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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 195 181 173
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 57 63 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.78% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 47
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£300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £226 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.69% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Average hourly rate £25.75 £24.38 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £16.58 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.19 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -26.42%
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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Hampshire -1 22 £300 -14.28% 6
Berkshire +17 14 £309 -11.78% 8
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £250 -25.37% 2
Surrey -19 5 £163 -51.12% 8
West Sussex +6 3 £128 - 1
Middlesex +1 3 £340 -2.85% 2
Kent -5 2 - -
Oxfordshire -8 2 £350 +75.00% 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 55 (47.01%) Windows
2 38 (32.48%) VMware
3 37 (31.62%) Microsoft
4 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
4 32 (27.35%) Linux
5 28 (23.93%) Security Cleared
6 27 (23.08%) Cisco
7 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (16.24%) HP
9 19 (16.24%) SAN
9 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (15.38%) Citrix
10 18 (15.38%) Firewall
11 16 (13.68%) UNIX
12 15 (12.82%) DHCP
12 15 (12.82%) DNS
13 14 (11.97%) Oracle
13 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
13 14 (11.97%) Requirements Management
14 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
14 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
14 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
14 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
15 11 (9.40%) MCSE
15 11 (9.40%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.40%) LAN
15 11 (9.40%) Military
15 11 (9.40%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
1 11 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.84%) IIS
4 6 (5.13%) Apache
5 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.42%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.24%) SAN
2 18 (15.38%) Firewall
3 15 (12.82%) DNS
3 15 (12.82%) DHCP
4 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.40%) LAN
6 10 (8.55%) WAN
7 9 (7.69%) LDAP
8 8 (6.84%) DVB
9 7 (5.98%) ISDN
10 6 (5.13%) VoIP
10 6 (5.13%) SSL
11 5 (4.27%) RTP
12 4 (3.42%) IPsec
12 4 (3.42%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.42%) NAS
13 3 (2.56%) Network Security
13 3 (2.56%) 4G
13 3 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (2.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 7
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.85%) RequisitePro
General
1 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
1 11 (9.40%) Military
2 8 (6.84%) Electronics
3 6 (5.13%) Aerospace
4 5 (4.27%) Finance
5 3 (2.56%) Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) .NET
2 4 (3.42%) SAML
3 2 (1.71%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.71%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.71%) JSF
3 2 (1.71%) Web Services
4 1 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) JMS
4 1 (0.85%) POSIX
4 1 (0.85%) WSDL
4 1 (0.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.85%) JSP
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) STL
4 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.85%) Qt
4 1 (0.85%) RESTful
4 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) MPEG
2 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.27%) Open Source
4 4 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) NHS
5 3 (2.56%) Firmware
5 3 (2.56%) Statistics
5 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.71%) Physics
6 2 (1.71%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.71%) DTV
7 1 (0.85%) STB
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.85%) PMI
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 55 (47.01%) Windows
2 32 (27.35%) Linux
3 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.68%) UNIX
6 10 (8.55%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.42%) SUSE
10 3 (2.56%) Solaris
10 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.71%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.85%) CentOS
12 1 (0.85%) AIX
12 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.97%) Requirements Management
2 10 (8.55%) Migration
2 10 (8.55%) UML
2 10 (8.55%) ITIL
3 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (5.98%) Network Design
4 7 (5.98%) Change Management
5 6 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.27%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.42%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.56%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.56%) SOA
8 3 (2.56%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.56%) Information Security
8 3 (2.56%) SysML
8 3 (2.56%) Use Case
8 3 (2.56%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.56%) Investment Management
8 3 (2.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) Java
1 10 (8.55%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) C#
3 8 (6.84%) C++
3 8 (6.84%) C
4 7 (5.98%) Perl
5 5 (4.27%) PHP
5 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.27%) Python
6 3 (2.56%) VBScript
7 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.71%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) Korn
8 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (23.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.40%) MCSE
4 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.84%) Degree
5 7 (5.98%) CCNA
6 5 (4.27%) CCVP
6 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.27%) MCTS
7 4 (3.42%) MCP
8 3 (2.56%) HP AIS
9 2 (1.71%) CCNP
10 1 (0.85%) MCSA
10 1 (0.85%) PhD
10 1 (0.85%) CNE
10 1 (0.85%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.85%) MCITP
10 1 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.98%) Terminal Services
3 7 (5.98%) VMware ESX
3 7 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.27%) vSphere
4 5 (4.27%) XenApp
5 4 (3.42%) Shibboleth
5 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.56%) NFS
6 3 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.56%) XenServer
6 3 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.71%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.71%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 6 (5.13%) SCCM
3 5 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.42%) WSUS
5 3 (2.56%) SCOM
6 2 (1.71%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.71%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.71%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) Puppet
7 1 (0.85%) Icinga
Vendors
1 38 (32.48%) VMware
2 37 (31.62%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.08%) Cisco
4 19 (16.24%) HP
5 18 (15.38%) Citrix
6 14 (11.97%) Oracle
7 10 (8.55%) EMC
8 9 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.84%) IBM
10 6 (5.13%) Juniper
11 5 (4.27%) Dell
11 5 (4.27%) McAfee
11 5 (4.27%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.42%) Symantec
12 4 (3.42%) NetApp
12 4 (3.42%) Veritas
13 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.56%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.71%) Brocade
14 2 (1.71%) Altiris
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