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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 334 333 292
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 298 254 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 108 138
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 54
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £45.25 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +19 282 £363 +2.11% 147
London +42 118 £400 +6.66% 51
South East -22 70 £348 +1.09% 44
City of London +24 27 £422 +60.76% 19
South West -12 24 £290 -20.54% 9
Hampshire -12 24 £350 +6.58% 10
North West +2 19 £391 +105.92% 6
West Midlands +3 17 £250 -23.86% 8
Oxfordshire -1 17 £331 - 7
Berkshire -12 13 £283 -16.29% 11
Bristol -1 12 £290 -24.18% 3
Yorkshire -21 12 £375 -3.10% 7
Reading +8 11 £190 -47.94% 6
West Yorkshire -5 10 £375 -6.25% 6
East of England -6 10 £250 -32.43% 11
East Midlands -5 9 £315 +21.15% 8
Surrey +9 8 £475 - 8
Oxford -10 8 £286 - 1
Cheshire - 8 £475 - 3
Warwickshire +3 7 £250 - 3
Lancashire +2 6 - - 1
Portsmouth -3 5 £305 -12.85% 1
Leeds -13 5 £378 -5.62% 5
Gloucestershire -16 5 £310 -15.06% 3
Northamptonshire - 5 £305 - 4
Havant - 5 £313 - 2
Farnborough - 5 - -
Wiltshire +9 4 £375 +11.94% 2
Ipswich +7 4 £250 -
Bracknell +5 4 £375 +11.11%

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 270 (44.41%) Windows
2 188 (30.92%) VMware
3 159 (26.15%) Linux
4 142 (23.36%) Active Directory
5 126 (20.72%) Microsoft
5 126 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (17.43%) Security Cleared
7 101 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 101 (16.61%) UNIX
8 92 (15.13%) SQL
9 86 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (13.32%) PowerShell
11 78 (12.83%) DNS
12 76 (12.50%) Python
13 74 (12.17%) MS Exchange
14 71 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 71 (11.68%) SC Cleared
15 67 (11.02%) ITIL
16 65 (10.69%) HP
16 65 (10.69%) Configuration Management
17 62 (10.20%) Puppet
18 58 (9.54%) DevOps
19 57 (9.38%) Finance
20 56 (9.21%) Java
21 55 (9.05%) Cisco
21 55 (9.05%) Red Hat
22 52 (8.55%) Citrix
22 52 (8.55%) IIS
23 51 (8.39%) Firewall
23 51 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 52 (8.55%) IIS
3 51 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.93%) SharePoint
5 26 (4.28%) Apache
6 25 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (4.11%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.96%) Lync
8 13 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.32%) JBoss
12 7 (1.15%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.49%) ArchestrA
15 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.29%) MS Office
3 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.15%) Simulink
4 2 (0.33%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.33%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.14%) Office 365
4 10 (1.64%) Route 53
5 8 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.82%) SaaS
7 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.49%) IaaS
10 2 (0.33%) PaaS
10 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.16%) Heroku
11 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 78 (12.83%) DNS
2 51 (8.39%) Firewall
3 48 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 46 (7.57%) DHCP
5 42 (6.91%) SAN
6 20 (3.29%) LAN
7 19 (3.13%) WAN
8 17 (2.80%) Internet
9 13 (2.14%) SSL
9 13 (2.14%) Ethernet
10 12 (1.97%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.97%) HTTP
11 10 (1.64%) VoIP
12 9 (1.48%) SMTP
12 9 (1.48%) VLAN
12 9 (1.48%) Network Security
13 8 (1.32%) Intranet
14 7 (1.15%) VPN
14 7 (1.15%) Broadband
14 7 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.44%) MySQL
3 15 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.49%) Crystal Enterprise
10 3 (0.49%) DB2
10 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.49%) Big Data
10 3 (0.49%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.29%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (2.96%) Subversion
5 15 (2.47%) JIRA
6 9 (1.48%) Maven
6 9 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (1.15%) Hudson
8 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.82%) Selenium
9 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.66%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.66%) Ant
11 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.33%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.16%) JUnit
13 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.16%) MSI
13 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 57 (9.38%) Finance
2 17 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.63%) Military
4 14 (2.30%) Banking
5 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.48%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.48%) Marketing
6 9 (1.48%) Retail
7 8 (1.32%) Avionics
8 7 (1.15%) Advertising
8 7 (1.15%) Electronics
8 7 (1.15%) Legal
9 6 (0.99%) Automotive
9 6 (0.99%) Law
10 5 (0.82%) Front Office
11 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.49%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) German Language
13 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.11%) Web Services
2 20 (3.29%) .NET
2 20 (3.29%) HTML
3 16 (2.63%) XML
4 12 (1.97%) LAMP
5 10 (1.64%) J2EE
6 4 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.66%) WebSockets
6 4 (0.66%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.49%) ODBC
7 3 (0.49%) Middleware
7 3 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.49%) Java EE
7 3 (0.49%) Lucene
7 3 (0.49%) HTML5
8 2 (0.33%) Android SDK
8 2 (0.33%) jQuery
8 2 (0.33%) OLE
8 2 (0.33%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.62%) Clustering
3 17 (2.80%) Replication
4 16 (2.63%) PKI
5 15 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.97%) Open Source
7 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.32%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.99%) SCADA
9 6 (0.99%) NHS
10 5 (0.82%) Biometrics
10 5 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.66%) CMDB
11 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.49%) GIS
12 3 (0.49%) Derivative
12 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.49%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 270 (44.41%) Windows
2 159 (26.15%) Linux
3 126 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (16.61%) UNIX
5 86 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (5.76%) Windows 7
7 35 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (4.11%) CentOS
9 17 (2.80%) Solaris
10 15 (2.47%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.81%) AIX
11 11 (1.81%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.32%) Debian
13 7 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.99%) VMS
15 5 (0.82%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.82%) SUSE
15 5 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (11.02%) ITIL
2 65 (10.69%) Configuration Management
3 58 (9.54%) DevOps
4 49 (8.06%) Migration
5 47 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (6.09%) Software Engineering
7 35 (5.76%) UML
8 29 (4.77%) Change Management
9 27 (4.44%) Validation
10 24 (3.95%) Requirements Management
10 24 (3.95%) Use Case
11 21 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (3.13%) Project Management
12 19 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
13 18 (2.96%) SysML
14 17 (2.80%) Load Balancing
15 16 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
16 15 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (2.30%) Problem Management
17 14 (2.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 92 (15.13%) SQL
2 81 (13.32%) PowerShell
3 76 (12.50%) Python
4 56 (9.21%) Java
5 37 (6.09%) Shell Script
6 35 (5.76%) Bash Shell
7 34 (5.59%) Perl
8 29 (4.77%) Ruby
9 23 (3.78%) PHP
9 23 (3.78%) C++
10 19 (3.13%) C#
11 16 (2.63%) C
12 13 (2.14%) VBScript
13 12 (1.97%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.48%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.82%) Delphi
16 5 (0.82%) VB
17 4 (0.66%) Korn
18 2 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 106 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.59%) DV Cleared
3 34 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (4.61%) Degree
5 14 (2.30%) MCITP
5 14 (2.30%) MCSE
6 13 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.48%) CCNA
8 9 (1.48%) MCP
9 8 (1.32%) CCNP
10 7 (1.15%) HNC
11 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.82%) CCA
12 5 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.82%) CCEA
12 5 (0.82%) RHCT
12 5 (0.82%) CCIA
13 4 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.28%) SLA
2 15 (2.47%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.66%) DO-254
3 4 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.49%) GAMP
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.16%) ARP4754
System Software
1 142 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 101 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.43%) vSphere
4 19 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.14%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.81%) Firmware
6 11 (1.81%) XenApp
6 11 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.64%) XenServer
7 10 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.32%) UAG
8 8 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.32%) Samba
9 5 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.82%) Varnish
9 5 (0.82%) Docker
10 4 (0.66%) Xen
10 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (10.20%) Puppet
2 37 (6.09%) SCCM
3 33 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (4.61%) SCOM
5 22 (3.62%) Nagios
6 15 (2.47%) Ansible
7 12 (1.97%) Cobbler
8 10 (1.64%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.32%) WSUS
10 7 (1.15%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (0.99%) yum
12 5 (0.82%) Icinga
12 5 (0.82%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.82%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.66%) Salt
13 4 (0.66%) Graphite
13 4 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 188 (30.92%) VMware
2 126 (20.72%) Microsoft
3 65 (10.69%) HP
4 55 (9.05%) Cisco
4 55 (9.05%) Red Hat
5 52 (8.55%) Citrix
6 43 (7.07%) Oracle
7 36 (5.92%) EMC
8 32 (5.26%) IBM
9 25 (4.11%) NetApp
10 23 (3.78%) Sun
11 14 (2.30%) Websense
11 14 (2.30%) Dell
12 10 (1.64%) Symantec
13 9 (1.48%) Mercator
14 8 (1.32%) Remedy
15 7 (1.15%) Juniper
16 6 (0.99%) Lumension
16 6 (0.99%) 3PAR
16 6 (0.99%) Computacenter
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £46.08 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £38 - £43 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago