The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 331 293 267
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 289 307 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.65% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 163 143
Average daily rate
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£349 £343 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £218 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £473 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 49
Average hourly rate £24.88 £27.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% -24.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £15.66 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.10 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-12.18% -12.32%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -45 246 £325 -2.25% 127
London +23 113 £370 -6.03% 40
South East -44 44 £316 -2.69% 22
South West -21 35 £305 -18.60% 14
Scotland -12 25 £350 -12.50% 3
City of London +10 19 £325 -18.75% 10
Wiltshire +6 14 - - 2
Hampshire -20 14 £273 -9.16% 6
Yorkshire +4 13 £275 -8.33% 10
West Midlands -5 13 £320 -14.66% 7
North West -14 10 £300 -7.69% 18
West Yorkshire +8 9 £275 -8.33% 9
Berkshire +4 9 £309 -11.78% 5
Surrey -19 8 £350 +42.13% 3
East of England -32 8 £350 +12.90% 8
Bristol -18 7 £320 -8.70% 1
Swindon +7 6 - -
Oxfordshire -9 6 £350 -27.46% 1
Wales -18 6 £425 +4.61% 3
Leeds +6 5 £275 -15.38% 7
Birmingham 0 5 £320 -28.88% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 5 £350 - 5
Gloucestershire -17 5 - - 4
South Wales -19 5 £425 +4.61% 1
Bridgend - 5 £425 -
Coventry - 5 - - 1
Reading - 5 £318 - 5
Southampton -14 4 £273 +43.42% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £250 -23.07% 3
Manchester -15 4 £320 -1.53% 9

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 237 (42.86%) Windows
2 181 (32.73%) VMware
3 166 (30.02%) Linux
4 156 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 126 (22.78%) Active Directory
6 120 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 111 (20.07%) Security Cleared
8 98 (17.72%) Cisco
9 87 (15.73%) DNS
10 86 (15.55%) Citrix
11 79 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 77 (13.92%) Firewall
13 76 (13.74%) MS Exchange
13 76 (13.74%) SC Cleared
14 72 (13.02%) MS Excel
15 70 (12.66%) UNIX
16 63 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 62 (11.21%) Apache
17 62 (11.21%) IBM
18 61 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 59 (10.67%) Oracle
20 58 (10.49%) Degree
21 56 (10.13%) Perl
22 55 (9.95%) SQL
22 55 (9.95%) HP
23 54 (9.76%) TCP/IP
24 52 (9.40%) DHCP
24 52 (9.40%) NetApp
25 51 (9.22%) Windows 7
26 50 (9.04%) Puppet

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 76 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 62 (11.21%) Apache
3 47 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 40 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (5.79%) SharePoint
7 22 (3.98%) Tomcat
8 19 (3.44%) IIS
9 13 (2.35%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.81%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.45%) Lync
11 8 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.90%) JOnAS
13 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.72%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.54%) nginx
14 3 (0.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 72 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.80%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) Simulink
4 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.18%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 9 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.08%) Office 365
6 5 (0.90%) IaaS
7 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.54%) Jelastic
9 2 (0.36%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Joyent
10 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.73%) DNS
2 77 (13.92%) Firewall
3 54 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 52 (9.40%) DHCP
5 48 (8.68%) LAN
6 46 (8.32%) SAN
7 44 (7.96%) WAN
8 19 (3.44%) LDAP
9 14 (2.53%) Wireless
9 14 (2.53%) VLAN
10 11 (1.99%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.99%) VPN
11 10 (1.81%) Network Security
12 9 (1.63%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.63%) VoIP
13 8 (1.45%) HTTP
13 8 (1.45%) Internet
13 8 (1.45%) NAS
14 6 (1.08%) SSL
14 6 (1.08%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.51%) MySQL
3 8 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.54%) Big Data
7 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.54%) KDB
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.36%) DB2
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (8.68%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.53%) Hudson
4 13 (2.35%) JIRA
5 9 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.72%) RequisitePro
8 4 (0.72%) Subversion
9 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.54%) JMeter
10 2 (0.36%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.36%) Selenium
11 1 (0.18%) GNU Toolchain
11 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.18%) Maven
11 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.18%) JUnit
11 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (7.96%) Finance
2 26 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.34%) Military
4 23 (4.16%) French Language
5 20 (3.62%) Marketing
6 17 (3.07%) Mandarin Language
6 17 (3.07%) Spanish Language
6 17 (3.07%) Advertising
7 13 (2.35%) Electronics
7 13 (2.35%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.17%) Retail
9 11 (1.99%) Legal
10 9 (1.63%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.63%) Automotive
11 8 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.27%) Law
12 7 (1.27%) Banking
12 7 (1.27%) Avionics
12 7 (1.27%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.16%) Web Services
2 15 (2.71%) LAMP
3 10 (1.81%) .NET
4 9 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.45%) JSP
6 6 (1.08%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.90%) HTML
7 5 (0.90%) Middleware
8 4 (0.72%) SAML
8 4 (0.72%) CSS
8 4 (0.72%) XML
8 4 (0.72%) SOAP
9 3 (0.54%) JSON
9 3 (0.54%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.36%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.36%) JSF
10 2 (0.36%) Qt
11 1 (0.18%) RESTful
11 1 (0.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.89%) Open Source
2 15 (2.71%) Clustering
3 13 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.99%) CMDB
5 10 (1.81%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.63%) Physics
7 8 (1.45%) SCADA
7 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.45%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.27%) Human Factors
9 6 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (1.08%) EPoS
9 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.90%) Chip and PIN
10 5 (0.90%) IPTV
11 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.72%) NHS
11 4 (0.72%) Firmware
11 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 237 (42.86%) Windows
2 166 (30.02%) Linux
3 79 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (12.66%) UNIX
5 63 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (9.22%) Windows 7
7 45 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (5.79%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.98%) Solaris
11 19 (3.44%) CentOS
12 14 (2.53%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.63%) SUSE
13 9 (1.63%) SELinux
14 8 (1.45%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.27%) Debian
16 5 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.90%) AIX
17 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (8.14%) Validation
2 44 (7.96%) Requirements Management
3 43 (7.78%) Configuration Management
4 41 (7.41%) DevOps
5 40 (7.23%) Migration
5 40 (7.23%) UML
6 33 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (5.97%) Software Engineering
7 29 (5.24%) ITIL
8 18 (3.25%) Change Management
9 17 (3.07%) SOA
10 16 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (2.71%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.53%) SysML
13 12 (2.17%) Use Case
14 11 (1.99%) Scrum
14 11 (1.99%) Change Control
15 9 (1.63%) Software Deployment
15 9 (1.63%) Incident Management
15 9 (1.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.13%) Perl
2 55 (9.95%) SQL
3 42 (7.59%) Python
4 41 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 39 (7.05%) Java
6 36 (6.51%) C++
7 35 (6.33%) C
8 32 (5.79%) Ruby
8 32 (5.79%) Bash Shell
9 22 (3.98%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.44%) VBScript
11 18 (3.25%) PHP
12 13 (2.35%) C#
13 12 (2.17%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.81%) VB
15 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
16 6 (1.08%) Korn
17 3 (0.54%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 111 (20.07%) Security Cleared
2 76 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 61 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (10.49%) Degree
5 43 (7.78%) MCSE
6 23 (4.16%) MCITP
7 22 (3.98%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.35%) CCNA
10 7 (1.27%) CCNP
10 7 (1.27%) MCP
10 7 (1.27%) MCTS
11 6 (1.08%) CCVP
11 6 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.90%) CCA
13 4 (0.72%) ISEB
14 3 (0.54%) HNC
14 3 (0.54%) MCSA
14 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.44%) QA
2 14 (2.53%) SLA
3 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) DO-160
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
System Software
1 126 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 120 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 34 (6.15%) vSphere
5 33 (5.97%) XenApp
6 23 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (3.62%) VMware ESX
8 14 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (2.53%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (2.35%) NFS
10 12 (2.17%) UAG
11 11 (1.99%) XenServer
12 10 (1.81%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.45%) Xen
13 8 (1.45%) Sendmail
13 8 (1.45%) KVM
14 6 (1.08%) Varnish
15 5 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (9.04%) Puppet
2 39 (7.05%) SCCM
3 31 (5.61%) Backup Exec
4 30 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 24 (4.34%) SCOM
7 18 (3.25%) Ansible
8 17 (3.07%) Tivoli
9 13 (2.35%) WSUS
10 12 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (1.63%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 4 (0.72%) Foglight
14 4 (0.72%) Nagios
15 3 (0.54%) YUM
15 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 181 (32.73%) VMware
2 156 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 98 (17.72%) Cisco
4 86 (15.55%) Citrix
5 62 (11.21%) IBM
6 59 (10.67%) Oracle
7 55 (9.95%) HP
8 52 (9.40%) NetApp
9 49 (8.86%) Red Hat
10 42 (7.59%) Symantec
11 29 (5.24%) EMC
12 24 (4.34%) JBoss
13 17 (3.07%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.89%) McAfee
14 16 (2.89%) Juniper
15 15 (2.71%) Apple
16 11 (1.99%) Remedy
16 11 (1.99%) Sun
16 11 (1.99%) Meru Networks
17 10 (1.81%) BMC
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: neg
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago