The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / London
Rank 301 304 282
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 103 112 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.56% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 65 87
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £193 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +107.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £25.68 £16.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £27.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +30.76%

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
18146 19966 19997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.10% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12978 14043 14217
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 310 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 21 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
New Malden - 9 - -
City of London -14 7 £425 -5.55% 12
Canary Wharf - 5 £488 -
Feltham - 3 £500 -
Hammersmith - 3 £525 -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 99 (53.23%) Linux
2 67 (36.02%) Windows
3 52 (27.96%) Python
4 48 (25.81%) VMware
4 48 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (24.19%) Puppet
6 44 (23.66%) Unix
6 44 (23.66%) Active Directory
7 43 (23.12%) Finance
8 39 (20.97%) Windows Server
9 38 (20.43%) Bash Shell
10 34 (18.28%) Microsoft
11 33 (17.74%) Security Cleared
11 33 (17.74%) DevOps
12 32 (17.20%) Ruby
13 30 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
15 27 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
18 24 (12.90%) SQL
19 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
20 21 (11.29%) Perl
20 21 (11.29%) Web Services
21 20 (10.75%) Red Hat
21 20 (10.75%) Ansible
22 19 (10.22%) DV Cleared
22 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
23 18 (9.68%) DNS
23 18 (9.68%) Nagios

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.06%) Apache
1 15 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.38%) IIS
4 9 (4.84%) JBoss
5 6 (3.23%) nginx
5 6 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.15%) GroupWise
6 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.91%) Office 365
4 8 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.69%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.15%) GitHub
7 4 (2.15%) IaaS
7 4 (2.15%) Route 53
7 4 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.08%) SaaS
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.68%) DNS
3 16 (8.60%) SAN
4 11 (5.91%) HTTP
4 11 (5.91%) LAN
5 10 (5.38%) Internet
6 9 (4.84%) DHCP
6 9 (4.84%) SNMP
6 9 (4.84%) WAN
7 7 (3.76%) SSL
8 6 (3.23%) Firewall
8 6 (3.23%) Multicast
8 6 (3.23%) SSH
9 5 (2.69%) Wireless
9 5 (2.69%) WLAN
10 4 (2.15%) LDAP
10 4 (2.15%) NAS
11 3 (1.61%) Skype
11 3 (1.61%) tcpdump
11 3 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.30%) MySQL
4 5 (2.69%) Redis
5 4 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.08%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (8.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.69%) JIRA
4 3 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.08%) Maven
5 2 (1.08%) Subversion
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (23.12%) Finance
2 10 (5.38%) Banking
3 9 (4.84%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.84%) Military
3 9 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.29%) Web Services
2 11 (5.91%) ELK Stack
3 6 (3.23%) .NET
4 5 (2.69%) LAMP
5 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.15%) Sensu
5 4 (2.15%) WCF
6 3 (1.61%) HTML
6 3 (1.61%) Middleware
6 3 (1.61%) REST
7 2 (1.08%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.08%) Ajax
7 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.08%) CSS
7 2 (1.08%) Node.js
7 2 (1.08%) SOAP
7 2 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.08%) WPF
7 2 (1.08%) XML
7 2 (1.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Clustering
2 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.38%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.69%) NHS
6 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.08%) Fintech
8 2 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.08%) RIA
8 2 (1.08%) SCADA
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.54%) Social Network
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (53.23%) Linux
2 67 (36.02%) Windows
3 44 (23.66%) Unix
4 39 (20.97%) Windows Server
5 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.38%) CentOS
9 8 (4.30%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.76%) FreeBSD
10 7 (3.76%) Solaris
11 5 (2.69%) Debian
11 5 (2.69%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.54%) AIX
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.74%) DevOps
2 30 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 18 (9.68%) High Availability
3 18 (9.68%) SDLC
4 14 (7.53%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.99%) Patch Management
5 13 (6.99%) Regression Testing
6 12 (6.45%) ITIL
7 11 (5.91%) System Testing
8 10 (5.38%) Information Security
8 10 (5.38%) Migration
8 10 (5.38%) Open Source
9 9 (4.84%) Test Strategy
10 8 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.23%) Analytics
11 6 (3.23%) Change Control
11 6 (3.23%) Project Management
12 5 (2.69%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (2.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.96%) Python
2 38 (20.43%) Bash Shell
3 32 (17.20%) Ruby
4 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
5 24 (12.90%) SQL
6 21 (11.29%) Perl
7 14 (7.53%) Java
8 12 (6.45%) C
8 12 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.76%) tcsh
10 6 (3.23%) C#
10 6 (3.23%) VB
11 5 (2.69%) Go
12 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.15%) PHP
12 4 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.08%) C++
13 2 (1.08%) Korn
13 2 (1.08%) VB6
13 2 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.22%) DV Cleared
3 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.38%) MCSE
4 10 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.84%) Degree
6 6 (3.23%) CCNA
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.15%) MCP
8 3 (1.61%) ACDT
8 3 (1.61%) ACHDS
8 3 (1.61%) ACTC
8 3 (1.61%) MCDST
8 3 (1.61%) MCSA
8 3 (1.61%) MCSM
8 3 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) BS7799
3 1 (0.54%) GCP
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (23.66%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.53%) Docker
4 13 (6.99%) GFS2
4 13 (6.99%) GlusterFS
4 13 (6.99%) OCFS2
5 7 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.76%) Samba
6 6 (3.23%) Snort
7 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.15%) NDS
9 3 (1.61%) NFS
9 3 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.08%) Postfix
10 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.54%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.54%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.54%) vSphere
11 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (24.19%) Puppet
2 20 (10.75%) Ansible
3 18 (9.68%) Nagios
3 18 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (7.53%) CFEngine
5 13 (6.99%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (6.99%) SELinux
6 11 (5.91%) logstash
7 7 (3.76%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (3.76%) SCCM
8 6 (3.23%) Kibana
8 6 (3.23%) SmokePing
9 5 (2.69%) SCOM
10 3 (1.61%) Cacti
10 3 (1.61%) OpenNMS
10 3 (1.61%) Zenoss
11 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.08%) Packer
11 2 (1.08%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (25.81%) VMware
2 34 (18.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.75%) Red Hat
4 17 (9.14%) Cisco
5 16 (8.60%) Oracle
6 14 (7.53%) Citrix
7 9 (4.84%) Splunk
8 6 (3.23%) Novell
9 5 (2.69%) Apple
9 5 (2.69%) Dell
9 5 (2.69%) EMC
9 5 (2.69%) HP
10 4 (2.15%) New Relic
10 4 (2.15%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.61%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.61%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.08%) Altiris
12 2 (1.08%) Google
12 2 (1.08%) Lotus
12 2 (1.08%) Perforce
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