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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 320 299 289
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 329 317 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 161 138
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £216 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 51
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.01 £18.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.82% -8.57%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -32 280 £325 -7.14% 114
London +38 122 £370 +1.36% 39
South East -51 53 £300 -9.77% 26
South West -25 34 £260 -40.51% 15
Scotland +5 28 £363 -30.95% 1
City of London +27 27 £340 -9.33% 18
Hampshire -9 23 £300 +22.44% 7
West Midlands -3 18 £320 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire -2 16 £300 - 3
East of England -33 14 £350 +21.73% 11
Southampton -3 13 £300 +66.66% 1
Wiltshire -5 12 - - 2
Berkshire +13 10 £318 -9.28% 9
West Yorkshire +7 10 £295 -1.66% 2
North West -18 10 £300 -7.69% 6
Wales -9 9 £418 -9.72% 1
Leeds +6 8 £295 -9.23% 2
South Wales -7 8 £418 -9.72% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £350 - 9
Bristol -13 7 £320 - 7
Birmingham -1 6 £320 -24.70% 4
Dorset -2 6 - -
Swindon -3 6 - - 1
Reading - 6 £318 - 2
Cardiff -5 5 £340 - 1
Devon -7 5 £200 -
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £250 -25.37% 1
Surrey -29 5 £224 -10.50% 5
Coventry - 5 - -
Glasgow -11 4 £387 -6.21%

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 238 (41.03%) Windows
2 201 (34.66%) VMware
3 187 (32.24%) Linux
4 172 (29.66%) Microsoft
5 143 (24.66%) Active Directory
6 118 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 106 (18.28%) Security Cleared
8 104 (17.93%) Cisco
9 100 (17.24%) DNS
10 88 (15.17%) MS Exchange
11 84 (14.48%) Citrix
12 82 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 71 (12.24%) IBM
13 71 (12.24%) Firewall
13 71 (12.24%) SC Cleared
14 69 (11.90%) UNIX
15 67 (11.55%) MS Excel
15 67 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
17 65 (11.21%) SAN
18 64 (11.03%) DHCP
18 64 (11.03%) Apache
19 61 (10.52%) HP
20 59 (10.17%) Windows 7
21 58 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 58 (10.00%) TCP/IP
22 55 (9.48%) SQL
23 54 (9.31%) Rational DOORS
23 54 (9.31%) Puppet
24 53 (9.14%) Perl

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (15.17%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.03%) Apache
3 58 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (5.52%) SharePoint
7 27 (4.66%) IIS
8 23 (3.97%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.90%) Lync
10 10 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.86%) JOnAS
13 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.69%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.52%) Drupal
15 3 (0.52%) Moodle
15 3 (0.52%) WinCC
Applications
1 67 (11.55%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.14%) MS Office
3 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Simulink
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.17%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.17%) CATIA
5 1 (0.17%) Windchill
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.55%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.55%) Office 365
4 3 (0.52%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Joyent
6 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (17.24%) DNS
2 71 (12.24%) Firewall
3 65 (11.21%) SAN
4 64 (11.03%) DHCP
5 58 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 50 (8.62%) LAN
7 47 (8.10%) WAN
8 18 (3.10%) LDAP
9 15 (2.59%) Wireless
9 15 (2.59%) VLAN
10 13 (2.24%) Internet
11 11 (1.90%) NAS
11 11 (1.90%) NetScaler
11 11 (1.90%) VoIP
12 10 (1.72%) DVB
12 10 (1.72%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.55%) Network Security
14 8 (1.38%) HTTP
15 7 (1.21%) ISDN
16 6 (1.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.17%) MySQL
3 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.34%) Redis
8 2 (0.34%) Big Data
8 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.34%) KDB
8 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 54 (9.31%) Rational DOORS
2 23 (3.97%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.10%) Hudson
4 12 (2.07%) JIRA
5 10 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.69%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.52%) Subversion
8 3 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.34%) Selenium
9 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.17%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
General
1 37 (6.38%) Finance
2 25 (4.31%) Telecoms
2 25 (4.31%) Military
3 19 (3.28%) French Language
4 18 (3.10%) Marketing
5 15 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.41%) Advertising
6 14 (2.41%) Mandarin Language
6 14 (2.41%) Spanish Language
7 13 (2.24%) Electronics
8 12 (2.07%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.90%) Automotive
9 11 (1.90%) Legal
10 9 (1.55%) Banking
10 9 (1.55%) Retail
10 9 (1.55%) Avionics
11 8 (1.38%) Law
11 8 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.21%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.86%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.14%) Web Services
2 17 (2.93%) LAMP
3 12 (2.07%) .NET
4 9 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.38%) JSP
6 7 (1.21%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.03%) HTML
7 6 (1.03%) CSS
8 4 (0.69%) SAML
9 3 (0.52%) JSON
9 3 (0.52%) Middleware
9 3 (0.52%) XML
9 3 (0.52%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.34%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.34%) WebSockets
10 2 (0.34%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.34%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.45%) Clustering
2 19 (3.28%) Open Source
3 15 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.24%) Mathematics
4 13 (2.24%) CMDB
5 10 (1.72%) SCADA
6 9 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.55%) Physics
7 8 (1.38%) MPEG
7 8 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.38%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.21%) Firmware
9 6 (1.03%) EPoS
9 6 (1.03%) Replication
9 6 (1.03%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.86%) NHS
10 5 (0.86%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.86%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (0.69%) IPTV
12 3 (0.52%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 238 (41.03%) Windows
2 187 (32.24%) Linux
3 82 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (11.90%) UNIX
5 67 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 47 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.76%) Solaris
11 14 (2.41%) CentOS
12 13 (2.24%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.90%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.72%) AIX
15 9 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.55%) SELinux
16 6 (1.03%) SUSE
16 6 (1.03%) Debian
17 5 (0.86%) Scientific Linux
18 4 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (8.10%) Requirements Management
2 45 (7.76%) Validation
3 41 (7.07%) UML
3 41 (7.07%) DevOps
4 40 (6.90%) ITIL
4 40 (6.90%) Migration
5 36 (6.21%) Configuration Management
5 36 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 25 (4.31%) Change Management
8 18 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (2.93%) SysML
10 16 (2.76%) Load Balancing
11 15 (2.59%) SOA
12 12 (2.07%) Use Case
13 10 (1.72%) Scrum
13 10 (1.72%) Regression Testing
13 10 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (1.55%) Project Management
15 8 (1.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.48%) SQL
2 53 (9.14%) Perl
3 44 (7.59%) PowerShell
4 39 (6.72%) Python
5 34 (5.86%) Java
6 29 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 28 (4.83%) Ruby
7 28 (4.83%) C
7 28 (4.83%) C++
8 21 (3.62%) Shell Script
9 20 (3.45%) VBScript
10 16 (2.76%) C#
10 16 (2.76%) PHP
11 11 (1.90%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.72%) VB
13 8 (1.38%) JavaScript
14 7 (1.21%) Korn
15 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.86%) VBA
16 3 (0.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 106 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 66 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (8.79%) Degree
5 48 (8.28%) MCSE
6 22 (3.79%) MCITP
7 21 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.93%) CCNA
8 17 (2.93%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.07%) MCP
10 7 (1.21%) CCNP
10 7 (1.21%) MCTS
11 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.03%) MCSA
12 5 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.86%) RHCE
12 5 (0.86%) CCVP
12 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.69%) ISEB
13 4 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.76%) QA
2 15 (2.59%) SLA
3 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.69%) GAMP
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) DO-160
System Software
1 143 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 118 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.86%) XenApp
5 24 (4.14%) vSphere
6 20 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 19 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.93%) NFS
9 15 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (2.24%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.24%) UAG
11 11 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.03%) Varnish
14 6 (1.03%) XenServer
15 5 (0.86%) Postfix
16 4 (0.69%) Xen
16 4 (0.69%) Samba
16 4 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (9.31%) Puppet
2 48 (8.28%) SCCM
3 36 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (5.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 30 (5.17%) Backup Exec
6 27 (4.66%) SCOM
7 23 (3.97%) Ansible
8 19 (3.28%) Tivoli
9 16 (2.76%) WSUS
10 14 (2.41%) Nagios
11 13 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (1.72%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 5 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.69%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.52%) YUM
16 3 (0.52%) Foglight
16 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 201 (34.66%) VMware
2 172 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 104 (17.93%) Cisco
4 84 (14.48%) Citrix
5 71 (12.24%) IBM
6 61 (10.52%) HP
7 52 (8.97%) Red Hat
8 50 (8.62%) NetApp
9 47 (8.10%) Oracle
10 45 (7.76%) Symantec
11 42 (7.24%) EMC
12 27 (4.66%) JBoss
13 20 (3.45%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.10%) Juniper
14 18 (3.10%) McAfee
15 13 (2.24%) Apple
16 12 (2.07%) Remedy
17 11 (1.90%) Meru Networks
18 10 (1.72%) BMC
18 10 (1.72%) Dell
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 400-440 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 40-45 Per Hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
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London
TRG
Rate: 400-450 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 10 days ago