The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / South East
Rank 176 212 179
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 67 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.59% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.62% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 44
Median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £288 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £26.20 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +14.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7107 8235 9165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.70% 94.52% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 5028 4901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 381 427
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Hampshire +4 25 £450 +28.57% 13
Surrey +14 15 £428 +29.54% 6
Kent +12 8 £325 -27.77%
Oxfordshire +3 8 £375 +92.30% 7
Berkshire +8 4 £400 -11.11% 5
Middlesex +9 3 £214 -32.14%
West Sussex -9 3 £300 +4.34%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - - 3
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 South East region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (36.43%) Linux
2 49 (35.00%) Windows
3 41 (29.29%) VMware
4 40 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 40 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 34 (24.29%) Windows Server
6 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
7 28 (20.00%) Finance
8 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
9 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (15.00%) Unix
11 19 (13.57%) HP
12 18 (12.86%) Python
12 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (12.86%) DevOps
13 17 (12.14%) Puppet
13 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (10.71%) DNS
15 15 (10.71%) SolarWinds
16 14 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (10.00%) MCSE
16 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
16 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (9.29%) MCSA
17 13 (9.29%) MCP
17 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (9.29%) MCITP
18 12 (8.57%) LANDesk
18 12 (8.57%) Nessus

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.57%) TPMS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache
4 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.43%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.43%) Confluence
5 2 (1.43%) Drupal
5 2 (1.43%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.00%) GitHub
3 4 (2.86%) IaaS
3 4 (2.86%) Office 365
4 2 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) DNS
2 11 (7.86%) Firewall
3 9 (6.43%) VPN
4 8 (5.71%) Network Security
5 6 (4.29%) SSL
5 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.57%) DHCP
6 5 (3.57%) LDAP
6 5 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (3.57%) WAN
7 4 (2.86%) Internet
7 4 (2.86%) IPv4
7 4 (2.86%) IPv6
7 4 (2.86%) NAS
7 4 (2.86%) PCoIP
7 4 (2.86%) SAN
8 3 (2.14%) ADSL
8 3 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.14%) LAN
8 3 (2.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) MySQL
2 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.14%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.57%) JIRA
5 4 (2.86%) Subversion
6 3 (2.14%) Ant
6 3 (2.14%) Gradle
6 3 (2.14%) Maven
7 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.43%) MSI
7 2 (1.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.71%) Hudson
8 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Marketing
3 9 (6.43%) Military
4 8 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.29%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.86%) Electronics
6 4 (2.86%) Retail
7 3 (2.14%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.14%) Avionics
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) Web Services
2 3 (2.14%) Middleware
2 3 (2.14%) Sensu
3 2 (1.43%) HTML
3 2 (1.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (0.71%) WSDL
4 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.29%) Replication
3 4 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.86%) User Experience
4 3 (2.14%) RIA
4 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) CMDB
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) EMV
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.43%) Linux
2 49 (35.00%) Windows
3 34 (24.29%) Windows Server
4 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (15.00%) Unix
6 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (7.86%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.71%) Solaris
10 7 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (4.29%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.57%) CentOS
13 4 (2.86%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.14%) AIX
14 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.43%) Debian
15 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.71%) HPUX
16 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.86%) DevOps
2 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 11 (7.86%) ITIL
4 11 (7.86%) Programme Management
5 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (7.14%) Migration
5 10 (7.14%) Validation
6 7 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (5.00%) Logistics
6 7 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (5.00%) Requirements Management
6 7 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (4.29%) Scrum
7 6 (4.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 5 (3.57%) Project Management
8 5 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.86%) Python
2 9 (6.43%) C
2 9 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.71%) Java
4 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.29%) Perl
4 6 (4.29%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.29%) SQL
5 4 (2.86%) Ruby
6 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.43%) Korn
7 2 (1.43%) PHP
7 2 (1.43%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.71%) C#
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 40 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.00%) MCSE
3 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.29%) MCITP
4 13 (9.29%) MCP
4 13 (9.29%) MCSA
5 11 (7.86%) Degree
6 9 (6.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.14%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.43%) CCNP
8 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.43%) RHCE
9 1 (0.71%) CCNA
9 1 (0.71%) CEH
9 1 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.71%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) RHCA
9 1 (0.71%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) ARP4761
2 4 (2.86%) Def Stans
2 4 (2.86%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.86%) DO-254
2 4 (2.86%) IEC 61508
3 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.43%) ARP4754
4 2 (1.43%) DO-160
4 2 (1.43%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.71%) Docker
3 8 (5.71%) vSphere
4 7 (5.00%) NFS
5 6 (4.29%) Samba
6 5 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 5 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.43%) LXC
7 2 (1.43%) vCloud
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.71%) Varnish
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (12.14%) Puppet
2 14 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.57%) Nessus
4 10 (7.14%) Ansible
5 6 (4.29%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.57%) Nagios
7 3 (2.14%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.14%) Fluentd
7 3 (2.14%) Graphite
7 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.14%) logstash
7 3 (2.14%) Salt
7 3 (2.14%) StatsD
8 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.43%) SCCM
8 2 (1.43%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.43%) SCSM
9 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 41 (29.29%) VMware
2 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.57%) HP
4 15 (10.71%) SolarWinds
5 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.57%) LANDesk
7 10 (7.14%) Cisco
8 9 (6.43%) Oracle
9 7 (5.00%) SAP
10 5 (3.57%) NETGEAR
11 4 (2.86%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.86%) SaltStack
11 4 (2.86%) Veeam
12 3 (2.14%) Apple
12 3 (2.14%) EMC
12 3 (2.14%) F5
12 3 (2.14%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.14%) Rackspace
12 3 (2.14%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.43%) Juniper
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