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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 313 331 288
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 348 277 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.57% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 139 158
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£323 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.79 £41.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.83 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +16.66%

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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 +22 309 £325 -7.14% 174
London +40 155 £350 -6.66% 63
South East +10 72 £306 +11.36% 47
Hampshire +19 35 £337 +23.66% 11
City of London +17 35 £350 +6.46% 19
East of England +17 20 £325 -7.14% 14
South West -24 18 £310 - 13
Surrey +12 16 £400 +14.28% 15
North West -13 15 £320 +3.22% 12
Wales 0 13 £305 -28.23% 2
East Midlands 0 11 £275 - 4
Scotland -1 11 £344 +0.36% 5
South Wales +5 10 £305 -28.23% 2
Newport -2 9 £305 -28.23%
Leicestershire +1 7 £400 -
Berkshire -2 7 £220 -4.34% 5
West Midlands -8 7 £450 +40.62% 15
Farnborough - 7 £350 - 1
Leicester +9 6 £400 -
Yorkshire -27 6 £250 -9.09% 7
Glasgow - 6 £376 - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £225 -
Portsmouth +4 5 £327 - 1
Hook +4 5 £344 -1.78%
Cheshire -5 5 £500 +73.91% 2
Manchester -12 5 £320 - 9
Malvern - 5 £450 -
Woking - 5 - - 3
Essex - 5 £342 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £450 - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 326 (47.87%) Windows
2 213 (31.28%) VMware
3 199 (29.22%) Linux
4 158 (23.20%) Active Directory
5 140 (20.56%) Microsoft
6 127 (18.65%) Security Cleared
7 126 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (17.33%) PowerShell
9 106 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 103 (15.12%) SQL
11 96 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 94 (13.80%) SC Cleared
13 81 (11.89%) IIS
14 77 (11.31%) Python
15 76 (11.16%) DNS
16 75 (11.01%) UNIX
17 74 (10.87%) MS Exchange
18 69 (10.13%) ITIL
19 65 (9.54%) Red Hat
20 63 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
20 63 (9.25%) Citrix
21 62 (9.10%) SAN
22 61 (8.96%) Finance
23 59 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
24 57 (8.37%) SQL Server
25 56 (8.22%) Java
26 55 (8.08%) Cisco
27 54 (7.93%) HP
27 54 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 50 (7.34%) Configuration Management

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 81 (11.89%) IIS
2 74 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 45 (6.61%) Apache
4 41 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 23 (3.38%) Lync
7 21 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.20%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.62%) Confluence
10 11 (1.62%) JBoss
11 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.73%) nginx
13 5 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.73%) CMS
13 5 (0.73%) Zope
Applications
1 48 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.20%) MS Office
3 10 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.03%) Simulink
5 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.73%) Windchill
7 3 (0.44%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.29%) MS Project
8 2 (0.29%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.17%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.59%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (1.62%) Office 365
5 9 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.73%) SaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.73%) IaaS
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.29%) PaaS
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.16%) DNS
2 62 (9.10%) SAN
3 41 (6.02%) Firewall
4 38 (5.58%) DHCP
5 31 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 30 (4.41%) LAN
7 28 (4.11%) WAN
8 21 (3.08%) VoIP
9 20 (2.94%) VLAN
10 18 (2.64%) LDAP
11 17 (2.50%) Ethernet
12 14 (2.06%) HTTP
12 14 (2.06%) SSL
13 13 (1.91%) Wireless
14 12 (1.76%) VPN
14 12 (1.76%) Internet
15 11 (1.62%) NAS
16 10 (1.47%) ATM
16 10 (1.47%) PBX
17 9 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.70%) MySQL
3 17 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.59%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.59%) DB2
12 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.44%) KDB
12 3 (0.44%) Redis
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (3.67%) JIRA
3 20 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.62%) Subversion
6 10 (1.47%) Maven
7 9 (1.32%) Hudson
7 9 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.29%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.29%) Ant
12 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.15%) RequisitePro
12 1 (0.15%) MSI
12 1 (0.15%) Selenium
12 1 (0.15%) Redmine
General
1 61 (8.96%) Finance
2 19 (2.79%) Banking
3 16 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.06%) Retail
4 14 (2.06%) Law
5 13 (1.91%) Automotive
6 12 (1.76%) Military
7 11 (1.62%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.47%) Electronics
8 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.88%) Publishing
9 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.88%) Front Office
9 6 (0.88%) Marketing
10 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 3 (0.44%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.82%) Web Services
2 21 (3.08%) HTML
2 21 (3.08%) .NET
3 15 (2.20%) LAMP
4 12 (1.76%) XML
5 9 (1.32%) Middleware
6 8 (1.17%) J2EE
7 6 (0.88%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (0.73%) HTML5
9 3 (0.44%) RESTful
9 3 (0.44%) Lucene
9 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.44%) JSP
9 3 (0.44%) SAML
10 2 (0.29%) EJB
10 2 (0.29%) Spring
10 2 (0.29%) OLE
10 2 (0.29%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.29%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.67%) Clustering
4 18 (2.64%) PKI
5 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.17%) Replication
7 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.03%) Derivative
8 7 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.73%) iPhone
10 5 (0.73%) SCADA
10 5 (0.73%) Physics
10 5 (0.73%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.73%) EPoS
10 5 (0.73%) NHS
11 4 (0.59%) Biometrics
11 4 (0.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 326 (47.87%) Windows
2 199 (29.22%) Linux
3 126 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (11.01%) UNIX
6 63 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (7.05%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.64%) Solaris
10 17 (2.50%) AIX
10 17 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.06%) CentOS
12 12 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.32%) SUSE
13 9 (1.32%) Debian
14 7 (1.03%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.88%) VMS
15 6 (0.88%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (10.13%) ITIL
2 50 (7.34%) Configuration Management
3 49 (7.20%) Migration
4 48 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (6.31%) DevOps
6 38 (5.58%) Software Engineering
7 30 (4.41%) Validation
7 30 (4.41%) UML
8 23 (3.38%) E-Commerce
8 23 (3.38%) Requirements Management
9 22 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (3.08%) Open Source
10 21 (3.08%) Change Management
10 21 (3.08%) SDLC
11 15 (2.20%) Project Management
11 15 (2.20%) Network Design
11 15 (2.20%) Test Scripting
12 14 (2.06%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.06%) Service Management
12 14 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 118 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 103 (15.12%) SQL
3 77 (11.31%) Python
4 56 (8.22%) Java
5 48 (7.05%) Perl
6 37 (5.43%) Shell Script
7 36 (5.29%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.67%) C
9 23 (3.38%) C++
10 22 (3.23%) PHP
11 19 (2.79%) C#
12 18 (2.64%) VBScript
13 16 (2.35%) Ruby
14 14 (2.06%) VB
15 9 (1.32%) JavaScript
15 9 (1.32%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.73%) Korn
19 4 (0.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 127 (18.65%) Security Cleared
2 94 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.11%) Degree
4 27 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.06%) MCSE
7 13 (1.91%) MCITP
8 12 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.62%) CCNA
10 10 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.73%) RHCE
11 5 (0.73%) MCP
11 5 (0.73%) CCNP
11 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.44%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (0.44%) HNC
12 3 (0.44%) HND
12 3 (0.44%) MCSA
13 1 (0.15%) PhD
13 1 (0.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.50%) SLA
2 12 (1.76%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) DO-160
5 2 (0.29%) GxP
5 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 2 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) GAMP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
System Software
1 158 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 106 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.70%) vSphere
4 21 (3.08%) XenApp
4 21 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.47%) Varnish
8 8 (1.17%) Docker
8 8 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.17%) Samba
9 7 (1.03%) Xen
9 7 (1.03%) UAG
10 6 (0.88%) vCloud
10 6 (0.88%) Firmware
11 5 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.73%) Squid
11 5 (0.73%) iptables
12 4 (0.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (7.20%) Puppet
2 47 (6.90%) SCCM
3 38 (5.58%) SCOM
4 27 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.23%) Nagios
6 13 (1.91%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.76%) WSUS
8 11 (1.62%) yum
9 10 (1.47%) Ansible
10 9 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (1.32%) Zenoss
10 9 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.03%) Icinga
13 6 (0.88%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.73%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.73%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.73%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 213 (31.28%) VMware
2 140 (20.56%) Microsoft
3 65 (9.54%) Red Hat
4 63 (9.25%) Citrix
5 55 (8.08%) Cisco
6 54 (7.93%) HP
7 48 (7.05%) Oracle
8 31 (4.55%) EMC
9 24 (3.52%) Symantec
10 19 (2.79%) NetApp
11 16 (2.35%) Juniper
12 14 (2.06%) Dell
12 14 (2.06%) IBM
12 14 (2.06%) F5
13 12 (1.76%) BMC
13 12 (1.76%) McAfee
14 11 (1.62%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.32%) Apple
15 9 (1.32%) Sun
16 8 (1.17%) Remedy
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £42.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £45 - 50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago