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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Engineer
Rank 545 574 536
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 51 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.028% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.030% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 16
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£388 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.83 £22.69 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% -24.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.69 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+10.18% -17.77%

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +24 49 £388 +6.16% 32
London +29 33 £388 -22.50% 10
South East -5 8 £288 -21.23% 11
City of London +16 7 £413 +47.32% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £400 - 2
Leicestershire - 4 £400 -
Leicester - 4 £400 -
Hampshire +1 3 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £288 - 2
East of England - 3 - - 3
Hook - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £288 - 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
Surrey +2 1 £475 +35.71% 2
Wales -3 1 - -
South Wales -8 1 - -
Leatherhead -8 1 £475 +35.71%
Twickenham - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Abingdon - 1 £270 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Cardiff - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Osterley - 1 £530 -

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 50 (67.57%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) VMware
3 24 (32.43%) PowerShell
4 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
5 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (18.92%) IIS
10 13 (17.57%) HP
11 12 (16.22%) SAN
11 12 (16.22%) Linux
12 11 (14.86%) Citrix
12 11 (14.86%) DNS
12 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
13 10 (13.51%) XenApp
13 10 (13.51%) DHCP
13 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
13 10 (13.51%) Clustering
13 10 (13.51%) Law
14 9 (12.16%) Change Management
14 9 (12.16%) IBM
14 9 (12.16%) vSphere
15 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
15 8 (10.81%) Use Case
15 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
15 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
16 7 (9.46%) UML
16 7 (9.46%) MCSE

Senior Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 14 (18.92%) IIS
2 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Zope
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) Lync
4 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) SAN
2 11 (14.86%) DNS
3 10 (13.51%) DHCP
4 5 (6.76%) LAN
4 5 (6.76%) VoIP
5 4 (5.41%) WAN
5 4 (5.41%) PBX
5 4 (5.41%) CTI
6 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 3 (4.05%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.70%) VLAN
8 1 (1.35%) Network Security
8 1 (1.35%) WAAS
8 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.35%) HSRP
8 1 (1.35%) Multicast
8 1 (1.35%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) RequisitePro
2 2 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.35%) Spock
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (13.51%) Law
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Military
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) HTML
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
1 3 (4.05%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) XML
2 2 (2.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.35%) RESTful
3 1 (1.35%) HTML5
3 1 (1.35%) CSS3
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) OCX
3 1 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Clustering
2 6 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) GIS
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (67.57%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.22%) Linux
6 5 (6.76%) UNIX
7 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.70%) AIX
8 2 (2.70%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
2 9 (12.16%) Change Management
3 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 8 (10.81%) Use Case
4 7 (9.46%) Requirements Management
4 7 (9.46%) UML
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.11%) Migration
5 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.76%) V-Model
7 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps
8 3 (4.05%) Server Building
8 3 (4.05%) SDLC
8 3 (4.05%) Validation
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.76%) Python
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 3 (4.05%) PHP
5 2 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.35%) Ruby
6 1 (1.35%) Korn
6 1 (1.35%) Groovy
6 1 (1.35%) Scala
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) MCSE
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) MCP
5 2 (2.70%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) CCDP
6 1 (1.35%) CCIE
6 1 (1.35%) CCNP
6 1 (1.35%) CNE
6 1 (1.35%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCITP
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.51%) XenApp
4 9 (12.16%) vSphere
5 5 (6.76%) Firmware
6 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.05%) Docker
7 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (1.35%) UAG
8 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) Zenoss
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) Nagios
4 2 (2.70%) OpenView
4 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) Icinga
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) VMware
2 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.57%) HP
4 11 (14.86%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) IBM
6 7 (9.46%) EMC
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco
7 5 (6.76%) NetApp
8 2 (2.70%) Brocade
8 2 (2.70%) Lumension
8 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (1.35%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.35%) AppSense
9 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.35%) FalconStor
9 1 (1.35%) F5
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.35%) Symantec
9 1 (1.35%) Remedy
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