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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Engineer
Rank 558 581 514
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 36 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.034% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.037% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 29
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£388 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.35 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £23.42 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.27 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £26.35 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+29.05% +10.92%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 29 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 24 April 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 35 £388 +6.16% 32
London +19 19 £403 +0.62% 15
South East -3 10 £375 +2.73% 5
Surrey - 3 £475 - 2
East of England - 3 - - 3
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
City of London +19 2 £413 +47.32% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £279 - 2
East Midlands +5 1 - - 3
Reading 0 1 - -
Berkshire -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Twickenham - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £288 -
Abingdon - 1 £270 -
Aylesbury - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Havant - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £375 - 3
Hook - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £530 -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (58.23%) Windows
2 29 (36.71%) VMware
3 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
4 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
5 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (24.05%) DNS
7 18 (22.78%) DHCP
7 18 (22.78%) HP
8 15 (18.99%) SAN
8 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
9 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
9 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
11 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (15.19%) Linux
11 12 (15.19%) IIS
11 12 (15.19%) Migration
12 11 (13.92%) UML
12 11 (13.92%) EMC
12 11 (13.92%) IBM
12 11 (13.92%) Use Case
13 10 (12.66%) Requirements Management
14 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.39%) LAN
14 9 (11.39%) NetApp
14 9 (11.39%) Change Management
14 9 (11.39%) Firewall
15 8 (10.13%) Validation

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (15.19%) IIS
2 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.06%) Apache
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.80%) Lync
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Route 53
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) DNS
2 18 (22.78%) DHCP
3 15 (18.99%) SAN
4 9 (11.39%) LAN
4 9 (11.39%) Firewall
5 8 (10.13%) WAN
5 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.33%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.06%) SSL
7 4 (5.06%) LDAP
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (3.80%) SMTP
9 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.27%) VLAN
9 1 (1.27%) PBX
9 1 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.27%) HTTP
9 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.27%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) DTS
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.06%) RequisitePro
2 4 (5.06%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.27%) Spock
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (8.86%) Law
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) XML
2 3 (3.80%) Middleware
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 2 (2.53%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.27%) CSS3
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.27%) HTML5
4 1 (1.27%) Spring
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Clustering
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Replication
3 4 (5.06%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.27%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 46 (58.23%) Windows
2 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.19%) Linux
5 8 (10.13%) UNIX
6 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.06%) Solaris
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.80%) AIX
9 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.80%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) VMS
10 1 (1.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) Migration
2 11 (13.92%) UML
2 11 (13.92%) Use Case
3 10 (12.66%) Requirements Management
4 9 (11.39%) Change Management
5 8 (10.13%) Validation
5 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.59%) V-Model
7 6 (7.59%) SysML
7 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Project Management
10 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.80%) Change Control
10 3 (3.80%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.59%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) PHP
4 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.27%) Scala
6 1 (1.27%) Korn
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) Groovy
6 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.59%) MCSE
4 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) CCNA
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.27%) GAMP
System Software
1 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) Firmware
4 5 (6.33%) vSphere
5 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.53%) XenApp
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.27%) UAG
7 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Nagios
3 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) OpenView
4 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.53%) SCOM
5 2 (2.53%) Ansible
5 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) Icinga
6 1 (1.27%) Graphite
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) VMware
2 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.78%) HP
4 11 (13.92%) EMC
4 11 (13.92%) IBM
5 9 (11.39%) NetApp
6 7 (8.86%) Cisco
7 5 (6.33%) Computacenter
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle
7 5 (6.33%) Citrix
8 4 (5.06%) Juniper
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.06%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.80%) Symantec
10 2 (2.53%) Sun
11 1 (1.27%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.27%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.27%) Lumension
11 1 (1.27%) FalconStor
11 1 (1.27%) Brocade
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