The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 140 144 169
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 14 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 17
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £323
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £20.45
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the City of London

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 Systems Engineer in the City of London.

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

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (23.81%) MCSE
7 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (19.05%) SCCM
7 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (19.05%) Office 365
8 3 (14.29%) vSphere
8 3 (14.29%) Puppet
8 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 3 (14.29%) DevOps
8 3 (14.29%) Ruby
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (14.29%) Clustering
8 3 (14.29%) Data Security
8 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.76%) AIX
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.76%) Solaris
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 3 (14.29%) Data Security
1 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
3 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
2 4 (19.05%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) MCSE
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (9.52%) GFS2
3 2 (9.52%) GlusterFS
3 2 (9.52%) OCFS2
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (9.52%) CFEngine
3 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) SELinux
3 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.76%) Altiris
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.76%) Siemens
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Thales
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas
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