Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 211 235
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 25 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 29
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +25.00%
10th Percentile £388 £286 £263
90th Percentile £675 £538 £625
Central London median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +3.95% +11.76% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £11.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 (48.00%) Windows
1 12 (48.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (28.00%) EMC
4 7 (28.00%) SAN
4 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (28.00%) Puppet
4 7 (28.00%) DevOps
5 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Office 365
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) DHCP
5 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (24.00%) Python
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) MySQL
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.00%) Terraform
7 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) Patch Management
7 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
7 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
7 4 (16.00%) Ruby
7 4 (16.00%) VMware

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 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.00%) Jetty
2 4 (16.00%) nginx
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (12.00%) ION MarketView
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (4.00%) IaaS
6 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) SAN
3 6 (24.00%) DHCP
4 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (12.00%) NAS
5 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) HTTP
6 2 (8.00%) Intranet
6 2 (8.00%) SMTP
6 2 (8.00%) snoop
6 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
6 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.00%) ISDN
7 1 (4.00%) OSPF
7 1 (4.00%) PSTN
7 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.00%) InfluxDB
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) CMake
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) German Language
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Servlets
1 4 (16.00%) Software Packaging
2 3 (12.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (8.00%) CGI
4 1 (4.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (8.00%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Linux
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) CentOS
3 4 (16.00%) Unix
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris
4 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) DevOps
2 6 (24.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (16.00%) Release Management
3 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
3 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
4 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
4 3 (12.00%) Runbook
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (24.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 4 (16.00%) Ruby
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) CCVP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) MiFID
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) iptables
3 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) NFS
3 1 (4.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (16.00%) Terraform
3 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (12.00%) Packer
4 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
5 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (4.00%) Ansible
5 1 (4.00%) Cacti
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (4.00%) Grafana
5 1 (4.00%) Icinga
5 1 (4.00%) Salt
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM
5 1 (4.00%) SELinux
5 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) EMC
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) NetApp
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) ION Trading
5 2 (8.00%) Sun
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Progress
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas