Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 85 64 90
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 19 5 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.28% 0.63% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.66% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 5
10th Percentile £320 £149 -
25th Percentile £366 £191 £269
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £275 £288
Median % change year-on-year +38.18% -4.35% -25.81%
75th Percentile £400 £344 £306
90th Percentile £408 £378 -
England median daily rate £481 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +20.13% -11.11% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
10th Percentile - - £38.50
25th Percentile £15.62 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.59% -22.22% -
75th Percentile £16.87 £37.50 £50.00
90th Percentile - - £51.50
England median hourly rate £45.86 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +5.56% +7.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,422 753 1,607
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 95.44% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 480 904
10th Percentile £158 £123 £163
25th Percentile £313 £263 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £372 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.70% -7.13% -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £546 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 44 138
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.66 £10.70
25th Percentile £11.87 £11.44 £11.53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.63 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year -4.03% +8.58% -0.76%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.79 £17.50
90th Percentile £29.33 £47.42 £43.30
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the East Midlands

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the East Midlands

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the East Midlands

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the East Midlands

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire +1 15 £380 - 5
Nottinghamshire -23 2 £375 +36.36% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £525 - 1
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 East Midlands region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) ITIL
3 16 (84.21%) Firewall
4 15 (78.95%) MCP
4 15 (78.95%) VPN
4 15 (78.95%) CCNA
4 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
4 15 (78.95%) HP
4 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (78.95%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (78.95%) Aruba
4 15 (78.95%) Palo Alto
5 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 7 (36.84%) IPsec
7 7 (36.84%) SSL
7 7 (36.84%) SSH
8 4 (21.05%) Azure
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) PKI
9 2 (10.53%) Internet
9 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
10 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
10 1 (5.26%) McAfee
10 1 (5.26%) Perl

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (21.05%) Azure
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 15 (78.95%) VPN
3 7 (36.84%) IPsec
3 7 (36.84%) SSH
3 7 (36.84%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Organisational Skills
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Runbook
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) CCNA
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (78.95%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware
3 1 (5.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) Aruba
2 15 (78.95%) HP
2 15 (78.95%) Palo Alto
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat