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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 313 317 268
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 302 275 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.59% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 116 138
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£363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £355 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +20.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 65
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £46.25 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 284 £363 - 150
London +14 117 £400 +10.34% 51
South East +5 87 £350 - 36
Hampshire +9 37 £350 +6.58% 5
City of London +24 26 £438 +57.65% 12
South West -30 25 £300 -17.80% 12
West Midlands -2 15 £250 -24.64% 10
Surrey +9 13 £450 -5.26% 8
Berkshire 0 13 £303 +0.83% 3
Oxfordshire -7 13 £344 -34.52% 7
Yorkshire -11 12 £375 -14.28% 13
North West -14 12 £368 +30.66% 10
Reading +13 11 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire -10 9 £375 -14.28% 7
Southampton -12 9 £400 +7.74%
Bristol -11 8 £290 -24.18% 5
East of England -13 8 £375 +1.35% 11
Portsmouth +1 7 £305 -12.85% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £350 +34.61% 5
Havant +6 6 £350 +16.66% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £250 -
Leeds -4 6 £375 -14.28% 6
Wales -8 6 £408 +103.75% 2
West Sussex -11 6 £100 -61.53% 1
Dorset +1 5 - - 2
Scotland -6 5 £243 -47.28% 1
Oxford -16 5 £363 -32.55% 2
Gloucestershire -17 5 £310 -15.06% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £450 - 1
Uxbridge - 5 £325 - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 261 (42.03%) Windows
2 199 (32.05%) VMware
3 168 (27.05%) Linux
4 146 (23.51%) Active Directory
5 130 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 121 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 106 (17.07%) Security Cleared
9 100 (16.10%) UNIX
10 82 (13.20%) MS Exchange
11 81 (13.04%) SQL
12 80 (12.88%) DNS
13 78 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 71 (11.43%) HP
15 71 (11.43%) PowerShell
16 70 (11.27%) SC Cleared
17 69 (11.11%) ITIL
18 67 (10.79%) Python
19 64 (10.31%) Red Hat
20 60 (9.66%) Configuration Management
21 59 (9.50%) Cisco
21 59 (9.50%) DevOps
21 59 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010
22 58 (9.34%) Puppet
23 57 (9.18%) Citrix
24 56 (9.02%) Finance
25 55 (8.86%) Migration
26 52 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
27 50 (8.05%) SAN

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 82 (13.20%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (7.57%) IIS
4 33 (5.31%) Apache
5 27 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (4.19%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 19 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (2.74%) JBoss
10 16 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (2.58%) Lync
11 8 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 25 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.38%) MS Office
3 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.81%) Simulink
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) RMDS
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.74%) Office 365
3 14 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.61%) Route 53
6 8 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.64%) SaaS
8 3 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.32%) IaaS
9 2 (0.32%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
10 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.16%) GitHub
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.88%) DNS
2 50 (8.05%) SAN
3 49 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 47 (7.57%) DHCP
5 44 (7.09%) Firewall
6 22 (3.54%) LAN
7 19 (3.06%) WAN
8 14 (2.25%) HTTP
8 14 (2.25%) SSL
9 13 (2.09%) Ethernet
9 13 (2.09%) SMTP
10 12 (1.93%) Internet
10 12 (1.93%) iSCSI
11 11 (1.77%) Network Security
11 11 (1.77%) VoIP
12 10 (1.61%) FTP
12 10 (1.61%) VLAN
13 9 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.45%) LDAP
14 8 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.03%) MySQL
3 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 7
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.48%) DB2
10 3 (0.48%) Crystal Enterprise
10 3 (0.48%) Big Data
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.32%) Redis
11 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
3 21 (3.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.25%) Subversion
5 10 (1.61%) JIRA
6 9 (1.45%) Hudson
7 8 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (1.13%) Maven
9 5 (0.81%) JUnit
9 5 (0.81%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.81%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.81%) Selenium
9 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.64%) DbUnit
10 4 (0.64%) Ant
10 4 (0.64%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.64%) RequisitePro
11 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (9.02%) Finance
2 18 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.74%) Military
4 12 (1.93%) Banking
4 12 (1.93%) Advertising
4 12 (1.93%) Marketing
5 11 (1.77%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.45%) Retail
6 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.45%) Avionics
7 7 (1.13%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Electronics
9 5 (0.81%) Automotive
9 5 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Front Office
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.54%) Web Services
2 18 (2.90%) .NET
3 13 (2.09%) HTML
4 12 (1.93%) LAMP
4 12 (1.93%) XML
5 10 (1.61%) J2EE
6 6 (0.97%) jQuery
7 5 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.81%) Java EE
8 4 (0.64%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.64%) WebSockets
8 4 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.64%) Middleware
9 3 (0.48%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.48%) SOAP
9 3 (0.48%) Spring
9 3 (0.48%) ODBC
9 3 (0.48%) REST
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.35%) Clustering
3 23 (3.70%) Replication
4 14 (2.25%) Open Source
5 13 (2.09%) PKI
6 12 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.45%) SCADA
7 9 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.13%) NHS
8 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.81%) CMDB
10 5 (0.81%) Biometrics
10 5 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.64%) Statistics
12 3 (0.48%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.48%) MPEG
12 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 261 (42.03%) Windows
2 168 (27.05%) Linux
3 121 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (16.10%) UNIX
5 78 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (5.64%) Windows 7
9 22 (3.54%) CentOS
10 21 (3.38%) Solaris
11 16 (2.58%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.61%) AIX
12 10 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.13%) Debian
14 7 (1.13%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.97%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.81%) Fedora
16 5 (0.81%) SUSE
16 5 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (11.11%) ITIL
2 60 (9.66%) Configuration Management
3 59 (9.50%) DevOps
4 55 (8.86%) Migration
5 52 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (5.96%) UML
7 36 (5.80%) Software Engineering
8 32 (5.15%) Change Management
9 30 (4.83%) Validation
9 30 (4.83%) Requirements Management
10 27 (4.35%) Use Case
11 24 (3.86%) Requirements Analysis
12 22 (3.54%) Project Management
13 21 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
14 19 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (2.90%) SysML
16 16 (2.58%) Load Balancing
17 15 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (2.25%) Test Automation
19 13 (2.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 81 (13.04%) SQL
2 71 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 67 (10.79%) Python
4 50 (8.05%) Java
5 38 (6.12%) Perl
6 34 (5.48%) Bash Shell
6 34 (5.48%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.67%) Ruby
8 24 (3.86%) C++
9 23 (3.70%) PHP
10 20 (3.22%) C
11 17 (2.74%) C#
12 14 (2.25%) VBScript
13 9 (1.45%) VB
14 8 (1.29%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.13%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.64%) Korn
17 4 (0.64%) Delphi
18 2 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 106 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 70 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 32 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (4.83%) Degree
6 17 (2.74%) VCP4
7 13 (2.09%) MCITP
8 12 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.29%) MCP
10 8 (1.29%) HNC
10 8 (1.29%) MCSE
10 8 (1.29%) CCNP
10 8 (1.29%) CCNA
11 6 (0.97%) RHCT
12 5 (0.81%) CCIA
12 5 (0.81%) CCA
12 5 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.81%) CCEA
12 5 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.54%) SLA
2 16 (2.58%) QA
3 4 (0.64%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.64%) DO-254
3 4 (0.64%) GAMP
4 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 146 (23.51%) Active Directory
2 109 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.44%) vSphere
4 16 (2.58%) Firmware
5 14 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.77%) XenApp
7 11 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.61%) XenServer
9 8 (1.29%) Samba
9 8 (1.29%) UAG
10 7 (1.13%) NFS
10 7 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.13%) Xen
11 6 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.97%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.97%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.48%) Varnish
13 3 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 58 (9.34%) Puppet
2 33 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.99%) SCCM
4 27 (4.35%) SCOM
5 26 (4.19%) Nagios
6 17 (2.74%) Ansible
7 14 (2.25%) WSUS
8 13 (2.09%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.93%) Cobbler
10 11 (1.77%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.13%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.64%) yum
13 4 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.64%) Salt
13 4 (0.64%) Graphite
14 3 (0.48%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 199 (32.05%) VMware
2 130 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 71 (11.43%) HP
4 64 (10.31%) Red Hat
5 59 (9.50%) Cisco
6 57 (9.18%) Citrix
7 47 (7.57%) IBM
8 46 (7.41%) EMC
9 41 (6.60%) Oracle
10 27 (4.35%) NetApp
11 21 (3.38%) Sun
12 18 (2.90%) Dell
13 14 (2.25%) Websense
14 13 (2.09%) Symantec
15 10 (1.61%) Mercator
16 9 (1.45%) Juniper
16 9 (1.45%) BMC
17 8 (1.29%) Computacenter
18 7 (1.13%) CA
18 7 (1.13%) Remedy
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £225 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £38 - £43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 43 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 38 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Monarch Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £220 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £350 - £375/Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago