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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 370 371 343
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 291 316 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 146 167
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £209 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 63 64
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £19.52 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £51.72 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.46 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +74.19%

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +4 264 £418 +19.28% 165
London -15 85 £475 +26.66% 45
South East +21 82 £425 +25.55% 52
South West +17 31 £350 -41.66% 23
East of England +21 27 £335 -21.17% 22
Hampshire +13 22 £444 +36.53% 21
City of London +21 19 £475 -8.65% 13
Oxfordshire 0 19 £444 +92.93% 9
Gloucestershire +11 15 £350 -12.50% 10
Berkshire +8 14 £375 -1.31% 9
North West -4 13 £343 +7.03% 10
Yorkshire +18 12 £300 -34.06% 4
Middlesex +8 12 £425 +9.67%
Essex +12 11 £325 -21.21% 2
West Yorkshire +10 10 £300 -34.06% 2
Scotland +10 10 £290 -18.76% 1
Bristol -4 10 £350 -41.66% 4
Oxford -9 10 £406 +62.50% 3
Leeds +13 9 £250 -45.65% 2
Surrey +6 9 £425 +21.42% 7
South Wales +20 7 £388 +19.23% 5
Wales +15 7 £388 +19.23% 5
West Midlands -22 7 £286 +1.32% 5
Cambridgeshire +25 6 £293 -19.31% 2
Lancashire +20 6 £413 - 1
Abingdon -3 6 £450 +5.88% 2
Hertfordshire -4 6 £425 -5.55% 13
Portsmouth -7 5 £638 +94.95% 10
Manchester -9 5 £330 +3.12% 8
Slough - 5 £363 - 1

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 258 (39.57%) Linux
2 210 (32.21%) Windows
3 153 (23.47%) VMware
4 127 (19.48%) Puppet
5 121 (18.56%) Security Cleared
6 117 (17.94%) Microsoft
7 115 (17.64%) Windows Server
8 111 (17.02%) Active Directory
9 110 (16.87%) Finance
10 104 (15.95%) Python
11 95 (14.57%) Unix
12 92 (14.11%) DevOps
13 88 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
14 84 (12.88%) SC Cleared
15 79 (12.12%) ITIL
16 73 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 73 (11.20%) PowerShell
16 73 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (11.20%) Bash Shell
17 72 (11.04%) Perl
18 70 (10.74%) Red Hat
19 69 (10.58%) Cisco
19 69 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
20 68 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 67 (10.28%) DNS
22 64 (9.82%) SQL
22 64 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
23 63 (9.66%) Configuration Management
24 62 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
25 58 (8.90%) Ruby

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 34 (5.21%) Apache
2 25 (3.83%) MS Exchange
3 24 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.07%) OpenStack
5 18 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.45%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.15%) IIS
8 13 (1.99%) Confluence
9 11 (1.69%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.07%) JBoss
13 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.77%) CMS
15 4 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.61%) nginx
16 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.69%) MS Office
3 10 (1.53%) Simulink
4 6 (0.92%) MS Project
4 6 (0.92%) Windchill
5 3 (0.46%) HipChat
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) assyst
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 88 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.14%) Office 365
4 14 (2.15%) PaaS
5 10 (1.53%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.38%) IaaS
7 6 (0.92%) GitHub
8 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.31%) iTunes
11 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
12 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.28%) DNS
2 53 (8.13%) Firewall
3 49 (7.52%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.60%) DHCP
5 32 (4.91%) Internet
6 29 (4.45%) SAN
7 26 (3.99%) LAN
8 23 (3.53%) WAN
9 20 (3.07%) HTTP
10 16 (2.45%) VPN
11 15 (2.30%) LDAP
11 15 (2.30%) SNMP
11 15 (2.30%) SSL
11 15 (2.30%) VoIP
12 13 (1.99%) Wireless
13 12 (1.84%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.53%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.53%) Network Security
15 9 (1.38%) SSH
16 8 (1.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.91%) MySQL
3 15 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.23%) Big Data
6 8 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.23%) Redis
7 5 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.61%) InfluxDB
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) GIS
9 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.31%) DB2
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 48 (7.36%) Rational DOORS
2 41 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 33 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 31 (4.75%) JIRA
5 17 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.15%) Subversion
7 12 (1.84%) Hudson
7 12 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (1.69%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.61%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.46%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.31%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 110 (16.87%) Finance
2 27 (4.14%) Military
3 23 (3.53%) Aerospace
4 20 (3.07%) Financial Institution
4 20 (3.07%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.30%) Automotive
6 13 (1.99%) Banking
7 11 (1.69%) Avionics
7 11 (1.69%) Retail
8 9 (1.38%) Publishing
9 8 (1.23%) Electronics
10 7 (1.07%) Marketing
11 6 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.92%) Legal
12 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
13 3 (0.46%) Billing
13 3 (0.46%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.91%) Web Services
2 13 (1.99%) LAMP
3 12 (1.84%) Regular Expression
4 11 (1.69%) XML
5 10 (1.53%) HTML
6 8 (1.23%) Middleware
7 7 (1.07%) ELK Stack
7 7 (1.07%) PostGIS
8 6 (0.92%) CSS
8 6 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.77%) .NET
9 5 (0.77%) Node.js
9 5 (0.77%) Sensu
10 3 (0.46%) JSON
11 2 (0.31%) HTML5
11 2 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.31%) REST
11 2 (0.31%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.31%) SOAP
11 2 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.75%) Clustering
3 26 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.07%) Hedge funds
4 20 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (1.53%) ASIC
6 10 (1.53%) RIA
7 8 (1.23%) CESG
7 8 (1.23%) NHS
7 8 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.92%) Derivative
8 6 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.92%) Physics
9 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.77%) Life Science
9 5 (0.77%) PKI
10 4 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 258 (39.57%) Linux
2 210 (32.21%) Windows
3 115 (17.64%) Windows Server
4 95 (14.57%) Unix
5 73 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (6.44%) Solaris
9 35 (5.37%) Windows 7
10 31 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (3.22%) CentOS
12 15 (2.30%) AIX
12 15 (2.30%) Windows 10
13 14 (2.15%) HPUX
13 14 (2.15%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.38%) Debian
16 6 (0.92%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (14.11%) DevOps
2 79 (12.12%) ITIL
3 64 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (9.66%) Configuration Management
5 53 (8.13%) Migration
6 45 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (5.98%) Validation
8 37 (5.67%) Software Engineering
9 34 (5.21%) High Availability
9 34 (5.21%) UML
10 30 (4.60%) Service Delivery
11 27 (4.14%) Open Source
11 27 (4.14%) Project Management
12 25 (3.83%) Patch Management
12 25 (3.83%) Requirements Management
13 24 (3.68%) Service Management
14 22 (3.37%) SysML
15 20 (3.07%) Release Management
16 15 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (2.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 104 (15.95%) Python
2 73 (11.20%) Bash Shell
2 73 (11.20%) PowerShell
3 72 (11.04%) Perl
4 64 (9.82%) SQL
5 58 (8.90%) Ruby
6 54 (8.28%) Java
7 37 (5.67%) C++
8 27 (4.14%) VBScript
9 24 (3.68%) PHP
10 23 (3.53%) Bourne shell
11 22 (3.37%) C
11 22 (3.37%) Korn
11 22 (3.37%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.84%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.53%) C#
14 8 (1.23%) Go
14 8 (1.23%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.23%) VB
15 5 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.88%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.13%) Degree
4 29 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 24 (3.68%) MCSE
7 18 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (2.45%) CCNA
9 12 (1.84%) CCNP
10 11 (1.69%) AWS Certification
10 11 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.69%) MCP
11 10 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.38%) MCSA
13 4 (0.61%) CCA
13 4 (0.61%) CCVP
13 4 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.46%) CCDE
14 3 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.61%) SLA
2 11 (1.69%) QA
3 9 (1.38%) DO-178B
4 7 (1.07%) ARP4761
4 7 (1.07%) DO-254
5 6 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.92%) DO-160
6 5 (0.77%) ARP4754
7 4 (0.61%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.46%) ISO26262
9 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.31%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.31%) JTAG
10 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.15%) MISRA
10 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 73 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.45%) vSphere
4 26 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (3.83%) Docker
6 24 (3.68%) XenApp
7 23 (3.53%) GlusterFS
7 23 (3.53%) Hyper-V
8 22 (3.37%) GFS2
8 22 (3.37%) OCFS2
9 13 (1.99%) Firmware
10 12 (1.84%) NFS
11 9 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.38%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.23%) UAG
12 8 (1.23%) vCloud
12 8 (1.23%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.92%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.77%) KVM
14 5 (0.77%) Squid
Systems Management
1 127 (19.48%) Puppet
2 62 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (8.59%) Ansible
4 47 (7.21%) SCOM
5 33 (5.06%) SCCM
6 29 (4.45%) Nagios
7 27 (4.14%) CFEngine
8 23 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
8 23 (3.53%) SELinux
9 12 (1.84%) Terraform
10 11 (1.69%) Netcool
10 11 (1.69%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.23%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.23%) Grafana
11 8 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
11 8 (1.23%) WSUS
12 6 (0.92%) IBM BigFix
12 6 (0.92%) Kibana
12 6 (0.92%) logstash
12 6 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 153 (23.47%) VMware
2 117 (17.94%) Microsoft
3 70 (10.74%) Red Hat
4 69 (10.58%) Cisco
5 57 (8.74%) Citrix
6 53 (8.13%) HP
7 46 (7.06%) Oracle
8 37 (5.67%) IBM
9 19 (2.91%) NetApp
10 18 (2.76%) Splunk
10 18 (2.76%) Symantec
11 14 (2.15%) CA
12 12 (1.84%) Juniper
13 11 (1.69%) EMC
14 10 (1.53%) Dell
15 9 (1.38%) Apple
16 7 (1.07%) Siemens
17 6 (0.92%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.92%) SolarWinds
17 6 (0.92%) Sun
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