The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Engineer
Rank 605 586 609
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 36 52 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.096% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.10% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 10
Median daily rate £350 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £470 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
Median hourly rate £41.50 £22.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.77% -23.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £22.83 £24.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+66.00% -16.66%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Senior Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 34 £350 -9.67% 18
London -17 17 £350 -9.67% 6
South East -8 8 £490 +70.43% 4
North West -6 6 - -
Lancashire - 6 - -
Surrey -7 5 £480 +1.05% 1
Preston - 5 - -
City of London +43 4 £348 -15.75% 4
Redhill - 4 - -
East of England +7 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 £510 - 2
Windsor - 2 £510 -
Cambridgeshire +10 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £320 -
South West - 1 £320 - 1
Colchester - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £460 -
Ealing - 1 £350 -
Middlesex - 1 £320 -

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Senior Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (47.27%) VMware
2 24 (43.64%) Windows
3 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
5 15 (27.27%) Linux
5 15 (27.27%) ITIL
5 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.82%) Oracle
7 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.82%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (20.00%) IBM
8 11 (20.00%) DNS
8 11 (20.00%) Firewall
8 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (18.18%) MCSE
9 10 (18.18%) Citrix
9 10 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
11 8 (14.55%) DevOps
11 8 (14.55%) Project Management
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco
11 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
11 8 (14.55%) XenApp
11 8 (14.55%) Skype for Business

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.55%) Skype for Business
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.27%) IIS
5 3 (5.45%) Apache
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) nginx
6 2 (3.64%) Node.js
6 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.82%) CMS
7 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.82%) JBoss
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) DNS
1 11 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Extranet
2 6 (10.91%) Network Security
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) 3G
5 1 (1.82%) 4G
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) HTTP
5 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) LTE
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) Skype
5 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.64%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.82%) GIS
6 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.45%) Law
1 3 (5.45%) Military
2 2 (3.64%) Avionics
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) LAMP
5 2 (3.64%) HTML5
5 2 (3.64%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (3.64%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.82%) CESG
5 1 (1.82%) CMDB
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) New Media
5 1 (1.82%) Physics
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.27%) Linux
4 7 (12.73%) Solaris
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Phone
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.27%) CentOS
7 4 (7.27%) Unix
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.82%) AIX
9 1 (1.82%) Debian
9 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) DevOps
3 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 7 (12.73%) Business Continuity
4 7 (12.73%) Capacity Management
4 7 (12.73%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (10.91%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (10.91%) Software Deployment
6 5 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) Validation
7 4 (7.27%) V-Model
8 3 (5.45%) CAD
8 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.73%) C++
2 7 (12.73%) Python
3 6 (10.91%) Ruby
4 5 (9.09%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
5 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.45%) SQL
6 3 (5.45%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.45%) VC++
7 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.18%) MCSE
2 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) CCNP
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.09%) Degree
5 4 (7.27%) CCNA
6 3 (5.45%) MCSA
7 2 (3.64%) HND
8 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 12 (21.82%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (14.55%) XenApp
5 7 (12.73%) vSphere
6 6 (10.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (10.91%) UAG
7 4 (7.27%) Firmware
7 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.64%) Docker
8 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.82%) KVM
9 1 (1.82%) LXC
9 1 (1.82%) Samba
9 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.91%) Backup Exec
3 6 (10.91%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 6 (10.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (9.09%) WSUS
5 4 (7.27%) Nagios
6 3 (5.45%) Ansible
7 2 (3.64%) SCCM
8 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.82%) Graphite
8 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.82%) Packer
8 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.82%) Terraform
8 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) VMware
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) Oracle
4 11 (20.00%) IBM
5 10 (18.18%) Citrix
6 8 (14.55%) Cisco
7 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
8 6 (10.91%) Symantec
9 5 (9.09%) EMC
9 5 (9.09%) NetApp
10 2 (3.64%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.64%) HP
10 2 (3.64%) Juniper
10 2 (3.64%) SAP
10 2 (3.64%) Sophos
11 1 (1.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (1.82%) BMC
11 1 (1.82%) BT
11 1 (1.82%) Dell
11 1 (1.82%) Reuters