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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 126 110 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 21 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 1.14% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.23% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 6
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£600 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.56% -18.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -33.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.20 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+40.72% -6.35%
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 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
3005 2849 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.85% 93.17% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1915 1867 1237
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 170 138
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Bristol -2 8 £600 +87.50% 4
Dorset +4 6 - - 5
Gloucestershire -6 4 - - 3
Wiltshire -6 2 - - 1
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Windows
3 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
3 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
3 13 (27.66%) VMware
4 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
4 12 (25.53%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (21.28%) Military
6 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
7 8 (17.02%) Linux
7 8 (17.02%) Python
7 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.02%) Puppet
7 8 (17.02%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
8 7 (14.89%) CentOS
8 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
8 7 (14.89%) Subversion
8 7 (14.89%) SysML
8 7 (14.89%) SQL
8 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
9 6 (12.77%) VoIP
9 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
9 6 (12.77%) VBScript
9 6 (12.77%) VB
9 6 (12.77%) UML
9 6 (12.77%) McAfee
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (12.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) Windchill
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) VoIP
2 5 (10.64%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 4 (8.51%) ATM
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 2 (4.26%) 4G
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) Multicast
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.13%) LTE
5 1 (2.13%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) IPsec
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.13%) VLAN
5 1 (2.13%) IPv6
5 1 (2.13%) OSPF
5 1 (2.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (17.02%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (14.89%) Subversion
3 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) RSpec
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) GitLab
General
1 10 (21.28%) Military
2 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) MCollective
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) RMADS
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) CentOS
3 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) Debian
5 3 (6.38%) VMS
6 1 (2.13%) SmartOS
6 1 (2.13%) CoreOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
2 7 (14.89%) SysML
3 6 (12.77%) UML
4 5 (10.64%) Network Design
5 4 (8.51%) Requirements Management
5 4 (8.51%) Validation
5 4 (8.51%) Release Management
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) SOA
7 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Business Development
7 1 (2.13%) WFM
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.13%) ERP
7 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.13%) PLM
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Python
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
3 6 (12.77%) VBScript
3 6 (12.77%) VB
4 5 (10.64%) MATLAB
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) C
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.13%) ARP4754
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.38%) Xen
5 1 (2.13%) Snort
5 1 (2.13%) Squid
5 1 (2.13%) Varnish
5 1 (2.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.13%) KVM
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
5 1 (2.13%) LXC
5 1 (2.13%) iptables
5 1 (2.13%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Puppet
2 6 (12.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (12.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (10.64%) SCCM
3 5 (10.64%) SCOM
4 3 (6.38%) Bcfg2
4 3 (6.38%) Ganeti
5 1 (2.13%) systemd
5 1 (2.13%) Iperf
5 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.13%) Ansible
5 1 (2.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Citrix
3 6 (12.77%) Symantec
3 6 (12.77%) McAfee
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.38%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
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