Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 142 148
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 15 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.36% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.63% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 17
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +30.00% -5.51%
10th Percentile £270 £283 £212
90th Percentile £550 £500 £426
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year - +30.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.43% -1.18% +65.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3778 3968 4615
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 92.21% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 2141 2497
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £215
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 188 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.90 £45.45 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Berkshire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 5 £550 +51.72%
Reading +4 4 £298 -17.93% 3
Bracknell +2 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Systems Engineer
South East

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) CentOS
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) LAMP
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) ZABBIX
4 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (20.00%) Sensu
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Nagios
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) 3G
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 2 (13.33%) Aerospace

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) 3G
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LTE
2 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) INAP
3 1 (6.67%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
3 1 (6.67%) SS7
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) LAMP
2 3 (20.00%) Sensu
3 1 (6.67%) EJB
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) CMMI
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nagios
1 3 (20.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) Cobbler
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Lumension
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) Sun