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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 342 331 356
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 334 355 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.66% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 201 145
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.83 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +30.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.56 £21.50 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.40 £36.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +30.76%

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -32 291 £425 +21.42% 116
London -30 128 £450 +28.57% 43
South East -7 60 £419 +39.58% 33
East of England +20 26 £300 -15.78% 11
City of London +34 25 £475 +35.71% 16
Hampshire +7 22 £326 -0.15% 8
North West -11 21 £400 +25.00% 12
Scotland +15 18 £355 +10.07% 2
South West +8 17 £350 -41.66% 6
Yorkshire +8 15 £363 +27.19% 10
Essex +19 14 £300 -21.31% 2
Surrey -10 12 £465 +32.85% 8
Edinburgh - 12 £375 - 1
Berkshire +2 10 £390 +77.27% 4
Lancashire 0 10 £308 - 1
Preston +7 8 £308 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 8 £350 - 3
West Midlands -24 8 - -
North East -36 8 £310 -
Cambridgeshire +21 7 £350 -3.44% 6
Manchester -11 7 £400 +25.00% 7
Wales +12 6 £363 +18.85% 2
South Wales +7 6 £363 +18.85% 2
Southampton +11 5 £430 - 3
Bristol +2 5 £338 -43.75% 2
Middlesex 0 5 £340 +13.33%
East Midlands -4 5 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -43 5 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 5 £310 -
Cambridge +15 4 £350 -3.44% 4

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 257 (38.13%) Linux
2 227 (33.68%) Windows
3 171 (25.37%) VMware
4 121 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 121 (17.95%) Puppet
5 120 (17.80%) Windows Server
5 120 (17.80%) Microsoft
6 114 (16.91%) Finance
7 112 (16.62%) DevOps
8 104 (15.43%) Python
9 101 (14.99%) Active Directory
10 94 (13.95%) Red Hat
10 94 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 91 (13.50%) SC Cleared
12 87 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
13 84 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 84 (12.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 83 (12.31%) Unix
15 82 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 81 (12.02%) Perl
17 80 (11.87%) SQL
17 80 (11.87%) ITIL
18 74 (10.98%) Configuration Management
19 73 (10.83%) Bash Shell
20 72 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
21 67 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
22 66 (9.79%) DNS
23 63 (9.35%) Java
24 61 (9.05%) Oracle
24 61 (9.05%) Rational DOORS

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 39 (5.79%) Apache
2 35 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.45%) IIS
4 28 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 24 (3.56%) MS Exchange
6 23 (3.41%) OpenStack
7 19 (2.82%) Confluence
7 19 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.04%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.89%) JBoss
12 5 (0.74%) CMS
13 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.59%) nginx
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.59%) WordPress
14 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.93%) Simulink
3 10 (1.48%) MS Office
4 8 (1.19%) MS Project
5 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) HipChat
6 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.41%) Office 365
4 19 (2.82%) PaaS
5 12 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.19%) IaaS
7 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.74%) GitHub
9 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.30%) iTunes
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.79%) DNS
2 50 (7.42%) Firewall
3 41 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 36 (5.34%) DHCP
5 25 (3.71%) SAN
6 17 (2.52%) HTTP
7 15 (2.23%) Internet
7 15 (2.23%) Network Security
8 14 (2.08%) LAN
8 14 (2.08%) SNMP
9 13 (1.93%) Wireless
10 11 (1.63%) LDAP
10 11 (1.63%) WAN
11 10 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (1.48%) VoIP
11 10 (1.48%) VPN
12 9 (1.34%) 4G
13 8 (1.19%) Extranet
13 8 (1.19%) SSH
13 8 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.45%) MySQL
3 21 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.04%) Redis
8 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.74%) Big Data
9 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.59%) GIS
10 4 (0.59%) InfluxDB
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 61 (9.05%) Rational DOORS
2 46 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.04%) JIRA
4 22 (3.26%) TeamCity
5 21 (3.12%) Subversion
6 15 (2.23%) MSBuild
6 15 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.48%) Hudson
8 8 (1.19%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.74%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.30%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.30%) MSI
12 2 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 114 (16.91%) Finance
2 31 (4.60%) Military
3 30 (4.45%) Automotive
4 23 (3.41%) Banking
5 20 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.82%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.48%) Avionics
9 9 (1.34%) Electronics
9 9 (1.34%) Marketing
10 8 (1.19%) Advertising
10 8 (1.19%) Games
10 8 (1.19%) Legal
10 8 (1.19%) Publishing
11 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.59%) Retail
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.56%) Web Services
2 16 (2.37%) .NET
3 13 (1.93%) LAMP
4 12 (1.78%) Regular Expression
4 12 (1.78%) XML
5 8 (1.19%) Middleware
6 7 (1.04%) ELK Stack
6 7 (1.04%) HTML
6 7 (1.04%) Node.js
7 6 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (0.89%) Sensu
8 4 (0.59%) CSS
9 3 (0.45%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.45%) J2EE
10 2 (0.30%) HTML5
10 2 (0.30%) JMS
10 2 (0.30%) POSIX
10 2 (0.30%) RESTful
10 2 (0.30%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.01%) Clustering
3 21 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (1.93%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.34%) CESG
6 9 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (1.19%) ASIC
7 8 (1.19%) Life Science
8 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.04%) PlayStation
9 6 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.89%) Derivative
9 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.74%) Handset
10 5 (0.74%) PKI
10 5 (0.74%) Replication
11 4 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 257 (38.13%) Linux
2 227 (33.68%) Windows
3 120 (17.80%) Windows Server
4 84 (12.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (12.31%) Unix
6 82 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (6.97%) Solaris
9 34 (5.04%) Windows 7
10 33 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (4.45%) CentOS
12 18 (2.67%) Windows XP
13 16 (2.37%) AIX
14 14 (2.08%) HPUX
15 12 (1.78%) Windows 10
16 8 (1.19%) Debian
16 8 (1.19%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.19%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.04%) SUSE
18 5 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.62%) DevOps
2 80 (11.87%) ITIL
3 74 (10.98%) Configuration Management
4 59 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.16%) Migration
6 46 (6.82%) Validation
7 44 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (6.08%) Software Engineering
9 32 (4.75%) Project Management
9 32 (4.75%) UML
10 29 (4.30%) High Availability
10 29 (4.30%) Open Source
11 26 (3.86%) Requirements Management
12 24 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.56%) Service Management
13 21 (3.12%) Release Management
14 19 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (2.67%) Integration Testing
15 18 (2.67%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 104 (15.43%) Python
2 94 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 81 (12.02%) Perl
4 80 (11.87%) SQL
5 73 (10.83%) Bash Shell
6 63 (9.35%) Java
7 59 (8.75%) Ruby
8 45 (6.68%) C++
9 28 (4.15%) Bourne shell
9 28 (4.15%) VBScript
10 27 (4.01%) Korn
11 26 (3.86%) PHP
12 21 (3.12%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.52%) C
14 14 (2.08%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.78%) C#
16 11 (1.63%) VB
17 8 (1.19%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.04%) JavaScript
19 6 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 121 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.75%) Degree
3 32 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.01%) MCSE
5 21 (3.12%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.97%) CCNA
7 18 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.63%) CCNP
8 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.34%) AWS Certification
10 7 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.04%) MCP
10 7 (1.04%) MCSA
11 4 (0.59%) RHCE
12 3 (0.45%) CCA
12 3 (0.45%) CCIE
12 3 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.23%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) QA
3 10 (1.48%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.59%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.45%) ARP4761
6 3 (0.45%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.45%) DO-160
6 3 (0.45%) DO-254
7 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.30%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (14.99%) Active Directory
2 84 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (4.30%) vSphere
5 28 (4.15%) Hyper-V
6 27 (4.01%) Docker
7 23 (3.41%) XenApp
8 15 (2.23%) Firmware
9 12 (1.78%) GlusterFS
10 11 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.63%) GFS2
10 11 (1.63%) OCFS2
11 9 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.19%) NFS
12 8 (1.19%) UAG
13 7 (1.04%) vCloud
13 7 (1.04%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.89%) KVM
15 5 (0.74%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 121 (17.95%) Puppet
2 72 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (8.61%) Ansible
4 55 (8.16%) SCOM
5 36 (5.34%) SCCM
6 32 (4.75%) Nagios
7 16 (2.37%) CFEngine
8 13 (1.93%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (1.78%) SELinux
10 11 (1.63%) Netcool
10 11 (1.63%) Terraform
10 11 (1.63%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.48%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.48%) OpenView
11 10 (1.48%) WSUS
12 9 (1.34%) Control-M
13 8 (1.19%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (1.19%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.19%) SCOrch
13 8 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 171 (25.37%) VMware
2 120 (17.80%) Microsoft
3 94 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 61 (9.05%) Oracle
5 59 (8.75%) HP
6 55 (8.16%) Cisco
7 54 (8.01%) Citrix
8 46 (6.82%) IBM
9 27 (4.01%) Splunk
10 22 (3.26%) NetApp
11 21 (3.12%) EMC
12 17 (2.52%) Symantec
13 16 (2.37%) Juniper
14 15 (2.23%) CA
15 14 (2.08%) Dell
16 11 (1.63%) BMC
16 11 (1.63%) Veritas
17 10 (1.48%) Sun
18 8 (1.19%) SAP
19 7 (1.04%) Apple
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day fantastic onsite facilities
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + onsite parking
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago