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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 311 298 236
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 302 289 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 147 164
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£363 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 73
Average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.26 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.89 £34.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +11.47%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -21 284 £363 +3.57% 157
London +29 138 £380 +8.57% 54
South East -9 67 £350 +3.70% 39
Hampshire +2 30 £350 +5.50% 10
City of London +1 29 £422 +15.61% 16
South West -26 24 £356 -5.00% 23
West Midlands +2 17 £250 -24.64% 5
East of England -8 13 £425 +14.86% 11
Surrey -3 11 £413 +65.00% 6
North West -8 11 £351 +25.73% 8
Yorkshire -9 10 £323 -19.37% 10
Berkshire -1 9 £375 +11.11% 10
Southampton -5 9 £400 -
Reading +14 7 £450 -10.00% 4
Scotland -9 7 £320 -30.43%
Worcestershire - 7 - -
West Yorkshire +1 6 £325 -18.75% 3
Manchester -2 6 £351 +16.83% 3
East Sussex - 6 £425 - 1
Dorset +2 5 - - 1
Portsmouth +1 5 £328 - 1
Warwickshire 0 5 £250 - 1
Suffolk 0 5 £530 -
Havant -2 5 £350 +16.66%
Leeds -11 5 £323 -19.37% 2
Gloucestershire -19 5 £348 - 3
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
Uxbridge - 5 £325 -
Hounslow - 5 - -
Wiltshire -4 4 £375 - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 256 (40.25%) Windows
2 211 (33.18%) VMware
3 187 (29.40%) Linux
4 161 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 144 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 120 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 117 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 101 (15.88%) UNIX
9 97 (15.25%) Security Cleared
10 90 (14.15%) MS Exchange
11 89 (13.99%) DNS
12 82 (12.89%) HP
12 82 (12.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 68 (10.69%) SQL
13 68 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 67 (10.53%) Cisco
14 67 (10.53%) SAN
15 65 (10.22%) Red Hat
15 65 (10.22%) Citrix
15 65 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 62 (9.75%) ITIL
17 61 (9.59%) SC Cleared
17 61 (9.59%) PowerShell
18 60 (9.43%) Finance
19 58 (9.12%) IBM
19 58 (9.12%) EMC
20 57 (8.96%) TCP/IP
21 55 (8.65%) DevOps
22 54 (8.49%) DHCP
23 53 (8.33%) Python

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 90 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 68 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.60%) IIS
4 32 (5.03%) Apache
5 27 (4.25%) Tomcat
6 24 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (2.83%) SharePoint
10 17 (2.67%) JBoss
11 13 (2.04%) Lync
12 8 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.94%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.62%) MS Office
3 7 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.79%) Simulink
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
5 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) assyst
1 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.31%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.83%) Office 365
3 13 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 8 (1.26%) Route 53
5 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.79%) SaaS
7 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
10 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 89 (13.99%) DNS
2 67 (10.53%) SAN
3 57 (8.96%) TCP/IP
4 54 (8.49%) DHCP
5 48 (7.55%) Firewall
6 29 (4.56%) LAN
7 27 (4.25%) WAN
8 19 (2.99%) Internet
9 13 (2.04%) SMTP
10 11 (1.73%) LDAP
10 11 (1.73%) HTTP
10 11 (1.73%) NAS
11 10 (1.57%) SSL
11 10 (1.57%) VoIP
11 10 (1.57%) Broadband
11 10 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.42%) DVB
12 9 (1.42%) FTP
12 9 (1.42%) VLAN
12 9 (1.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.09%) MySQL
3 14 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 7
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.47%) Crystal Enterprise
8 3 (0.47%) Big Data
9 2 (0.31%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.31%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 32 (5.03%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (3.46%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.42%) Subversion
4 9 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (1.26%) Hudson
6 7 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 7 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.94%) JUnit
7 6 (0.94%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.79%) Selenium
8 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.79%) DbUnit
9 4 (0.63%) JIRA
9 4 (0.63%) Maven
9 4 (0.63%) Ant
9 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.63%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (9.43%) Finance
2 19 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.67%) Military
4 15 (2.36%) Banking
5 13 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.04%) Avionics
5 13 (2.04%) Marketing
6 12 (1.89%) Advertising
7 9 (1.42%) Legal
7 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.26%) Retail
9 7 (1.10%) Automotive
9 7 (1.10%) Electronics
10 6 (0.94%) Law
11 4 (0.63%) German Language
12 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
13 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.77%) Web Services
2 15 (2.36%) .NET
3 12 (1.89%) HTML
4 11 (1.73%) LAMP
5 8 (1.26%) J2EE
6 7 (1.10%) jQuery
7 6 (0.94%) XML
8 5 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (0.79%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.79%) Java EE
8 5 (0.79%) WebSockets
8 5 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.63%) Middleware
10 3 (0.47%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.47%) CSS
10 3 (0.47%) ODBC
10 3 (0.47%) SOAP
10 3 (0.47%) Spring
10 3 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.25%) Clustering
3 21 (3.30%) Replication
4 14 (2.20%) Open Source
5 11 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.73%) PKI
6 10 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (1.57%) SCADA
7 8 (1.26%) MPEG
7 8 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.26%) NHS
8 7 (1.10%) CMDB
9 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.63%) LPAR
10 4 (0.63%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.63%) Statistics
10 4 (0.63%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 256 (40.25%) Windows
2 187 (29.40%) Linux
3 120 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (15.88%) UNIX
5 82 (12.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (6.60%) Windows 7
9 25 (3.93%) Solaris
10 18 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.52%) CentOS
11 16 (2.52%) AIX
12 10 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (1.42%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.47%) HPUX
16 3 (0.47%) Debian
16 3 (0.47%) SUSE
16 3 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (9.75%) ITIL
2 55 (8.65%) DevOps
3 50 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (7.70%) Migration
5 48 (7.55%) Configuration Management
6 36 (5.66%) Change Management
6 36 (5.66%) UML
7 35 (5.50%) Software Engineering
7 35 (5.50%) Validation
8 32 (5.03%) Requirements Management
9 26 (4.09%) Use Case
10 24 (3.77%) Project Management
11 22 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
12 20 (3.14%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (3.14%) SysML
13 18 (2.83%) Load Balancing
14 16 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (2.04%) E-Commerce
15 13 (2.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.69%) SQL
2 61 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 53 (8.33%) Python
4 41 (6.45%) Java
5 37 (5.82%) Perl
6 33 (5.19%) Shell Script
7 30 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.93%) Ruby
9 20 (3.14%) C++
10 19 (2.99%) C#
11 17 (2.67%) C
12 15 (2.36%) PHP
12 15 (2.36%) VBScript
13 11 (1.73%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.73%) VB
14 9 (1.42%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.94%) Korn
16 4 (0.63%) VBA
17 2 (0.31%) Scala
17 2 (0.31%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 97 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (5.50%) DV Cleared
5 30 (4.72%) Degree
6 19 (2.99%) MCSE
7 15 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.20%) MCP
9 13 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.73%) CCNA
10 11 (1.73%) MCITP
11 9 (1.42%) HNC
12 8 (1.26%) RHCE
13 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.10%) CCNP
14 6 (0.94%) RHCT
14 6 (0.94%) CCA
14 6 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.79%) CCEA
15 5 (0.79%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.46%) SLA
2 17 (2.67%) QA
3 6 (0.94%) GAMP
4 4 (0.63%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.63%) DO-254
5 3 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 161 (25.31%) Active Directory
2 117 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.50%) vSphere
4 16 (2.52%) Firmware
5 14 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.04%) XenApp
7 12 (1.89%) NFS
8 9 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.26%) XenServer
9 8 (1.26%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.26%) UAG
9 8 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.26%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.94%) Samba
12 5 (0.79%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.63%) Xen
14 3 (0.47%) Postfix
14 3 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 47 (7.39%) Puppet
2 38 (5.97%) SCCM
3 32 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.87%) Nagios
5 23 (3.62%) SCOM
6 20 (3.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 19 (2.99%) NetBackup
8 18 (2.83%) Ansible
9 16 (2.52%) WSUS
10 14 (2.20%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.57%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.26%) Cobbler
13 7 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 5 (0.79%) ZABBIX
16 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
16 4 (0.63%) Graphite
16 4 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 3 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 211 (33.18%) VMware
2 144 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 82 (12.89%) HP
4 67 (10.53%) Cisco
5 65 (10.22%) Red Hat
5 65 (10.22%) Citrix
6 58 (9.12%) IBM
6 58 (9.12%) EMC
7 38 (5.97%) Oracle
8 23 (3.62%) NetApp
8 23 (3.62%) Dell
9 20 (3.14%) Sun
10 18 (2.83%) Symantec
11 14 (2.20%) Websense
12 10 (1.57%) Mercator
12 10 (1.57%) Juniper
13 9 (1.42%) Computacenter
14 8 (1.26%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.10%) Veritas
15 7 (1.10%) Remedy
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