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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 320 315 363
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 367 369 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.71% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 211 140
Median daily rate £400 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.12% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £305 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.39% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 58 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.72 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.00% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £20.19 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -4 318 £430 +22.85% 124
London -25 142 £450 +28.57% 39
South East -9 65 £430 +43.33% 27
Scotland -1 26 £360 +4.72% 6
East of England +20 24 £300 -5.95% 12
South West +8 24 £331 +6.85% 26
City of London +18 23 £475 +35.71% 12
Hampshire -6 22 £326 -3.41% 11
North West -2 20 £400 -20.00% 6
Surrey -3 16 £475 +18.75% 7
Edinburgh - 16 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +5 14 £350 +72.83% 3
Essex +12 11 - - 1
Lancashire - 11 - - 1
Bristol +12 10 £338 - 5
West Midlands -17 10 £450 - 7
North East -47 9 £310 -
Berkshire -5 8 £420 +61.53% 2
East Midlands -6 8 £350 +6.46% 4
Preston - 8 - -
Cambridgeshire +23 7 £350 +46.44% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 6 £310 -
Tyne and Wear -57 6 £310 -
Redhill - 6 £183 -
Southampton +19 5 £430 - 5
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £293 +30.00%
Oxfordshire +13 5 £350 +21.73% 4
Manchester -13 5 £430 +67.80% 5
Erskine - 5 £320 -
Birmingham - 5 - - 1

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 255 (37.56%) Linux
2 245 (36.08%) Windows
3 183 (26.95%) VMware
4 137 (20.18%) Windows Server
5 130 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 129 (19.00%) Security Cleared
7 114 (16.79%) Active Directory
8 112 (16.49%) Finance
9 105 (15.46%) PowerShell
9 105 (15.46%) DevOps
10 104 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 103 (15.17%) Puppet
12 100 (14.73%) Python
13 97 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 91 (13.40%) SC Cleared
15 90 (13.25%) ITIL
15 90 (13.25%) Red Hat
16 85 (12.52%) SQL
17 82 (12.08%) Unix
18 77 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 75 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (11.05%) Perl
20 73 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
21 72 (10.60%) DNS
22 71 (10.46%) Bash Shell
23 66 (9.72%) Configuration Management
24 64 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
25 62 (9.13%) Oracle
26 61 (8.98%) Java
26 61 (8.98%) HP

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 37 (5.45%) Apache
2 34 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.57%) IIS
3 31 (4.57%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (3.53%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.39%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.50%) Confluence
8 15 (2.21%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.88%) CMS
11 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.74%) JBoss
12 5 (0.74%) nginx
12 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.59%) WordPress
14 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (8.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.21%) MS Office
3 14 (2.06%) Simulink
4 7 (1.03%) MS Project
5 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.44%) HipChat
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) assyst
1 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.29%) Infor CRM
1 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 73 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.68%) Office 365
4 18 (2.65%) PaaS
5 12 (1.77%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.03%) IaaS
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.74%) GitHub
9 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.44%) SaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.60%) DNS
2 54 (7.95%) Firewall
3 37 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.86%) DHCP
5 27 (3.98%) SAN
6 17 (2.50%) HTTP
7 16 (2.36%) LAN
8 15 (2.21%) Internet
8 15 (2.21%) WAN
9 14 (2.06%) Network Security
10 13 (1.91%) Wireless
11 12 (1.77%) LDAP
11 12 (1.77%) VoIP
12 11 (1.62%) VPN
13 10 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (1.33%) NetScaler
15 8 (1.18%) 4G
15 8 (1.18%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.18%) SNMP
15 8 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.98%) MySQL
3 21 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.33%) GIS
7 8 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.03%) Redis
9 6 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.74%) Big Data
10 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.59%) InfluxDB
11 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (8.98%) Rational DOORS
2 37 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.68%) JIRA
4 22 (3.24%) TeamCity
5 21 (3.09%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.50%) Subversion
7 15 (2.21%) MSBuild
7 15 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.03%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.74%) Hudson
10 4 (0.59%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.59%) MSI
10 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.29%) Grunt
12 2 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 112 (16.49%) Finance
2 31 (4.57%) Automotive
3 22 (3.24%) Aerospace
4 21 (3.09%) Banking
5 20 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.65%) Military
7 14 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.62%) Electronics
9 9 (1.33%) Avionics
9 9 (1.33%) Games
10 8 (1.18%) Legal
10 8 (1.18%) Marketing
11 7 (1.03%) Publishing
12 6 (0.88%) Advertising
13 5 (0.74%) Retail
14 4 (0.59%) Back Office
15 3 (0.44%) Law
15 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.12%) Web Services
2 17 (2.50%) .NET
3 13 (1.91%) XML
4 10 (1.47%) LAMP
5 9 (1.33%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.03%) ELK Stack
6 7 (1.03%) HTML
6 7 (1.03%) Middleware
6 7 (1.03%) Node.js
7 6 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (0.88%) Sensu
8 5 (0.74%) CSS
9 3 (0.44%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.44%) J2EE
10 2 (0.29%) JMS
10 2 (0.29%) Lucene
10 2 (0.29%) POSIX
10 2 (0.29%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.29%) STL
10 2 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.68%) Clustering
4 23 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.77%) User Experience
8 9 (1.33%) Life Science
9 8 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.03%) PlayStation
11 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.88%) Handset
12 5 (0.74%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.74%) Derivative
12 5 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.74%) Statistics
13 4 (0.59%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.59%) Physics
13 4 (0.59%) VAX
13 4 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 255 (37.56%) Linux
2 245 (36.08%) Windows
3 137 (20.18%) Windows Server
4 97 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (12.08%) Unix
6 77 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (6.04%) Solaris
9 40 (5.89%) Windows 7
10 38 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (4.42%) CentOS
12 17 (2.50%) Windows XP
13 14 (2.06%) AIX
14 12 (1.77%) HPUX
14 12 (1.77%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.18%) SUSE
16 7 (1.03%) Debian
16 7 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.03%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.46%) DevOps
2 90 (13.25%) ITIL
3 66 (9.72%) Configuration Management
4 58 (8.54%) Migration
5 56 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (7.66%) Validation
7 47 (6.92%) Software Engineering
8 38 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (5.60%) Project Management
9 31 (4.57%) Open Source
9 31 (4.57%) UML
10 28 (4.12%) High Availability
10 28 (4.12%) Service Management
11 26 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (3.83%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.39%) SysML
13 21 (3.09%) Requirements Management
14 20 (2.95%) Integration Testing
15 19 (2.80%) Release Management
16 18 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.46%) PowerShell
2 100 (14.73%) Python
3 85 (12.52%) SQL
4 75 (11.05%) Perl
5 71 (10.46%) Bash Shell
6 61 (8.98%) Java
7 54 (7.95%) Ruby
8 40 (5.89%) C++
9 25 (3.68%) Bourne shell
9 25 (3.68%) PHP
10 24 (3.53%) Korn
10 24 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.39%) C
11 23 (3.39%) VBScript
12 15 (2.21%) C#
12 15 (2.21%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.62%) VB
14 9 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.03%) JavaScript
16 6 (0.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 129 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.30%) Degree
4 35 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (4.27%) MCSE
6 28 (4.12%) DV Cleared
7 24 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.65%) CCNA
10 14 (2.06%) MCSA
11 13 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.47%) CCNP
13 7 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.03%) MCP
14 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.59%) RHCE
16 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
17 2 (0.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) SLA
2 11 (1.62%) QA
3 9 (1.33%) DO-178B
4 6 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.59%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.44%) ARP4761
6 3 (0.44%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.44%) DO-160
6 3 (0.44%) DO-254
7 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.29%) ARP4754
7 2 (0.29%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 104 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (5.01%) vSphere
5 29 (4.27%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.98%) Docker
7 24 (3.53%) XenApp
8 11 (1.62%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (1.47%) Firmware
10 9 (1.33%) GFS2
10 9 (1.33%) GlusterFS
10 9 (1.33%) OCFS2
10 9 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.03%) UAG
12 6 (0.88%) KVM
12 6 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.88%) XenServer
13 5 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 103 (15.17%) Puppet
2 64 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (7.95%) SCOM
4 52 (7.66%) Ansible
5 39 (5.74%) SCCM
6 32 (4.71%) Nagios
7 17 (2.50%) WSUS
8 14 (2.06%) CFEngine
9 11 (1.62%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (1.47%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.47%) OpenView
10 10 (1.47%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.33%) Control-M
11 9 (1.33%) Netcool
11 9 (1.33%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.33%) SELinux
12 8 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (1.03%) logstash
13 7 (1.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 183 (26.95%) VMware
2 130 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 90 (13.25%) Red Hat
4 62 (9.13%) Oracle
5 61 (8.98%) HP
6 59 (8.69%) Cisco
7 54 (7.95%) Citrix
8 38 (5.60%) IBM
9 30 (4.42%) Splunk
10 25 (3.68%) NetApp
11 20 (2.95%) EMC
12 19 (2.80%) Symantec
13 16 (2.36%) Juniper
14 15 (2.21%) CA
15 14 (2.06%) BMC
15 14 (2.06%) Dell
16 11 (1.62%) Sun
17 10 (1.47%) Veritas
18 8 (1.18%) SAP
19 7 (1.03%) Siemens
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £33 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: DOE
Posted: 24 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita plc
Posted: 27 days ago