The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 1 August 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 Scotland 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 104 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 27 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.99% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
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£356 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -12.32%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen +10 4 £371 -
Glasgow -6 3 £450 +12.50%
Edinburgh - 3 £650 - 1
Stirling - - - -
Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (39.39%) UNIX
2 12 (36.36%) Perl
3 11 (33.33%) Validation
4 10 (30.30%) IBM
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) BMC
5 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
5 9 (27.27%) ArcSight
6 8 (24.24%) CMDB
6 8 (24.24%) SCOM
6 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
6 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
6 8 (24.24%) VBScript
7 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
7 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco
9 5 (15.15%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Firewall
10 4 (12.12%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
11 3 (9.09%) Charles River
11 3 (9.09%) CCNP
11 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
11 3 (9.09%) LAN
12 2 (6.06%) CCNA

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) KDB
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) JSP
1 2 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) CMDB
2 2 (6.06%) Equities
2 2 (6.06%) Derivative
2 2 (6.06%) SCADA
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.03%) Data Management
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Perl
2 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) VBScript
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) Korn
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) GIAC
6 1 (3.03%) MCTS
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (3.03%) EMC Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.03%) GAMP
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
2 8 (24.24%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) IBM
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) BMC
2 9 (27.27%) ArcSight
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Charles River
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.03%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) Wonderware
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) CommVault
7 1 (3.03%) Siemens
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix