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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 327 316 319
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 356 332 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 166 154
Average daily rate
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£345 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% -0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £333
% change year-on-year
+0.78% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 46
Average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -2.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.31 £20.03 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £38.75 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -5.66%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +7 317 £350 +7.69% 143
London +15 128 £350 -6.66% 38
South East -7 75 £300 - 45
City of London +13 31 £419 +25.93% 12
South West -11 29 £600 +130.54% 18
Hampshire -2 23 £325 +8.33% 11
North West -20 22 £320 +3.22% 8
East of England +11 21 £425 +21.42% 14
Surrey +9 15 £350 +56.42% 10
West Midlands +6 14 £438 +36.71% 8
Bristol +1 13 £600 +87.50% 2
Berkshire 0 13 £225 -27.12% 5
South Wales -6 12 £305 -20.52% 3
Wales -15 12 £305 -20.52% 4
West Yorkshire -26 11 £450 +52.54% 4
Yorkshire -33 11 £450 +50.00% 4
Dorset +1 9 - - 2
Hertfordshire +8 8 £463 +23.33% 4
East Midlands -3 8 £258 - 7
Oxfordshire -12 8 £240 -31.42% 8
Newport +1 7 £305 -26.94%
Scotland -33 7 £286 -21.03% 2
Leicestershire +5 6 £258 - 3
Manchester -16 6 £320 - 4
Leeds -30 6 £460 +55.93% 3
Lancashire - 6 - -
Cardiff -7 5 £325 -4.48% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 5 £363 +3.57% 9
Cheshire - 5 - - 2
Bedfordshire +13 4 £200 - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 333 (47.03%) Windows
2 208 (29.38%) VMware
3 191 (26.98%) Linux
4 167 (23.59%) Active Directory
5 142 (20.06%) Microsoft
6 136 (19.21%) Security Cleared
7 126 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 100 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (14.12%) PowerShell
9 99 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 97 (13.70%) SC Cleared
11 95 (13.42%) SQL
12 78 (11.02%) MS Exchange
13 74 (10.45%) IIS
14 71 (10.03%) Citrix
15 70 (9.89%) Cisco
15 70 (9.89%) DNS
15 70 (9.89%) SAN
16 65 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 65 (9.18%) ITIL
17 64 (9.04%) Rational DOORS
18 63 (8.90%) HP
18 63 (8.90%) Finance
19 62 (8.76%) MS Excel
19 62 (8.76%) SQL Server
19 62 (8.76%) Red Hat
20 61 (8.62%) Python
21 60 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 59 (8.33%) UNIX

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 78 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.45%) IIS
3 42 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (5.37%) Apache
5 30 (4.24%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.82%) Lync
7 18 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.12%) Confluence
10 14 (1.98%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.41%) nginx
13 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.13%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.99%) JBoss
14 7 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.71%) Jadu
16 5 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 62 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.82%) MS Office
3 15 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.27%) Simulink
5 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.85%) Windchill
6 3 (0.42%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.28%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.42%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.12%) Office 365
3 11 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.56%) SaaS
8 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.42%) IaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.28%) PaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.89%) DNS
1 70 (9.89%) SAN
2 53 (7.49%) Firewall
3 41 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.37%) DHCP
5 37 (5.23%) LAN
6 36 (5.08%) WAN
7 25 (3.53%) VoIP
8 23 (3.25%) VLAN
9 20 (2.82%) LDAP
10 18 (2.54%) Internet
11 14 (1.98%) HTTP
12 13 (1.84%) VPN
12 13 (1.84%) NAS
13 12 (1.69%) PBX
13 12 (1.69%) Wireless
14 11 (1.55%) ATM
14 11 (1.55%) SNMP
15 10 (1.41%) IPsec
16 9 (1.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.08%) MySQL
3 14 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.71%) MarkLogic
9 5 (0.71%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.42%) Big Data
11 3 (0.42%) KDB
11 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (9.04%) Rational DOORS
2 24 (3.39%) JIRA
3 23 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.54%) Rational Rhapsody
5 11 (1.55%) Subversion
6 10 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.71%) GitLab
9 5 (0.71%) RSpec
10 4 (0.56%) Maven
10 4 (0.56%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.42%) Hudson
11 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.14%) Redmine
13 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 63 (8.90%) Finance
2 23 (3.25%) Military
3 21 (2.97%) Automotive
3 21 (2.97%) Electronics
4 20 (2.82%) Banking
5 19 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.12%) Aerospace
6 15 (2.12%) Law
7 13 (1.84%) Retail
8 12 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.13%) Marketing
11 7 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.85%) Back Office
13 5 (0.71%) Front Office
13 5 (0.71%) Avionics
14 4 (0.56%) Local Government
14 4 (0.56%) Legal
15 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.39%) HTML
2 23 (3.25%) Web Services
3 17 (2.40%) .NET
4 12 (1.69%) XML
4 12 (1.69%) LAMP
5 10 (1.41%) Middleware
6 8 (1.13%) HTML5
7 6 (0.85%) RESTful
7 6 (0.85%) J2EE
8 5 (0.71%) REST
8 5 (0.71%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.71%) MCollective
9 4 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.56%) SOAP
9 4 (0.56%) Flash
9 4 (0.56%) OLE
9 4 (0.56%) OLE DB
10 3 (0.42%) JSP
10 3 (0.42%) SAML
10 3 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.67%) Clustering
4 19 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.98%) PKI
6 10 (1.41%) Physics
6 10 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.13%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.99%) Human Factors
9 7 (0.99%) Derivative
9 7 (0.99%) iPhone
10 6 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.71%) EPoS
11 5 (0.71%) Replication
12 4 (0.56%) STB
12 4 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 333 (47.03%) Windows
2 191 (26.98%) Linux
3 126 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (8.33%) UNIX
8 47 (6.64%) Windows 7
9 20 (2.82%) Solaris
10 16 (2.26%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.84%) AIX
11 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.27%) CentOS
13 7 (0.99%) Android
14 6 (0.85%) SUSE
14 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.71%) SmartOS
15 5 (0.71%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (9.18%) ITIL
2 47 (6.64%) Configuration Management
3 45 (6.36%) UML
4 42 (5.93%) DevOps
5 41 (5.79%) Validation
6 40 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (5.65%) Software Engineering
7 38 (5.37%) Migration
8 34 (4.80%) Requirements Management
9 28 (3.95%) Change Management
9 28 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (3.67%) SysML
11 25 (3.53%) E-Commerce
12 23 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (3.25%) SDLC
13 21 (2.97%) Open Source
14 18 (2.54%) Load Balancing
15 17 (2.40%) SOA
16 16 (2.26%) Service Management
17 15 (2.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (14.12%) PowerShell
2 95 (13.42%) SQL
3 61 (8.62%) Python
4 51 (7.20%) Java
5 43 (6.07%) Perl
6 30 (4.24%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.39%) C
9 21 (2.97%) PHP
10 20 (2.82%) C#
11 19 (2.68%) C++
12 18 (2.54%) VBScript
12 18 (2.54%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.98%) Ruby
13 14 (1.98%) VB
14 13 (1.84%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.99%) Korn
16 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 97 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.50%) Degree
4 23 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.26%) MCSE
5 16 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (1.98%) CCNA
7 9 (1.27%) MCP
8 7 (0.99%) HND
8 7 (0.99%) MCSA
8 7 (0.99%) MCITP
9 6 (0.85%) HNC
10 4 (0.56%) CCNP
10 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.42%) Avaya Certification
11 3 (0.42%) RHCE
12 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.69%) SLA
2 9 (1.27%) QA
3 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.71%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.71%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.42%) DO-160
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 2 (0.28%) GxP
7 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) GAMP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ARP4754
System Software
1 167 (23.59%) Active Directory
2 100 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.24%) Hyper-V
3 30 (4.24%) vSphere
4 20 (2.82%) XenApp
5 15 (2.12%) Docker
6 13 (1.84%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.69%) Squid
8 10 (1.41%) Varnish
8 10 (1.41%) vCloud
8 10 (1.41%) iptables
9 9 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.13%) KVM
11 6 (0.85%) Firmware
12 5 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.71%) NFS
12 5 (0.71%) Xen
12 5 (0.71%) Snort
12 5 (0.71%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 48 (6.78%) SCCM
2 47 (6.64%) Puppet
3 33 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (3.81%) SCOM
5 22 (3.11%) Backup Exec
6 18 (2.54%) Nagios
7 16 (2.26%) Ansible
8 9 (1.27%) WSUS
8 9 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.27%) Zenoss
9 8 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.99%) SCSM
10 7 (0.99%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.99%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.85%) yum
12 5 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.71%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.71%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 208 (29.38%) VMware
2 142 (20.06%) Microsoft
3 71 (10.03%) Citrix
4 70 (9.89%) Cisco
5 63 (8.90%) HP
6 62 (8.76%) Red Hat
7 49 (6.92%) Oracle
8 33 (4.66%) EMC
9 30 (4.24%) Symantec
10 27 (3.81%) IBM
11 23 (3.25%) Juniper
12 18 (2.54%) F5
13 16 (2.26%) Dell
14 15 (2.12%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.69%) Apple
15 12 (1.69%) NetApp
16 11 (1.55%) McAfee
17 10 (1.41%) Mitel
18 9 (1.27%) Altiris
18 9 (1.27%) Avaya
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Wiltshire
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Southampton
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Fareham
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Rate: competitive
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Hampshire
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