Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 25 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 107 93
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 4 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.57% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £358 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.29% -26.67% +69.57%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £389
90th Percentile £340 £364 £525
North West median daily rate £335 £358 £391
% change year-on-year -6.29% -8.63% +30.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.19
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £43.00 £43.74
% change year-on-year -9.30% -1.68% +118.02%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1172 1754 1846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.82% 93.65% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1210 1109
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £272
90th Percentile £525 £569 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 60 106
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.02% -4.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £12.07
90th Percentile £46.50 £33.75 £42.75
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £18.99 £18.47
% change year-on-year +13.20% +2.83% +8.65%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

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

1 4 (100.00%) Siemens
1 4 (100.00%) Rockwell
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) GAMP
2 2 (50.00%) Wonderware
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) SCADA
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (50.00%) WinCC

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (50.00%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Rockwell
1 4 (100.00%) Siemens
2 2 (50.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (50.00%) Wonderware