Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 201 243
Rank change year-on-year +84 +42 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 6 33 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.56% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 10
Median daily rate £500 £500 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.38% -10.68%
10th Percentile £448 £394 £277
90th Percentile £564 £545 £578
Central London median daily rate £400 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 1,631 5,884 6,643
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 93.99% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,157 4,604 5,246
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 77 126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.75% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +6.95% +0.01%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the City of London.

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 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Nagios
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 2 (33.33%) Datadog
3 2 (33.33%) French Language
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes

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 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Liferay
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Datadog
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (16.67%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) French Language
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (16.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) New Relic
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Reuters
3 1 (16.67%) VMware