The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 12 18 30
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 1.23% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 1.32% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £120 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £31.60
% change year-on-year +2.38% +32.91%  

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 48 76 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.31% 93.83% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 84
Median daily rate £353 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.25 £40.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cheltenham

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheltenham region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) V-Model
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
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