The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 302 322 318
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 125 108 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 62
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£370 £365 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.69% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.88 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -26.42%
Systems Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22595 23409 24351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.01% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15641 16101 16015
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 426 624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London +39 27 £333 -14.19% 11
Croydon -4 2 £355 +1.42%
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 118 (49.79%) Linux
2 109 (45.99%) Windows
3 99 (41.77%) VMware
4 82 (34.60%) DNS
5 65 (27.43%) Microsoft
6 62 (26.16%) Cisco
7 61 (25.74%) Active Directory
8 52 (21.94%) Puppet
9 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (21.52%) Apache
10 46 (19.41%) MS Exchange
11 43 (18.14%) IBM
11 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (17.30%) DHCP
13 38 (16.03%) DevOps
14 37 (15.61%) Opscode Chef
14 37 (15.61%) Citrix
15 36 (15.19%) Firewall
15 36 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (14.35%) NetApp
17 33 (13.92%) Red Hat
18 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 29 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2007
19 29 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (12.24%) Migration
19 29 (12.24%) JBoss
19 29 (12.24%) Oracle
20 28 (11.81%) SQL

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 51 (21.52%) Apache
2 46 (19.41%) MS Exchange
3 36 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (6.33%) IIS
7 14 (5.91%) Tomcat
8 12 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (4.64%) SharePoint
10 10 (4.22%) WebSphere
11 8 (3.38%) WebLogic
11 8 (3.38%) Lync
12 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.84%) nginx
13 2 (0.84%) Zimbra
13 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.44%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (5.49%) Office 365
4 9 (3.80%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 2 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.42%) Joyent
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (34.60%) DNS
2 41 (17.30%) DHCP
3 36 (15.19%) Firewall
4 28 (11.81%) SAN
5 22 (9.28%) LAN
6 21 (8.86%) TCP/IP
7 19 (8.02%) WAN
8 9 (3.80%) HTTP
9 7 (2.95%) VLAN
9 7 (2.95%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.95%) LDAP
10 6 (2.53%) VPN
10 6 (2.53%) Wireless
11 5 (2.11%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.11%) Network Security
11 5 (2.11%) SMTP
12 4 (1.69%) NAS
13 3 (1.27%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.97%) MySQL
2 23 (9.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.38%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.84%) Redis
6 2 (0.84%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (10.55%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.44%) Hudson
3 12 (5.06%) JIRA
4 7 (2.95%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (2.11%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.11%) JUnit
5 5 (2.11%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.69%) DbUnit
6 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.27%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.84%) Subversion
8 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.84%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 24 (10.13%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Marketing
3 19 (8.02%) Advertising
4 14 (5.91%) Mandarin Language
4 14 (5.91%) French Language
4 14 (5.91%) Spanish Language
5 9 (3.80%) Legal
6 8 (3.38%) Law
6 8 (3.38%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.95%) Retail
8 6 (2.53%) Banking
9 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.27%) Military
10 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.28%) Web Services
2 13 (5.49%) LAMP
3 12 (5.06%) .NET
4 9 (3.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.11%) jQuery
5 5 (2.11%) CSS
6 4 (1.69%) XML
7 3 (1.27%) HTML
7 3 (1.27%) JSON
8 2 (0.84%) WCF
8 2 (0.84%) Middleware
8 2 (0.84%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.84%) Ajax
8 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.84%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.02%) Clustering
2 15 (6.33%) Open Source
3 14 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.38%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.38%) Replication
5 6 (2.53%) EPoS
6 5 (2.11%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (1.69%) Firmware
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.84%) EFT
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
8 2 (0.84%) SCADA
8 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.84%) CMDB
8 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 118 (49.79%) Linux
2 109 (45.99%) Windows
3 36 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.13%) UNIX
7 23 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (9.28%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.80%) SELinux
9 9 (3.80%) Solaris
10 6 (2.53%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.11%) CentOS
11 5 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.27%) Debian
14 2 (0.84%) Android
14 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.84%) HPUX
14 2 (0.84%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.03%) DevOps
3 29 (12.24%) Migration
4 20 (8.44%) Configuration Management
5 19 (8.02%) ITIL
6 12 (5.06%) SOA
7 11 (4.64%) Scrum
8 10 (4.22%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.38%) Software Deployment
9 8 (3.38%) Change Management
10 7 (2.95%) Project Management
10 7 (2.95%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (2.95%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (2.53%) Build Automation
11 6 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (2.53%) ETL
12 5 (2.11%) UML
12 5 (2.11%) Data Management
12 5 (2.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.81%) SQL
2 25 (10.55%) Perl
2 25 (10.55%) Python
3 23 (9.70%) PowerShell
4 22 (9.28%) Ruby
4 22 (9.28%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.06%) Java
6 11 (4.64%) C
7 9 (3.80%) C++
8 7 (2.95%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.95%) PHP
9 6 (2.53%) C#
10 5 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.69%) VBScript
11 4 (1.69%) Korn
12 3 (1.27%) VB
12 3 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.55%) MCSE
3 19 (8.02%) Degree
4 16 (6.75%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.80%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.53%) CCNA
8 4 (1.69%) MCITP
9 3 (1.27%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.84%) RHCE
10 2 (0.84%) CCNP
10 2 (0.84%) MCP
10 2 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.42%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.42%) CCA
11 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (25.74%) Active Directory
2 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.75%) vSphere
4 13 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.06%) XenApp
5 12 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.22%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (3.38%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.95%) NFS
9 6 (2.53%) Varnish
10 5 (2.11%) UAG
10 5 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.27%) Postfix
11 3 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.27%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.27%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.27%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 52 (21.94%) Puppet
2 37 (15.61%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (10.55%) Ansible
3 25 (10.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (6.33%) Nagios
5 12 (5.06%) SCCM
6 9 (3.80%) SCOM
6 9 (3.80%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.11%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.69%) WSUS
9 3 (1.27%) Cacti
9 3 (1.27%) Foglight
9 3 (1.27%) YUM
9 3 (1.27%) Salt
10 2 (0.84%) Opsview
10 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (41.77%) VMware
2 65 (27.43%) Microsoft
3 62 (26.16%) Cisco
4 43 (18.14%) IBM
5 37 (15.61%) Citrix
6 34 (14.35%) NetApp
7 33 (13.92%) Red Hat
8 29 (12.24%) Oracle
8 29 (12.24%) JBoss
9 26 (10.97%) HP
10 24 (10.13%) EMC
11 21 (8.86%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.33%) Symantec
13 11 (4.64%) Remedy
14 5 (2.11%) Veritas
14 5 (2.11%) Apple
14 5 (2.11%) Dell
14 5 (2.11%) Juniper
15 4 (1.69%) Brocade
15 4 (1.69%) MarketAxess
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