The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 209 179 192
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 49 75 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.79% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.84% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 25
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £190 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £464 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £23.13 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.29 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+27.68% -2.10%
Systems Engineer
England

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
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire -9 23 £375 +7.14% 11
Surrey -9 7 £330 -20.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £550 - 2
Berkshire -1 3 £350 +52.17% 3
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire +4 2 £215 -32.81% 7
West Sussex +4 2 £288 - 2
Kent -9 1 £450 +172.72% 4
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 43 (40.95%) Windows
2 34 (32.38%) VMware
3 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 31 (29.52%) Windows Server
5 30 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 25 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (20.95%) HP
8 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 18 (17.14%) PowerShell
10 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (15.24%) Linux
11 14 (13.33%) Cisco
11 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.38%) Firewall
13 12 (11.43%) Aerospace
13 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
13 12 (11.43%) Project Management
13 12 (11.43%) UML
14 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
14 11 (10.48%) Unix
14 11 (10.48%) IBM
14 11 (10.48%) Validation
14 11 (10.48%) DV Cleared
15 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (9.52%) IIS
15 10 (9.52%) MS Office
15 10 (9.52%) LAN
15 10 (9.52%) WAN
15 10 (9.52%) MS Excel

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (9.52%) IIS
2 4 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) CMS
3 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.95%) JBoss
4 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 10 (9.52%) MS Office
2 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) Firewall
2 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.52%) LAN
3 10 (9.52%) WAN
4 7 (6.67%) DNS
5 5 (4.76%) ATM
5 5 (4.76%) SAN
6 4 (3.81%) DHCP
7 3 (2.86%) HTTP
7 3 (2.86%) LDAP
7 3 (2.86%) VoIP
8 2 (1.90%) 2G
8 2 (1.90%) 3G
8 2 (1.90%) 4G
8 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.90%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.90%) UMTS
8 2 (1.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) DB2
3 1 (0.95%) GIS
3 1 (0.95%) HPCC
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.86%) MSI
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.95%) JUnit
3 1 (0.95%) Subversion
3 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.43%) Aerospace
2 8 (7.62%) Finance
3 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.76%) Military
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Marketing
6 2 (1.90%) Avionics
6 2 (1.90%) Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Web Services
2 4 (3.81%) ELK Stack
3 3 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) Django
4 1 (0.95%) Guice
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.95%) J2EE
4 1 (0.95%) LAMP
4 1 (0.95%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.95%) REST
4 1 (0.95%) RFC 3261
4 1 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.95%) Sensu
4 1 (0.95%) Spring
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) CESG
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) CPLD
5 1 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.95%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) Physics
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.95%) Windows
2 31 (29.52%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.24%) Linux
3 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.48%) Unix
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.81%) SUSE
8 3 (2.86%) CentOS
8 3 (2.86%) Solaris
8 3 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.95%) AIX
10 1 (0.95%) HPUX
10 1 (0.95%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.95%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.43%) Project Management
1 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
1 12 (11.43%) UML
2 11 (10.48%) Validation
3 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.62%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 6 (5.71%) DevOps
5 6 (5.71%) ITIL
5 6 (5.71%) ITSM
5 6 (5.71%) Network Design
5 6 (5.71%) Service Management
6 5 (4.76%) Change Control
6 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 5 (4.76%) Open Source
6 5 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.57%) SQL
3 7 (6.67%) C
3 7 (6.67%) Perl
4 5 (4.76%) Python
4 5 (4.76%) VB
5 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.86%) Java
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) Ruby
6 2 (1.90%) AWK
6 2 (1.90%) C++
6 2 (1.90%) Korn
6 2 (1.90%) sed
6 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
7 1 (0.95%) Scala
7 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.57%) Degree
5 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.71%) MCSE
7 5 (4.76%) HNC
8 4 (3.81%) MCP
8 4 (3.81%) MCSA
9 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.95%) CCA
10 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.95%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.95%) DO-160
1 1 (0.95%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.95%) DO-254
1 1 (0.95%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
1 1 (0.95%) ISO26262
System Software
1 25 (23.81%) Active Directory
1 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.81%) vSphere
3 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.86%) XenServer
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.95%) KVM
5 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.71%) Nagios
2 6 (5.71%) Puppet
2 6 (5.71%) vRealize
2 6 (5.71%) WSUS
3 5 (4.76%) Cacti
3 5 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.86%) SCCM
5 3 (2.86%) SCOM
6 2 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.95%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.95%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.95%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.95%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.95%) yum
7 1 (0.95%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 34 (32.38%) VMware
2 30 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.95%) HP
4 14 (13.33%) Cisco
5 11 (10.48%) IBM
6 7 (6.67%) EMC
6 7 (6.67%) Intel Security
6 7 (6.67%) Oracle
7 6 (5.71%) BMC
7 6 (5.71%) CA
7 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.71%) Citrix
7 6 (5.71%) NetApp
8 5 (4.76%) Lumension
8 5 (4.76%) Rackspace
8 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.76%) Symantec
9 4 (3.81%) CommVault
10 3 (2.86%) Dell
10 3 (2.86%) SAP
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