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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 320 309 236
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 304 288 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.56% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.61% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 146 175
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 90
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £19.38 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -14 284 £363 +3.57% 125
London +27 125 £363 +3.57% 39
South East -21 67 £350 +4.47% 30
Hampshire +8 36 £350 +9.37% 12
South West -25 31 £358 +2.14% 18
City of London -14 22 £353 -4.40% 16
East of England -14 17 £388 +7.63% 7
Yorkshire -9 16 £323 -0.76% 8
Southampton +9 15 £381 - 2
North West -18 14 £375 +25.00% 3
West Yorkshire -6 12 £325 -27.77% 2
Leeds -7 11 £325 -27.77% 2
Surrey -11 10 £406 +62.50% 3
West Midlands -6 9 £375 +7.14% 11
Wiltshire -8 8 £398 - 4
Scotland -9 8 £338 -26.63% 2
Cheshire +10 7 £400 +15.10% 1
Berkshire -7 7 £450 +28.57% 8
Somerset -12 7 £114 -64.92% 6
Gloucestershire -15 7 £430 - 5
Suffolk - 6 £561 - 1
Reading +18 5 £450 +4.34% 1
Hertfordshire +6 5 £146 -61.00% 2
Manchester -15 5 £351 +16.83% 2
Hounslow - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 - - 1
East Sussex - 5 £425 - 1
Middlesex +1 4 £340 -26.48%
East Midlands 0 4 £290 - 7
Havant 0 4 £338 +12.50% 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 268 (41.36%) Windows
2 222 (34.26%) VMware
3 190 (29.32%) Linux
4 166 (25.62%) Microsoft
5 163 (25.15%) Active Directory
6 122 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 118 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 96 (14.81%) UNIX
9 94 (14.51%) DNS
9 94 (14.51%) Security Cleared
10 90 (13.89%) MS Exchange
11 89 (13.73%) HP
11 89 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 74 (11.42%) Cisco
13 72 (11.11%) IBM
14 71 (10.96%) Citrix
15 70 (10.80%) SAN
15 70 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
16 65 (10.03%) SQL
17 64 (9.88%) Red Hat
18 62 (9.57%) EMC
18 62 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 61 (9.41%) DHCP
20 60 (9.26%) TCP/IP
21 59 (9.10%) Finance
21 59 (9.10%) PowerShell
22 58 (8.95%) Puppet
23 57 (8.80%) ITIL
24 56 (8.64%) Firewall
24 56 (8.64%) SC Cleared

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 90 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 70 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.02%) Apache
3 39 (6.02%) IIS
4 31 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 31 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.09%) JBoss
7 19 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.62%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.01%) Lync
10 8 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.77%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.46%) nginx
14 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 33 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.01%) MS Office
3 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.77%) Simulink
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
5 1 (0.15%) Windchill
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.31%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.62%) Office 365
4 12 (1.85%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.23%) Route 53
6 7 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.77%) PaaS
8 4 (0.62%) SaaS
8 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.31%) IaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 94 (14.51%) DNS
2 70 (10.80%) SAN
3 61 (9.41%) DHCP
4 60 (9.26%) TCP/IP
5 56 (8.64%) Firewall
6 37 (5.71%) LAN
7 35 (5.40%) WAN
8 18 (2.78%) Internet
9 12 (1.85%) SMTP
10 11 (1.70%) LDAP
10 11 (1.70%) HTTP
10 11 (1.70%) NAS
11 10 (1.54%) Network Security
11 10 (1.54%) Wireless
11 10 (1.54%) SSL
11 10 (1.54%) VoIP
12 9 (1.39%) DVB
13 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.23%) FTP
14 7 (1.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.25%) MySQL
3 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 7
8 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.46%) Big Data
9 3 (0.46%) Crystal Enterprise
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (5.40%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (4.01%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.70%) Hudson
5 10 (1.54%) Subversion
6 9 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (1.08%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.93%) JUnit
8 6 (0.93%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.93%) JIRA
9 5 (0.77%) Selenium
9 5 (0.77%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.77%) DbUnit
9 5 (0.77%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.46%) Maven
11 3 (0.46%) Ant
11 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.15%) ChangeMan
General
1 59 (9.10%) Finance
2 20 (3.09%) Military
3 17 (2.62%) Marketing
3 17 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.31%) Advertising
5 13 (2.01%) Banking
6 10 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.54%) Legal
6 10 (1.54%) Avionics
7 7 (1.08%) French Language
7 7 (1.08%) Automotive
8 6 (0.93%) Electronics
8 6 (0.93%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.77%) German Language
9 5 (0.77%) Retail
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.62%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.01%) Web Services
2 15 (2.31%) LAMP
3 12 (1.85%) .NET
4 9 (1.39%) HTML
5 7 (1.08%) jQuery
5 7 (1.08%) J2EE
6 5 (0.77%) XML
6 5 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.77%) Java EE
7 4 (0.62%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.62%) Middleware
7 4 (0.62%) SOAP
7 4 (0.62%) WebSockets
7 4 (0.62%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.46%) REST
8 3 (0.46%) CSS
8 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.46%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.46%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.48%) Clustering
2 26 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.24%) Replication
4 18 (2.78%) Open Source
5 13 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.70%) CMDB
6 11 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.54%) SCADA
8 8 (1.23%) PKI
8 8 (1.23%) MPEG
9 7 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.93%) NHS
10 6 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.62%) Statistics
12 4 (0.62%) LPAR
13 3 (0.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (0.46%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 268 (41.36%) Windows
2 190 (29.32%) Linux
3 118 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (14.81%) UNIX
5 89 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (8.18%) Windows 7
8 44 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.40%) Solaris
11 18 (2.78%) CentOS
12 13 (2.01%) AIX
13 10 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.54%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.93%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.46%) Debian
16 3 (0.46%) Fedora
16 3 (0.46%) HPUX
16 3 (0.46%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (8.80%) ITIL
2 54 (8.33%) DevOps
3 49 (7.56%) Configuration Management
3 49 (7.56%) Migration
4 45 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (6.17%) UML
5 40 (6.17%) Validation
6 35 (5.40%) Requirements Management
7 34 (5.25%) Software Engineering
7 34 (5.25%) Change Management
8 24 (3.70%) Use Case
9 22 (3.40%) Load Balancing
9 22 (3.40%) Requirements Analysis
9 22 (3.40%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (3.24%) SysML
10 21 (3.24%) Project Management
11 18 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (1.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.03%) SQL
2 59 (9.10%) PowerShell
3 53 (8.18%) Python
4 43 (6.64%) Perl
5 35 (5.40%) Java
6 30 (4.63%) Ruby
6 30 (4.63%) Bash Shell
7 25 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.24%) VBScript
9 19 (2.93%) PHP
10 17 (2.62%) C++
11 16 (2.47%) C
12 13 (2.01%) C#
13 12 (1.85%) VB
14 10 (1.54%) JavaScript
15 9 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.39%) Korn
16 5 (0.77%) VBA
17 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (4.94%) DV Cleared
5 31 (4.78%) Degree
6 21 (3.24%) MCSE
7 17 (2.62%) MCP
8 15 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.16%) MCITP
10 12 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.54%) CCNA
12 9 (1.39%) HNC
13 7 (1.08%) CCNP
13 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.08%) RHCE
14 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.93%) CCA
14 6 (0.93%) RHCT
15 5 (0.77%) CCIA
15 5 (0.77%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.93%) SLA
2 18 (2.78%) QA
3 6 (0.93%) GAMP
4 3 (0.46%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 163 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 122 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.09%) vSphere
4 24 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.40%) XenApp
6 17 (2.62%) Firmware
7 14 (2.16%) NFS
8 13 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 13 (2.01%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.85%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.23%) XenServer
11 8 (1.23%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.93%) Xen
13 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.77%) UAG
13 5 (0.77%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.62%) Postfix
14 4 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 58 (8.95%) Puppet
2 39 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (5.40%) SCCM
4 29 (4.48%) Nagios
5 25 (3.86%) SCOM
6 21 (3.24%) Tivoli
6 21 (3.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 20 (3.09%) Ansible
8 19 (2.93%) NetBackup
9 17 (2.62%) Backup Exec
10 15 (2.31%) WSUS
11 8 (1.23%) Cobbler
12 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (0.62%) OpenView
14 4 (0.62%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.62%) Graphite
15 3 (0.46%) SELinux
15 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 222 (34.26%) VMware
2 166 (25.62%) Microsoft
3 89 (13.73%) HP
4 74 (11.42%) Cisco
5 72 (11.11%) IBM
6 71 (10.96%) Citrix
7 64 (9.88%) Red Hat
8 62 (9.57%) EMC
9 38 (5.86%) Oracle
10 26 (4.01%) Symantec
10 26 (4.01%) NetApp
11 21 (3.24%) Dell
12 18 (2.78%) Sun
13 15 (2.31%) Juniper
13 15 (2.31%) Computacenter
14 13 (2.01%) Websense
15 11 (1.70%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.70%) BMC
16 10 (1.54%) Remedy
17 9 (1.39%) Mercator
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30-40 Per Hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
SFX
Rate: £26,861 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Greenford
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago