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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 106 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 25 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 0.65% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £309 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -15.06%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2485 2325 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.80% 94.02% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1130 1144
Average daily rate £363 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +6.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 111
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 £11.45 £9.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Systems Engineer
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +6 3 £325 -
Edinburgh - 3 £650 - 3
Glasgow -3 2 - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (38.71%) UNIX
2 11 (35.48%) Perl
2 11 (35.48%) Validation
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) IBM
4 9 (29.03%) BMC
4 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
4 9 (29.03%) ArcSight
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) CMDB
5 8 (25.81%) SCOM
5 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
5 8 (25.81%) VBScript
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
6 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco
8 5 (16.13%) HP
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Charles River
10 3 (9.68%) Firewall
10 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
10 3 (9.68%) CCNP
10 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
10 3 (9.68%) LAN
10 3 (9.68%) Linux
11 2 (6.45%) Python

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) KDB
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) JSP
1 2 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Equities
2 2 (6.45%) Derivative
2 2 (6.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Validation
2 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security
4 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.81%) VBScript
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) EMC Certification
6 1 (3.23%) GIAC
6 1 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.23%) GAMP
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
2 8 (25.81%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) IBM
2 9 (29.03%) BMC
2 9 (29.03%) ArcSight
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Charles River
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) CommVault
7 1 (3.23%) Altiris
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £325 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 19 days ago