The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / North West
Rank 115 142 122
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 19 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Median daily rate £400 £293 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £278 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £335 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £39.00 £31.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £32.39
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2494 3682 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.26% 94.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 2188 1735
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.80 £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 the North West

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 20 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
Lancashire +3 7 £420 - 1
Manchester +20 6 £375 +31.57% 5
Cumbria +12 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) Perl
2 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 14 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) Java
6 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
7 7 (20.00%) PHP
7 7 (20.00%) IBM
7 7 (20.00%) Nagios
7 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.14%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (17.14%) DNS
8 6 (17.14%) LDAP
8 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Korn
9 5 (14.29%) Degree
9 5 (14.29%) Squid
9 5 (14.29%) Release Management
9 5 (14.29%) SCOM
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) Tivoli
9 5 (14.29%) Netcool

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) nginx
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) DNS
1 6 (17.14%) LDAP
2 5 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) Kerberos
4 3 (8.57%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) SNMP
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) PBX
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) VLAN
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (11.43%) VectorCAST
4 3 (8.57%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Rational Robot
General
1 5 (14.29%) Avionics
2 4 (11.43%) Aerospace
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Memcached
1 5 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 3 (8.57%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.29%) AIX
5 5 (14.29%) HPUX
5 5 (14.29%) Solaris
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Release Management
3 5 (14.29%) SDLC
3 5 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (11.43%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) HOOD
4 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) Perl
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) PHP
6 5 (14.29%) Ada
6 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 5 (14.29%) Bourne shell
6 5 (14.29%) Korn
6 5 (14.29%) VBScript
7 4 (11.43%) C
8 3 (8.57%) Python
9 1 (2.86%) C#
9 1 (2.86%) C++
9 1 (2.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCA
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) iptables
1 5 (14.29%) Postfix
1 5 (14.29%) Squid
1 5 (14.29%) Varnish
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nagios
2 5 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (14.29%) Netcool
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) Wonderware InTouch
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (20.00%) IBM
4 5 (14.29%) CA
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (11.43%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) Capita
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) Wonderware
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.86%) Rockwell
8 1 (2.86%) Siemens