The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 340 294 284
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 274 274 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 140 131
Average daily rate £350 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £209 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -23.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 65
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.88 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -84 247 £353 +8.46% 145
London -42 90 £380 +8.57% 46
South East +1 76 £344 +14.58% 24
Hampshire +20 33 £341 +26.43% 9
South West -12 30 £350 -30.00% 17
City of London -17 19 £338 -3.57% 14
Berkshire -11 18 £319 -3.40% 6
East of England -24 17 £370 +17.46% 17
Southampton -3 14 £363 +110.14% 3
Yorkshire -15 14 £400 +23.07% 6
South Wales - 10 £375 - 2
Wales - 10 £375 - 3
West Midlands -10 9 £325 +41.30% 8
Bristol -11 8 £383 - 3
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £350 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £370 +15.62% 9
Milton Keynes -10 7 £350 +55.55% 1
West Yorkshire -17 7 £438 +70.56% 3
Middlesex - 7 £275 - 2
Scotland -9 6 £326 -31.34% 6
Bracknell - 6 £338 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 5 £365 -27.00% 2
Dorset -1 5 - - 5
Somerset -5 5 £300 - 5
East Midlands -26 5 £300 +20.00% 4
Essex -28 5 £400 - 5
Leeds - 5 £438 - 3
North Yorkshire 0 4 £335 +3.07% 1
Manchester -14 4 £190 -32.14% 8
North West -19 4 £190 -32.14% 20

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 228 (40.64%) Windows
2 167 (29.77%) VMware
3 155 (27.63%) Linux
4 134 (23.89%) Microsoft
5 130 (23.17%) Active Directory
6 121 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 104 (18.54%) SQL
8 96 (17.11%) Cisco
9 89 (15.86%) Security Cleared
9 89 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 83 (14.80%) SQL Server
11 82 (14.62%) MS Exchange
12 81 (14.44%) Citrix
13 78 (13.90%) Oracle
14 69 (12.30%) Finance
15 68 (12.12%) HP
16 66 (11.76%) Firewall
17 65 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
18 62 (11.05%) SC Cleared
19 60 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 60 (10.70%) DNS
20 56 (9.98%) Apache
21 53 (9.45%) MCSE
21 53 (9.45%) UNIX
22 52 (9.27%) NetApp
23 51 (9.09%) TCP/IP
24 50 (8.91%) ITIL
25 49 (8.73%) Perl
25 49 (8.73%) Red Hat
26 48 (8.56%) Degree

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 82 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.98%) Apache
3 45 (8.02%) IIS
4 42 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (6.24%) Tomcat
6 30 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (3.92%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.60%) JOnAS
10 8 (1.43%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.07%) Node.js
11 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.71%) Lync
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.89%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.71%) Simulink
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Tridion
2 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.89%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.53%) Jelastic
6 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) PaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Joyent
7 2 (0.36%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (11.76%) Firewall
2 60 (10.70%) DNS
3 51 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 47 (8.38%) SAN
5 35 (6.24%) LAN
6 32 (5.70%) WAN
7 27 (4.81%) DHCP
8 20 (3.57%) LDAP
9 17 (3.03%) HTTP
10 16 (2.85%) VLAN
10 16 (2.85%) Internet
11 14 (2.50%) NAS
11 14 (2.50%) FTP
12 11 (1.96%) VPN
12 11 (1.96%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.60%) VoIP
14 8 (1.43%) NetScaler
14 8 (1.43%) SSL
14 8 (1.43%) OSPF
15 7 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.06%) MySQL
3 14 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.53%) KDB
11 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (7.31%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.07%) Subversion
6 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.53%) JMeter
7 3 (0.53%) JIRA
7 3 (0.53%) Hudson
8 2 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.36%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.18%) MSI
9 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) JUnit
General
1 69 (12.30%) Finance
2 22 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.57%) Banking
4 16 (2.85%) Retail
5 15 (2.67%) Electronics
6 14 (2.50%) Aerospace
6 14 (2.50%) Military
7 13 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.32%) Avionics
8 11 (1.96%) Publishing
8 11 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.78%) Legal
9 10 (1.78%) Automotive
10 7 (1.25%) French Language
11 6 (1.07%) Marketing
11 6 (1.07%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.89%) Law
12 5 (0.89%) Advertising
12 5 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
12 5 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.57%) Web Services
2 17 (3.03%) .NET
3 16 (2.85%) LAMP
4 13 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (2.14%) Middleware
6 11 (1.96%) XML
7 10 (1.78%) HTML
8 6 (1.07%) JSP
8 6 (1.07%) SOAP
9 4 (0.71%) CSS
10 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.53%) XMPP
10 3 (0.53%) JSON
10 3 (0.53%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.53%) REST
10 3 (0.53%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (2.14%) Clustering
3 10 (1.78%) Blackberry
4 9 (1.60%) SCADA
4 9 (1.60%) Open Source
5 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.25%) CMDB
6 7 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.07%) EPoS
8 5 (0.89%) Chip and PIN
8 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.89%) N-Tier
8 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.71%) Physics
9 4 (0.71%) Ergonomics
9 4 (0.71%) PKI
9 4 (0.71%) IPTV
10 3 (0.53%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 228 (40.64%) Windows
2 155 (27.63%) Linux
3 89 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (9.45%) UNIX
6 42 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (6.95%) Solaris
8 27 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (4.63%) Windows 7
10 22 (3.92%) CentOS
11 17 (3.03%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.78%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.25%) SUSE
14 7 (1.25%) Debian
14 7 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.07%) Fedora
16 5 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.71%) VMS
17 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (8.91%) ITIL
2 37 (6.60%) Configuration Management
2 37 (6.60%) Migration
3 33 (5.88%) UML
4 31 (5.53%) Change Control
5 28 (4.99%) Requirements Management
6 27 (4.81%) Software Engineering
7 24 (4.28%) Validation
7 24 (4.28%) Incident Management
8 20 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (2.67%) SOA
9 15 (2.67%) Release Management
9 15 (2.67%) Load Balancing
10 14 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (2.32%) Project Management
11 13 (2.32%) SysML
12 12 (2.14%) Network Management
13 11 (1.96%) Change Management
13 11 (1.96%) Content Management
14 10 (1.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 104 (18.54%) SQL
2 49 (8.73%) Perl
3 46 (8.20%) Java
4 41 (7.31%) PowerShell
5 36 (6.42%) C
6 35 (6.24%) C++
7 34 (6.06%) Python
8 32 (5.70%) Shell Script
9 27 (4.81%) Bash Shell
10 24 (4.28%) Ruby
11 16 (2.85%) VBScript
11 16 (2.85%) VB
12 15 (2.67%) C#
13 14 (2.50%) PHP
14 12 (2.14%) MATLAB
15 11 (1.96%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.60%) JavaScript
17 6 (1.07%) sed
18 5 (0.89%) AWK
19 3 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 62 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 60 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (9.45%) MCSE
5 48 (8.56%) Degree
6 27 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.03%) CCNA
8 17 (3.03%) MCITP
9 14 (2.50%) MCP
10 13 (2.32%) CCNP
11 10 (1.78%) CCVP
12 8 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.25%) HNC
13 7 (1.25%) CNE
13 7 (1.25%) Novell Certification
14 6 (1.07%) CCA
14 6 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.67%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) QA
3 6 (1.07%) Basel III
3 6 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.71%) DO-160
5 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.53%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) ARP4754
System Software
1 130 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 121 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (8.20%) vSphere
4 37 (6.60%) VMware ESX
5 29 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.28%) XenApp
7 20 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.21%) XenServer
9 14 (2.50%) NFS
10 11 (1.96%) KVM
11 9 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.60%) Sendmail
11 9 (1.60%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.43%) UAG
12 8 (1.43%) Xen
12 8 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.25%) vCloud
14 5 (0.89%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (5.53%) Puppet
2 24 (4.28%) SCCM
3 23 (4.10%) SCOM
4 19 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.85%) NetBackup
6 13 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (2.32%) Backup Exec
7 10 (1.78%) Nagios
8 7 (1.25%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.71%) Foglight
12 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.53%) WSUS
12 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 167 (29.77%) VMware
2 134 (23.89%) Microsoft
3 96 (17.11%) Cisco
4 81 (14.44%) Citrix
5 78 (13.90%) Oracle
6 68 (12.12%) HP
7 52 (9.27%) NetApp
8 49 (8.73%) Red Hat
9 28 (4.99%) IBM
10 21 (3.74%) EMC
11 17 (3.03%) Symantec
12 15 (2.67%) Sun
13 13 (2.32%) F5
14 12 (2.14%) CheckPoint
14 12 (2.14%) Juniper
14 12 (2.14%) Dell
15 11 (1.96%) JBoss
15 11 (1.96%) McAfee
16 10 (1.78%) Blue Coat
16 10 (1.78%) Siemens
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £34 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £270 - £290 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
Scotland
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Posted: 22 days ago
Yeovil
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 28 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 28 days ago
City of London, London, UK
Dimension Data
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 28 days ago