Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 24 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.64% 0.92% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 0.95% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Dorset median daily rate £400 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.38% - -
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £600
% change year-on-year +7.14% -41.67% +106.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 - £42.48
10th Percentile £33.80 - £40.48
90th Percentile £45.95 - £43.88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.46
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.44% +78.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 296 421 403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 96.34% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 289 206
Dorset median daily rate £415 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £531
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.43 £14.50 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.00% -64.84% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.68 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.33 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Dorset

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Dorset

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Dorset

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Dorset

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth - 3 £400 - 1
Dorchester - 2 - -
Systems Engineer
South West

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 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 Dorset region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) VAX
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Back Office
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (37.50%) RMADS
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Military
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Internet

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Military
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) VAX
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft