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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
UK
Rank 337 387 334
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 279 236 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.50% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 96 167
Median daily rate £400 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 62 48
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.00 £20.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £51.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +56 252 £400 +14.28% 103
London +6 102 £413 +17.85% 39
South East +32 58 £375 +13.63% 35
South West +38 34 £405 +3.84% 11
North West +16 19 £400 +40.35% 3
Scotland +33 15 £400 +300.00% 4
Hampshire +8 14 £400 +23.07% 8
Kent - 12 £350 - 3
Gloucestershire +13 11 £500 - 5
Yorkshire +24 10 £350 -16.16%
Surrey +21 10 £415 +25.75% 3
Glasgow +13 10 £413 +312.50% 1
East of England +3 10 £340 -9.33% 5
New Malden - 8 - -
West Yorkshire +23 7 £375 -10.17%
Lancashire +4 7 £420 - 1
West Midlands -10 7 £320 -24.70% 4
City of London -14 7 £413 -10.81% 15
Manchester +14 6 £375 +36.98% 2
West Sussex +7 6 £375 - 1
Preston +1 6 - -
Oxfordshire -3 6 £375 +25.00% 9
Edinburgh +23 5 £400 - 3
Milton Keynes +10 5 - - 1
Bristol +9 5 £330 - 4
Berkshire +5 5 £356 +18.75% 6
Dorset +4 5 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 5 £488 -
Reading +9 4 £356 +18.75% 3

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 222 (38.21%) Linux
2 219 (37.69%) Windows
3 145 (24.96%) Active Directory
4 141 (24.27%) VMware
5 130 (22.38%) Security Cleared
6 129 (22.20%) Windows Server
7 124 (21.34%) Microsoft
8 104 (17.90%) Finance
9 85 (14.63%) Unix
10 76 (13.08%) SC Cleared
11 75 (12.91%) Python
11 75 (12.91%) Puppet
12 73 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
13 72 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 68 (11.70%) DNS
15 66 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (10.67%) PowerShell
16 62 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (10.67%) Cisco
17 60 (10.33%) Firewall
17 60 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (9.47%) Perl
18 55 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 55 (9.47%) Bash Shell
19 54 (9.29%) ITIL
20 53 (9.12%) TCP/IP
20 53 (9.12%) DevOps
21 52 (8.95%) Red Hat
22 46 (7.92%) SQL
23 45 (7.75%) Degree

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 30 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.61%) Apache
3 19 (3.27%) IIS
4 17 (2.93%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.58%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.24%) JBoss
8 12 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.55%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.03%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.86%) GroupWise
13 4 (0.69%) nginx
14 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.27%) MS Office
3 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) Simulink
4 5 (0.86%) Windchill
5 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 73 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.68%) Office 365
4 14 (2.41%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.03%) IaaS
7 5 (0.86%) GitHub
7 5 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.69%) Route 53
9 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.17%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 68 (11.70%) DNS
2 60 (10.33%) Firewall
3 53 (9.12%) TCP/IP
4 42 (7.23%) DHCP
5 37 (6.37%) LAN
6 34 (5.85%) SAN
7 31 (5.34%) WAN
8 25 (4.30%) Internet
9 21 (3.61%) LDAP
9 21 (3.61%) SSL
10 18 (3.10%) Network Security
10 18 (3.10%) VPN
11 13 (2.24%) SNMP
12 11 (1.89%) HTTP
12 11 (1.89%) VoIP
13 10 (1.72%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.72%) WLAN
14 9 (1.55%) NAS
14 9 (1.55%) Skype
14 9 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.10%) MySQL
3 15 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.24%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.89%) Big Data
6 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.34%) Redis
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) GIS
11 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.17%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 34 (5.85%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.72%) JIRA
5 8 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.03%) Subversion
6 6 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.69%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.69%) VectorCAST
8 3 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.34%) GitLab
9 2 (0.34%) Hudson
9 2 (0.34%) Maven
9 2 (0.34%) MSI
9 2 (0.34%) Selenium
9 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 104 (17.90%) Finance
2 24 (4.13%) Military
3 22 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.61%) Aerospace
5 19 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.07%) Banking
7 10 (1.72%) Avionics
7 10 (1.72%) Law
7 10 (1.72%) Retail
8 9 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.20%) Marketing
10 6 (1.03%) Electronics
11 5 (0.86%) Automotive
11 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.69%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.13%) Web Services
2 10 (1.72%) ELK Stack
3 7 (1.20%) Middleware
3 7 (1.20%) PostGIS
3 7 (1.20%) Regular Expression
4 6 (1.03%) .NET
4 6 (1.03%) HTML
4 6 (1.03%) LAMP
4 6 (1.03%) XML
5 5 (0.86%) CSS
5 5 (0.86%) Memcached
5 5 (0.86%) REST
6 4 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.69%) JSON
6 4 (0.69%) Sensu
6 4 (0.69%) SOAP
6 4 (0.69%) WCF
7 3 (0.52%) WPF
8 2 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.34%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.44%) Clustering
4 19 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.75%) Mathematics
6 12 (2.07%) Physics
7 11 (1.89%) NHS
8 10 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.72%) RIA
9 9 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.38%) PKI
10 8 (1.38%) Replication
11 7 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.03%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.03%) User Experience
13 5 (0.86%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.69%) ASIC
14 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 222 (38.21%) Linux
2 219 (37.69%) Windows
3 129 (22.20%) Windows Server
4 85 (14.63%) Unix
5 72 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (4.82%) Solaris
10 25 (4.30%) Windows 7
11 23 (3.96%) CentOS
12 18 (3.10%) AIX
13 12 (2.07%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.55%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.55%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.38%) Debian
15 8 (1.38%) HPUX
16 6 (1.03%) FreeBSD
17 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (9.29%) ITIL
3 53 (9.12%) DevOps
4 34 (5.85%) Configuration Management
4 34 (5.85%) UML
5 33 (5.68%) Migration
6 31 (5.34%) Requirements Management
6 31 (5.34%) Software Engineering
7 30 (5.16%) High Availability
8 29 (4.99%) Validation
9 25 (4.30%) SDLC
10 23 (3.96%) SysML
11 20 (3.44%) Change Management
11 20 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (3.27%) Change Control
12 19 (3.27%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.10%) Project Management
13 18 (3.10%) Service Management
14 17 (2.93%) Patch Management
15 15 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (12.91%) Python
2 62 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 55 (9.47%) Bash Shell
3 55 (9.47%) Perl
4 46 (7.92%) SQL
5 39 (6.71%) Java
5 39 (6.71%) Ruby
6 37 (6.37%) C
7 23 (3.96%) C++
7 23 (3.96%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.58%) C#
8 15 (2.58%) Korn
9 12 (2.07%) PHP
9 12 (2.07%) VBScript
10 8 (1.38%) Bourne shell
10 8 (1.38%) Go
10 8 (1.38%) VB
11 7 (1.20%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.03%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 130 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 76 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 45 (7.75%) Degree
4 43 (7.40%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.13%) MCSE
5 24 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.75%) CCNA
7 16 (2.75%) MCP
8 14 (2.41%) MCSA
9 11 (1.89%) MCITP
10 8 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.38%) CCNP
11 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.86%) CCVP
13 4 (0.69%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.69%) CCA
13 4 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.34%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.24%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) ARP4761
3 6 (1.03%) DO-254
4 5 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.69%) ARP4754
5 4 (0.69%) DO-160
5 4 (0.69%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.34%) 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%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (24.96%) Active Directory
2 66 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.44%) Docker
5 17 (2.93%) VMware ESX
6 13 (2.24%) GFS2
6 13 (2.24%) GlusterFS
6 13 (2.24%) OCFS2
7 12 (2.07%) Samba
8 11 (1.89%) vSphere
8 11 (1.89%) XenApp
9 9 (1.55%) NFS
9 9 (1.55%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.20%) Firmware
10 7 (1.20%) Postfix
11 6 (1.03%) iptables
11 6 (1.03%) PowerHA
11 6 (1.03%) Squid
11 6 (1.03%) Varnish
11 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (12.91%) Puppet
2 36 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.68%) Ansible
4 32 (5.51%) Nagios
5 28 (4.82%) SCCM
6 18 (3.10%) SCOM
7 16 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (2.58%) SELinux
9 14 (2.41%) CFEngine
10 13 (2.24%) WSUS
11 11 (1.89%) Nessus
12 10 (1.72%) Backup Exec
12 10 (1.72%) logstash
13 7 (1.20%) Netcool
14 6 (1.03%) HP SiteScope
14 6 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
14 6 (1.03%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.86%) Kibana
15 5 (0.86%) SmokePing
16 4 (0.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 141 (24.27%) VMware
2 124 (21.34%) Microsoft
3 62 (10.67%) Cisco
4 52 (8.95%) Red Hat
5 39 (6.71%) HP
6 38 (6.54%) Citrix
7 36 (6.20%) Oracle
8 23 (3.96%) IBM
9 17 (2.93%) Dell
10 16 (2.75%) SolarWinds
11 15 (2.58%) NetApp
12 14 (2.41%) EMC
13 13 (2.24%) LANDesk
13 13 (2.24%) Symantec
14 12 (2.07%) Novell
14 12 (2.07%) Splunk
15 9 (1.55%) Intel Security
16 8 (1.38%) Apple
17 7 (1.20%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.20%) Lotus
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Rate: Rates DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Marks Sattin
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
St Albans
Home Office
Rate: £17,841 (pro rata for 11 months) (Spot rate - London Provincial)
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago