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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 105 97 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 16 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.43% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.47% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
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£450 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Average hourly rate £22.10 £22.69 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £22.69 £29.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.69 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.24%
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
2289 1933 2118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 92.62% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1175 1036 1056
Average daily rate £350 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 162
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 1 October 2014. 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 -6 5 - - 2
Coventry - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £450 -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
3 8 (24.24%) Validation
3 8 (24.24%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (21.21%) SAN
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Requirements Management
4 7 (21.21%) Mathematics
4 7 (21.21%) Physics
5 6 (18.18%) Human Factors
5 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 6 (18.18%) Automotive
5 6 (18.18%) Solaris
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
6 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.15%) UNIX
6 5 (15.15%) VBA
6 5 (15.15%) Symantec
6 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
6 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.12%) Firewall
7 4 (12.12%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) WinCC
5 1 (3.03%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) CATIA
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.06%) DHCP
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) LTE
6 1 (3.03%) 4G
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) WLAN
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.03%) LDAP
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) IPv4
6 1 (3.03%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (18.18%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Mathematics
1 7 (21.21%) Physics
2 6 (18.18%) Human Factors
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) SCADA
3 2 (6.06%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Telematics
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Solaris
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) UNIX
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.03%) Tizen
9 1 (3.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Validation
1 8 (24.24%) Change Management
2 7 (21.21%) Requirements Management
3 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) SEO
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) CAD
5 2 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) SIEM
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) UML
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) VBA
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) VB
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) R
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) VMware
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Symantec
3 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) Siemens
6 2 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.06%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) CA
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