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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 364 335 325
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 236 283 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 164 137
Average daily rate £358 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 41
Average hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.45 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +4.34%
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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -19 109 £368 -8.18% 53
South East -7 49 £345 -1.42% 37
North West -1 25 £293 -20.40% 8
South West -1 19 £375 +11.11% 14
East of England +5 11 £285 -32.94% 9
West Midlands -19 11 £425 +70.00% 4
East Midlands -11 7 £300 -14.28% 10
Yorkshire -26 3 £420 +15.86% 9
Midlands +1 1 - -
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 198 (43.23%) Windows
2 129 (28.17%) Linux
3 124 (27.07%) VMware
4 114 (24.89%) Security Cleared
5 108 (23.58%) Windows Server
6 101 (22.05%) Microsoft
7 95 (20.74%) Active Directory
8 79 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (15.94%) SC Cleared
11 64 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (13.97%) SQL
11 64 (13.97%) Oracle
12 57 (12.45%) Unix
13 55 (12.01%) SQL Server
13 55 (12.01%) PowerShell
14 54 (11.79%) Python
14 54 (11.79%) MS Excel
15 50 (10.92%) Finance
16 46 (10.04%) HP
17 44 (9.61%) Rational DOORS
17 44 (9.61%) Cisco
18 41 (8.95%) DNS
19 40 (8.73%) TCP/IP
20 39 (8.52%) MS Exchange
21 37 (8.08%) SCCM
22 36 (7.86%) Validation
22 36 (7.86%) Firewall
22 36 (7.86%) ITIL
22 36 (7.86%) C

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (8.52%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.90%) IIS
3 26 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.15%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.62%) Apache
8 11 (2.40%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.53%) Confluence
10 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.87%) nginx
13 3 (0.66%) CMS
13 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.66%) JBoss
13 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.44%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.59%) MS Office
3 8 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.53%) Simulink
5 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) MS Project
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) Infor CRM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.15%) Office 365
3 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.53%) SaaS
5 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.95%) DNS
2 40 (8.73%) TCP/IP
3 36 (7.86%) Firewall
4 33 (7.21%) SAN
5 28 (6.11%) LAN
6 24 (5.24%) WAN
7 21 (4.59%) DHCP
8 17 (3.71%) Internet
9 12 (2.62%) VoIP
10 9 (1.97%) VPN
11 8 (1.75%) HTTP
12 7 (1.53%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.53%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.53%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.53%) Network Security
12 7 (1.53%) VLAN
13 6 (1.31%) 4G
13 6 (1.31%) LDAP
13 6 (1.31%) SNMP
13 6 (1.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.33%) MySQL
3 16 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.28%) GIS
5 13 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.09%) Big Data
9 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.44%) DB2
11 2 (0.44%) HBase
11 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (9.61%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.75%) Subversion
5 7 (1.53%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.31%) JIRA
7 4 (0.87%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.66%) MSI
8 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.44%) FishEye
9 2 (0.44%) GitLab
9 2 (0.44%) RSpec
10 1 (0.22%) Maven
10 1 (0.22%) PVCS
10 1 (0.22%) Selenium
10 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
General
1 50 (10.92%) Finance
2 28 (6.11%) Aerospace
3 27 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.71%) Electronics
5 15 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.28%) Military
6 11 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.18%) Automotive
7 10 (2.18%) Banking
8 9 (1.97%) Retail
9 7 (1.53%) Avionics
10 6 (1.31%) Law
10 6 (1.31%) Legal
10 6 (1.31%) Marketing
11 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.87%) Publishing
12 3 (0.66%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.46%) Web Services
2 17 (3.71%) .NET
3 9 (1.97%) XML
4 6 (1.31%) REST
5 5 (1.09%) ELK Stack
5 5 (1.09%) J2EE
6 4 (0.87%) LAMP
7 3 (0.66%) HTML
8 2 (0.44%) Grails
8 2 (0.44%) HTML5
8 2 (0.44%) JSON
8 2 (0.44%) Kafka
8 2 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.44%) MCollective
8 2 (0.44%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.44%) STL
9 1 (0.22%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.22%) Guice
9 1 (0.22%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.15%) Clustering
5 12 (2.62%) Hedge funds
6 11 (2.40%) Biometrics
6 11 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.18%) User Experience
8 9 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.75%) Physics
10 7 (1.53%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.31%) Handset
12 5 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.09%) Replication
13 4 (0.87%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.87%) Interactive TV
13 4 (0.87%) VAX
14 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 198 (43.23%) Windows
2 129 (28.17%) Linux
3 108 (23.58%) Windows Server
4 79 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (12.45%) Unix
7 36 (7.86%) Windows 7
8 33 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.71%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.40%) Solaris
12 9 (1.97%) Android
12 9 (1.97%) CentOS
13 7 (1.53%) SUSE
14 6 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.87%) VMS
17 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (7.86%) ITIL
1 36 (7.86%) Validation
2 33 (7.21%) Software Engineering
3 31 (6.77%) DevOps
4 30 (6.55%) Project Management
4 30 (6.55%) UML
5 27 (5.90%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (5.24%) Migration
8 23 (5.02%) High Availability
9 21 (4.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 20 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (3.93%) Requirements Management
11 18 (3.93%) Service Management
11 18 (3.93%) SysML
12 16 (3.49%) Change Management
13 15 (3.28%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.28%) Open Source
14 14 (3.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.97%) SQL
2 55 (12.01%) PowerShell
3 54 (11.79%) Python
4 36 (7.86%) C
5 29 (6.33%) C#
6 28 (6.11%) Perl
7 26 (5.68%) C++
7 26 (5.68%) Ruby
7 26 (5.68%) Shell Script
8 20 (4.37%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.93%) VC++
10 12 (2.62%) Java
11 11 (2.40%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.31%) PHP
12 6 (1.31%) VB
13 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.87%) DCL
14 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 114 (24.89%) Security Cleared
2 73 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.42%) Degree
4 33 (7.21%) DV Cleared
5 25 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.71%) MCSE
7 16 (3.49%) MCSA
8 14 (3.06%) MCP
9 8 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.09%) HNC
11 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.87%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.87%) CCNA
12 4 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.87%) HND
13 3 (0.66%) CCEE
14 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.44%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.66%) SLA
5 2 (0.44%) DO-160
5 2 (0.44%) DO-254
5 2 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.44%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.22%) ARP4761
6 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 95 (20.74%) Active Directory
2 77 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.80%) vSphere
5 14 (3.06%) XenApp
6 11 (2.40%) Firmware
6 11 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.75%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.31%) Docker
10 5 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.09%) GFS2
10 5 (1.09%) GlusterFS
10 5 (1.09%) OCFS2
10 5 (1.09%) Squid
11 4 (0.87%) KVM
11 4 (0.87%) XenServer
12 3 (0.66%) iptables
12 3 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (8.08%) SCCM
2 32 (6.99%) Puppet
3 18 (3.93%) WSUS
4 15 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.06%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.06%) SCOM
6 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (2.40%) Nagios
8 9 (1.97%) Ansible
8 9 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.53%) CFEngine
10 6 (1.31%) vRealize
11 5 (1.09%) Cacti
11 5 (1.09%) SELinux
12 4 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.87%) Packer
13 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 124 (27.07%) VMware
2 101 (22.05%) Microsoft
3 64 (13.97%) Oracle
4 46 (10.04%) HP
5 44 (9.61%) Cisco
6 35 (7.64%) Citrix
7 32 (6.99%) IBM
8 31 (6.77%) Red Hat
9 25 (5.46%) EMC
10 18 (3.93%) Symantec
11 17 (3.71%) Dell
11 17 (3.71%) NetApp
12 11 (2.40%) Juniper
13 10 (2.18%) Altiris
13 10 (2.18%) CA
13 10 (2.18%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.18%) Splunk
14 8 (1.75%) Avaya
14 8 (1.75%) Intel Security
14 8 (1.75%) SAP
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