The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 South East 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 168 175 158
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 71 63 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.75% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.81% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 27
Average daily rate £313 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £178 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £393
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -21.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +31.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8571 7742 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.25% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 3879 4425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 606 704
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Systems Engineer
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +25 31 £333 +10.00% 7
Berkshire -16 17 £300 -10.44% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £350 +55.55%
Middlesex - 7 £275 - 3
Surrey -9 3 £475 +72.72% 1
West Sussex -4 2 £260 +100.00%
Oxfordshire -7 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £220 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 56 (44.80%) Windows
2 41 (32.80%) Linux
2 41 (32.80%) VMware
3 37 (29.60%) Security Cleared
4 31 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.40%) Cisco
6 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
7 26 (20.80%) SC Cleared
8 23 (18.40%) Citrix
9 20 (16.00%) HP
9 20 (16.00%) C
9 20 (16.00%) C++
10 19 (15.20%) Oracle
11 17 (13.60%) TCP/IP
12 16 (12.80%) UML
12 16 (12.80%) VMware ESX
12 16 (12.80%) Change Control
13 15 (12.00%) NetApp
14 14 (11.20%) Software Engineering
15 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (10.40%) LDAP
16 12 (9.60%) UNIX
16 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (9.60%) Shell Script
16 12 (9.60%) Incident Management
17 11 (8.80%) Firewall
17 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (8.80%) SQL
17 11 (8.80%) Embedded Systems

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 8 (6.40%) Apache
2 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.80%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.60%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) SaaS
1 2 (1.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.40%) LDAP
3 11 (8.80%) Firewall
4 8 (6.40%) DNS
4 8 (6.40%) SAN
5 7 (5.60%) iSCSI
6 6 (4.80%) LAN
7 5 (4.00%) Internet
7 5 (4.00%) OSPF
7 5 (4.00%) WAN
7 5 (4.00%) H.323
7 5 (4.00%) MGCP
8 4 (3.20%) RTP
8 4 (3.20%) DHCP
8 4 (3.20%) ISDN
8 4 (3.20%) VoIP
8 4 (3.20%) NAS
8 4 (3.20%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.40%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (2.40%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.60%) JMeter
2 2 (1.60%) Selenium
3 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.80%) Subversion
3 1 (0.80%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (8.00%) Electronics
2 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.00%) Military
2 5 (4.00%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Avionics
3 4 (3.20%) Publishing
3 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.60%) Automotive
4 2 (1.60%) Finance
4 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) Web Services
2 5 (4.00%) .NET
2 5 (4.00%) Middleware
3 4 (3.20%) XML
4 3 (2.40%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.60%) SAML
5 2 (1.60%) HTML
5 2 (1.60%) JSP
6 1 (0.80%) SOAP
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.80%) CSS
6 1 (0.80%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.80%) JSF
6 1 (0.80%) WCF
6 1 (0.80%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (5.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (2.40%) Open Source
3 3 (2.40%) iPad
4 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Telematics
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) FMCG
5 1 (0.80%) Physics
5 1 (0.80%) Kindle
5 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.80%) PKI
5 1 (0.80%) IPTV
5 1 (0.80%) Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) Robotics
5 1 (0.80%) MPEG
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.80%) Windows
2 41 (32.80%) Linux
3 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.60%) UNIX
5 9 (7.20%) Solaris
6 7 (5.60%) CentOS
7 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.80%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.80%) UML
1 16 (12.80%) Change Control
2 14 (11.20%) Software Engineering
3 12 (9.60%) Incident Management
4 10 (8.00%) ITIL
5 9 (7.20%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.40%) SOA
7 7 (5.60%) Requirements Management
8 6 (4.80%) OOD
9 5 (4.00%) Validation
10 4 (3.20%) Migration
11 3 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.40%) SysML
11 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.40%) Identity Management
12 2 (1.60%) Project Management
12 2 (1.60%) EAI
12 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2
12 2 (1.60%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (1.60%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) C
1 20 (16.00%) C++
2 12 (9.60%) Shell Script
3 11 (8.80%) SQL
4 10 (8.00%) Ruby
5 8 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.60%) Python
6 7 (5.60%) Java
6 7 (5.60%) C#
7 6 (4.80%) Perl
7 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.40%) PHP
8 3 (2.40%) VB
9 2 (1.60%) VBA
9 2 (1.60%) Korn
10 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.80%) XAML
10 1 (0.80%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (29.60%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.20%) CCVP
4 9 (7.20%) Degree
5 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.40%) MCSE
6 7 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.80%) CCNP
8 5 (4.00%) CCNA
9 4 (3.20%) MCTS
10 2 (1.60%) CCA
10 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.60%) CNE
10 2 (1.60%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.80%) RHCE
11 1 (0.80%) ISEB
11 1 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.80%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.60%) XenServer
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (4.80%) vSphere
6 6 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.00%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.20%) NFS
9 3 (2.40%) Sendmail
9 3 (2.40%) XenApp
10 2 (1.60%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.80%) UAG
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.80%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.60%) Puppet
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) SCOM
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (32.80%) VMware
2 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
3 28 (22.40%) Cisco
4 23 (18.40%) Citrix
5 20 (16.00%) HP
6 19 (15.20%) Oracle
7 15 (12.00%) NetApp
8 8 (6.40%) EMC
9 6 (4.80%) IBM
10 5 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.20%) McAfee
11 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.40%) Apple
12 3 (2.40%) Juniper
12 3 (2.40%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.40%) Sun
12 3 (2.40%) NetIQ
12 3 (2.40%) Brocade
12 3 (2.40%) F5
13 1 (0.80%) M86 Security
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