The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 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 of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 101 131
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 10 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.96% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.00% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Median daily rate £290 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £455 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £354 £305
% change year-on-year +9.46% +16.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -18.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £36.72
% change year-on-year - +12.33%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2159 2398 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.15% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1254 1368 1729
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 191 255
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the East of England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the East of England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the East of England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the East of England

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £275 -21.42% 7
Hertfordshire 0 5 £351 -29.75% 6
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Citrix
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) SCCM
7 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 5 (19.23%) C
8 4 (15.38%) C#
8 4 (15.38%) Apache
8 4 (15.38%) SAN
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
9 3 (11.54%) Ruby
9 3 (11.54%) Clustering
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
9 3 (11.54%) Puppet
9 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (11.54%) High Availability

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) MediaWiki
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (11.54%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Aerospace
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.54%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) High Availability
2 3 (11.54%) UML
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) Physics
3 2 (7.69%) SysML
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) HNC
3 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ECSS
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Salt
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Brocade
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle