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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 317 342 296
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 361 296 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.59% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 148 166
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 43 38
Average hourly rate £42.46 £26.00 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.30% +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £19.20 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £37.20 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.20 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+40.72% -6.35%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +25 325 £350 +6.87% 165
London +30 148 £350 -5.40% 51
South East +12 72 £300 -5.51% 40
City of London +3 29 £381 +17.30% 12
Hampshire +10 26 £325 +18.18% 10
East of England +18 25 £356 +1.78% 18
North West -8 22 £320 +6.66% 8
South West -16 21 £600 +96.56% 16
Surrey +7 20 £350 - 10
Wales +9 12 £305 -30.28% 4
West Midlands 0 12 £450 +40.62% 14
South Wales +14 11 £305 -30.28% 3
Yorkshire -30 11 £300 +9.09% 10
West Yorkshire -23 10 £375 +36.36% 8
Berkshire +6 9 £225 -27.12% 7
Bristol -2 8 £600 +87.50% 4
Cheshire -5 8 £500 +73.91% 1
Hertfordshire -5 8 £463 +32.14% 2
Scotland -17 8 £286 -18.21% 6
Newport - 8 £305 -
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £225 -10.00% 2
Manchester -10 7 £320 - 4
Woking - 7 - - 1
Dorset +4 6 - - 6
East Midlands -4 6 £275 - 8
Bedfordshire +14 5 £165 - 5
Leeds -29 5 £455 +65.45% 5
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Leicestershire +3 4 £338 - 1
Hook +3 4 £350 -

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 348 (48.27%) Windows
2 225 (31.21%) VMware
3 199 (27.60%) Linux
4 166 (23.02%) Active Directory
5 150 (20.80%) Microsoft
6 141 (19.56%) Security Cleared
7 136 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (16.23%) PowerShell
9 110 (15.26%) SQL
10 108 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 105 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (13.73%) SC Cleared
13 84 (11.65%) IIS
14 78 (10.82%) MS Exchange
15 76 (10.54%) ITIL
16 75 (10.40%) Python
17 74 (10.26%) DNS
18 70 (9.71%) Citrix
18 70 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
19 69 (9.57%) UNIX
20 67 (9.29%) SAN
20 67 (9.29%) Red Hat
21 66 (9.15%) Cisco
22 62 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
23 60 (8.32%) HP
24 59 (8.18%) Finance
25 58 (8.04%) Java
25 58 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 58 (8.04%) Puppet
26 57 (7.91%) SQL Server

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 84 (11.65%) IIS
2 78 (10.82%) MS Exchange
3 44 (6.10%) Apache
4 41 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (4.85%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (2.77%) Lync
7 13 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.66%) Confluence
9 10 (1.39%) JBoss
10 8 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.69%) nginx
12 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.69%) CMS
12 5 (0.69%) Zope
Applications
1 53 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.64%) MS Office
3 14 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.11%) Simulink
5 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.83%) Windchill
7 3 (0.42%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.28%) MS Project
8 2 (0.28%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.55%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.80%) Office 365
4 12 (1.66%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.69%) IaaS
10 5 (0.69%) SaaS
11 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.28%) PaaS
12 2 (0.28%) Route 53
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.26%) DNS
2 67 (9.29%) SAN
3 48 (6.66%) Firewall
4 39 (5.41%) DHCP
5 35 (4.85%) TCP/IP
6 33 (4.58%) LAN
7 31 (4.30%) WAN
8 23 (3.19%) VoIP
9 20 (2.77%) VLAN
10 19 (2.64%) LDAP
11 15 (2.08%) HTTP
12 14 (1.94%) NAS
13 13 (1.80%) Ethernet
13 13 (1.80%) VPN
13 13 (1.80%) SSL
14 12 (1.66%) Internet
14 12 (1.66%) Wireless
15 11 (1.53%) PBX
16 10 (1.39%) ATM
16 10 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.30%) MySQL
3 15 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.69%) MarkLogic
10 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) DB2
11 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.42%) Redis
12 3 (0.42%) Big Data
12 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.42%) KDB
Development Applications
1 50 (6.93%) Rational DOORS
2 27 (3.74%) JIRA
3 26 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.36%) Rational Rhapsody
4 17 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.94%) Subversion
6 9 (1.25%) Maven
6 9 (1.25%) Hudson
7 6 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.28%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.14%) Spock
10 1 (0.14%) GitLab
10 1 (0.14%) CANoe
10 1 (0.14%) Redmine
10 1 (0.14%) Trac
10 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 59 (8.18%) Finance
2 19 (2.64%) Military
3 18 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.36%) Banking
4 17 (2.36%) Electronics
5 16 (2.22%) Automotive
6 14 (1.94%) Law
7 13 (1.80%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.53%) Retail
10 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.11%) Marketing
12 6 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.69%) Front Office
13 5 (0.69%) Back Office
13 5 (0.69%) Publishing
13 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.55%) Local Government
15 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.42%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.33%) HTML
2 23 (3.19%) Web Services
3 19 (2.64%) .NET
4 16 (2.22%) XML
4 16 (2.22%) LAMP
5 10 (1.39%) Middleware
6 9 (1.25%) J2EE
7 5 (0.69%) Application Packaging
7 5 (0.69%) RESTful
7 5 (0.69%) HTML5
8 4 (0.55%) SOAP
8 4 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.42%) Lucene
9 3 (0.42%) OLE
9 3 (0.42%) OLE DB
9 3 (0.42%) JSP
9 3 (0.42%) SAML
9 3 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.28%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.88%) Clustering
4 16 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.08%) PKI
6 9 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.11%) Replication
7 8 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.97%) Derivative
8 7 (0.97%) Human Factors
9 6 (0.83%) Physics
9 6 (0.83%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.69%) iPhone
10 5 (0.69%) EPoS
11 4 (0.55%) GIS
11 4 (0.55%) Equities
11 4 (0.55%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.55%) CMDB
11 4 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 348 (48.27%) Windows
2 199 (27.60%) Linux
3 136 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (9.57%) UNIX
7 58 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (6.93%) Windows 7
9 19 (2.64%) Windows 8
9 19 (2.64%) Solaris
10 16 (2.22%) CentOS
11 15 (2.08%) AIX
12 14 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.25%) SUSE
13 9 (1.25%) Debian
14 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.83%) VMS
14 6 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.83%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (10.54%) ITIL
2 56 (7.77%) Configuration Management
3 52 (7.21%) Migration
4 48 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (6.10%) DevOps
6 41 (5.69%) UML
7 38 (5.27%) Software Engineering
8 37 (5.13%) Validation
9 31 (4.30%) Requirements Management
10 26 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (3.33%) E-Commerce
12 23 (3.19%) SysML
13 22 (3.05%) Open Source
13 22 (3.05%) Change Management
14 20 (2.77%) SDLC
15 19 (2.64%) Service Management
16 18 (2.50%) Test Scripting
16 18 (2.50%) Load Balancing
17 16 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (2.22%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 117 (16.23%) PowerShell
2 110 (15.26%) SQL
3 75 (10.40%) Python
4 58 (8.04%) Java
5 46 (6.38%) Perl
6 36 (4.99%) Shell Script
7 33 (4.58%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.88%) PHP
9 26 (3.61%) C
10 19 (2.64%) C++
10 19 (2.64%) VBScript
11 16 (2.22%) MATLAB
12 15 (2.08%) VB
12 15 (2.08%) C#
12 15 (2.08%) Ruby
13 12 (1.66%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.83%) Korn
17 3 (0.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 141 (19.56%) Security Cleared
2 99 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.58%) Degree
4 27 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.08%) MCSE
8 14 (1.94%) CCNA
8 14 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.39%) MCITP
10 6 (0.83%) MCP
10 6 (0.83%) CCNP
11 5 (0.69%) RHCE
11 5 (0.69%) HNC
11 5 (0.69%) HND
11 5 (0.69%) MCSA
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.42%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.14%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.22%) SLA
2 10 (1.39%) QA
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.42%) DO-160
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.28%) GxP
5 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) GAMP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) ARP4754
System Software
1 166 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 105 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.72%) vSphere
4 29 (4.02%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.64%) XenApp
6 17 (2.36%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.53%) Varnish
8 10 (1.39%) Docker
9 9 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.11%) vCloud
11 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.97%) Firmware
11 7 (0.97%) Xen
12 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.83%) Squid
12 6 (0.83%) KVM
13 5 (0.69%) iptables
13 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.55%) Samba
15 3 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (8.04%) Puppet
2 47 (6.52%) SCCM
3 36 (4.99%) SCOM
4 31 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.77%) Nagios
6 17 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.66%) Ansible
8 11 (1.53%) yum
9 10 (1.39%) WSUS
10 9 (1.25%) Zenoss
10 9 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.97%) Icinga
12 7 (0.97%) Salt
13 6 (0.83%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.83%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.69%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 225 (31.21%) VMware
2 150 (20.80%) Microsoft
3 70 (9.71%) Citrix
4 67 (9.29%) Red Hat
5 66 (9.15%) Cisco
6 60 (8.32%) HP
7 53 (7.35%) Oracle
8 32 (4.44%) EMC
9 28 (3.88%) Symantec
10 21 (2.91%) Juniper
11 20 (2.77%) NetApp
12 18 (2.50%) F5
13 17 (2.36%) IBM
14 14 (1.94%) McAfee
15 13 (1.80%) BMC
15 13 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.66%) Dell
17 10 (1.39%) Apple
17 10 (1.39%) Mitel
18 9 (1.25%) Remedy
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 - £65 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rate: £22,000 to £28,000 depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Feltham
Cisco Systems Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Feltham
Cisco Systems Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago