The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 24 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 9.46% - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.86% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £120 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £352 £305
% change year-on-year +10.08% +15.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £36.20
% change year-on-year - +13.95%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 71 110 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 95.95% 87.30% 97.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 110
Median daily rate £363 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% -69.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Cheltenham

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cheltenham

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Cheltenham

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheltenham region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SysML
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 3 (33.33%) Simulink
3 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Avionics
4 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 3 (33.33%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SysML
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday