Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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.

System Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 389 441
Rank change year-on-year -86 +52 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 384 511 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 332 235
England median daily rate £400 £395 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +10.49% -1.38%
10th Percentile £257 £256 £213
90th Percentile £579 £530 £533
UK median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 83
England median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +2.41% +29.69%
10th Percentile £18.86 £22.10 £18.05
90th Percentile £49.13 £49.69 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.47% +1.18% +30.77%

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 87,570 82,997 94,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,756 54,500 61,256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
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 2,594 2,910 3,485
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in England

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 Systems Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in England

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 Systems Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 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 -112 123 £450 +5.88% 83
South East -32 109 £390 +4.00% 126
North of England +30 53 £388 +6.90% 52
South West -4 41 £343 -4.86% 69
Midlands +17 39 £328 +13.91% 120
West Midlands +19 25 £350 +18.64% 83
Yorkshire +5 25 £400 +23.08% 15
North West +8 24 £261 -34.69% 29
East of England -36 17 £325 -0.76% 83
East Midlands +7 14 £310 +21.57% 37
North East +39 4 £325 -23.53% 8
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 148 (38.54%) Windows
2 126 (32.81%) Linux
3 108 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 99 (25.78%) VMware
5 82 (21.35%) Microsoft
6 74 (19.27%) Security Cleared
7 69 (17.97%) Windows Server
8 58 (15.10%) Python
9 57 (14.84%) SC Cleared
9 57 (14.84%) PowerShell
10 53 (13.80%) ITIL
11 51 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 51 (13.28%) DevOps
12 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (12.76%) Firewall
13 48 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 47 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 47 (12.24%) Puppet
15 44 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (11.46%) Red Hat
16 43 (11.20%) Finance
16 43 (11.20%) Data Centre
17 42 (10.94%) Office 365
17 42 (10.94%) Unix
17 42 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (9.90%) DNS
19 37 (9.64%) SQL
19 37 (9.64%) Oracle
19 37 (9.64%) MS Exchange
20 36 (9.38%) Cisco

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 37 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.25%) Apache
3 20 (5.21%) Tomcat
4 19 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.69%) IIS
6 17 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (3.13%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.82%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.30%) Confluence
10 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.30%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.04%) nginx
11 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.52%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.52%) JBoss
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (3.65%) Simulink
2 13 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.26%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (10.94%) Office 365
4 13 (3.39%) GitHub
4 13 (3.39%) IaaS
5 11 (2.86%) SaaS
6 8 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.08%) PaaS
7 7 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.26%) Route 53
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.76%) Firewall
2 38 (9.90%) DNS
3 32 (8.33%) SAN
4 29 (7.55%) DHCP
5 24 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.99%) LAN
7 18 (4.69%) WAN
8 15 (3.91%) Wireless
9 12 (3.13%) NAS
10 11 (2.86%) VPN
11 8 (2.08%) Internet
11 8 (2.08%) Kerberos
11 8 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.08%) VoIP
12 7 (1.82%) SMTP
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.30%) Intranet
13 5 (1.30%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) MySQL
3 6 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.30%) Big Data
4 5 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.78%) Redis
6 3 (0.78%) Riak
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.52%) HBase
7 2 (0.52%) Impala
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 28 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 25 (6.51%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.21%) JIRA
4 18 (4.69%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (2.86%) Maven
6 9 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.82%) CMake
8 7 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.30%) MSI
10 4 (1.04%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.04%) Subversion
11 3 (0.78%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.78%) git-flow
11 3 (0.78%) Gradle
12 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.52%) JUnit
12 2 (0.52%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 43 (11.20%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Banking
3 13 (3.39%) Electronics
3 13 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.60%) Military
6 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.82%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.30%) German Language
9 3 (0.78%) Automotive
9 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) Law
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 3 (0.78%) Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Avionics
10 2 (0.52%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.17%) Web Services
2 13 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (3.13%) LDAP
4 7 (1.82%) LAMP
5 6 (1.56%) CGI
6 5 (1.30%) Sensu
6 5 (1.30%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.78%) .NET
7 3 (0.78%) Kafka
7 3 (0.78%) Middleware
7 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.52%) J2EE
8 2 (0.52%) Node.js
8 2 (0.52%) OAuth
8 2 (0.52%) SAML
9 1 (0.26%) EntireX
9 1 (0.26%) jQuery
9 1 (0.26%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.17%) Clustering
4 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.78%) CAN bus
9 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.78%) NHS
9 3 (0.78%) Replication
10 2 (0.52%) Derivative
10 2 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.52%) RIA
10 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 148 (38.54%) Windows
2 126 (32.81%) Linux
3 69 (17.97%) Windows Server
4 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (10.94%) Unix
7 29 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (6.77%) CentOS
9 20 (5.21%) Windows 10
10 19 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (4.69%) Solaris
12 16 (4.17%) Windows 7
13 12 (3.13%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.86%) Debian
15 8 (2.08%) AIX
15 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.30%) SUSE
16 5 (1.30%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.80%) ITIL
2 51 (13.28%) DevOps
3 42 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (8.07%) Configuration Management
5 29 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (5.21%) Validation
8 19 (4.95%) Change Management
8 19 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (4.69%) Open Source
9 18 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 18 (4.69%) SysML
10 16 (4.17%) High Availability
10 16 (4.17%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.65%) Migration
11 14 (3.65%) Test Automation
11 14 (3.65%) UML
12 13 (3.39%) Mentoring
12 13 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.10%) Python
2 57 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 37 (9.64%) SQL
4 32 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 28 (7.29%) Java
6 24 (6.25%) Ruby
7 21 (5.47%) MATLAB
8 18 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.65%) Perl
10 13 (3.39%) C
11 11 (2.86%) PHP
12 10 (2.60%) C++
13 8 (2.08%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.56%) Groovy
15 4 (1.04%) Go
15 4 (1.04%) VBScript
16 3 (0.78%) C-shell
16 3 (0.78%) VB
17 2 (0.52%) C#
18 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (7.81%) MCSE
5 20 (5.21%) Degree
6 19 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.69%) MCSA
8 16 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (3.65%) MCP
10 13 (3.39%) MCITP
11 10 (2.60%) CCNA
12 8 (2.08%) CCNP
13 7 (1.82%) CCIE
14 5 (1.30%) MCDST
14 5 (1.30%) RHCE
15 4 (1.04%) MCSM
15 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.78%) ACHDS
16 3 (0.78%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 3 (0.78%) MiFID
5 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) PMO
5 2 (0.52%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.26%) DO-254
6 1 (0.26%) GCP
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.26%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 108 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.99%) Docker
5 12 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.34%) vSphere
6 9 (2.34%) XenApp
7 7 (1.82%) iptables
8 6 (1.56%) KVM
9 5 (1.30%) Firmware
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.78%) Samba
10 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.52%) HDFS
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (12.24%) Puppet
2 36 (9.38%) SCCM
3 29 (7.55%) Ansible
4 24 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (5.21%) Nagios
6 17 (4.43%) SCOM
7 16 (4.17%) logstash
8 10 (2.60%) Terraform
9 9 (2.34%) Kibana
9 9 (2.34%) NetBackup
9 9 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (2.08%) Salt
11 5 (1.30%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.30%) Cobbler
11 5 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (1.04%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.04%) Marathon
12 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 99 (25.78%) VMware
2 82 (21.35%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.46%) Red Hat
4 37 (9.64%) Oracle
5 36 (9.38%) Cisco
5 36 (9.38%) HP
6 35 (9.11%) Citrix
7 21 (5.47%) SolarWinds
8 19 (4.95%) EMC
9 18 (4.69%) NetApp
10 12 (3.13%) Splunk
11 10 (2.60%) McAfee
12 9 (2.34%) F5
12 9 (2.34%) Ivanti
12 9 (2.34%) Shavlik
13 8 (2.08%) Google
14 7 (1.82%) Symantec
15 6 (1.56%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.56%) Lumension
15 6 (1.56%) Sun