Period
to 29 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 238 232
Rank change year-on-year +66 -6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 24 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 12
City of London median daily rate £500 £441 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -11.80% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £365 £273
90th Percentile £578 £535 £675
Central London median daily rate £488 £433 £444
% change year-on-year +12.59% -2.42% -6.58%
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 4,550 6,503 6,699
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 94.82% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,504 5,089 5,333
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 80 95
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -5.25%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.35 £33.08 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +3.78%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) SCCM
3 11 (45.83%) Office 365
4 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) VB
5 9 (37.50%) Azure
5 9 (37.50%) Application Packaging
5 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) Service Design
6 6 (25.00%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Ruby
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 3 (12.50%) IIS
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Office 365
2 9 (37.50%) Azure
2 9 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Fiddler
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (37.50%) Application Packaging
2 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 9 (37.50%) Service Design
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Microservices
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (37.50%) VB
3 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) NIST
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) KVM
3 2 (8.33%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) SCCM
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) Red Box