The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Engineer
Rank 606 571 568
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 20 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.079% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.084% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 11
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £318 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £41.50 £23.22 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% -41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £22.69 £29.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £39.15 £45.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £22.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.59% -43.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK.

Senior Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Senior Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -20 20 £370 +5.71% 30
London -7 7 £380 +4.82% 14
South West +7 6 £375 - 4
Swindon 0 5 £375 - 1
Wiltshire -2 5 £375 - 1
South East +9 3 £333 +2.30% 8
North West - 3 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Preston - 2 - - 1
City of London +32 1 £325 -31.57% 5
Dorset +3 1 - -
Hampshire 0 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Surrey - 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 2
Oldham - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £340 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 - 2
New Malden - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 34 (68.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) VMware
3 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
8 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (22.00%) ITIL
10 11 (22.00%) IBM
10 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
10 11 (22.00%) SCCM
11 10 (20.00%) SAN
11 10 (20.00%) EMC
11 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.00%) IIS
12 9 (18.00%) DNS
12 9 (18.00%) Change Management
13 8 (16.00%) DHCP
13 8 (16.00%) Citrix
13 8 (16.00%) Dell
13 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
13 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.00%) IIS
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.00%) Node.js
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
1 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.00%) DNS
3 8 (16.00%) DHCP
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
5 3 (6.00%) Firewall
5 3 (6.00%) WAN
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.00%) HTTP
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) Junos
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.00%) 4G
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.00%) DMVPN
7 1 (2.00%) Multicast
7 1 (2.00%) SNMP
7 1 (2.00%) Unicast
7 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.00%) Retail
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Avionics
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.00%) Japanese Language
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Military
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Clustering
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.00%) CESG
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) CPLD
6 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (68.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.00%) SUSE
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 7 (14.00%) Data Protection
4 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.00%) DevOps
5 6 (12.00%) UML
6 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.00%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) C#
2 4 (8.00%) C++
3 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.00%) Perl
3 3 (6.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) Degree
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) HND
4 4 (8.00%) MCSE
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.00%) MCSA
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.00%) CCNA
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.00%) EMC Certification
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (12.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (12.00%) vSphere
6 5 (10.00%) XenApp
7 3 (6.00%) Firmware
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) SCCM
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (10.00%) WSUS
4 3 (6.00%) Nagios
4 3 (6.00%) Puppet
4 3 (6.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.00%) Packer
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) VMware
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.00%) IBM
4 10 (20.00%) EMC
5 8 (16.00%) Citrix
5 8 (16.00%) Dell
6 7 (14.00%) Altiris
6 7 (14.00%) HP
6 7 (14.00%) Oracle
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco
8 5 (10.00%) NetApp
9 4 (8.00%) Juniper
10 3 (6.00%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.00%) Mitel
11 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.00%) Remedy
11 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.00%) Sophos
12 1 (2.00%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
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