The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 322 280 309
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 90 109 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 72
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -23.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -22.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
City of London -17 19 £338 -3.57% 11
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 98 (49.49%) Windows
2 81 (40.91%) Linux
3 59 (29.80%) SQL
4 57 (28.79%) VMware
5 47 (23.74%) Finance
5 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
5 47 (23.74%) Active Directory
6 45 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 42 (21.21%) Apache
8 40 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (18.69%) Oracle
10 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
10 35 (17.68%) Citrix
11 34 (17.17%) DNS
12 33 (16.67%) Cisco
13 31 (15.66%) Java
14 27 (13.64%) Perl
14 27 (13.64%) HP
14 27 (13.64%) Red Hat
15 26 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (13.13%) Puppet
16 24 (12.12%) MySQL
17 23 (11.62%) IIS
17 23 (11.62%) UNIX
17 23 (11.62%) Tomcat
17 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (10.61%) NetApp
18 21 (10.61%) Solaris
18 21 (10.61%) Bash Shell

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (21.21%) Apache
2 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
3 23 (11.62%) IIS
3 23 (11.62%) Tomcat
4 21 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.03%) Node.js
8 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.03%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.02%) Lync
9 4 (2.02%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.01%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.51%) Site Server
Applications
1 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.01%) Joyent
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.17%) DNS
2 19 (9.60%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.09%) Firewall
4 14 (7.07%) HTTP
5 13 (6.57%) DHCP
6 12 (6.06%) WAN
6 12 (6.06%) SAN
7 10 (5.05%) LAN
8 7 (3.54%) VPN
9 6 (3.03%) MRTG
9 6 (3.03%) LDAP
9 6 (3.03%) SSL
9 6 (3.03%) FTP
10 5 (2.53%) Internet
10 5 (2.53%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.53%) NAS
11 4 (2.02%) VLAN
11 4 (2.02%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.01%) DMZ
12 2 (1.01%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.12%) MySQL
3 13 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.01%) DB2
10 2 (1.01%) MS Access
11 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.51%) Riak
11 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.02%) Subversion
3 3 (1.52%) Hudson
3 3 (1.52%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.01%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) MSI
5 1 (0.51%) JMeter
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 47 (23.74%) Finance
2 17 (8.59%) Banking
3 11 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.05%) Legal
4 10 (5.05%) Retail
5 7 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.03%) Multimedia
7 5 (2.53%) Advertising
7 5 (2.53%) Publishing
7 5 (2.53%) Law
7 5 (2.53%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (2.53%) French Language
7 5 (2.53%) Spanish Language
7 5 (2.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.07%) LAMP
2 13 (6.57%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (5.56%) Web Services
5 9 (4.55%) .NET
6 7 (3.54%) XML
7 5 (2.53%) Middleware
7 5 (2.53%) SOAP
8 3 (1.52%) XMPP
8 3 (1.52%) CSS
8 3 (1.52%) REST
8 3 (1.52%) JSON
9 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.01%) HTML
9 2 (1.01%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.51%) Xerces
10 1 (0.51%) Xalan
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.51%) CORBA
10 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.04%) Blackberry
1 8 (4.04%) Clustering
2 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.03%) EPoS
3 5 (2.53%) Chip and PIN
3 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.53%) Open Source
4 4 (2.02%) Ergonomics
5 3 (1.52%) Replication
5 3 (1.52%) CMDB
6 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) PMI
6 2 (1.01%) EFT
6 2 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.51%) Google Search Appliance
7 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.51%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 98 (49.49%) Windows
2 81 (40.91%) Linux
3 37 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (11.62%) UNIX
4 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.61%) Solaris
6 20 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (8.08%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.57%) CentOS
9 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.54%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.54%) SUSE
11 6 (3.03%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.03%) Fedora
12 5 (2.53%) Debian
12 5 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.52%) AIX
13 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.60%) ITIL
2 18 (9.09%) Migration
3 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.06%) Release Management
5 10 (5.05%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.05%) Network Management
5 10 (5.05%) Change Control
6 9 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.04%) CRM
7 8 (4.04%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.54%) Logistics
8 7 (3.54%) SOA
8 7 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.03%) Time Management
9 6 (3.03%) Low Latency
9 6 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.03%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.80%) SQL
2 31 (15.66%) Java
3 27 (13.64%) Perl
4 21 (10.61%) Bash Shell
5 19 (9.60%) PowerShell
6 16 (8.08%) Python
7 14 (7.07%) Ruby
8 10 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.05%) VBScript
9 9 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.55%) PHP
10 6 (3.03%) C++
11 5 (2.53%) AWK
11 5 (2.53%) C#
11 5 (2.53%) sed
12 4 (2.02%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.02%) VB
13 2 (1.01%) C
13 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.10%) MCSE
3 14 (7.07%) Degree
4 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.03%) MCP
7 5 (2.53%) CCNA
7 5 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.52%) MCITP
8 3 (1.52%) PMP
8 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.52%) MCSA
9 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.01%) CCA
9 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.51%) MCTS
10 1 (0.51%) MCDST
10 1 (0.51%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) SLA
2 5 (2.53%) Basel III
2 5 (2.53%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (23.74%) Active Directory
2 40 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.07%) VMware ESX
4 12 (6.06%) vSphere
5 11 (5.56%) XenServer
6 8 (4.04%) Xen
6 8 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.04%) KVM
6 8 (4.04%) NFS
7 7 (3.54%) vCloud
7 7 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.53%) Hyper-V
10 4 (2.02%) XenApp
10 4 (2.02%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.02%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.52%) Squid
11 3 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) Puppet
2 18 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.05%) Nagios
4 8 (4.04%) SCOM
5 7 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (3.03%) SCCM
7 3 (1.52%) Foglight
7 3 (1.52%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.52%) Ansible
7 3 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.01%) Ganglia
8 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.01%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.01%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.01%) HP NNM
8 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 57 (28.79%) VMware
2 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
3 37 (18.69%) Oracle
4 35 (17.68%) Citrix
5 33 (16.67%) Cisco
6 27 (13.64%) HP
6 27 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 21 (10.61%) NetApp
8 11 (5.56%) Symantec
8 11 (5.56%) IBM
9 10 (5.05%) JBoss
10 8 (4.04%) F5
11 6 (3.03%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.03%) Veritas
11 6 (3.03%) Lotus
11 6 (3.03%) Sun
12 5 (2.53%) Intel
12 5 (2.53%) Juniper
13 4 (2.02%) Dell
14 3 (1.52%) EMC
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