Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 July 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.11% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Cambridge median daily rate £275 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +14.29% -17.23%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £238
90th Percentile £288 £375 £362
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £275 £285 £282
% change year-on-year -3.51% +1.24% -23.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +1.74% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £39.28 £36.30
90th Percentile £46.18 £48.03 £48.70
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -6.98% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 750 806
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.29% 96.40% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 460 539
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% -
10th Percentile £179 £233 £225
90th Percentile £506 £538 £508
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 53 68
Cambridge median hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.67% +82.93% -43.84%
10th Percentile £11.94 £13.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.75 £44.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.90 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -43.14% +84.21% -24.00%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Cambridge region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
3 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle