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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 115 90 84
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 34 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.93% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.00% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
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£265 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% -46.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -21.48%
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
3081 1994 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.82% 92.27% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2026 1269 1559
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 180 238
Average hourly rate £21.94 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Dorset - 11 £265 - 1
Wiltshire -10 7 £423 +52.25% 3
Somerset -6 6 £114 - 12
Gloucestershire -11 4 - - 3
Bristol -23 3 - - 2
Devon -24 2 £200 -11.11% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 27 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 25 (36.76%) Windows
3 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
4 20 (29.41%) VMware
5 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
7 14 (20.59%) Citrix
8 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
9 10 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
10 9 (13.24%) C
10 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
11 8 (11.76%) Validation
11 8 (11.76%) Linux
11 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
11 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.29%) Symantec
12 7 (10.29%) UML
12 7 (10.29%) C++
12 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
12 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (10.29%) WSUS
13 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
13 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (8.82%) Lumension
13 6 (8.82%) Requirements Management
13 6 (8.82%) Military

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 3 (4.41%) Moodle
3 3 (4.41%) Drupal
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.94%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.82%) WAN
2 6 (8.82%) Internet
3 5 (7.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.41%) LDAP
4 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.94%) Network Security
5 2 (2.94%) VoIP
5 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 2 (2.94%) DNS
5 2 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (1.47%) RTP
6 1 (1.47%) Telnet
6 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.47%) FTP
6 1 (1.47%) ADSL
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
6 1 (1.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.82%) Military
3 5 (7.35%) Avionics
4 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Finance
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) JSP
1 5 (7.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.41%) VLE
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) SCADA
3 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) IPTV
4 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.47%) FMCG
4 1 (1.47%) Physics
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.76%) Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.88%) CentOS
5 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.88%) Debian
6 3 (4.41%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
2 8 (11.76%) Validation
3 7 (10.29%) UML
4 6 (8.82%) Requirements Management
5 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.35%) ITIL
5 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (7.35%) Software Distribution
5 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.35%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (5.88%) SysML
6 4 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.41%) Use Case
7 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.94%) Finite Element Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.94%) System Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) C
2 7 (10.29%) C++
3 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.35%) Python
5 4 (5.88%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) PHP
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.88%) VBScript
5 4 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) MCP
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) MCITP
5 2 (2.94%) HNC
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (4.41%) NFS
5 3 (4.41%) Samba
5 3 (4.41%) Postfix
5 3 (4.41%) Sendmail
5 3 (4.41%) XenApp
5 3 (4.41%) Xen
5 3 (4.41%) KVM
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) WSUS
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 20 (29.41%) VMware
3 14 (20.59%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) Symantec
5 6 (8.82%) Lumension
5 6 (8.82%) HP
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.35%) Computacenter
7 4 (5.88%) McAfee
7 4 (5.88%) EMC
7 4 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (2.94%) Meru Networks
8 2 (2.94%) Juniper
8 2 (2.94%) i2
8 2 (2.94%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) Cisco
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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