The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 321 343 282
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 329 274 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 137 149
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 36 65
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.15 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.24%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 -3 277 £340 -2.85% 143
London +16 113 £375 +2.73% 44
South East -10 62 £300 -12.08% 34
South West -17 31 £200 -27.27% 16
Scotland +14 30 £356 -13.63% 3
City of London +41 26 £333 -9.83% 13
Hampshire +2 23 £300 -7.69% 5
Yorkshire -1 18 £313 +8.69% 10
East of England -24 18 £350 +16.66% 15
Berkshire +23 16 £309 +2.91% 7
West Midlands -8 16 £450 +12.50% 7
Leeds +13 14 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 14 £325 - 4
Southampton - 13 £300 - 1
Wales -17 12 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £350 -3.44% 8
Dorset - 10 £265 - 2
South Wales -1 9 £350 - 1
North West -7 9 £400 +4.57% 10
Wiltshire 0 8 £425 +53.15%
Reading +21 7 £318 - 2
Cardiff -1 7 £340 -
Swindon -3 6 - -
Surrey -11 6 £163 -52.38% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £250 -18.03% 5
Birmingham -6 5 - - 2
Devon -18 5 £200 -11.11% 1
Middlesex +3 4 £340 -2.85% 1
Maidenhead -1 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £650 - 2

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 247 (39.97%) Windows
2 208 (33.66%) Linux
3 206 (33.33%) VMware
4 178 (28.80%) Microsoft
5 138 (22.33%) Active Directory
6 113 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 110 (17.80%) DNS
8 104 (16.83%) Cisco
9 99 (16.02%) Security Cleared
10 97 (15.70%) MS Exchange
11 90 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 87 (14.08%) IBM
13 84 (13.59%) UNIX
14 83 (13.43%) Citrix
15 76 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 75 (12.14%) SAN
17 70 (11.33%) HP
17 70 (11.33%) Apache
18 67 (10.84%) DHCP
18 67 (10.84%) Firewall
18 67 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
19 64 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
19 64 (10.36%) SC Cleared
20 62 (10.03%) Red Hat
20 62 (10.03%) Windows 7
21 57 (9.22%) MS Excel
21 57 (9.22%) Puppet
22 56 (9.06%) SQL
23 55 (8.90%) Perl
23 55 (8.90%) EMC

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 97 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 70 (11.33%) Apache
3 67 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 42 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (5.18%) IIS
7 27 (4.37%) SharePoint
8 22 (3.56%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.94%) Lync
10 12 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.62%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.49%) Drupal
15 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.49%) Moodle
15 3 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.65%) Simulink
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
5 1 (0.16%) Windchill
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.16%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (2.59%) Office 365
4 11 (1.78%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.65%) PaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.32%) IaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Route 53
8 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.16%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 110 (17.80%) DNS
2 75 (12.14%) SAN
3 67 (10.84%) DHCP
3 67 (10.84%) Firewall
4 52 (8.41%) TCP/IP
5 47 (7.61%) LAN
6 42 (6.80%) WAN
7 17 (2.75%) LDAP
8 16 (2.59%) Wireless
9 13 (2.10%) Internet
9 13 (2.10%) VLAN
9 13 (2.10%) NAS
10 12 (1.94%) Network Security
10 12 (1.94%) VoIP
10 12 (1.94%) HTTP
11 11 (1.78%) DVB
11 11 (1.78%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.13%) VPN
12 7 (1.13%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.18%) MySQL
3 11 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.32%) Redis
10 2 (0.32%) Big Data
10 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (8.58%) Rational DOORS
2 30 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.56%) Hudson
4 10 (1.62%) JIRA
5 9 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (1.13%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.81%) JUnit
7 5 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.65%) DbUnit
8 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.65%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.16%) ChangeMan
11 1 (0.16%) Subversion
11 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 42 (6.80%) Finance
2 25 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.88%) Marketing
4 22 (3.56%) Military
5 20 (3.24%) Advertising
6 18 (2.91%) French Language
7 14 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 14 (2.27%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.27%) Electronics
8 13 (2.10%) Automotive
9 12 (1.94%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.78%) Banking
11 10 (1.62%) Legal
12 8 (1.29%) Avionics
12 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.13%) Law
14 5 (0.81%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.81%) German Language
15 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.72%) Web Services
2 15 (2.43%) .NET
3 14 (2.27%) LAMP
4 9 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.29%) JSP
6 7 (1.13%) HTML
6 7 (1.13%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.97%) CSS
8 5 (0.81%) XML
8 5 (0.81%) J2EE
8 5 (0.81%) jQuery
8 5 (0.81%) JSON
9 4 (0.65%) SOAP
10 3 (0.49%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.49%) Middleware
10 3 (0.49%) Java EE
10 3 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.49%) REST
10 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.37%) Clustering
2 24 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.56%) Open Source
4 14 (2.27%) CMDB
5 13 (2.10%) Replication
5 13 (2.10%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.78%) SCADA
7 11 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.62%) Physics
8 10 (1.62%) MPEG
9 9 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.13%) NHS
11 7 (1.13%) Human Factors
11 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.65%) LPAR
12 4 (0.65%) Statistics
13 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 247 (39.97%) Windows
2 208 (33.66%) Linux
3 90 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (13.59%) UNIX
5 76 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (10.03%) Windows 7
7 47 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (4.69%) Windows XP
10 21 (3.40%) Solaris
11 13 (2.10%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.94%) CentOS
12 12 (1.94%) Ubuntu
12 12 (1.94%) AIX
13 10 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (1.46%) SELinux
15 7 (1.13%) SUSE
15 7 (1.13%) Debian
16 5 (0.81%) Scientific Linux
17 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (7.77%) Migration
3 46 (7.44%) ITIL
3 46 (7.44%) Requirements Management
4 45 (7.28%) DevOps
5 44 (7.12%) Configuration Management
6 43 (6.96%) Validation
7 38 (6.15%) UML
8 35 (5.66%) Change Management
9 27 (4.37%) Software Engineering
10 19 (3.07%) Load Balancing
11 17 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (2.27%) Use Case
13 14 (2.27%) SysML
13 14 (2.27%) SOA
14 13 (2.10%) Scrum
15 12 (1.94%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (1.94%) Project Management
15 12 (1.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.06%) SQL
2 55 (8.90%) Perl
3 49 (7.93%) PowerShell
4 41 (6.63%) Python
5 34 (5.50%) Java
6 31 (5.02%) C
7 27 (4.37%) C++
7 27 (4.37%) Bash Shell
8 25 (4.05%) Ruby
9 22 (3.56%) VBScript
10 19 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.59%) C#
11 16 (2.59%) PHP
12 13 (2.10%) VB
13 11 (1.78%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.29%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.13%) Korn
16 6 (0.97%) VBA
17 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.09%) Degree
4 40 (6.47%) MCSE
5 22 (3.56%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.07%) MCITP
6 19 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.43%) CCNA
8 13 (2.10%) MCP
9 7 (1.13%) CCNP
9 7 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.97%) RHCE
10 6 (0.97%) MCSA
11 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.81%) MCTS
12 4 (0.65%) CCVP
13 3 (0.49%) ISEB
13 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.49%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.91%) QA
2 9 (1.46%) SLA
3 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.65%) GAMP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.16%) DO-160
System Software
1 138 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 113 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.02%) XenApp
5 29 (4.69%) vSphere
6 18 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.91%) NFS
7 15 (2.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 13 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.94%) Firmware
10 10 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.46%) UAG
12 7 (1.13%) Xen
13 6 (0.97%) Varnish
13 6 (0.97%) Postfix
13 6 (0.97%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.65%) KVM
14 4 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (9.22%) Puppet
2 41 (6.63%) SCCM
3 39 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (5.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 29 (4.69%) SCOM
6 28 (4.53%) Backup Exec
7 25 (4.05%) Ansible
8 23 (3.72%) Tivoli
9 21 (3.40%) WSUS
10 20 (3.24%) Nagios
11 14 (2.27%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.81%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 3 (0.49%) Cacti
16 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 206 (33.33%) VMware
2 178 (28.80%) Microsoft
3 104 (16.83%) Cisco
4 87 (14.08%) IBM
5 83 (13.43%) Citrix
6 70 (11.33%) HP
7 62 (10.03%) Red Hat
8 55 (8.90%) EMC
9 46 (7.44%) Symantec
10 45 (7.28%) Oracle
11 44 (7.12%) NetApp
12 36 (5.83%) JBoss
13 21 (3.40%) SolarWinds
14 18 (2.91%) Juniper
15 17 (2.75%) Dell
16 15 (2.43%) McAfee
16 15 (2.43%) BMC
17 13 (2.10%) Remedy
17 13 (2.10%) Apple
17 13 (2.10%) ArcSight
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