The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 148 173
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 7 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 18
Median daily rate £350 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +19.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £295 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £312
% change year-on-year +10.28% +12.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +17.85%  

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 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
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 £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Office 365
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (23.81%) DevOps
5 5 (23.81%) Puppet
5 5 (23.81%) Python
6 4 (19.05%) MCSE
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (19.05%) Ruby
7 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (14.29%) Banking
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) nginx
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
7 3 (14.29%) vSphere
7 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

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 3 (14.29%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.52%) Jetty
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) NAS
1 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
2 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Servlets
2 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) CentOS
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Data Security
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Release Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Task Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) Perl
5 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCSE
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.76%) GFS2
3 1 (4.76%) GlusterFS
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) OCFS2
3 1 (4.76%) Xen
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) Terraform
4 1 (4.76%) CFEngine
4 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Packer
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) SELinux
4 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Altiris
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Siemens
5 1 (4.76%) Splunk
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Thales
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