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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 321 330 284
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 302 257 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.57% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 128 147
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£325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 47
Average hourly rate £25.88 £25.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -26.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.04 £19.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -26.42%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +33 129 £370 +1.36% 38
South East 0 59 £300 -12.66% 32
South West -25 37 £265 -39.42% 15
East of England -20 19 £350 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +1 18 £310 +3.33% 6
West Midlands -9 17 £320 -20.00% 3
North West -3 9 £320 -16.33% 9
East Midlands -3 3 - - 6
North East - - - - 3
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 235 (43.12%) Windows
2 193 (35.41%) VMware
3 190 (34.86%) Linux
4 167 (30.64%) Microsoft
5 143 (26.24%) Active Directory
6 111 (20.37%) DNS
7 109 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (18.35%) Cisco
9 94 (17.25%) MS Exchange
10 86 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (15.23%) Security Cleared
12 81 (14.86%) Citrix
13 75 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 73 (13.39%) SAN
15 70 (12.84%) Apache
16 68 (12.48%) DHCP
17 66 (12.11%) Firewall
18 64 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
19 63 (11.56%) Windows 7
19 63 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (11.38%) HP
20 62 (11.38%) MS Excel
21 58 (10.64%) IBM
22 57 (10.46%) UNIX
23 56 (10.28%) TCP/IP
23 56 (10.28%) Puppet
24 55 (10.09%) Red Hat
25 53 (9.72%) SQL
26 52 (9.54%) Migration
27 50 (9.17%) Rational DOORS

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 94 (17.25%) MS Exchange
2 70 (12.84%) Apache
3 64 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 39 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (5.87%) IIS
7 31 (5.69%) SharePoint
8 26 (4.77%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.20%) Lync
9 12 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.02%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.73%) JOnAS
14 4 (0.73%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.55%) Drupal
15 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Simulink
5 1 (0.18%) CATIA
5 1 (0.18%) Windchill
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.18%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.57%) Office 365
4 9 (1.65%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.73%) PaaS
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
6 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.18%) Joyent
7 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (20.37%) DNS
2 73 (13.39%) SAN
3 68 (12.48%) DHCP
4 66 (12.11%) Firewall
5 56 (10.28%) TCP/IP
6 46 (8.44%) LAN
7 42 (7.71%) WAN
8 20 (3.67%) LDAP
9 16 (2.94%) Wireless
10 15 (2.75%) VLAN
11 12 (2.20%) Internet
11 12 (2.20%) HTTP
11 12 (2.20%) NAS
11 12 (2.20%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.83%) DVB
12 10 (1.83%) Network Security
13 9 (1.65%) VoIP
14 7 (1.28%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.28%) ISDN
14 7 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.87%) MySQL
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.37%) Redis
8 2 (0.37%) Big Data
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 7
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (9.17%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.67%) Hudson
4 12 (2.20%) JIRA
5 6 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.92%) JUnit
6 5 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.73%) DbUnit
7 4 (0.73%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.73%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.55%) Subversion
9 2 (0.37%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.37%) Selenium
10 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (6.61%) Finance
2 25 (4.59%) Military
3 23 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.04%) Marketing
5 18 (3.30%) Advertising
6 14 (2.57%) Mandarin Language
6 14 (2.57%) French Language
6 14 (2.57%) Spanish Language
7 13 (2.39%) Electronics
8 11 (2.02%) Banking
8 11 (2.02%) Aerospace
8 11 (2.02%) Automotive
9 10 (1.83%) Legal
10 9 (1.65%) Retail
11 8 (1.47%) Law
11 8 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.47%) Avionics
12 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.92%) German Language
14 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.59%) Web Services
2 18 (3.30%) .NET
3 16 (2.94%) LAMP
4 9 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (1.28%) Software Packaging
5 7 (1.28%) HTML
6 6 (1.10%) CSS
6 6 (1.10%) JSP
7 5 (0.92%) jQuery
8 4 (0.73%) SAML
8 4 (0.73%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.73%) XML
9 3 (0.55%) JSON
9 3 (0.55%) J2EE
9 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.37%) WebSockets
10 2 (0.37%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.59%) Clustering
2 22 (4.04%) Open Source
3 21 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.83%) Physics
7 9 (1.65%) MPEG
7 9 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.47%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.47%) Firmware
8 8 (1.47%) Replication
9 7 (1.28%) NHS
10 6 (1.10%) EPoS
10 6 (1.10%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.10%) Human Factors
10 6 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.10%) SCADA
11 5 (0.92%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (0.55%) VLE
12 3 (0.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 235 (43.12%) Windows
2 190 (34.86%) Linux
3 86 (15.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (11.56%) Windows 7
6 57 (10.46%) UNIX
7 44 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 20 (3.67%) Solaris
11 11 (2.02%) Ubuntu
11 11 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.83%) CentOS
13 9 (1.65%) SELinux
13 9 (1.65%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.28%) SUSE
14 7 (1.28%) Debian
15 5 (0.92%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (0.55%) HPUX
16 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (9.54%) Migration
2 47 (8.62%) ITIL
3 46 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (8.07%) DevOps
5 42 (7.71%) Requirements Management
6 40 (7.34%) Configuration Management
7 34 (6.24%) UML
8 27 (4.95%) Software Engineering
8 27 (4.95%) Change Management
8 27 (4.95%) Validation
9 18 (3.30%) Load Balancing
10 14 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (2.57%) SOA
11 12 (2.20%) Regression Testing
11 12 (2.20%) Scrum
12 11 (2.02%) Project Management
13 9 (1.65%) Requirements Analysis
14 8 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (1.47%) Software Deployment
14 8 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.72%) SQL
2 43 (7.89%) Perl
3 40 (7.34%) Python
4 39 (7.16%) PowerShell
5 35 (6.42%) Java
6 29 (5.32%) Bash Shell
7 28 (5.14%) C
7 28 (5.14%) C++
7 28 (5.14%) Ruby
8 18 (3.30%) PHP
9 17 (3.12%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.94%) C#
11 13 (2.39%) VB
12 12 (2.20%) VBScript
13 11 (2.02%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.47%) JavaScript
15 6 (1.10%) VBA
15 6 (1.10%) Korn
16 5 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.73%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 83 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 63 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.99%) Degree
4 42 (7.71%) MCSE
5 19 (3.49%) MCITP
6 16 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.57%) CCNA
9 11 (2.02%) MCP
10 6 (1.10%) MCTS
11 5 (0.92%) CCVP
11 5 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.92%) MCSA
11 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.73%) RHCE
12 4 (0.73%) CCNP
13 3 (0.55%) HP AIS
13 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.94%) QA
2 11 (2.02%) SLA
3 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) DO-160
System Software
1 143 (26.24%) Active Directory
2 109 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.50%) XenApp
5 27 (4.95%) vSphere
6 20 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.12%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 14 (2.57%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.39%) NFS
11 10 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (1.65%) UAG
13 7 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.10%) Varnish
14 6 (1.10%) Postfix
15 5 (0.92%) Xen
15 5 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.92%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.73%) Shibboleth
16 4 (0.73%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (10.28%) Puppet
2 44 (8.07%) SCCM
3 37 (6.79%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (5.32%) Backup Exec
4 29 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 25 (4.59%) Ansible
6 20 (3.67%) SCOM
6 20 (3.67%) Nagios
7 16 (2.94%) WSUS
8 14 (2.57%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.92%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.55%) Cacti
13 3 (0.55%) Foglight
13 3 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 193 (35.41%) VMware
2 167 (30.64%) Microsoft
3 100 (18.35%) Cisco
4 81 (14.86%) Citrix
5 62 (11.38%) HP
6 58 (10.64%) IBM
7 55 (10.09%) Red Hat
8 46 (8.44%) Oracle
9 44 (8.07%) EMC
10 42 (7.71%) NetApp
11 40 (7.34%) Symantec
12 32 (5.87%) JBoss
13 21 (3.85%) SolarWinds
14 19 (3.49%) Juniper
15 15 (2.75%) Dell
16 13 (2.39%) Apple
17 12 (2.20%) Remedy
18 11 (2.02%) Meru Networks
18 11 (2.02%) McAfee
19 9 (1.65%) Veritas
North East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £15 to £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 - £16.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.16 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £36 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Huntingdon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago