The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 105 100 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 34 17 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.76% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.82% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 16
Average daily rate
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£260 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.51% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £408 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 13
Average hourly rate £29.38 £19.15 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% -50.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -26.42%
Systems Engineer
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3046 2082 2931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 93.03% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1980 1326 1723
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 164 246
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South West region.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South West region.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 17 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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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
Wiltshire -5 10 £425 - 1
Dorset - 8 - - 2
Bristol -11 6 £320 - 3
Devon -11 5 £200 -
Somerset -11 4 - - 6
Gloucestershire -25 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 32 (50.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (36.51%) Windows
3 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
3 22 (34.92%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.40%) UML
5 16 (25.40%) Requirements Management
6 15 (23.81%) Validation
6 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
9 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 12 (19.05%) Military
10 11 (17.46%) VMware
11 8 (12.70%) Degree
11 8 (12.70%) Apache
11 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
11 8 (12.70%) Citrix
12 7 (11.11%) Symantec
12 7 (11.11%) MATLAB
12 7 (11.11%) Linux
12 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.11%) C++
12 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
13 6 (9.52%) WSUS
13 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (9.52%) C
13 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
13 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (9.52%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (12.70%) Apache
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) Moodle
3 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.94%) LAN
2 5 (7.94%) WAN
2 5 (7.94%) Internet
3 3 (4.76%) LDAP
3 3 (4.76%) Wireless
4 2 (3.17%) Firewall
4 2 (3.17%) SAN
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) Network Security
5 1 (1.59%) Multicast
5 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.59%) FTP
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) RTP
5 1 (1.59%) Telnet
5 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (19.05%) Military
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.94%) Avionics
4 4 (6.35%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.76%) Electronics
6 2 (3.17%) Marketing
7 1 (1.59%) Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (1.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) JSP
1 5 (7.94%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (4.76%) VLE
2 2 (3.17%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) FMCG
3 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) IPTV
3 1 (1.59%) SCADA
3 1 (1.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.35%) Debian
6 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
6 4 (6.35%) CentOS
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Scientific Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) UML
1 16 (25.40%) Requirements Management
2 15 (23.81%) Validation
3 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
5 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (7.94%) Software Distribution
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (7.94%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (6.35%) SysML
7 4 (6.35%) OOP
7 4 (6.35%) OO
7 4 (6.35%) Change Control
8 3 (4.76%) System Testing
9 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) MATLAB
1 7 (11.11%) C++
2 6 (9.52%) C
3 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) PHP
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.35%) VBScript
4 4 (6.35%) VB
4 4 (6.35%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (50.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Degree
4 6 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.94%) MCP
6 2 (3.17%) MCITP
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.17%) HNC
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) ISEB
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (6.35%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (4.76%) Postfix
5 3 (4.76%) Sendmail
5 3 (4.76%) KVM
5 3 (4.76%) Xen
5 3 (4.76%) NFS
5 3 (4.76%) Samba
6 2 (3.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) WSUS
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) VMware
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix
4 7 (11.11%) Symantec
5 5 (7.94%) Lumension
5 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.94%) Computacenter
6 4 (6.35%) McAfee
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) EMC
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Apple
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 2 (3.17%) JBoss
8 2 (3.17%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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