The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 340 295 268
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 246 277 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 147 140
Average daily rate
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£325 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £466 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 47
Average hourly rate £24.88 £28.75 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.47% -21.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £16.80 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.25 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.10 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-12.18% -12.32%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Engineer
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 113 £370 -6.03% 41
South East -44 44 £316 -2.69% 21
South West -21 35 £305 -18.60% 13
Yorkshire +4 13 £275 -8.33% 9
West Midlands -5 13 £320 -14.66% 7
North West -14 10 £300 -7.69% 19
East of England -32 8 £350 +12.90% 11
East Midlands -5 3 - - 6
Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 212 (43.80%) Windows
2 166 (34.30%) VMware
3 159 (32.85%) Linux
4 135 (27.89%) Microsoft
5 114 (23.55%) Active Directory
6 108 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 91 (18.80%) Security Cleared
8 90 (18.60%) Cisco
9 85 (17.56%) DNS
10 80 (16.53%) Citrix
11 72 (14.88%) MS Exchange
12 70 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (14.26%) Firewall
14 65 (13.43%) MS Excel
15 60 (12.40%) Apache
16 59 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 57 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 57 (11.78%) SC Cleared
18 55 (11.36%) Oracle
19 54 (11.16%) Degree
20 53 (10.95%) TCP/IP
21 52 (10.74%) UNIX
22 50 (10.33%) DHCP
22 50 (10.33%) Puppet
23 49 (10.12%) HP
23 49 (10.12%) NetApp
23 49 (10.12%) Red Hat
24 48 (9.92%) IBM
24 48 (9.92%) Windows 7
25 46 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 72 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.40%) Apache
3 46 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 39 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (6.20%) SharePoint
7 22 (4.55%) Tomcat
8 19 (3.93%) IIS
9 13 (2.69%) WebLogic
10 10 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.65%) Lync
11 8 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.03%) JOnAS
13 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.83%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.62%) nginx
14 3 (0.62%) Moodle
Applications
1 65 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.83%) Simulink
4 3 (0.62%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.24%) Office 365
6 5 (1.03%) IaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.62%) Jelastic
9 2 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Joyent
10 1 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 85 (17.56%) DNS
2 69 (14.26%) Firewall
3 53 (10.95%) TCP/IP
4 50 (10.33%) DHCP
5 45 (9.30%) LAN
6 44 (9.09%) SAN
7 43 (8.88%) WAN
8 19 (3.93%) LDAP
9 14 (2.89%) Wireless
10 13 (2.69%) VLAN
11 11 (2.27%) NetScaler
12 10 (2.07%) Network Security
13 9 (1.86%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.65%) NAS
14 8 (1.65%) VoIP
14 8 (1.65%) HTTP
14 8 (1.65%) Internet
15 7 (1.45%) VPN
16 6 (1.24%) ISDN
16 6 (1.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.44%) MySQL
3 8 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.41%) Redis
9 2 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (8.68%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.89%) Hudson
4 13 (2.69%) JIRA
5 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.83%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.83%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.62%) JMeter
8 3 (0.62%) Subversion
8 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.41%) Selenium
9 2 (0.41%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.21%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (8.06%) Finance
2 25 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.96%) Military
4 20 (4.13%) Marketing
5 17 (3.51%) Mandarin Language
5 17 (3.51%) French Language
5 17 (3.51%) Spanish Language
5 17 (3.51%) Advertising
6 13 (2.69%) Electronics
7 12 (2.48%) Retail
8 11 (2.27%) Legal
9 8 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.65%) Automotive
10 7 (1.45%) Law
10 7 (1.45%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.45%) Banking
10 7 (1.45%) Avionics
11 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.75%) Web Services
2 15 (3.10%) LAMP
3 10 (2.07%) .NET
4 9 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (1.24%) JSP
5 6 (1.24%) Software Packaging
6 5 (1.03%) Middleware
7 4 (0.83%) SOAP
7 4 (0.83%) XML
7 4 (0.83%) HTML
7 4 (0.83%) CSS
7 4 (0.83%) SAML
8 3 (0.62%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.62%) JSON
9 2 (0.41%) JSF
9 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.21%) OpenGL
10 1 (0.21%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.21%) Xerces
10 1 (0.21%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.31%) Open Source
2 15 (3.10%) Clustering
3 13 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.07%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.86%) Physics
6 8 (1.65%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.45%) Human Factors
8 6 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.24%) SCADA
8 6 (1.24%) EPoS
9 5 (1.03%) Chip and PIN
9 5 (1.03%) IPTV
10 4 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.83%) NHS
10 4 (0.83%) Firmware
10 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.62%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 212 (43.80%) Windows
2 159 (32.85%) Linux
3 70 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (10.74%) UNIX
6 48 (9.92%) Windows 7
7 43 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (6.20%) Windows XP
9 28 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (4.55%) Solaris
11 19 (3.93%) CentOS
12 14 (2.89%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.86%) SUSE
13 9 (1.86%) SELinux
14 8 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.45%) Debian
16 5 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (1.03%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.83%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (8.47%) DevOps
2 39 (8.06%) Configuration Management
2 39 (8.06%) Migration
2 39 (8.06%) Requirements Management
3 34 (7.02%) UML
4 33 (6.82%) Validation
5 30 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (6.20%) Software Engineering
6 28 (5.79%) ITIL
7 16 (3.31%) SOA
7 16 (3.31%) Change Management
8 15 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (2.89%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.27%) Change Control
11 10 (2.07%) Scrum
12 9 (1.86%) Risk Management
12 9 (1.86%) Software Deployment
13 8 (1.65%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.65%) Use Case
13 8 (1.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.30%) SQL
2 43 (8.88%) Perl
3 38 (7.85%) Python
4 35 (7.23%) Java
5 33 (6.82%) C++
6 32 (6.61%) Ruby
6 32 (6.61%) PowerShell
6 32 (6.61%) Bash Shell
7 31 (6.40%) C
8 19 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.72%) PHP
10 11 (2.27%) C#
10 11 (2.27%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.27%) VBScript
11 10 (2.07%) VB
12 7 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.24%) Korn
14 5 (1.03%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.62%) AWK
15 3 (0.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (11.78%) SC Cleared
4 54 (11.16%) Degree
5 42 (8.68%) MCSE
6 22 (4.55%) MCITP
7 17 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.27%) CCNA
10 7 (1.45%) MCP
11 6 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.24%) CCVP
11 6 (1.24%) MCTS
12 5 (1.03%) CCA
13 4 (0.83%) CCNP
13 4 (0.83%) ISEB
14 3 (0.62%) HNC
14 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.72%) QA
2 13 (2.69%) SLA
3 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) DO-160
6 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (23.55%) Active Directory
2 108 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.40%) XenApp
5 29 (5.99%) vSphere
6 22 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (4.13%) VMware ESX
8 14 (2.89%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.69%) NFS
9 13 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (2.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.27%) XenServer
11 10 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.86%) UAG
13 8 (1.65%) KVM
13 8 (1.65%) Sendmail
14 7 (1.45%) Xen
14 7 (1.45%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.24%) Varnish
16 5 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (10.33%) Puppet
2 34 (7.02%) SCCM
3 31 (6.40%) Backup Exec
4 30 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (3.72%) Ansible
7 16 (3.31%) SCOM
8 9 (1.86%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.86%) WSUS
9 7 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.24%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.83%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.83%) Nagios
12 4 (0.83%) Foglight
13 3 (0.62%) Salt
13 3 (0.62%) YUM
13 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 166 (34.30%) VMware
2 135 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 90 (18.60%) Cisco
4 80 (16.53%) Citrix
5 55 (11.36%) Oracle
6 49 (10.12%) HP
6 49 (10.12%) NetApp
6 49 (10.12%) Red Hat
7 48 (9.92%) IBM
8 36 (7.44%) Symantec
9 27 (5.58%) EMC
10 24 (4.96%) JBoss
11 17 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.31%) Juniper
13 15 (3.10%) Apple
14 11 (2.27%) Sun
14 11 (2.27%) Meru Networks
15 9 (1.86%) Remedy
15 9 (1.86%) McAfee
16 7 (1.45%) Computacenter
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago