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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Engineer
UK
Rank 569 603 568
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 26 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.030% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.032% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 27
Median daily rate £415 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Median hourly rate £47.45 £45.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +89.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.41 £41.00 £22.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.49 £49.00 £39.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.45 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+18.61% +68.42%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 21 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +23 22 £415 +1.21% 17
London +10 9 £419 +2.13% 3
South East +21 5 £415 - 9
Surrey - 4 £415 - 2
Scotland +29 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Redhill - 3 £415 - 2
North West +17 2 £425 -
South West +13 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
Devon - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £350 -
City of London -6 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 11 (20.37%) Python
5 11 (20.37%) Perl
6 10 (18.52%) ITIL
6 10 (18.52%) Unix
6 10 (18.52%) Puppet
6 10 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (16.67%) DevOps
7 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 9 (16.67%) Apache
7 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 9 (16.67%) VMware
8 8 (14.81%) Finance
8 8 (14.81%) IIS
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.81%) Degree
8 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
9 7 (12.96%) Ruby
9 7 (12.96%) IBM
9 7 (12.96%) Validation
10 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 6 (11.11%) DNS
10 6 (11.11%) Requirements Management
10 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (11.11%) SCCM

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 9 (16.67%) Apache
1 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.56%) JBoss
5 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
6 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.70%) IaaS
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (9.26%) DHCP
2 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
4 3 (5.56%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) VLAN
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.85%) FlexRay
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) Skype
6 1 (1.85%) SNMP
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.56%) NUnit
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Front Office
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Military
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.85%) LAMP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.85%) Sensu
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
2 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) ASIC
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) CESG
3 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 10 (18.52%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.56%) AIX
7 3 (5.56%) CentOS
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.70%) Solaris
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Debian
9 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) DevOps
3 7 (12.96%) Validation
4 6 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) Logistics
5 4 (7.41%) Migration
5 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.56%) QA Automation
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.70%) Email Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.70%) Open Source
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
8 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Perl
1 11 (20.37%) Python
2 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
3 7 (12.96%) Ruby
4 5 (9.26%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) Korn
6 2 (3.70%) C#
6 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) Go
7 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) BS7799
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO26262
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) PowerHA
4 2 (3.70%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.70%) Firmware
4 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) Docker
5 1 (1.85%) KVM
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) Xen
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (18.52%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Ansible
2 6 (11.11%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) Nagios
4 2 (3.70%) logstash
4 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.85%) Cacti
5 1 (1.85%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.85%) Icinga
5 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.85%) Netcool
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) VMware
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) IBM
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix
6 3 (5.56%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.70%) Dell
7 2 (3.70%) EMC
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.70%) SaltStack
7 2 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (1.85%) CA
8 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.85%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.85%) NetApp
8 1 (1.85%) Veritas
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