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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Engineer
Rank 542 535 486
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 41 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.037% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.040% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 31
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£338 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £23.22 £40.00 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.95% +56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £22.69 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £44.35 £31.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £40.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year
-43.27% +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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 38 £325 -14.47% 20
London +11 20 £350 -12.50% 5
South East +8 13 £325 -21.68% 6
Hampshire -16 6 £325 -
Uxbridge - 5 £325 -
City of London +15 4 £475 - 1
South West -14 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 4 - -
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 £408 -
South Wales - 3 £408 -
West Midlands +1 1 - - 1
Dorset -4 1 - -
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
York - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (48.68%) Windows
2 31 (40.79%) VMware
3 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
4 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
5 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (31.58%) HP
7 22 (28.95%) DNS
8 20 (26.32%) DHCP
9 19 (25.00%) Linux
9 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (23.68%) SAN
10 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (21.05%) Use Case
12 15 (19.74%) UML
12 15 (19.74%) MS Exchange
13 14 (18.42%) Requirements Management
14 13 (17.11%) EMC
15 12 (15.79%) IBM
16 11 (14.47%) Firewall
16 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (13.16%) Migration
17 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
17 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
18 9 (11.84%) UNIX
18 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
18 9 (11.84%) Validation
18 9 (11.84%) Firmware
18 9 (11.84%) Symantec
18 9 (11.84%) vSphere
18 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.21%) IIS
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.58%) Lync
6 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.63%) Apache
9 1 (1.32%) nginx
9 1 (1.32%) Jetty
9 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.32%) Route 53
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) DNS
2 20 (26.32%) DHCP
3 18 (23.68%) SAN
4 11 (14.47%) Firewall
5 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.53%) WAN
7 7 (9.21%) LAN
7 7 (9.21%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.26%) SSL
8 4 (5.26%) LDAP
9 3 (3.95%) SMTP
9 3 (3.95%) Wireless
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.63%) NAS
10 2 (2.63%) HTTP
10 2 (2.63%) VoIP
11 1 (1.32%) PBX
11 1 (1.32%) UMTS
11 1 (1.32%) FTP
11 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.32%) DTS
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (6.58%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.26%) RequisitePro
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.32%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Law
3 2 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) HTML
2 4 (5.26%) XML
3 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 3 (3.95%) X-Windows
4 2 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.63%) WCF
4 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.63%) Ajax
4 2 (2.63%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (1.32%) J2EE
5 1 (1.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Clustering
2 6 (7.89%) Replication
3 4 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.26%) PKI
3 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.32%) IVR
5 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.32%) Handset
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.84%) UNIX
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.95%) Solaris
9 1 (1.32%) AIX
9 1 (1.32%) Debian
9 1 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Use Case
2 15 (19.74%) UML
3 14 (18.42%) Requirements Management
4 10 (13.16%) Migration
5 9 (11.84%) Validation
5 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.84%) V-Model
6 7 (9.21%) Change Management
6 7 (9.21%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (9.21%) SysML
7 6 (7.89%) ITIL
8 5 (6.58%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
9 4 (5.26%) Change Control
9 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.95%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) PHP
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.21%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) CCNA
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) GAMP
System Software
1 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.84%) Firmware
3 9 (11.84%) vSphere
4 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.58%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.63%) UAG
6 2 (2.63%) XenApp
6 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.32%) Samba
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 6 (7.89%) SCCM
3 5 (6.58%) Nagios
3 5 (6.58%) Puppet
4 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.95%) OpenView
5 3 (3.95%) WSUS
6 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Ansible
7 1 (1.32%) Graphite
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) VMware
2 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (31.58%) HP
4 13 (17.11%) EMC
5 12 (15.79%) IBM
6 9 (11.84%) Symantec
7 8 (10.53%) NetApp
7 8 (10.53%) Cisco
8 7 (9.21%) Citrix
9 6 (7.89%) Computacenter
9 6 (7.89%) Dell
10 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.26%) Juniper
12 3 (3.95%) Sun
12 3 (3.95%) CA
13 2 (2.63%) Dell KACE
13 2 (2.63%) Brocade
13 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.63%) Hitachi
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