The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 56 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.01% +12.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 617 601 647
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.41% 94.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 370 403
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Birmingham

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Birmingham

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Birmingham

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Birmingham region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Kronos
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Kronos
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
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