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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 192 200 156
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 77 51 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.55% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.60% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 62
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£300 £293 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £395 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £17.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +39.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.17 £16.50 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £33.25 £23.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £23.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+78.77% -18.80%
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
9002 8545 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.66% 92.12% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5419 4750 4367
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 412 510
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 24 £326 +8.66% 9
Surrey +8 16 £350 +56.42% 9
Berkshire +9 11 £225 -29.13% 5
Oxfordshire -14 8 £240 -31.42% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £225 -10.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 £325 - 1
Middlesex +3 2 £344 +9.12%
West Sussex -13 2 £300 +135.29% 1
Kent +4 1 £388 - 1
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 58 (41.73%) Windows
2 55 (39.57%) Security Cleared
3 51 (36.69%) VMware
4 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
5 41 (29.50%) SC Cleared
6 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
8 22 (15.83%) Linux
9 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (13.67%) MS Exchange
10 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (12.23%) PowerShell
11 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
12 16 (11.51%) Cisco
12 16 (11.51%) ITIL
12 16 (11.51%) SAN
13 14 (10.07%) HP
13 14 (10.07%) SQL
13 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
13 14 (10.07%) Degree
14 13 (9.35%) Validation
14 13 (9.35%) LAN
14 13 (9.35%) DNS
14 13 (9.35%) WAN
14 13 (9.35%) Rational DOORS
15 12 (8.63%) UML
15 12 (8.63%) EMC
15 12 (8.63%) Red Hat
15 12 (8.63%) Migration
16 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 19 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.19%) IIS
3 8 (5.76%) Apache
4 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.88%) Lync
7 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.16%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.44%) TPMS
9 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.72%) ArchestrA
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.72%) Confluence
10 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.72%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.72%) CMS
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.44%) Office 365
3 2 (1.44%) IaaS
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.51%) SAN
2 13 (9.35%) LAN
2 13 (9.35%) WAN
2 13 (9.35%) DNS
3 9 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.76%) DHCP
4 8 (5.76%) LDAP
4 8 (5.76%) Firewall
5 7 (5.04%) Bluetooth
6 6 (4.32%) ATM
7 5 (3.60%) VoIP
7 5 (3.60%) SSL
7 5 (3.60%) VLAN
8 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.16%) IPsec
8 3 (2.16%) SMTP
9 2 (1.44%) Broadband
9 2 (1.44%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.44%) Wireless
9 2 (1.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) DB2
3 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (6.47%) Automotive
2 8 (5.76%) Military
3 7 (5.04%) Electronics
4 6 (4.32%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.60%) Finance
6 2 (1.44%) Avionics
6 2 (1.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) SAML
2 2 (1.44%) Middleware
2 2 (1.44%) JSP
2 2 (1.44%) Web Services
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.72%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) LAMP
3 1 (0.72%) JSF
3 1 (0.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Client/Server
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) Physics
2 6 (4.32%) Human Factors
3 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.88%) PKI
5 2 (1.44%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.72%) CPLD
6 1 (0.72%) SCADA
6 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 58 (41.73%) Windows
2 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.83%) Linux
4 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.19%) UNIX
7 8 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.60%) AIX
9 2 (1.44%) SUSE
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.44%) CentOS
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
2 16 (11.51%) ITIL
3 13 (9.35%) Validation
4 12 (8.63%) Migration
4 12 (8.63%) UML
5 11 (7.91%) SDLC
6 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.32%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.32%) Change Management
8 6 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.60%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (3.60%) V-Model
9 5 (3.60%) SOA
10 4 (2.88%) Automated Testing
10 4 (2.88%) Network Design
10 4 (2.88%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.88%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.07%) SQL
3 8 (5.76%) Java
4 7 (5.04%) C
5 6 (4.32%) VBScript
5 6 (4.32%) Perl
6 5 (3.60%) PHP
6 5 (3.60%) Python
7 4 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.88%) Korn
8 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.44%) C#
8 2 (1.44%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 55 (39.57%) Security Cleared
2 41 (29.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.07%) Degree
4 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.16%) CCNA
5 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.44%) RHCE
6 2 (1.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) EMC Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.72%) HNC
7 1 (0.72%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.16%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.76%) vSphere
4 7 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.16%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.16%) Shibboleth
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.72%) UAG
8 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.72%) iptables
8 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.72%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) Postfix
8 1 (0.72%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) SCCM
2 7 (5.04%) Nagios
3 6 (4.32%) Icinga
4 5 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.60%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.16%) WSUS
5 3 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.16%) SCOM
5 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.16%) Puppet
6 2 (1.44%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.44%) SCSM
6 2 (1.44%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.44%) Cacti
6 2 (1.44%) yum
7 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 51 (36.69%) VMware
2 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.51%) Cisco
4 14 (10.07%) HP
5 12 (8.63%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.63%) EMC
6 9 (6.47%) Citrix
7 8 (5.76%) Oracle
8 6 (4.32%) IBM
9 5 (3.60%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.88%) McAfee
10 4 (2.88%) Telelogic
10 4 (2.88%) Juniper
11 3 (2.16%) Apple
11 3 (2.16%) Symantec
11 3 (2.16%) Remedy
11 3 (2.16%) Lumension
12 2 (1.44%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.44%) Veeam
12 2 (1.44%) Dell
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