The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 58 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 11 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 0.100% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.11% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
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£320 - £309
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £31.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.60% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
872 885 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.37% 88.41% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 455 279
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 54
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.34 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (37.50%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Lync
7 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
8 2 (12.50%) Information Security
8 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) MySQL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) LAMP

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Lync
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
1 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB
1 1 (6.25%) Korn
1 1 (6.25%) Bourne shell
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
1 1 (6.25%) SCSM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (6.25%) Isilon