The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 87 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 18 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.17% 0.52% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Median daily rate £265 £350 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.28% +6.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £328 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £373 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £355 £310
% change year-on-year +7.12% +14.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.86% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £37.04
% change year-on-year -1.84% +10.01%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1450 1481 1497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.46% 96.04% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3005 3213 3638
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 195 272
Median hourly rate £13.86 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £9.72 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.00 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the East Midlands

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +5 14 £255 - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East Midlands region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (60.00%) SCCM
3 15 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (56.00%) LAN
5 13 (52.00%) VBScript
5 13 (52.00%) IIS
5 13 (52.00%) Dell
5 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
5 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (48.00%) EPoS
6 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (48.00%) DHCP
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (48.00%) DNS
6 12 (48.00%) HP
7 11 (44.00%) Wireless
7 11 (44.00%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.00%) Sun
10 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 3 (12.00%) VMware
10 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business

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 13 (52.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 14 (56.00%) LAN
3 12 (48.00%) DHCP
3 12 (48.00%) DNS
4 11 (44.00%) Remote Desktop
4 11 (44.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) SCADA
2 1 (4.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
3 1 (4.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITSM
3 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (52.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.00%) Korn
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCDP
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Docker
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Dell
2 12 (48.00%) HP
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Sun
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Altiris
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Siemens
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas