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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
UK
Rank 342 377 342
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 269 274 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.56% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 133 175
Median daily rate £398 £360 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £253 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £479 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 51
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £33.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +27.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £35.00 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +14.66%

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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
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 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +19 242 £390 +5.40% 107
London +5 102 £400 - 37
South East +37 71 £375 +11.94% 34
Hampshire +11 28 £450 +28.57% 13
South West -6 23 £405 +3.84% 11
North West +17 18 £350 +22.80% 6
Scotland +29 16 £395 +125.71% 3
Surrey +14 16 £425 +28.78% 6
East of England -4 14 £275 -26.66% 6
New Malden - 10 - - 1
Glasgow +8 9 £263 +90.90% 1
City of London -9 9 £450 +28.57% 7
Kent +18 8 £325 -27.77% 2
Oxfordshire +6 8 £375 +92.30% 7
Gloucestershire +6 8 £500 +39.86% 2
Lancashire +6 7 - -
Preston -4 7 - -
Redhill - 6 £430 -
Yorkshire +18 5 £450 +6.50% 2
West Yorkshire +16 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Manchester +13 5 £375 +31.57% 5
Oxford +5 5 £375 +74.41% 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £569 -
Leeds - 5 £388 -
Edinburgh +23 4 £395 +15.32% 2
Berkshire +12 4 £400 -11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -7 4 £335 -21.17% 1
Suffolk - 4 £253 -
Dorset +7 3 £300 - 1
Cumbria +5 3 - -

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 229 (40.03%) Windows
2 214 (37.41%) Linux
3 156 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 156 (27.27%) VMware
4 141 (24.65%) Windows Server
5 135 (23.60%) Microsoft
6 132 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 103 (18.01%) Finance
8 90 (15.73%) Unix
9 78 (13.64%) Python
10 77 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 72 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 71 (12.41%) SC Cleared
13 69 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
14 68 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (11.19%) DNS
17 63 (11.01%) PowerShell
18 62 (10.84%) ITIL
18 62 (10.84%) Puppet
19 59 (10.31%) Perl
20 58 (10.14%) DevOps
21 57 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 56 (9.79%) TCP/IP
22 56 (9.79%) Cisco
23 55 (9.62%) Red Hat
24 53 (9.27%) Bash Shell
25 50 (8.74%) DV Cleared
26 49 (8.57%) SQL
27 48 (8.39%) MS Excel

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 29 (5.07%) IIS
2 26 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.37%) Apache
4 20 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.27%) JBoss
7 12 (2.10%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.75%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.57%) nginx
10 6 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.87%) GroupWise
11 5 (0.87%) TPMS
12 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.52%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.85%) MS Office
3 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.52%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.64%) Office 365
4 14 (2.45%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.75%) GitHub
6 9 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.57%) IaaS
7 8 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.70%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.70%) Route 53
9 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.35%) SaaS
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.19%) DNS
2 56 (9.79%) TCP/IP
3 47 (8.22%) Firewall
4 33 (5.77%) DHCP
4 33 (5.77%) SAN
5 32 (5.59%) LAN
6 23 (4.02%) WAN
7 20 (3.50%) LDAP
8 19 (3.32%) Network Security
9 16 (2.80%) SSL
10 15 (2.62%) Internet
11 13 (2.27%) VPN
12 12 (2.10%) Wireless
13 10 (1.75%) WLAN
14 9 (1.57%) HTTP
14 9 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (1.57%) NAS
14 9 (1.57%) SNMP
15 8 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.32%) Hadoop
3 14 (2.45%) MySQL
3 14 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.27%) Big Data
5 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.70%) Redis
7 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.52%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.17%) GIS
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 30 (5.24%) Rational DOORS
2 23 (4.02%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (1.57%) JIRA
6 6 (1.05%) Maven
7 5 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.87%) Subversion
7 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.70%) VectorCAST
9 3 (0.52%) Ant
9 3 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.52%) Gradle
10 2 (0.35%) GitLab
10 2 (0.35%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.35%) MSI
10 2 (0.35%) Selenium
10 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 103 (18.01%) Finance
2 27 (4.72%) Military
3 26 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.80%) Banking
6 14 (2.45%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.92%) Avionics
8 10 (1.75%) Law
8 10 (1.75%) Marketing
9 7 (1.22%) Electronics
9 7 (1.22%) Retail
10 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.20%) Web Services
2 10 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (1.57%) .NET
3 9 (1.57%) Middleware
4 7 (1.22%) Sensu
5 6 (1.05%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.87%) HTML
6 5 (0.87%) LAMP
6 5 (0.87%) Memcached
6 5 (0.87%) XML
7 4 (0.70%) REST
7 4 (0.70%) SOAP
7 4 (0.70%) WCF
8 3 (0.52%) CSS
8 3 (0.52%) Java EE
8 3 (0.52%) Node.js
8 3 (0.52%) WPF
9 2 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.80%) Clustering
5 14 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (1.92%) Replication
7 8 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.40%) NHS
7 8 (1.40%) PKI
8 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.05%) RIA
9 6 (1.05%) User Experience
10 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.70%) EPoS
10 4 (0.70%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 229 (40.03%) Windows
2 214 (37.41%) Linux
3 141 (24.65%) Windows Server
4 90 (15.73%) Unix
5 77 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (4.72%) Solaris
10 25 (4.37%) Windows 7
11 19 (3.32%) AIX
11 19 (3.32%) CentOS
12 11 (1.92%) Windows 10
13 10 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.57%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.22%) Debian
15 7 (1.22%) FreeBSD
16 6 (1.05%) HPUX
17 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (10.84%) ITIL
3 58 (10.14%) DevOps
4 37 (6.47%) Configuration Management
5 33 (5.77%) Migration
6 32 (5.59%) SDLC
7 30 (5.24%) Validation
8 29 (5.07%) Requirements Management
9 28 (4.90%) UML
10 27 (4.72%) Software Engineering
11 24 (4.20%) High Availability
11 24 (4.20%) Programme Management
12 22 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (3.32%) Change Control
13 19 (3.32%) Change Management
13 19 (3.32%) SysML
14 18 (3.15%) Open Source
14 18 (3.15%) Regression Testing
14 18 (3.15%) Service Management
14 18 (3.15%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.64%) Python
2 63 (11.01%) PowerShell
3 59 (10.31%) Perl
4 53 (9.27%) Bash Shell
5 49 (8.57%) SQL
6 46 (8.04%) Java
7 45 (7.87%) C
8 33 (5.77%) Ruby
9 20 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.62%) C#
10 15 (2.62%) C++
10 15 (2.62%) Korn
11 13 (2.27%) VBScript
12 12 (2.10%) PHP
13 10 (1.75%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.57%) VB
15 7 (1.22%) tcsh
16 6 (1.05%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.87%) Ada
17 5 (0.87%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 132 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.74%) DV Cleared
4 47 (8.22%) Degree
5 29 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (4.90%) MCSE
7 15 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.62%) MCP
7 15 (2.62%) MCSA
8 14 (2.45%) CCNA
8 14 (2.45%) MCITP
9 6 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.70%) CCA
10 4 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.70%) RHCE
11 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.35%) CCNP
12 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.62%) QA
2 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.05%) SLA
4 5 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.87%) DO-254
5 4 (0.70%) ARP4761
5 4 (0.70%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.70%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.35%) ARP4754
6 2 (0.35%) DO-160
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) BS25999
7 1 (0.17%) BS7799
7 1 (0.17%) GCP
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) JTAG
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.20%) Docker
3 24 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.15%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.27%) Samba
5 13 (2.27%) vSphere
6 11 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.57%) NFS
8 8 (1.40%) VMware Server
9 7 (1.22%) GFS2
9 7 (1.22%) GlusterFS
9 7 (1.22%) OCFS2
9 7 (1.22%) Postfix
9 7 (1.22%) Snort
9 7 (1.22%) Squid
10 6 (1.05%) iptables
10 6 (1.05%) PowerHA
10 6 (1.05%) Varnish
10 6 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (10.84%) Puppet
2 38 (6.64%) Ansible
3 36 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (5.94%) Nagios
5 33 (5.77%) SCCM
6 19 (3.32%) SCOM
7 14 (2.45%) logstash
8 13 (2.27%) Nessus
8 13 (2.27%) WSUS
9 11 (1.92%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.40%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.40%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.40%) SELinux
12 7 (1.22%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (1.22%) Salt
13 6 (1.05%) Kibana
13 6 (1.05%) Netcool
13 6 (1.05%) SmokePing
13 6 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 156 (27.27%) VMware
2 135 (23.60%) Microsoft
3 56 (9.79%) Cisco
4 55 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 44 (7.69%) HP
6 35 (6.12%) Citrix
7 34 (5.94%) Oracle
8 23 (4.02%) SolarWinds
9 18 (3.15%) Dell
9 18 (3.15%) EMC
9 18 (3.15%) IBM
9 18 (3.15%) NetApp
10 15 (2.62%) LANDesk
11 14 (2.45%) Symantec
12 13 (2.27%) Sun
13 12 (2.10%) Novell
13 12 (2.10%) Splunk
14 11 (1.92%) Intel Security
15 10 (1.75%) SAP
16 8 (1.40%) Avaya
Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £380 per day Up to £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £450 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £230 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
New Malden, Surrey
AAP3
Rate: £40.00 - £50.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago