Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 777 813
Rank change year-on-year -14 +36 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 53 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.054% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 22
England median daily rate £390 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% +13.68%
10th Percentile £264 £315 £247
90th Percentile £570 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £393 £435 £410
% change year-on-year -9.77% +6.10% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
England median hourly rate £20.66 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.41% -8.75% +68.42%
10th Percentile £16.05 £28.25 £28.13
90th Percentile £39.60 £44.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.35% -3.75% +68.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,749 84,604 93,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,840 55,711 60,381
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,902 3,571
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 2018. 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
London -30 20 £450 +2.86% 22
South East -19 16 £425 -15.00% 20
Midlands +12 10 £293 -16.43% 12
East Midlands +7 8 £293 -16.43% 8
South West +12 4 £388 - 12
North of England +40 2 £300 -18.92% 9
Yorkshire +7 2 £300 -7.69% 2
West Midlands - 2 £420 - 4
East of England - 1 £550 - 11
Senior Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
2 28 (52.83%) Windows
3 24 (45.28%) PowerShell
4 22 (41.51%) ITIL
5 21 (39.62%) VMware
5 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
6 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (28.30%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
8 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (24.53%) SAN
9 13 (24.53%) DNS
10 12 (22.64%) Linux
10 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (20.75%) Office 365
11 11 (20.75%) DHCP
12 10 (18.87%) MCSE
12 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
12 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
13 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.98%) Citrix
13 9 (16.98%) Firewall
14 8 (15.09%) Unix
14 8 (15.09%) IIS
14 8 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS

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 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.09%) IIS
4 7 (13.21%) Skype for Business
5 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.66%) Liferay
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.77%) Apache
7 2 (3.77%) CMS
7 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.89%) Confluence
8 1 (1.89%) Drupal
8 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.89%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (20.75%) Office 365
3 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.77%) SaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Akamai
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.89%) Dialogflow
6 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.89%) Route 53
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) DNS
1 13 (24.53%) SAN
2 11 (20.75%) DHCP
3 9 (16.98%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.77%) Internet
6 2 (3.77%) LAN
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.77%) VPN
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.89%) FWSM
7 1 (1.89%) IGMP
7 1 (1.89%) MIMO
7 1 (1.89%) Multicast
7 1 (1.89%) snoop
7 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.66%) JasperReports
2 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.89%) GitLab
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (7.55%) German Language
2 3 (5.66%) Aerospace
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) French Language
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Software Packaging
2 3 (5.66%) Java EE
2 3 (5.66%) LAMP
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.89%) LDAP
3 1 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
3 1 (1.89%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.89%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
3 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (22.64%) Linux
5 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (15.09%) Unix
7 5 (9.43%) CentOS
8 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
3 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
3 7 (13.21%) DevOps
4 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) Software Deployment
5 5 (9.43%) Software Distribution
6 4 (7.55%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.77%) High Availability
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.43%) Python
5 4 (7.55%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) C
6 2 (3.77%) C++
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) C-shell
7 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (18.87%) MCSE
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) MCSA
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.66%) MCP
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) MCDST
7 1 (1.89%) CCIE
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (1.89%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.89%) RHCE
7 1 (1.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) GCP
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) Docker
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) iptables
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
2 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.66%) logstash
3 3 (5.66%) Terraform
4 2 (3.77%) Ansible
4 2 (3.77%) Cacti
4 2 (3.77%) CFEngine
4 2 (3.77%) Icinga
4 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) Netcool
4 2 (3.77%) SCOM
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) VMware
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 6 (11.32%) EMC
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) HP
5 5 (9.43%) NetApp
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.66%) Talend
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) Splunk
8 1 (1.89%) F5
8 1 (1.89%) Facebook
8 1 (1.89%) Google
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) Juniper
8 1 (1.89%) Progress