Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £268 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 88 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.65% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.17% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Cheshire median daily rate £268 - £300
10th Percentile £225 - £270
90th Percentile £298 - £340
North West median daily rate £273 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -29.68% +29.17% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £17.00
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +23.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,194 1,200 1,922
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 93.97% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 849 1,297
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £212 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -9.85% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £29.31 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 3 - - 5
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) Rockwell
4 2 (25.00%) GDPR
4 2 (25.00%) Wonderware
4 2 (25.00%) SCADA
4 2 (25.00%) WinCC
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) HP

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 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) WinCC
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) SCADA
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Rockwell
4 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 2 (25.00%) Wonderware
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Meraki