The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 339 323 366
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 352 344 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.67% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 182 113
Median daily rate £375 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £326 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 61 42
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.19 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.47 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 0 310 £375 +7.14% 125
London -29 134 £438 +25.00% 38
South East +3 69 £375 +14.67% 29
South West +4 26 £338 +20.53% 12
Scotland +10 24 £350 -6.66% 7
Hampshire -6 21 £354 +8.25% 6
North West -9 21 £334 -29.73% 7
East of England +2 18 £350 +9.71% 17
Surrey -1 15 £473 +9.56% 8
East Midlands +19 14 £350 -3.44% 6
Edinburgh +5 14 £363 +262.50% 3
Bristol +3 13 £344 +22.76% 3
Lancashire +14 12 £241 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 12 £333 +15.65% 3
City of London +14 11 £425 +21.42% 14
Yorkshire +8 10 £300 -25.92% 8
Berkshire -1 10 £375 +7.14% 7
West Midlands -4 10 £390 -13.33% 5
Northamptonshire +7 8 £350 +14.75% 1
Essex +3 8 £348 +4.35% 3
Preston - 8 £308 - 1
Bromley -9 6 £450 -
North East -47 6 £310 - 3
Redhill - 6 £183 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £375 -
Southampton +12 5 £428 +55.45% 2
Twickenham +5 5 £350 -
Erskine - 5 £320 -
Birmingham - 5 - - 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £320 -

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 240 (38.46%) Windows
2 229 (36.70%) Linux
3 169 (27.08%) VMware
4 134 (21.47%) Windows Server
5 127 (20.35%) Security Cleared
6 121 (19.39%) Microsoft
7 105 (16.83%) Finance
8 104 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (16.51%) Active Directory
10 102 (16.35%) PowerShell
11 101 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 97 (15.54%) Python
13 94 (15.06%) DevOps
14 88 (14.10%) SC Cleared
15 85 (13.62%) SQL
16 83 (13.30%) Red Hat
17 81 (12.98%) Puppet
18 76 (12.18%) ITIL
19 75 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
20 74 (11.86%) Unix
21 73 (11.70%) Perl
22 72 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 67 (10.74%) Oracle
24 64 (10.26%) MS Excel
25 62 (9.94%) Bash Shell
26 61 (9.78%) DNS
27 60 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
28 59 (9.46%) Rational DOORS
28 59 (9.46%) HP
29 57 (9.13%) SQL Server

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 32 (5.13%) Apache
1 32 (5.13%) IIS
1 32 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.97%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 23 (3.69%) OpenStack
6 19 (3.04%) Confluence
7 16 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.80%) JBoss
12 4 (0.64%) CMS
12 4 (0.64%) nginx
12 4 (0.64%) Node.js
12 4 (0.64%) WordPress
13 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 64 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.56%) MS Office
3 12 (1.92%) Simulink
4 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.80%) MS Project
6 3 (0.48%) HipChat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.32%) Infor CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.01%) Office 365
4 16 (2.56%) PaaS
5 12 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.96%) IaaS
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.48%) SaaS
10 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) GitHub
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.16%) Heroku
12 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.78%) DNS
2 44 (7.05%) Firewall
3 37 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.17%) DHCP
5 24 (3.85%) SAN
6 22 (3.53%) LAN
7 18 (2.88%) WAN
8 13 (2.08%) Network Security
9 12 (1.92%) HTTP
9 12 (1.92%) Internet
10 10 (1.60%) Wireless
11 9 (1.44%) 4G
11 9 (1.44%) VoIP
11 9 (1.44%) VPN
12 8 (1.28%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.28%) LDAP
12 8 (1.28%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.12%) ATM
14 6 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.85%) MySQL
3 22 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.08%) GIS
6 9 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.64%) Big Data
10 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.48%) DB2
11 3 (0.48%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (9.46%) Rational DOORS
2 30 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.53%) JIRA
4 21 (3.37%) TeamCity
5 18 (2.88%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.72%) Subversion
7 15 (2.40%) MSBuild
7 15 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.28%) ClearCase
9 7 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.12%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.80%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.80%) MSI
11 4 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.48%) Hudson
13 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.32%) Grunt
13 2 (0.32%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.32%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 105 (16.83%) Finance
2 31 (4.97%) Automotive
3 26 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 22 (3.53%) Banking
4 22 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 22 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.88%) Military
6 16 (2.56%) Electronics
7 11 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.44%) Avionics
8 9 (1.44%) Games
9 8 (1.28%) Marketing
9 8 (1.28%) Publishing
10 7 (1.12%) Legal
11 5 (0.80%) Retail
12 3 (0.48%) Advertising
12 3 (0.48%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.65%) Web Services
2 20 (3.21%) .NET
3 14 (2.24%) XML
4 11 (1.76%) LAMP
5 8 (1.28%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.12%) ELK Stack
6 7 (1.12%) HTML
7 5 (0.80%) CSS
7 5 (0.80%) Middleware
8 4 (0.64%) J2EE
8 4 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.48%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.48%) Lucene
9 3 (0.48%) OpenJDK
9 3 (0.48%) REST
9 3 (0.48%) Sensu
9 3 (0.48%) XSLT
10 2 (0.32%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.04%) Clustering
4 18 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 12 (1.92%) User Experience
6 9 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.44%) Life Science
7 7 (1.12%) PlayStation
8 6 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.80%) Derivative
9 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.80%) Physics
9 5 (0.80%) Statistics
10 4 (0.64%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.64%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 240 (38.46%) Windows
2 229 (36.70%) Linux
3 134 (21.47%) Windows Server
4 104 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (11.86%) Unix
7 72 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (7.53%) Windows 7
9 35 (5.61%) Solaris
9 35 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (4.97%) CentOS
11 20 (3.21%) Windows XP
12 14 (2.24%) AIX
13 12 (1.92%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.44%) HPUX
15 8 (1.28%) SUSE
16 7 (1.12%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.96%) Debian
17 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.06%) DevOps
2 76 (12.18%) ITIL
3 57 (9.13%) Configuration Management
4 55 (8.81%) Migration
5 51 (8.17%) Validation
6 45 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (7.21%) Software Engineering
7 34 (5.45%) UML
8 33 (5.29%) Project Management
9 31 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (4.49%) Open Source
11 26 (4.17%) SysML
12 25 (4.01%) Service Management
13 22 (3.53%) High Availability
13 22 (3.53%) Requirements Management
14 21 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (3.04%) Integration Testing
15 19 (3.04%) Requirements Analysis
15 19 (3.04%) Service Delivery
16 17 (2.72%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.35%) PowerShell
2 97 (15.54%) Python
3 85 (13.62%) SQL
4 73 (11.70%) Perl
5 62 (9.94%) Bash Shell
6 51 (8.17%) Java
7 47 (7.53%) Ruby
8 43 (6.89%) C++
9 27 (4.33%) C
10 24 (3.85%) Bourne shell
10 24 (3.85%) Korn
10 24 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 21 (3.37%) C#
11 21 (3.37%) PHP
12 19 (3.04%) VBScript
13 14 (2.24%) VB
14 13 (2.08%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.60%) VC++
16 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 127 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 88 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.93%) Degree
4 30 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 24 (3.85%) MCSE
7 17 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.40%) CCNA
8 15 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.24%) MCSA
10 10 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.44%) CCNP
12 8 (1.28%) MCP
13 7 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.64%) RHCE
16 3 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
16 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
17 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.92%) SLA
2 9 (1.44%) DO-178B
2 9 (1.44%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.80%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.32%) ARP4761
5 2 (0.32%) DO-160
5 2 (0.32%) DO-254
5 2 (0.32%) ISO26262
5 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 101 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.65%) vSphere
5 24 (3.85%) Docker
6 21 (3.37%) XenApp
7 12 (1.92%) Firmware
8 11 (1.76%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.12%) KVM
11 7 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.96%) XenServer
13 5 (0.80%) GFS2
13 5 (0.80%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.80%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.80%) UAG
14 4 (0.64%) NFS
15 3 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 81 (12.98%) Puppet
2 55 (8.81%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (7.05%) SCOM
4 40 (6.41%) Ansible
5 36 (5.77%) SCCM
6 33 (5.29%) Nagios
7 17 (2.72%) WSUS
8 12 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.60%) OpenView
10 9 (1.44%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.44%) Control-M
10 9 (1.44%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.28%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.28%) Netcool
11 8 (1.28%) SCOrch
12 7 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.12%) vRealize
12 7 (1.12%) Xymon
13 6 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 169 (27.08%) VMware
2 121 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 83 (13.30%) Red Hat
4 67 (10.74%) Oracle
5 59 (9.46%) HP
6 49 (7.85%) Cisco
7 47 (7.53%) Citrix
8 39 (6.25%) IBM
9 29 (4.65%) Splunk
10 27 (4.33%) NetApp
11 21 (3.37%) EMC
12 19 (3.04%) Symantec
13 17 (2.72%) BMC
14 16 (2.56%) CA
15 13 (2.08%) Dell
15 13 (2.08%) Juniper
15 13 (2.08%) Sun
16 11 (1.76%) Veritas
17 10 (1.60%) SAP
18 7 (1.12%) Avaya
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East of England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £220 - 260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £220 - 270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
AAP3
Rate: £37 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
AAP3
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Stevenage
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 20 days ago