Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £451 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Senior System Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 789 765
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 39 75 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.074% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.078% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 53 68
England median daily rate £451 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +21.43% +8.53%
10th Percentile £224 £285 £190
90th Percentile £586 £529 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £404 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.36% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
England median hourly rate £38.25 £41.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +64.00% +10.18%
10th Percentile £32.93 £26.25 £22.37
90th Percentile £42.98 £43.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £41.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% +64.00% +10.18%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
South East +13 19 £518 +8.95% 5
London -13 8 £425 +21.43% 8
Midlands +21 5 £325 - 3
East Midlands +1 5 £325 - 1
North of England +52 4 £319 - 1
Yorkshire +40 3 £319 -
South West +9 2 £120 -63.08% 2
North West +33 1 - - 1
East of England -9 1 - - 4
Senior Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
4 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.51%) Nagios
4 8 (20.51%) CentOS
4 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (17.95%) DevOps
5 7 (17.95%) Perl
5 7 (17.95%) Firewall
6 6 (15.38%) Finance
6 6 (15.38%) Logistics
6 6 (15.38%) Java
6 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.38%) HP
6 6 (15.38%) Citrix
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
7 5 (12.82%) Office 365
7 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (12.82%) Puppet

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Apache
4 2 (5.13%) Liferay
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Office 365
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) Internet
2 5 (12.82%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) LAN
3 4 (10.26%) WAN
4 3 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (2.56%) HTTP
6 1 (2.56%) INAP
6 1 (2.56%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (2.56%) MVNO
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) SNMP
6 1 (2.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.82%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) JasperReports
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Military
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) French Language
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) LAMP
2 3 (7.69%) Sensu
3 2 (5.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Clustering
1 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) CentOS
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.13%) Unix
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) Debian
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps
3 6 (15.38%) Logistics
4 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
4 5 (12.82%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Data Management
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.13%) UML
7 1 (2.56%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CCNA
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) CCNP
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) CCDP
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) MCDST
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) BS25999
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.56%) GPFS
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Nagios
2 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (12.82%) Puppet
4 4 (10.26%) SCCM
5 3 (7.69%) ZABBIX
6 2 (5.13%) CFEngine
6 2 (5.13%) logstash
6 2 (5.13%) Netcool
7 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.56%) SCOM
7 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix
3 6 (15.38%) HP
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (12.82%) IBM
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 4 (10.26%) Splunk
6 3 (7.69%) EMC
7 2 (5.13%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) Talend
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.56%) Huawei
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
Worcester, Worcestershire
X4 Group
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Contino Solutions Limited
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