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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Engineer
Rank 550 559 478
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 26 17 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.033% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.036% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 35
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£350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £401 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £320
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Average hourly rate £32.85 £40.00 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.88% +56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £34.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £45.22 £31.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.85 £40.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year
-17.88% +56.09%

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 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 2 March 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
England -21 23 £340 -5.55% 24
London +12 9 £338 -10.00% 6
South East -9 9 £333 - 4
Uxbridge - 4 £325 -
Hampshire -16 3 £325 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
South Wales +2 2 £413 +106.25%
South West -15 2 - - 2
Wales -16 2 £413 +106.25%
Surrey - 2 £450 - 1
East of England +7 1 - - 2
Cambridge +1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Dorset 0 1 - -
North West -14 1 £375 +25.00% 3
City of London - 1 £450 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 36 (50.70%) Windows
2 26 (36.62%) VMware
3 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
4 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
5 20 (28.17%) HP
5 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (26.76%) DNS
7 18 (25.35%) DHCP
7 18 (25.35%) Linux
8 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (21.13%) SAN
9 15 (21.13%) UML
9 15 (21.13%) Use Case
10 14 (19.72%) Requirements Management
10 14 (19.72%) EMC
11 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
12 11 (15.49%) IBM
12 11 (15.49%) Migration
13 10 (14.08%) Firmware
13 10 (14.08%) UNIX
13 10 (14.08%) Software Engineering
13 10 (14.08%) V-Model
13 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.68%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.45%) IIS
4 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.23%) Lync
6 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (2.82%) Apache
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.41%) Jetty
8 1 (1.41%) nginx
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Route 53
2 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) DNS
2 18 (25.35%) DHCP
3 15 (21.13%) SAN
4 9 (12.68%) Firewall
4 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (11.27%) LAN
5 8 (11.27%) WAN
6 7 (9.86%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.63%) LDAP
7 4 (5.63%) SSL
8 3 (4.23%) SMTP
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.82%) HTTP
10 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.41%) FTP
10 1 (1.41%) PBX
10 1 (1.41%) VoIP
10 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.41%) Wireless
10 1 (1.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) DTS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.63%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (5.63%) RequisitePro
3 1 (1.41%) Subversion
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) XML
2 3 (4.23%) X-Windows
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) J2EE
3 1 (1.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Replication
3 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.41%) Open Source
7 1 (1.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Windows
2 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (25.35%) Linux
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.08%) UNIX
5 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) Windows NT
9 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.41%) CentOS
10 1 (1.41%) Debian
10 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) UML
1 15 (21.13%) Use Case
2 14 (19.72%) Requirements Management
3 11 (15.49%) Migration
4 10 (14.08%) V-Model
4 10 (14.08%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.68%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (11.27%) Validation
7 7 (9.86%) Change Management
8 6 (8.45%) SysML
9 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.04%) ITIL
9 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.63%) Project Management
10 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.63%) Change Control
10 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
11 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.23%) PHP
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.23%) MCSE
3 3 (4.23%) CCNA
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) GAMP
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.08%) Firmware
4 8 (11.27%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) DFS Replication
6 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) Samba
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
7 1 (1.41%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) UAG
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Puppet
3 4 (5.63%) Nagios
4 3 (4.23%) OpenView
4 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.23%) WSUS
5 2 (2.82%) SCOM
5 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.41%) Ansible
6 1 (1.41%) Graphite
6 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (36.62%) VMware
2 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.17%) HP
4 14 (19.72%) EMC
5 11 (15.49%) IBM
6 9 (12.68%) NetApp
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco
7 7 (9.86%) Symantec
8 6 (8.45%) Computacenter
9 5 (7.04%) Dell
10 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.63%) Citrix
10 4 (5.63%) Juniper
10 4 (5.63%) CA
10 4 (5.63%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.23%) Sun
12 1 (1.41%) Oracle
12 1 (1.41%) Nortel
12 1 (1.41%) Avaya
12 1 (1.41%) Siemens
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