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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 195 173 170
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 71 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.75% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 30
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£348 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £252 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.48% -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
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
9202 8519 7433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.51% 91.31% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5010 4605 3619
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 474 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 24 £350 +5.50% 7
Oxfordshire +1 17 £331 - 5
Berkshire -4 13 £283 -16.29% 13
Surrey +9 8 £475 - 6
West Sussex -17 3 £100 -61.53%
East Sussex +1 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - - 1
Middlesex 0 1 £340 -28.42%
Sussex - 1 £250 -
Kent - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 65 (46.76%) Windows
2 42 (30.22%) VMware
3 37 (26.62%) Microsoft
4 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
5 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
6 29 (20.86%) SQL
7 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (16.55%) ITIL
9 23 (16.55%) TCP/IP
9 23 (16.55%) HP
10 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (15.11%) Linux
11 21 (15.11%) PowerShell
12 20 (14.39%) DNS
13 19 (13.67%) DHCP
13 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
14 18 (12.95%) MS Exchange
14 18 (12.95%) Firewall
15 17 (12.23%) SAN
16 16 (11.51%) IIS
17 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
17 14 (10.07%) UNIX
17 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (9.35%) Cisco
19 11 (7.91%) UML
19 11 (7.91%) Lync
20 10 (7.19%) DV Cleared
20 10 (7.19%) Migration
20 10 (7.19%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 18 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.51%) IIS
3 11 (7.91%) Lync
4 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.16%) ArchestrA
7 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.44%) Route 53
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.55%) TCP/IP
2 20 (14.39%) DNS
3 19 (13.67%) DHCP
4 18 (12.95%) Firewall
5 17 (12.23%) SAN
6 6 (4.32%) Network Security
6 6 (4.32%) LAN
6 6 (4.32%) WAN
7 5 (3.60%) LDAP
7 5 (3.60%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.88%) Broadband
8 4 (2.88%) MQTT
8 4 (2.88%) LTE
8 4 (2.88%) 4G
8 4 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.88%) Modbus
9 3 (2.16%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.16%) VoIP
9 3 (2.16%) ATM
9 3 (2.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) MySQL
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) DB2
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.88%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.44%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.72%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.04%) Aerospace
1 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.60%) Military
2 5 (3.60%) Avionics
2 5 (3.60%) Finance
3 2 (1.44%) Electronics
3 2 (1.44%) Publishing
4 1 (0.72%) Games
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) HTML
1 5 (3.60%) Web Services
2 4 (2.88%) WebSockets
2 4 (2.88%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.16%) XML
4 2 (1.44%) LAMP
4 2 (1.44%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) YAML
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.72%) .NET
5 1 (0.72%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) POSIX
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Clustering
2 7 (5.04%) PKI
3 4 (2.88%) NHS
3 4 (2.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.16%) SCADA
4 3 (2.16%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) APACS
6 1 (0.72%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.72%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) BeagleBone
6 1 (0.72%) Life Science
6 1 (0.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 65 (46.76%) Windows
2 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (15.11%) Linux
5 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (10.07%) UNIX
6 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.04%) AIX
7 5 (3.60%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.44%) Fedora
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Debian
9 1 (0.72%) Solaris
9 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) ITIL
2 11 (7.91%) UML
3 10 (7.19%) Migration
4 9 (6.47%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.76%) Network Design
6 7 (5.04%) Requirements Management
6 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.04%) Project Management
7 6 (4.32%) Change Management
7 6 (4.32%) SysML
7 6 (4.32%) Use Case
7 6 (4.32%) Programme Management
7 6 (4.32%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.32%) Change Control
7 6 (4.32%) DevOps
8 5 (3.60%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.86%) SQL
2 21 (15.11%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.32%) C#
4 6 (4.32%) Python
5 5 (3.60%) C++
6 4 (2.88%) Java
7 3 (2.16%) VBScript
7 3 (2.16%) C
7 3 (2.16%) PHP
8 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.76%) Degree
5 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.32%) CCNA
6 6 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.88%) MCSE
8 3 (2.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.72%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) HNC
9 1 (0.72%) RHCE
9 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.72%) SCSA
9 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) DO-178B
1 4 (2.88%) DO-254
System Software
1 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.32%) vSphere
4 5 (3.60%) Samba
4 5 (3.60%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.88%) Firmware
5 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.16%) UAG
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) vCloud
7 2 (1.44%) XenServer
7 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) SCCM
2 8 (5.76%) Nagios
3 5 (3.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.60%) SCOM
3 5 (3.60%) Icinga
4 4 (2.88%) Puppet
4 4 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.16%) OpenView
6 2 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.44%) SCSM
7 1 (0.72%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) VMware
2 37 (26.62%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.55%) HP
4 13 (9.35%) Cisco
5 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.47%) Oracle
6 9 (6.47%) NetApp
7 8 (5.76%) Citrix
8 7 (5.04%) Juniper
8 7 (5.04%) EMC
9 6 (4.32%) IBM
9 6 (4.32%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.88%) Lumension
10 4 (2.88%) McAfee
11 3 (2.16%) BMC
11 3 (2.16%) CA
11 3 (2.16%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.16%) Wonderware
11 3 (2.16%) Kaspersky
12 2 (1.44%) Dell KACE
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