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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Engineer
Rank 573 544 569
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 39 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.057% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.061% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 11
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£313 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £337 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £350 £260
% change year-on-year
-12.14% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 0
Average hourly rate £22.69 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £23.75 -
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 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 28 August 2014. 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 -11 35 £313 -10.71% 12
London +20 23 £313 -10.71% 7
City of London +21 7 £268 +7.00% 3
South East -14 3 £245 -30.00% 3
South West - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 1
West Midlands -4 2 - -
North West - 2 £250 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Sheffield +8 1 - -
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire 0 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £175 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £201 -
Southampton - 1 £175 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £418 -
South Wales - 1 £418 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (37.04%) VMware
3 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
4 15 (27.78%) IBM
4 15 (27.78%) Linux
4 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (22.22%) Web Services
5 12 (22.22%) Citrix
6 10 (18.52%) DNS
6 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 10 (18.52%) Firewall
6 10 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 10 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (16.67%) Use Case
7 9 (16.67%) Puppet
7 9 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (16.67%) MySQL
7 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (14.81%) MCSE
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (14.81%) SAN
8 8 (14.81%) UML
8 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (12.96%) Open Source
9 7 (12.96%) Amazon EC2

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 6 (11.11%) Lync
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.41%) IIS
6 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.70%) Apache
9 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.96%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (12.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DNS
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 8 (14.81%) SAN
3 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.26%) Network Security
5 4 (7.41%) NAS
5 4 (7.41%) LDAP
6 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.56%) VLAN
7 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (3.70%) Extranet
7 2 (3.70%) Wireless
8 1 (1.85%) ADSL
8 1 (1.85%) Broadband
8 1 (1.85%) LAN
8 1 (1.85%) UMTS
8 1 (1.85%) VoIP
8 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) MySQL
3 7 (12.96%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) RequisitePro
1 4 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.41%) Military
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.85%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 7 (12.96%) LAMP
3 4 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) Ajax
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) JSON
4 2 (3.70%) WCF
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Open Source
2 4 (7.41%) Firmware
3 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Kindle
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Linux
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.41%) Solaris
7 3 (5.56%) UNIX
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.85%) AIX
9 1 (1.85%) SUSE
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Use Case
2 8 (14.81%) UML
3 7 (12.96%) Requirements Management
4 5 (9.26%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) SysML
5 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.41%) V-Model
6 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.70%) MVC
7 2 (3.70%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL
7 2 (3.70%) Build Automation
8 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
2 3 (5.56%) C#
2 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.70%) Korn
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.85%) VB
4 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) MCSE
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) CCA
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.96%) XenApp
5 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.41%) UAG
6 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.56%) vSphere
8 2 (3.70%) XenServer
8 2 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.26%) Backup Exec
4 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (3.70%) SCCM
5 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.85%) Nagios
6 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.85%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
1 20 (37.04%) VMware
2 15 (27.78%) IBM
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 10 (18.52%) Red Hat
5 7 (12.96%) Symantec
6 6 (11.11%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) HP
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco
8 4 (7.41%) Hitachi
8 4 (7.41%) Computacenter
9 3 (5.56%) Brocade
9 3 (5.56%) NetApp
10 2 (3.70%) Veritas
10 2 (3.70%) Lotus
10 2 (3.70%) Oracle
10 2 (3.70%) Dell
11 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.85%) MarketAxess
11 1 (1.85%) Trayport
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