Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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.

Senior System Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 248 222
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 19 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.084% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.089% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 2
City of London median daily rate £650 £235 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +176.60% -38.16% +16.92%
10th Percentile £496 £200 £327
90th Percentile £675 £279 £429
Central London median daily rate £650 £235 £380
% change year-on-year +176.60% -38.16% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,385 6,719 5,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 94.51% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,948 5,329 4,495
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £688 £662
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 98 66
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.25 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.71% -10.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.55 £43.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £19.25 £16.66
% change year-on-year -2.55% +15.53% -16.69%

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the City of London

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the City of London

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the City of London

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the City of London

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, Senior Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
2 15 (78.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 15 (78.95%) Kubernetes
2 15 (78.95%) Blockchain
2 15 (78.95%) Scala
2 15 (78.95%) MongoDB
2 15 (78.95%) Kafka
2 15 (78.95%) Docker
2 15 (78.95%) DevOps
2 15 (78.95%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VSAN
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) Blockchain
1 15 (78.95%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
2 15 (78.95%) Artificial Intelligence
2 15 (78.95%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Task Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Scala
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Docker
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (78.95%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.53%) HP SIM
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Dell
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat