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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 298 345 300
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 357 265 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.53% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 108 140
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£345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 41 59
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £42.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.34% +19.09%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +50 326 £350 - 153
London +57 144 £350 -6.66% 50
South East -10 77 £338 +8.00% 38
Hampshire +6 37 £337 +1.27% 8
City of London +21 30 £350 -8.19% 8
South West -1 25 £290 -8.66% 13
East of England +13 21 £319 -20.25% 20
Oxfordshire -3 18 £320 - 5
North West -7 18 £488 +156.57% 10
Yorkshire -8 15 £405 +20.89% 7
East Midlands +3 13 £305 - 5
Wales -2 12 £305 -28.23% 3
Bristol +10 11 £290 - 3
West Yorkshire -8 11 £405 -14.73% 6
Oxford -6 10 £288 - 3
Scotland +2 9 £375 +15.11% 5
Portsmouth -2 9 £327 -6.57% 2
West Midlands -13 9 £450 - 10
Farnborough - 9 £375 -
Surrey +8 8 £438 -7.89% 6
Cheshire 0 8 £500 - 2
Berkshire -15 8 £400 +33.33% 7
Suffolk - 7 £345 - 1
Wiltshire +10 6 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £250 - 11
Glasgow -1 6 £375 - 1
Leeds -15 6 £405 -14.73% 5
Ipswich - 6 £325 - 1
Lancashire - 6 - -
Somerset +3 5 - - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 314 (47.29%) Windows
2 204 (30.72%) VMware
3 185 (27.86%) Linux
4 169 (25.45%) Active Directory
5 151 (22.74%) Microsoft
6 127 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (18.83%) Security Cleared
8 115 (17.32%) SQL
9 103 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 99 (14.91%) PowerShell
11 96 (14.46%) SC Cleared
12 95 (14.31%) UNIX
13 88 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 85 (12.80%) DNS
15 75 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 75 (11.30%) MS Exchange
16 74 (11.14%) ITIL
17 73 (10.99%) Python
18 67 (10.09%) IIS
19 64 (9.64%) Cisco
20 63 (9.49%) Java
21 62 (9.34%) HP
21 62 (9.34%) Finance
22 61 (9.19%) Red Hat
23 59 (8.89%) Citrix
24 55 (8.28%) Firewall
25 54 (8.13%) SAN
26 53 (7.98%) Configuration Management
27 52 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
28 51 (7.68%) DHCP

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 75 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.09%) IIS
3 47 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.27%) Apache
5 34 (5.12%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (3.61%) Tomcat
7 21 (3.16%) Lync
8 10 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.36%) JBoss
10 8 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.75%) Confluence
13 5 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.31%) MS Office
3 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) Simulink
5 2 (0.30%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.30%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.30%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.51%) Office 365
4 9 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.75%) Route 53
8 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.60%) SaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.45%) IaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) PaaS
11 1 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 85 (12.80%) DNS
2 55 (8.28%) Firewall
3 54 (8.13%) SAN
4 51 (7.68%) DHCP
5 50 (7.53%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.07%) LAN
6 27 (4.07%) WAN
7 17 (2.56%) SSL
8 16 (2.41%) VLAN
8 16 (2.41%) Internet
9 14 (2.11%) HTTP
10 13 (1.96%) Ethernet
11 12 (1.81%) VoIP
12 11 (1.66%) VPN
12 11 (1.66%) Wireless
12 11 (1.66%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.51%) LDAP
14 9 (1.36%) Network Security
15 8 (1.20%) LTE
15 8 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.07%) MySQL
3 18 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.81%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.60%) MarkLogic
10 4 (0.60%) DB2
10 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.45%) KDB
11 3 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (4.37%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (3.16%) JIRA
3 19 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.81%) Maven
6 11 (1.66%) Subversion
6 11 (1.66%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (1.36%) Hudson
8 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.60%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.60%) Ant
11 3 (0.45%) Selenium
12 2 (0.30%) CANoe
12 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.30%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 62 (9.34%) Finance
2 15 (2.26%) Banking
3 13 (1.96%) Military
4 12 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.36%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.36%) Retail
6 7 (1.05%) Law
6 7 (1.05%) Electronics
6 7 (1.05%) Front Office
7 6 (0.90%) Avionics
8 5 (0.75%) Automotive
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
9 4 (0.60%) Publishing
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.60%) Legal
10 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.67%) Web Services
2 27 (4.07%) HTML
3 25 (3.77%) .NET
4 16 (2.41%) XML
5 12 (1.81%) LAMP
6 10 (1.51%) J2EE
7 7 (1.05%) Middleware
7 7 (1.05%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.90%) HTML5
9 4 (0.60%) WebSockets
9 4 (0.60%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.60%) Lucene
10 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.45%) RESTful
11 2 (0.30%) Android SDK
11 2 (0.30%) jQuery
11 2 (0.30%) Java EE
11 2 (0.30%) Spring
11 2 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.92%) Clustering
3 20 (3.01%) PKI
4 15 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.26%) Open Source
5 14 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.81%) Replication
7 10 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.20%) Derivative
8 8 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.90%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.75%) NHS
10 5 (0.75%) Biometrics
10 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.75%) SCADA
11 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.60%) CMDB
11 4 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 314 (47.29%) Windows
2 185 (27.86%) Linux
3 127 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (14.31%) UNIX
5 88 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (7.53%) Windows 7
8 46 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.16%) Solaris
10 18 (2.71%) CentOS
11 17 (2.56%) AIX
12 15 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.11%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.51%) Debian
15 8 (1.20%) SUSE
16 7 (1.05%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.90%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.90%) VMS
18 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (11.14%) ITIL
2 53 (7.98%) Configuration Management
3 52 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (7.68%) DevOps
5 50 (7.53%) Migration
6 49 (7.38%) Software Engineering
7 41 (6.17%) UML
8 36 (5.42%) Validation
9 29 (4.37%) Requirements Management
10 24 (3.61%) Change Management
11 21 (3.16%) Project Management
11 21 (3.16%) Use Case
12 20 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (2.71%) E-Commerce
14 17 (2.56%) SysML
14 17 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
15 16 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (2.26%) Problem Management
16 15 (2.26%) Load Balancing
17 14 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 115 (17.32%) SQL
2 99 (14.91%) PowerShell
3 73 (10.99%) Python
4 63 (9.49%) Java
5 40 (6.02%) Perl
6 36 (5.42%) Shell Script
7 35 (5.27%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.92%) C++
9 24 (3.61%) C#
9 24 (3.61%) PHP
10 23 (3.46%) C
11 20 (3.01%) Ruby
12 19 (2.86%) VBScript
13 15 (2.26%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.36%) VB
15 8 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.90%) Korn
16 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.75%) Delphi
17 5 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 125 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 27 (4.07%) Degree
6 16 (2.41%) MCITP
6 16 (2.41%) MCSE
7 12 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.51%) CCNA
8 10 (1.51%) MCP
9 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.90%) HNC
10 6 (0.90%) CCNP
11 5 (0.75%) RHCT
12 4 (0.60%) CCIA
12 4 (0.60%) RHCE
12 4 (0.60%) CCA
12 4 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.60%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.92%) SLA
2 12 (1.81%) QA
3 5 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.60%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.60%) DO-254
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) DO-160
5 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) GAMP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 169 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 103 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.27%) vSphere
4 24 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.26%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.11%) XenApp
7 12 (1.81%) Firmware
8 9 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.20%) XenServer
9 8 (1.20%) UAG
9 8 (1.20%) Varnish
9 8 (1.20%) Samba
10 7 (1.05%) Docker
11 6 (0.90%) Xen
11 6 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.75%) vCloud
13 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 51 (7.68%) Puppet
2 46 (6.93%) SCCM
3 35 (5.27%) SCOM
4 25 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.31%) Nagios
6 15 (2.26%) Ansible
7 13 (1.96%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (1.66%) yum
9 9 (1.36%) WSUS
10 8 (1.20%) Cobbler
11 7 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.90%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.90%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.90%) Icinga
12 6 (0.90%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 204 (30.72%) VMware
2 151 (22.74%) Microsoft
3 64 (9.64%) Cisco
4 62 (9.34%) HP
5 61 (9.19%) Red Hat
6 59 (8.89%) Citrix
7 51 (7.68%) Oracle
8 30 (4.52%) EMC
9 25 (3.77%) IBM
10 24 (3.61%) Sun
11 23 (3.46%) NetApp
12 16 (2.41%) Websense
12 16 (2.41%) Symantec
13 15 (2.26%) Dell
14 13 (1.96%) Juniper
15 11 (1.66%) McAfee
16 10 (1.51%) BMC
17 9 (1.36%) Mercator
17 9 (1.36%) CheckPoint
17 9 (1.36%) F5
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