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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 370 335 317
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 261 298 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.62% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 171 143
Average daily rate £350 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 42
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £20.45 £20.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 237 £350 -6.66% 164
London -22 115 £363 -12.38% 53
South East -22 48 £350 - 38
North West -3 24 £285 -20.83% 10
Hampshire -6 23 £375 +7.14% 9
City of London +29 19 £375 -25.00% 14
South West -6 16 £390 +9.47% 23
Lancashire +11 14 £460 - 1
East of England +2 11 £285 +9.61% 17
West Midlands -21 11 £425 +70.00% 5
Scotland -6 9 £175 -44.00% 3
Wiltshire 0 8 £390 +4.00% 5
Bedfordshire +14 7 - - 4
Swindon +1 7 £388 - 2
Birmingham 0 7 £525 +90.90% 2
East Midlands -3 7 £300 -18.91% 8
Surrey -8 7 £330 -20.00% 5
Glasgow +12 5 £138 -64.51% 3
Bristol -1 5 - - 4
Portsmouth -6 5 £425 +29.77% 1
Preston - 5 - - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £265 - 4
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £550 - 2
Cheshire -3 4 £275 -28.33% 6
Manchester -17 4 £285 -21.43% 1
Chorley - 4 £460 -
Middlesex 0 3 £375 +10.29%
Coventry -1 3 £325 +62.50%
Berkshire -4 3 £350 +52.17% 4
Warrington -9 3 £275 -23.61% 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 224 (43.08%) Windows
2 143 (27.50%) Linux
3 136 (26.15%) VMware
3 136 (26.15%) Security Cleared
4 120 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 114 (21.92%) Microsoft
6 110 (21.15%) Active Directory
7 90 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 87 (16.73%) SC Cleared
10 76 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 71 (13.65%) Oracle
12 63 (12.12%) SQL
13 62 (11.92%) MS Excel
14 61 (11.73%) Unix
15 60 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
16 59 (11.35%) PowerShell
17 57 (10.96%) Finance
18 54 (10.38%) SQL Server
18 54 (10.38%) Cisco
19 53 (10.19%) Python
20 49 (9.42%) HP
21 48 (9.23%) Windows 7
22 47 (9.04%) ITIL
22 47 (9.04%) UML
23 46 (8.85%) DNS
23 46 (8.85%) Degree
24 44 (8.46%) SCCM
24 44 (8.46%) Firewall
25 43 (8.27%) Citrix

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (7.88%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (4.81%) IIS
4 21 (4.04%) Lync
5 17 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.50%) Apache
7 13 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.54%) Confluence
9 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.96%) nginx
12 4 (0.77%) CMS
12 4 (0.77%) JBoss
13 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 62 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.23%) MS Office
3 13 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.35%) Simulink
6 2 (0.38%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.77%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.58%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.38%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.04%) Office 365
3 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.35%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.85%) DNS
2 44 (8.46%) Firewall
3 40 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 34 (6.54%) SAN
5 30 (5.77%) LAN
6 28 (5.38%) DHCP
7 27 (5.19%) WAN
8 18 (3.46%) Internet
9 15 (2.88%) VoIP
10 11 (2.12%) Network Security
10 11 (2.12%) SNMP
11 10 (1.92%) HTTP
12 9 (1.73%) 4G
12 9 (1.73%) VPN
13 8 (1.54%) ATM
13 8 (1.54%) VLAN
14 7 (1.35%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.35%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.35%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.96%) MySQL
3 16 (3.08%) GIS
3 16 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.73%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.15%) Big Data
7 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.38%) HBase
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 60 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (1.35%) JIRA
5 7 (1.35%) Subversion
6 6 (1.15%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.77%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.58%) GitLab
9 3 (0.58%) MSI
9 3 (0.58%) RSpec
9 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.38%) FishEye
11 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.19%) PVCS
11 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 57 (10.96%) Finance
2 31 (5.96%) Aerospace
3 30 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.38%) Military
5 18 (3.46%) Electronics
5 18 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.50%) Banking
7 12 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.92%) Automotive
8 10 (1.92%) Avionics
8 10 (1.92%) Law
9 9 (1.73%) Retail
10 8 (1.54%) Publishing
11 7 (1.35%) Legal
12 6 (1.15%) Marketing
13 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.58%) Billing
15 1 (0.19%) Games
15 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.00%) Web Services
2 16 (3.08%) .NET
3 9 (1.73%) XML
4 7 (1.35%) REST
5 5 (0.96%) ELK Stack
5 5 (0.96%) LAMP
6 4 (0.77%) HTML
6 4 (0.77%) J2EE
7 3 (0.58%) HTML5
7 3 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.58%) MCollective
7 3 (0.58%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.38%) Grails
8 2 (0.38%) JSON
8 2 (0.38%) Kafka
8 2 (0.38%) STL
9 1 (0.19%) Django
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.19%) Spring
9 1 (0.19%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.46%) Clustering
5 13 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (2.12%) Biometrics
7 11 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.92%) User Experience
9 8 (1.54%) Physics
10 7 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.35%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.15%) Handset
11 6 (1.15%) Replication
12 5 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.77%) Interactive TV
13 4 (0.77%) PKI
13 4 (0.77%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 224 (43.08%) Windows
2 143 (27.50%) Linux
3 120 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 90 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (11.73%) Unix
7 48 (9.23%) Windows 7
8 33 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.31%) Solaris
12 10 (1.92%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.73%) Android
13 9 (1.73%) CentOS
14 7 (1.35%) SUSE
15 5 (0.96%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.96%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.77%) VMS
17 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (9.04%) ITIL
1 47 (9.04%) UML
2 42 (8.08%) Validation
3 41 (7.88%) Software Engineering
4 33 (6.35%) Project Management
5 30 (5.77%) SysML
6 29 (5.58%) DevOps
7 27 (5.19%) Requirements Management
8 26 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 26 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.62%) Migration
11 22 (4.23%) High Availability
11 22 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (3.65%) Change Management
14 18 (3.46%) Service Management
15 17 (3.27%) Integration Testing
15 17 (3.27%) SDLC
16 16 (3.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.12%) SQL
2 59 (11.35%) PowerShell
3 53 (10.19%) Python
4 36 (6.92%) C
5 30 (5.77%) C#
5 30 (5.77%) Perl
6 28 (5.38%) C++
7 27 (5.19%) Ruby
7 27 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 22 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.65%) VC++
10 14 (2.69%) Java
11 11 (2.12%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.35%) PHP
13 6 (1.15%) VB
14 5 (0.96%) Korn
14 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.77%) DCL
16 3 (0.58%) AWK
Qualifications
1 136 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.73%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.85%) Degree
4 38 (7.31%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.08%) MCSE
7 15 (2.88%) MCSA
8 14 (2.69%) MCP
9 8 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.96%) HNC
11 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CCNA
12 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.77%) HND
13 3 (0.58%) CCEE
14 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.38%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.92%) Def Stans
2 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.77%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) DO-160
6 2 (0.38%) DO-254
6 2 (0.38%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.38%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.19%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.19%) ARP4761
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 110 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 88 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.62%) vSphere
5 19 (3.65%) XenApp
6 17 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.50%) Firmware
7 13 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.31%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.35%) Docker
11 6 (1.15%) KVM
11 6 (1.15%) Squid
12 5 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.96%) GFS2
12 5 (0.96%) GlusterFS
12 5 (0.96%) OCFS2
12 5 (0.96%) XenServer
13 4 (0.77%) iptables
13 4 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (8.46%) SCCM
2 31 (5.96%) Puppet
3 21 (4.04%) SCOM
4 19 (3.65%) WSUS
5 15 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.69%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 12 (2.31%) Nagios
9 10 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.73%) Ansible
11 8 (1.54%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.54%) CFEngine
12 6 (1.15%) Cacti
12 6 (1.15%) SELinux
13 4 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.77%) Packer
14 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.58%) Nessus
14 3 (0.58%) systemd
Vendors
1 136 (26.15%) VMware
2 114 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 71 (13.65%) Oracle
4 54 (10.38%) Cisco
5 49 (9.42%) HP
6 43 (8.27%) Citrix
7 36 (6.92%) IBM
8 32 (6.15%) Red Hat
9 29 (5.58%) EMC
10 19 (3.65%) Symantec
11 18 (3.46%) Dell
11 18 (3.46%) NetApp
12 13 (2.50%) BMC
13 12 (2.31%) Juniper
14 11 (2.12%) CA
14 11 (2.12%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.92%) Altiris
15 10 (1.92%) Splunk
16 9 (1.73%) McAfee
17 8 (1.54%) Avaya
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £43 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + +
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Logix Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Talent Point
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago