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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 317 352 305
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 340 256 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 113 134
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 42 52
Average hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.15 £13.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.59 £42.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +28 311 £350 -3.44% 177
London +53 152 £350 -9.38% 60
South East -23 60 £332 -5.21% 46
City of London +29 31 £350 -3.44% 5
Hampshire -3 30 £332 -5.21% 6
East of England +18 23 £319 -20.25% 22
South West +5 22 £280 -6.66% 16
North West -5 19 £475 - 19
East Midlands -1 12 £363 - 1
Wales +9 11 £305 -28.23% 1
Oxfordshire -13 11 £288 - 7
West Midlands -13 10 £450 +69.81% 8
Scotland 0 9 £375 +15.24% 3
Cheshire -5 9 £500 - 4
Yorkshire -18 9 £405 +47.27% 4
Bristol +5 8 £280 - 6
Suffolk - 8 £348 -
Surrey +7 7 £438 +25.00% 8
Glasgow +1 7 £375 -
Portsmouth 0 7 £327 -6.57%
Oxford -7 7 £259 - 3
West Yorkshire -9 7 £405 +47.27% 1
Farnborough - 7 £375 -
Ipswich - 7 £350 -
Leicester +9 6 £400 -
Wiltshire +8 6 - - 1
Leicestershire +7 6 £400 -
South Wales +1 6 £305 -28.23% 1
Somerset +16 5 - - 2
Essex +4 5 £333 -16.75% 2

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 302 (47.19%) Windows
2 196 (30.63%) VMware
3 175 (27.34%) Linux
4 155 (24.22%) Active Directory
5 139 (21.72%) Microsoft
6 123 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 109 (17.03%) SQL
9 104 (16.25%) PowerShell
10 94 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 93 (14.53%) SC Cleared
12 85 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 83 (12.97%) UNIX
14 76 (11.88%) DNS
15 74 (11.56%) ITIL
16 71 (11.09%) Python
17 70 (10.94%) IIS
18 69 (10.78%) MS Exchange
19 68 (10.63%) Windows Server 2003
20 65 (10.16%) Java
21 59 (9.22%) Citrix
22 57 (8.91%) Red Hat
23 56 (8.75%) Finance
23 56 (8.75%) Cisco
24 55 (8.59%) SAN
25 54 (8.44%) HP
26 52 (8.13%) Oracle
26 52 (8.13%) Windows 7
27 51 (7.97%) Configuration Management
28 50 (7.81%) SQL Server

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 70 (10.94%) IIS
2 69 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 40 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (5.63%) Apache
5 34 (5.31%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.44%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.97%) Lync
8 11 (1.72%) JBoss
9 10 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.41%) Confluence
11 8 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.25%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.78%) nginx
13 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.81%) MS Office
3 7 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.78%) Simulink
4 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.47%) Windchill
6 2 (0.31%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.31%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.78%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) assyst
3 2 (0.31%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.16%) RMDS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.56%) Office 365
4 7 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.63%) Route 53
7 3 (0.47%) IaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.31%) SaaS
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
9 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.16%) Heroku
9 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.88%) DNS
2 55 (8.59%) SAN
3 47 (7.34%) TCP/IP
4 45 (7.03%) Firewall
5 43 (6.72%) DHCP
6 23 (3.59%) WAN
6 23 (3.59%) LAN
7 18 (2.81%) SSL
8 17 (2.66%) VLAN
9 15 (2.34%) Internet
9 15 (2.34%) Ethernet
10 14 (2.19%) VoIP
11 13 (2.03%) HTTP
12 12 (1.88%) LDAP
12 12 (1.88%) Wireless
13 10 (1.56%) VPN
14 9 (1.41%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.25%) Network Security
15 8 (1.25%) NAS
15 8 (1.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.06%) MySQL
3 18 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.88%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.63%) DB2
9 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.63%) MarkLogic
10 3 (0.47%) Redis
10 3 (0.47%) KDB
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (4.38%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (3.91%) JIRA
3 21 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.03%) Maven
6 12 (1.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 11 (1.72%) Subversion
8 9 (1.41%) Hudson
9 7 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.78%) Ant
12 4 (0.63%) RequisitePro
12 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.31%) Selenium
13 2 (0.31%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.31%) CANoe
13 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
14 1 (0.16%) Trac
General
1 56 (8.75%) Finance
2 15 (2.34%) Military
3 14 (2.19%) Banking
4 13 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.56%) Law
7 9 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.25%) Electronics
8 8 (1.25%) Retail
9 7 (1.09%) Front Office
10 6 (0.94%) Automotive
10 6 (0.94%) Avionics
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.63%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Marketing
12 3 (0.47%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.38%) Web Services
2 27 (4.22%) HTML
3 23 (3.59%) .NET
4 16 (2.50%) XML
5 11 (1.72%) LAMP
6 10 (1.56%) J2EE
7 7 (1.09%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.09%) Middleware
8 6 (0.94%) HTML5
9 4 (0.63%) Lucene
9 4 (0.63%) WebSockets
9 4 (0.63%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.47%) RESTful
10 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.47%) Java EE
10 3 (0.47%) SAML
11 2 (0.31%) EJB
11 2 (0.31%) CSS
11 2 (0.31%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.38%) Clustering
3 16 (2.50%) Open Source
3 16 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.50%) PKI
4 10 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.25%) Derivative
6 8 (1.25%) Replication
6 8 (1.25%) Visualisation
7 6 (0.94%) Human Factors
7 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.78%) SCADA
8 5 (0.78%) Biometrics
9 4 (0.63%) NHS
9 4 (0.63%) GIS
9 4 (0.63%) CMDB
9 4 (0.63%) Equities
10 3 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 302 (47.19%) Windows
2 175 (27.34%) Linux
3 123 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (12.97%) UNIX
6 68 (10.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (8.13%) Windows 7
8 46 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (2.66%) Solaris
9 17 (2.66%) CentOS
10 16 (2.50%) AIX
11 14 (2.19%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.72%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.41%) SUSE
13 9 (1.41%) Debian
14 8 (1.25%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.94%) VMS
15 6 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.47%) Android
16 3 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (11.56%) ITIL
2 51 (7.97%) Configuration Management
3 50 (7.81%) Migration
4 49 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (7.50%) DevOps
6 47 (7.34%) Software Engineering
7 37 (5.78%) UML
8 32 (5.00%) Validation
9 31 (4.84%) Requirements Management
10 23 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (3.44%) Change Management
12 19 (2.97%) Project Management
13 17 (2.66%) Use Case
14 16 (2.50%) E-Commerce
14 16 (2.50%) Problem Management
15 15 (2.34%) SysML
15 15 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (2.19%) Requirements Analysis
17 13 (2.03%) Load Balancing
18 12 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 109 (17.03%) SQL
2 104 (16.25%) PowerShell
3 71 (11.09%) Python
4 65 (10.16%) Java
5 36 (5.63%) Perl
6 35 (5.47%) Bash Shell
7 33 (5.16%) Shell Script
8 25 (3.91%) C++
9 24 (3.75%) C
10 23 (3.59%) C#
11 22 (3.44%) PHP
12 18 (2.81%) VBScript
13 17 (2.66%) Ruby
14 16 (2.50%) JavaScript
15 11 (1.72%) VB
16 8 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.78%) Korn
18 5 (0.78%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 120 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 93 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.22%) Degree
5 24 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.50%) MCSE
6 16 (2.50%) MCITP
7 13 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.41%) MCP
9 9 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.41%) CCNA
10 6 (0.94%) HNC
11 5 (0.78%) CCNP
12 3 (0.47%) RHCT
12 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.47%) RHCE
13 2 (0.31%) CISSP
13 2 (0.31%) HND
13 2 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.06%) SLA
2 13 (2.03%) QA
3 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.63%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.63%) DO-254
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 2 (0.31%) DO-160
6 1 (0.16%) ARP4754
System Software
1 155 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 94 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.16%) vSphere
4 22 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.28%) XenApp
6 16 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.72%) Firmware
8 9 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.25%) Varnish
10 7 (1.09%) UAG
10 7 (1.09%) Samba
10 7 (1.09%) Xen
11 6 (0.94%) Docker
12 5 (0.78%) vCloud
12 5 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.63%) XenServer
13 4 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (7.19%) Puppet
2 44 (6.88%) SCCM
3 37 (5.78%) SCOM
4 21 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.97%) Nagios
6 12 (1.88%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.72%) Ansible
7 11 (1.72%) yum
8 10 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.09%) Cobbler
9 7 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.09%) Zenoss
9 7 (1.09%) WSUS
9 7 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.94%) Icinga
11 5 (0.78%) Salt
11 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.78%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 196 (30.63%) VMware
2 139 (21.72%) Microsoft
3 59 (9.22%) Citrix
4 57 (8.91%) Red Hat
5 56 (8.75%) Cisco
6 54 (8.44%) HP
7 52 (8.13%) Oracle
8 27 (4.22%) EMC
9 21 (3.28%) IBM
10 20 (3.13%) NetApp
11 18 (2.81%) Sun
12 16 (2.50%) Symantec
13 13 (2.03%) Websense
13 13 (2.03%) Juniper
14 12 (1.88%) Dell
15 11 (1.72%) BMC
15 11 (1.72%) McAfee
16 10 (1.56%) F5
17 9 (1.41%) Remedy
17 9 (1.41%) CheckPoint
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £26k - 30k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £190 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £27 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £50 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Wigan
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £45 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + expenses
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £50 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago