Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £266 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 92 89
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 12 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.62% 1.05% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.10% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Bristol median daily rate £266 £340 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.69% -43.33% +87.50%
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £600
% change year-on-year +10.71% -41.67% +106.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Bristol median hourly rate £41.25 £37.55 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.85% +0.13% +5.63%
10th Percentile £33.75 £25.08 £35.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £43.25 £42.85
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.46
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.44% +78.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1847 1630 1655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1156 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £239
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 81 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Bristol

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Bristol region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) V-Model
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Military
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) XenServer
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) REST

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Debian
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (8.33%) Information Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) SysML
2 1 (8.33%) System Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens