The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 85 69 95
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.23% 0.67% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.71% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£320 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.82% -8.57%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1254 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.07% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 90 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
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Systems Engineer
North West

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 3 (42.86%) Regular Expression
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Veeam
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) VMware

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam
3 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper