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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Engineer
Rank 595 621 606
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 29 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.045% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.048% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 27
Median daily rate £415 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £42.40 £40.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.48 £36.00 £22.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.48 £48.00 £46.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.40 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+13.05% +57.89%

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 2016.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 24 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 4 December 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 +12 25 £415 +1.21% 17
London +2 11 £438 +1.74% 5
South East +21 4 £495 +41.42% 6
City of London -4 4 £506 -3.57%
Scotland +13 3 £400 -
North West +4 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands -8 3 £350 - 3
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
South West +12 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £350 - 1
Exeter - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Surrey - 2 £415 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 - 2
Hampshire +25 1 £575 - 2
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £325 - 1
Redhill - 1 £415 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 28 (39.44%) Linux
2 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (23.94%) DevOps
3 17 (23.94%) Python
3 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.94%) Puppet
4 16 (22.54%) Tomcat
5 15 (21.13%) Perl
5 15 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (19.72%) Unix
6 14 (19.72%) Ansible
7 13 (18.31%) Apache
7 13 (18.31%) Ruby
8 12 (16.90%) IBM
9 11 (15.49%) Finance
9 11 (15.49%) VMware
9 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
9 11 (15.49%) DHCP
9 11 (15.49%) ITIL
9 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
9 11 (15.49%) Requirements Management
9 11 (15.49%) Degree
10 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
11 9 (12.68%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
12 8 (11.27%) C++
12 8 (11.27%) DNS
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft

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 16 (22.54%) Tomcat
2 13 (18.31%) Apache
3 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
4 7 (9.86%) IIS
5 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.63%) nginx
7 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.23%) JBoss
7 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
2 1 (1.41%) OrCAD
2 1 (1.41%) Simulink
2 1 (1.41%) Solid Edge
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (7.04%) Amazon S3
4 4 (5.63%) IaaS
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.82%) Office 365
6 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.82%) PaaS
7 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) DHCP
2 8 (11.27%) DNS
3 6 (8.45%) Firewall
3 6 (8.45%) SNMP
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.63%) SAN
5 3 (4.23%) Internet
5 3 (4.23%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.23%) LDAP
5 3 (4.23%) Network Security
5 3 (4.23%) SSL
6 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
7 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.41%) Extranet
7 1 (1.41%) FlexRay
7 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.04%) Subversion
3 3 (4.23%) NUnit
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Military
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Front Office
4 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) German Language
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.41%) LAMP
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.41%) Sensu
3 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) ASIC
1 6 (8.45%) CESG
1 6 (8.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Handset
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) RIA
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Linux
2 18 (25.35%) Windows
3 14 (19.72%) Unix
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 3 (4.23%) CentOS
8 3 (4.23%) Solaris
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.41%) Debian
10 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) DevOps
2 11 (15.49%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Requirements Management
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.86%) Validation
5 6 (8.45%) Network Architecture
5 6 (8.45%) Open Source
5 6 (8.45%) UML
5 6 (8.45%) Use Case
5 6 (8.45%) V-Model
6 5 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.63%) Project Management
8 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.23%) QA Automation
9 2 (2.82%) CAD
9 2 (2.82%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.82%) Email Migration
9 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Python
2 15 (21.13%) Perl
3 13 (18.31%) Ruby
4 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.27%) C++
5 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.04%) Java
7 3 (4.23%) Korn
7 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.82%) C#
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.82%) SQL
8 2 (2.82%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) C
9 1 (1.41%) Go
9 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
1 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) MCSE
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) CCA
5 1 (1.41%) CCAA
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) BS7799
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO26262
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) Firmware
4 3 (4.23%) PowerHA
4 3 (4.23%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.82%) Docker
5 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.82%) vCloud
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) KVM
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.41%) UAG
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (23.94%) Puppet
3 14 (19.72%) Ansible
4 5 (7.04%) SCCM
5 3 (4.23%) SCOM
5 3 (4.23%) Terraform
6 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.82%) logstash
6 2 (2.82%) Mesos
6 2 (2.82%) Nagios
7 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.41%) Cacti
7 1 (1.41%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.41%) Icinga
7 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.41%) Netcool
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) IBM
2 11 (15.49%) VMware
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco
5 5 (7.04%) Citrix
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle
6 3 (4.23%) Rackspace
6 3 (4.23%) Symantec
7 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.82%) NetApp
8 1 (1.41%) CA
8 1 (1.41%) Cadence
8 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.41%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.41%) Splunk
8 1 (1.41%) Veritas