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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 304 333 289
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 347 274 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 139 158
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£348 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 52
Average hourly rate £25.75 £25.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -26.42%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +3 296 £325 -7.14% 135
London +33 129 £370 +1.36% 45
South East -8 58 £300 -14.28% 32
South West -5 34 £260 -40.51% 14
Scotland +7 31 £363 -22.66% 2
City of London +39 29 £333 -16.87% 14
Hampshire +4 22 £300 -14.28% 3
East of England -22 18 £350 +16.66% 5
Yorkshire +2 17 £310 +3.33% 11
West Midlands -9 17 £320 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +16 14 £309 -11.78% 9
Southampton +3 14 £300 +66.66%
Leeds +13 11 £300 -7.69% 8
West Yorkshire +7 11 £300 - 8
Wales -4 11 £350 - 1
Wiltshire -5 10 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £350 - 5
North West -2 9 £320 -16.33% 13
South Wales -5 9 £350 -
Dorset - 8 - - 2
Cardiff 0 7 £340 -
Birmingham -1 7 £320 -24.70% 1
Reading +15 6 £318 - 1
Swindon +1 6 - - 1
Bristol -11 6 £320 - 3
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £250 -25.37% 3
Devon -11 5 £200 -
Edinburgh - 5 £650 - 2
Middlesex +4 4 £328 -6.42% 2
Somerset -11 4 - - 6

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 251 (40.48%) Windows
2 211 (34.03%) VMware
3 204 (32.90%) Linux
4 188 (30.32%) Microsoft
5 151 (24.35%) Active Directory
6 119 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 114 (18.39%) DNS
8 107 (17.26%) Cisco
9 101 (16.29%) Security Cleared
10 98 (15.81%) MS Exchange
11 91 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 88 (14.19%) Citrix
13 80 (12.90%) UNIX
14 77 (12.42%) IBM
14 77 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 76 (12.26%) SAN
16 71 (11.45%) Firewall
16 71 (11.45%) Apache
17 70 (11.29%) DHCP
18 68 (10.97%) HP
19 67 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
20 66 (10.65%) SC Cleared
21 65 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 65 (10.48%) MS Excel
22 64 (10.32%) Windows 7
23 61 (9.84%) SQL
24 60 (9.68%) Red Hat
25 59 (9.52%) TCP/IP
26 58 (9.35%) Perl
27 56 (9.03%) Puppet

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 98 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 71 (11.45%) Apache
3 67 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 40 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (5.48%) IIS
7 32 (5.16%) SharePoint
8 26 (4.19%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.94%) Lync
11 11 (1.77%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.61%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.65%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.65%) JOnAS
16 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.48%) nginx
16 3 (0.48%) Moodle
Applications
1 65 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) Simulink
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.16%) CATIA
4 1 (0.16%) Windchill
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.26%) Office 365
4 9 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.16%) Joyent
7 1 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 114 (18.39%) DNS
2 76 (12.26%) SAN
3 71 (11.45%) Firewall
4 70 (11.29%) DHCP
5 59 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 51 (8.23%) LAN
7 45 (7.26%) WAN
8 20 (3.23%) LDAP
9 16 (2.58%) Wireless
10 15 (2.42%) VLAN
11 13 (2.10%) NAS
11 13 (2.10%) Internet
12 12 (1.94%) HTTP
12 12 (1.94%) VoIP
13 11 (1.77%) NetScaler
13 11 (1.77%) Network Security
13 11 (1.77%) DVB
14 7 (1.13%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.13%) ISDN
14 7 (1.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.16%) MySQL
3 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 7
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (8.71%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.23%) Hudson
4 12 (1.94%) JIRA
5 8 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (0.97%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.65%) JUnit
8 4 (0.65%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.65%) RequisitePro
8 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.48%) DbUnit
9 3 (0.48%) Subversion
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.32%) Selenium
10 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 43 (6.94%) Finance
2 25 (4.03%) Telecoms
2 25 (4.03%) Military
3 22 (3.55%) Marketing
4 18 (2.90%) French Language
4 18 (2.90%) Advertising
5 14 (2.26%) Mandarin Language
5 14 (2.26%) Spanish Language
5 14 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.10%) Electronics
7 12 (1.94%) Automotive
8 11 (1.77%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.77%) Banking
9 10 (1.61%) Legal
10 9 (1.45%) Retail
11 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.29%) Law
11 8 (1.29%) Avionics
12 6 (0.97%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.81%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.03%) Web Services
2 17 (2.74%) .NET
3 16 (2.58%) LAMP
4 9 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.29%) JSP
6 7 (1.13%) Software Packaging
6 7 (1.13%) HTML
7 6 (0.97%) CSS
8 4 (0.65%) XML
8 4 (0.65%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.65%) SAML
8 4 (0.65%) jQuery
8 4 (0.65%) JSON
9 3 (0.48%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.48%) J2EE
10 2 (0.32%) SOAP
10 2 (0.32%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.32%) Middleware
10 2 (0.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.03%) Clustering
2 23 (3.71%) Open Source
3 22 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.42%) CMDB
5 13 (2.10%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.77%) Replication
6 11 (1.77%) SCADA
6 11 (1.77%) Firmware
7 10 (1.61%) MPEG
7 10 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.61%) Physics
7 10 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.13%) Human Factors
10 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.97%) NHS
10 6 (0.97%) EPoS
11 5 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
12 4 (0.65%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 251 (40.48%) Windows
2 204 (32.90%) Linux
3 91 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (12.90%) UNIX
5 77 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (10.32%) Windows 7
7 49 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (5.16%) Windows XP
10 20 (3.23%) Solaris
11 12 (1.94%) AIX
11 12 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.77%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.61%) CentOS
14 9 (1.45%) SELinux
15 7 (1.13%) SUSE
15 7 (1.13%) Debian
16 5 (0.81%) Scientific Linux
17 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (8.23%) Migration
2 49 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (7.74%) ITIL
4 46 (7.42%) Requirements Management
5 43 (6.94%) Configuration Management
5 43 (6.94%) Validation
5 43 (6.94%) DevOps
6 38 (6.13%) UML
7 32 (5.16%) Change Management
8 28 (4.52%) Software Engineering
9 18 (2.90%) Load Balancing
10 17 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (2.42%) SOA
12 14 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (2.10%) Use Case
14 12 (1.94%) SysML
15 11 (1.77%) Scrum
15 11 (1.77%) Project Management
15 11 (1.77%) Regression Testing
16 10 (1.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.84%) SQL
2 58 (9.35%) Perl
3 51 (8.23%) PowerShell
4 41 (6.61%) Python
5 37 (5.97%) Java
6 32 (5.16%) C
7 29 (4.68%) Bash Shell
7 29 (4.68%) C++
8 27 (4.35%) Ruby
9 23 (3.71%) VBScript
10 20 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.90%) PHP
12 17 (2.74%) C#
13 13 (2.10%) VB
14 12 (1.94%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.29%) JavaScript
16 7 (1.13%) Korn
17 6 (0.97%) VBA
18 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.65%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 101 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 65 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (8.71%) Degree
5 43 (6.94%) MCSE
6 20 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 20 (3.23%) MCITP
6 20 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.58%) CCNA
8 12 (1.94%) MCP
9 7 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.13%) MCTS
9 7 (1.13%) CCNP
10 6 (0.97%) MCSA
10 6 (0.97%) RHCE
11 5 (0.81%) CCVP
11 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.48%) ISEB
13 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.58%) QA
2 12 (1.94%) SLA
3 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.65%) GAMP
5 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) DO-160
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (24.35%) Active Directory
2 119 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.84%) XenApp
5 28 (4.52%) vSphere
6 20 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.74%) NFS
7 17 (2.74%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 12 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.77%) UAG
10 11 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.77%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.97%) Xen
11 6 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.97%) Postfix
11 6 (0.97%) Varnish
12 5 (0.81%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.65%) Samba
Systems Management
1 56 (9.03%) Puppet
2 47 (7.58%) SCCM
3 37 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (5.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 31 (5.00%) SCOM
6 30 (4.84%) Backup Exec
7 25 (4.03%) Ansible
8 22 (3.55%) Tivoli
9 20 (3.23%) Nagios
10 19 (3.06%) WSUS
11 14 (2.26%) NetBackup
12 12 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.81%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.48%) Salt
15 3 (0.48%) YUM
Vendors
1 211 (34.03%) VMware
2 188 (30.32%) Microsoft
3 107 (17.26%) Cisco
4 88 (14.19%) Citrix
5 77 (12.42%) IBM
6 68 (10.97%) HP
7 60 (9.68%) Red Hat
8 52 (8.39%) EMC
9 50 (8.06%) Oracle
10 46 (7.42%) Symantec
11 44 (7.10%) NetApp
12 33 (5.32%) JBoss
13 21 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 19 (3.06%) Juniper
15 17 (2.74%) McAfee
16 15 (2.42%) Dell
17 13 (2.10%) Remedy
17 13 (2.10%) BMC
17 13 (2.10%) Apple
18 12 (1.94%) ArcSight
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