0.79%) IPTV
9 4 (0.79%) Firmware
10 3 (0.59%) VLE
10 3 (0.59%) Replication
10 3 (0.59%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 222 (43.79%) Windows
2 176 (34.71%) Linux
3 80 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (11.05%) Windows 7
6 51 (10.06%) UNIX
7 42 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (5.52%) Windows XP
10 18 (3.55%) Solaris
11 14 (2.76%) Ubuntu
11 14 (2.76%) CentOS
12 9 (1.78%) SELinux
12 9 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.38%) SUSE
13 7 (1.38%) Debian
13 7 (1.38%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.18%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (8.09%) Migration
1 41 (8.09%) Requirements Management
2 40 (7.89%) DevOps
3 37 (7.30%) ITIL
4 35 (6.90%) UML
5 32 (6.31%) Configuration Management
6 31 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (5.72%) Validation
7 29 (5.72%) Software Engineering
8 20 (3.94%) Change Management
9 16 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (2.96%) SOA
10 15 (2.96%) Load Balancing
11 10 (1.97%) Scrum
11 10 (1.97%) Regression Testing
12 9 (1.78%) SysML
12 9 (1.78%) Software Deployment
13 8 (1.58%) Change Control
13 8 (1.58%) Project Management
14 7 (1.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.07%) SQL
2 39 (7.69%) Perl
3 36 (7.10%) Python
4 35 (6.90%) Java
5 34 (6.71%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.92%) Bash Shell
7 29 (5.72%) Ruby
7 29 (5.72%) C++
8 26 (5.13%) C
9 18 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.35%) PHP
11 15 (2.96%) C#
12 11 (2.17%) VBScript
12 11 (2.17%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.97%) VB
14 8 (1.58%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.38%) Korn
16 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.99%) VBA
17 3 (0.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 85 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (10.06%) SC Cleared
4 49 (9.66%) Degree
5 47 (9.27%) MCSE
6 21 (4.14%) MCITP
7 17 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.96%) CCNA
9 11 (2.17%) MCP
9 11 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.18%) MCTS
11 5 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.99%) CCVP
11 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.99%) MCSA
11 5 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.79%) ISEB
12 4 (0.79%) CCA
12 4 (0.79%) CCNP
12 4 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.16%) QA
2 14 (2.76%) SLA
3 6 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) DO-160
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 113 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (7.30%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.31%) XenApp
5 24 (4.73%) vSphere
6 21 (4.14%) VMware ESX
7 19 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 14 (2.76%) NFS
10 13 (2.56%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.97%) UAG
11 10 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.18%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.18%) Varnish
13 6 (1.18%) XenServer
14 5 (0.99%) Postfix
14 5 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.99%) KVM
15 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 54 (10.65%) Puppet
2 44 (8.68%) SCCM
3 35 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (5.72%) Backup Exec
5 25 (4.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 22 (4.34%) Ansible
7 18 (3.55%) SCOM
8 13 (2.56%) Nagios
9 11 (2.17%) WSUS
10 10 (1.97%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 5 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.79%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.79%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.59%) Foglight
15 3 (0.59%) YUM
15 3 (0.59%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.59%) Salt
Vendors
1 188 (37.08%) VMware
2 152 (29.98%) Microsoft
3 98 (19.33%) Cisco
4 76 (14.99%) Citrix
5 56 (11.05%) HP
6 52 (10.26%) IBM
7 50 (9.86%) Red Hat
8 46 (9.07%) NetApp
9 45 (8.88%) Oracle
10 39 (7.69%) Symantec
11 34 (6.71%) EMC
12 27 (5.33%) JBoss
13 19 (3.75%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.55%) Juniper
15 13 (2.56%) Apple
16 11 (2.17%) McAfee
16 11 (2.17%) Meru Networks
17 10 (1.97%) Remedy
17 10 (1.97%) Dell
18 9 (1.78%) Veritas
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