The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 33 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.34% 1.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 1.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £241 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £46.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
Systems Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
428 379 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.32% 90.67% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 223 253
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 46
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.62% +4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.83 £32.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston - 10 £308 -
Chorley - 1 £175 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Systems Engineer
North West

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.93%) ClearCase
5 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
5 7 (25.93%) ClearQuest
5 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 7 (25.93%) WSUS
5 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 6 (22.22%) IBM
6 6 (22.22%) C#
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) C++
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (14.81%) XML
8 4 (14.81%) VC++
8 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.81%) VMS
8 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.81%) DCL

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
2 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (25.93%) ClearCase
2 7 (25.93%) ClearQuest
3 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Avionics
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (14.81%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) VMS
5 2 (7.41%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
2 3 (11.11%) OO
2 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Human Factors
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.41%) MODAF
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
3 2 (7.41%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) C++
2 4 (14.81%) DCL
2 4 (14.81%) VC++
3 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.41%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft