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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 194 150 148
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 44 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.03% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £17.97 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -48.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £14.57 £27.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £35.41 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.10 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-12.18% -12.32%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Engineer
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -20 14 £273 -9.16% 6
Berkshire +4 9 £309 -11.78% 6
Surrey -19 8 £350 +42.13% 2
Oxfordshire -9 6 £350 -27.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £250 -23.07% 4
Kent -5 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
East Sussex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Systems Engineer
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Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 57 (48.31%) Windows
2 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
3 41 (34.75%) VMware
4 40 (33.90%) Linux
5 32 (27.12%) Active Directory
6 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
7 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
9 22 (18.64%) Cisco
10 21 (17.80%) Firewall
11 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (15.25%) Citrix
13 17 (14.41%) HP
14 16 (13.56%) Oracle
15 15 (12.71%) C++
15 15 (12.71%) Software Engineering
16 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (11.02%) C
17 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
17 13 (11.02%) UNIX
18 12 (10.17%) UML
18 12 (10.17%) SAN
19 11 (9.32%) NetApp
19 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
19 11 (9.32%) MS Excel
19 11 (9.32%) SharePoint
19 11 (9.32%) Migration
20 10 (8.47%) Military
20 10 (8.47%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.93%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.93%) Apache
4 6 (5.08%) IIS
5 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.39%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.85%) nginx
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.80%) Firewall
2 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.17%) SAN
4 10 (8.47%) LAN
5 9 (7.63%) LDAP
5 9 (7.63%) DNS
5 9 (7.63%) WAN
6 7 (5.93%) DHCP
6 7 (5.93%) iSCSI
7 6 (5.08%) VoIP
7 6 (5.08%) ISDN
8 5 (4.24%) RTP
9 4 (3.39%) IPsec
9 4 (3.39%) SSL
10 3 (2.54%) 2G
10 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.54%) 3G
10 3 (2.54%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.54%) NAS
10 3 (2.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.69%) JMeter
2 2 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.85%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.85%) RequisitePro
General
1 10 (8.47%) Military
2 8 (6.78%) Electronics
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Avionics
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) .NET
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 4 (3.39%) SAML
3 2 (1.69%) JSF
4 1 (0.85%) Qt
4 1 (0.85%) RESTful
4 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.85%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.85%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.85%) JSP
4 1 (0.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (4.24%) Open Source
2 5 (4.24%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.54%) iPad
3 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Physics
5 1 (0.85%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) Robotics
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) PMI
5 1 (0.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 57 (48.31%) Windows
2 40 (33.90%) Linux
3 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (11.02%) UNIX
6 10 (8.47%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (4.24%) CentOS
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (4.24%) Solaris
10 4 (3.39%) SUSE
11 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.71%) Software Engineering
2 12 (10.17%) UML
3 11 (9.32%) Migration
4 10 (8.47%) Requirements Management
5 9 (7.63%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.08%) ITIL
6 6 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.24%) OOD
7 5 (4.24%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.24%) Validation
7 5 (4.24%) Network Design
8 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.39%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.54%) Project Management
9 3 (2.54%) SOA
9 3 (2.54%) SysML
9 3 (2.54%) Information Security
9 3 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.54%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.71%) C++
2 13 (11.02%) C
3 10 (8.47%) Java
3 10 (8.47%) SQL
4 8 (6.78%) C#
4 8 (6.78%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.93%) Python
5 7 (5.93%) Perl
6 5 (4.24%) PHP
6 5 (4.24%) Ruby
6 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.69%) Korn
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.47%) MCSE
5 8 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.93%) Degree
6 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.08%) CCNA
7 6 (5.08%) CCVP
8 5 (4.24%) MCTS
9 2 (1.69%) CCA
9 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.69%) MCP
9 2 (1.69%) 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%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.78%) XenServer
5 7 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.93%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.08%) XenApp
7 4 (3.39%) Shibboleth
7 4 (3.39%) NFS
8 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.54%) vSphere
9 2 (1.69%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.24%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.69%) WSUS
4 2 (1.69%) SCCM
4 2 (1.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.85%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 41 (34.75%) VMware
2 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.64%) Cisco
4 18 (15.25%) Citrix
5 17 (14.41%) HP
6 16 (13.56%) Oracle
7 11 (9.32%) NetApp
8 10 (8.47%) EMC
9 5 (4.24%) IBM
9 5 (4.24%) Juniper
9 5 (4.24%) McAfee
9 5 (4.24%) Blue Coat
9 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.54%) Apple
10 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.54%) F5
11 2 (1.69%) Brocade
11 2 (1.69%) Symantec
11 2 (1.69%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.69%) Veritas
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