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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 358 409 346
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 295 246 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.47% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 102 167
Median daily rate £393 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 54
Median hourly rate £42.40 £42.46 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £17.30 £20.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.68 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £42.46 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.02% +41.53%

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +53 268 £388 +10.71% 101
London +2 88 £425 +14.47% 36
South East +23 64 £375 +7.14% 31
South West +27 33 £330 +20.00% 7
East of England +16 23 £325 -18.75% 7
Hampshire +19 21 £444 +31.48% 11
Yorkshire +23 16 £325 -22.15% 4
Scotland +6 15 £400 -13.79% 1
North West -4 14 £415 +18.57% 5
Gloucestershire +11 13 £450 +33.33% 3
West Midlands -23 12 £320 -1.53% 1
City of London 0 11 £400 -23.80% 6
Glasgow +11 10 £400 -
Berkshire +1 10 £375 +2.73% 3
Kent - 10 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +21 9 £350 -16.16% 4
Lancashire -6 8 £420 -
Surrey +19 7 £375 +13.63% 1
Ipswich +4 7 £255 -
Suffolk +2 7 £255 -
Bristol +1 7 £330 - 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
York - 7 £325 -
Leeds +17 6 £325 -22.15% 2
Essex +10 6 £325 +18.18%
Basildon +8 6 £325 -
Portsmouth +2 6 - -
Oxfordshire -1 6 £375 +15.38% 8
East Midlands -5 6 £280 -25.33% 8
North East - 6 £425 - 2

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 227 (38.02%) Linux
2 214 (35.85%) Windows
3 148 (24.79%) VMware
4 142 (23.79%) Active Directory
5 130 (21.78%) Microsoft
6 126 (21.11%) Security Cleared
7 113 (18.93%) Windows Server
8 97 (16.25%) Puppet
9 95 (15.91%) Finance
10 86 (14.41%) SC Cleared
11 84 (14.07%) Unix
12 79 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
13 70 (11.73%) Python
14 67 (11.22%) Cisco
15 66 (11.06%) DNS
15 66 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 65 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 64 (10.72%) DevOps
18 62 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
19 60 (10.05%) PowerShell
20 59 (9.88%) Firewall
21 55 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
22 54 (9.05%) Red Hat
23 53 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 52 (8.71%) Bash Shell
25 51 (8.54%) TCP/IP
26 50 (8.38%) ITIL
27 49 (8.21%) DHCP
28 48 (8.04%) HP
29 46 (7.71%) Perl

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 33 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.19%) Apache
3 19 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 18 (3.02%) IIS
5 14 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.68%) JBoss
8 9 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.84%) GroupWise
10 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.67%) nginx
12 2 (0.34%) Confluence
12 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.18%) MS Office
3 9 (1.51%) Simulink
4 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) Windchill
6 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.17%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) assyst
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 79 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.69%) Office 365
4 13 (2.18%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.17%) IaaS
7 5 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.67%) GitHub
8 4 (0.67%) Route 53
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.34%) iTunes
9 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.34%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 66 (11.06%) DNS
2 59 (9.88%) Firewall
3 51 (8.54%) TCP/IP
4 49 (8.21%) DHCP
5 34 (5.70%) LAN
6 33 (5.53%) SAN
7 30 (5.03%) WAN
8 29 (4.86%) Internet
9 21 (3.52%) VPN
10 19 (3.18%) LDAP
11 17 (2.85%) Network Security
11 17 (2.85%) SSL
12 14 (2.35%) SNMP
12 14 (2.35%) Wireless
13 12 (2.01%) HTTP
13 12 (2.01%) VoIP
14 11 (1.84%) NAS
14 11 (1.84%) WLAN
15 8 (1.34%) SSH
16 7 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.85%) MySQL
3 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.34%) Big Data
6 7 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.50%) Redis
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.17%) GIS
11 1 (0.17%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 32 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
2 28 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.02%) JIRA
4 9 (1.51%) Hudson
5 8 (1.34%) Subversion
6 6 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.67%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.34%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.34%) Maven
9 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.17%) PVCS
10 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 95 (15.91%) Finance
2 29 (4.86%) Military
3 24 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.18%) Aerospace
5 17 (2.85%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.84%) Banking
8 10 (1.68%) Retail
9 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.34%) Law
10 7 (1.17%) Publishing
11 6 (1.01%) Automotive
11 6 (1.01%) Avionics
11 6 (1.01%) Electronics
11 6 (1.01%) Marketing
12 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
12 3 (0.50%) German Language
13 2 (0.34%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.85%) Web Services
2 9 (1.51%) Middleware
2 9 (1.51%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.17%) LAMP
3 7 (1.17%) PostGIS
4 5 (0.84%) ELK Stack
4 5 (0.84%) HTML
4 5 (0.84%) REST
4 5 (0.84%) Sensu
4 5 (0.84%) XML
5 4 (0.67%) JSON
5 4 (0.67%) SOAP
6 3 (0.50%) .NET
6 3 (0.50%) CSS
7 2 (0.34%) Node.js
7 2 (0.34%) WCF
8 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.02%) Clustering
4 18 (3.02%) Hedge funds
5 16 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (1.84%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.84%) NHS
7 10 (1.68%) ASIC
7 10 (1.68%) PKI
7 10 (1.68%) RIA
8 9 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.34%) CESG
10 7 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.17%) Physics
10 7 (1.17%) Replication
11 6 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 227 (38.02%) Linux
2 214 (35.85%) Windows
3 113 (18.93%) Windows Server
4 84 (14.07%) Unix
5 65 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (5.70%) Solaris
9 33 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (4.86%) Windows 7
11 20 (3.35%) AIX
12 19 (3.18%) CentOS
13 12 (2.01%) HPUX
13 12 (2.01%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.84%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.51%) Debian
15 9 (1.51%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.34%) Android
17 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (10.72%) DevOps
2 55 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (8.38%) ITIL
4 38 (6.37%) Configuration Management
5 37 (6.20%) Migration
6 33 (5.53%) High Availability
7 29 (4.86%) Software Engineering
7 29 (4.86%) Validation
8 28 (4.69%) Requirements Management
9 27 (4.52%) Patch Management
9 27 (4.52%) Service Delivery
9 27 (4.52%) UML
10 23 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.52%) Project Management
12 18 (3.02%) SysML
13 17 (2.85%) Change Management
14 16 (2.68%) Service Management
15 15 (2.51%) Cybersecurity
16 13 (2.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (2.18%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.73%) Python
2 60 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 52 (8.71%) Bash Shell
4 46 (7.71%) Perl
5 43 (7.20%) Ruby
6 39 (6.53%) Java
7 33 (5.53%) SQL
8 26 (4.36%) C
9 25 (4.19%) C++
10 24 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 21 (3.52%) VBScript
12 16 (2.68%) Korn
13 12 (2.01%) C#
14 11 (1.84%) Bourne shell
15 10 (1.68%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.34%) Go
16 8 (1.34%) PHP
17 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.67%) Scala
17 4 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 86 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.37%) Degree
4 33 (5.53%) DV Cleared
5 26 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.02%) MCSE
7 18 (3.02%) CCNA
8 15 (2.51%) MCP
9 12 (2.01%) AWS Certification
10 11 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.68%) MCSA
12 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.17%) CCNP
13 7 (1.17%) MCITP
14 6 (1.01%) CCA
14 6 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.84%) CCVP
16 2 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.68%) QA
2 9 (1.51%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) ARP4761
3 6 (1.01%) DO-254
4 5 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.84%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.67%) ARP4754
5 4 (0.67%) DO-160
6 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.50%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.34%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.34%) ISO26262
7 2 (0.34%) JTAG
8 1 (0.17%) BS7799
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 142 (23.79%) Active Directory
2 66 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.52%) GlusterFS
5 20 (3.35%) GFS2
5 20 (3.35%) OCFS2
6 14 (2.35%) Docker
7 13 (2.18%) VMware ESX
7 13 (2.18%) vSphere
7 13 (2.18%) XenApp
8 12 (2.01%) NFS
9 11 (1.84%) Firmware
10 10 (1.68%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.17%) Samba
12 7 (1.17%) vCloud
13 6 (1.01%) NDS
13 6 (1.01%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 97 (16.25%) Puppet
2 41 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (5.70%) Ansible
4 24 (4.02%) SCCM
5 23 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
6 22 (3.69%) SELinux
7 21 (3.52%) CFEngine
8 20 (3.35%) SCOM
9 16 (2.68%) Nagios
10 13 (2.18%) Terraform
11 12 (2.01%) WSUS
12 10 (1.68%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.51%) Netcool
14 7 (1.17%) HP SiteScope
14 7 (1.17%) Nessus
14 7 (1.17%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.84%) Grafana
15 5 (0.84%) logstash
15 5 (0.84%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 148 (24.79%) VMware
2 130 (21.78%) Microsoft
3 67 (11.22%) Cisco
4 54 (9.05%) Red Hat
5 48 (8.04%) HP
6 44 (7.37%) Citrix
7 36 (6.03%) Oracle
8 34 (5.70%) IBM
9 22 (3.69%) NetApp
10 17 (2.85%) Dell
11 15 (2.51%) Symantec
12 11 (1.84%) CA
12 11 (1.84%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.68%) Novell
14 9 (1.51%) Apple
14 9 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.51%) EMC
14 9 (1.51%) Splunk
15 7 (1.17%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.17%) SaltStack
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