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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Engineer
Rank 617 631 597
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 35 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.073% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.076% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 20
Median daily rate £475 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.01% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £175 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £518 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +76.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +76.28%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 2016.

Senior Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 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 30 September 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 -11 31 £475 +22.58% 19
South East +19 15 £475 +49.01% 9
Surrey +18 8 £475 +35.71% 2
London +3 7 £550 +22.22% 3
City of London +16 4 £588 +11.90% 2
South West +17 3 £338 - 4
Hampshire +15 3 £575 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £413 -
Sheffield - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Lancashire +22 2 - -
North West +13 2 - -
Reigate +7 2 £475 +35.71%
Preston +5 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £525 - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Wales +21 1 £408 -2.39% 5
South Wales +21 1 £408 -2.39% 5
Newport +13 1 £408 -2.39% 1
East Midlands -15 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Feltham - 1 £375 -
Windsor - 1 £550 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (32.50%) Linux
2 23 (28.75%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) VMware
2 23 (28.75%) Puppet
2 23 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (23.75%) IBM
5 18 (22.50%) ITIL
5 18 (22.50%) Ansible
5 18 (22.50%) DevOps
6 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (18.75%) Python
7 15 (18.75%) Migration
7 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 14 (17.50%) Firewall
8 14 (17.50%) Tomcat
8 14 (17.50%) Citrix
8 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
8 14 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (17.50%) Ruby
9 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.25%) DNS
9 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
10 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (15.00%) Project Management
10 12 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (15.00%) XenApp
10 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 11 (13.75%) Cisco

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 14 (17.50%) Tomcat
2 10 (12.50%) Apache
2 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 9 (11.25%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.75%) nginx
6 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) OrCAD
3 1 (1.25%) Simulink
3 1 (1.25%) Solid Edge
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.00%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.75%) IaaS
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) Firewall
2 13 (16.25%) DNS
3 8 (10.00%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) Extranet
3 8 (10.00%) Network Security
4 6 (7.50%) SNMP
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.75%) Internet
6 3 (3.75%) LDAP
6 3 (3.75%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.50%) VLAN
7 2 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (1.25%) DVB
8 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.25%) FlexRay
8 1 (1.25%) HTTP
8 1 (1.25%) MPLS
8 1 (1.25%) SAN
8 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) MySQL
3 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) GIS
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.25%) Redis
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.50%) Subversion
3 3 (3.75%) NUnit
3 3 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Military
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Front Office
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Publishing
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Automotive
5 1 (1.25%) Avionics
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Middleware
2 4 (5.00%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) HTML
3 3 (3.75%) LAMP
4 2 (2.50%) .NET
4 2 (2.50%) CSS
4 2 (2.50%) HTML5
4 2 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.50%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.25%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) Node.js
5 1 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) ASIC
2 6 (7.50%) CESG
2 6 (7.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Interactive TV
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Handset
6 1 (1.25%) New Media
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) STB
6 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) Linux
2 23 (28.75%) Windows
3 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.25%) Unix
5 8 (10.00%) Solaris
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 5 (6.25%) CentOS
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Debian
8 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) DevOps
1 18 (22.50%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) Migration
3 12 (15.00%) Project Management
4 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 10 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 10 (12.50%) UML
5 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 9 (11.25%) Use Case
6 8 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 8 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 8 (10.00%) Open Source
6 8 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 7 (8.75%) Validation
8 6 (7.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) Python
2 14 (17.50%) Ruby
3 11 (13.75%) Perl
4 9 (11.25%) C++
5 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.50%) Java
7 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.75%) C
9 3 (3.75%) C#
9 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.75%) SQL
10 2 (2.50%) VB
10 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.50%) VC++
11 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (12.50%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) MCSE
4 10 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) CCA
7 1 (1.25%) CCAA
7 1 (1.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) HND
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.50%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO26262
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (15.00%) XenApp
3 8 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (10.00%) UAG
4 7 (8.75%) vSphere
5 5 (6.25%) Docker
6 4 (5.00%) Firmware
7 3 (3.75%) vCloud
8 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.50%) KVM
8 2 (2.50%) Xen
9 1 (1.25%) LXC
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (28.75%) Puppet
2 18 (22.50%) Ansible
3 9 (11.25%) SCOM
4 8 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 8 (10.00%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (10.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.75%) Mesos
5 3 (3.75%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.75%) SCCM
5 3 (3.75%) Terraform
6 2 (2.50%) Nagios
7 1 (1.25%) Graphite
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) VMware
2 19 (23.75%) IBM
3 14 (17.50%) Citrix
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.75%) Cisco
6 10 (12.50%) Symantec
7 8 (10.00%) Oracle
7 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.00%) EMC
9 3 (3.75%) NetApp
10 2 (2.50%) HP
10 2 (2.50%) Juniper
10 2 (2.50%) Remedy
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
11 1 (1.25%) Altiris
11 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.25%) CA
11 1 (1.25%) Cadence
11 1 (1.25%) Dell
11 1 (1.25%) MathWorks