The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 57 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.72% 1.19% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.22% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £285 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £354 £305
% change year-on-year +9.46% +16.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £36.72
% change year-on-year - +12.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 795 818 886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.90% 97.38% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 583 655
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 38
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) AS400
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 1 (9.09%) Automotive
4 1 (9.09%) Debian
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DAB
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Life Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
1 2 (18.18%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) BCP
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) MODAF
2 1 (9.09%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (9.09%) SysML
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat