The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 103 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 14 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.71% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.78% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£438 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £308 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
- -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.10 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.39% +10.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £23.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+78.77% -25.78%
Systems Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2314 2312 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.04% 91.31% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1172 991
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham +4 4 - -
Warwickshire +4 3 £390 -
Worcestershire 0 3 £450 +5.88%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (30.43%) Electronics
5 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (26.09%) SysML
5 6 (26.09%) QA
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) SIEM
5 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
5 6 (26.09%) Protective Monitoring
6 5 (21.74%) LogRhythm
6 5 (21.74%) High Availability
6 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) SEO
6 5 (21.74%) Automotive
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) UML
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) Firmware
8 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
8 3 (13.04%) Simulink
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
9 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.70%) Finance

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Simulink
2 2 (8.70%) Stateflow
2 2 (8.70%) TargetLink
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) Yammer
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.70%) FlexRay
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.35%) IPv4
3 1 (4.35%) IPv6
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) DSL
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) 2G
3 1 (4.35%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) MIMO
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) CANoe
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 7 (30.43%) Electronics
2 5 (21.74%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) SysML
1 6 (26.09%) SIEM
1 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
1 6 (26.09%) Protective Monitoring
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) Analytics
2 5 (21.74%) SEO
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) HNC
4 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) LogRhythm
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos
3 1 (4.35%) ESRI
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) PTC
3 1 (4.35%) IBM