Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 417 394
Rank change year-on-year -72 -23 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 416 479 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.57% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 278 346
England median daily rate £400 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.84% +16.43%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 66
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +4.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £19.16 £30.85 £26.25
90th Percentile £48.89 £49.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.03% +10.68%

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 88,633 83,675 96,000
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.98% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,700 54,726 63,304
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,834 2,565 2,814
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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
South East -45 116 £375 -16.67% 83
London -77 115 £438 +2.94% 87
North of England +19 65 £413 +23.13% 46
South West -5 57 £390 +4.00% 62
East of England +9 33 £335 - 50
Yorkshire +5 33 £425 +5.26% 17
Midlands -24 32 £338 +14.41% 57
North West +1 30 £350 +4.48% 19
East Midlands +6 25 £350 +27.27% 16
West Midlands -37 7 £315 -3.08% 41
North East -7 2 £290 -16.43% 10
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 157 (37.74%) Windows
2 145 (34.86%) Linux
3 127 (30.53%) Active Directory
4 101 (24.28%) VMware
5 92 (22.12%) Microsoft
6 87 (20.91%) Amazon AWS
7 80 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 74 (17.79%) Office 365
9 72 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (15.14%) PowerShell
10 63 (15.14%) SCCM
11 58 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 56 (13.46%) Security Cleared
13 54 (12.98%) DevOps
14 53 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 48 (11.54%) MS Exchange
16 48 (11.54%) SQL
17 47 (11.30%) ITIL
18 46 (11.06%) Python
19 45 (10.82%) DNS
19 45 (10.82%) Ansible
20 41 (9.86%) Citrix
20 41 (9.86%) Migration
20 41 (9.86%) SC Cleared
21 40 (9.62%) Firewall
21 40 (9.62%) Red Hat
21 40 (9.62%) Web Services
22 39 (9.38%) Unix

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 48 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.09%) Apache
4 17 (4.09%) IIS
5 16 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 13 (3.13%) OpenStack
7 10 (2.40%) JBoss
8 8 (1.92%) CMS
8 8 (1.92%) Drupal
8 8 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.68%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
12 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.48%) Site Server
Applications
1 23 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.44%) Simulink
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 87 (20.91%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (17.79%) Office 365
3 72 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.40%) GitHub
7 8 (1.92%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.92%) SaaS
8 6 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (1.20%) IaaS
9 5 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.20%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.20%) PaaS
10 4 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.96%) Yammer
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.72%) Serverless
12 2 (0.48%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.82%) DNS
2 40 (9.62%) Firewall
3 31 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.97%) DHCP
5 27 (6.49%) SAN
6 14 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (3.37%) Skype
7 12 (2.88%) LAN
7 12 (2.88%) VPN
8 10 (2.40%) WAN
9 9 (2.16%) HTTP
10 8 (1.92%) VoIP
10 8 (1.92%) Wireless
11 6 (1.44%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.20%) Bluetooth
12 5 (1.20%) DVB
12 5 (1.20%) FTP
12 5 (1.20%) Internet
12 5 (1.20%) SSL
12 5 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.93%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.16%) MySQL
5 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.96%) Big Data
9 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.48%) HBase
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.24%) Impala
11 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 38 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.05%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (2.64%) GitLab
5 5 (1.20%) JIRA
5 5 (1.20%) LabVIEW
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.72%) Maven
7 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.48%) JMeter
8 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.24%) JUnit
9 1 (0.24%) RStudio
9 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (8.17%) Finance
2 20 (4.81%) Electronics
3 19 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.09%) Aerospace
5 16 (3.85%) Automotive
6 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.92%) Publishing
8 7 (1.68%) Retail
9 4 (0.96%) Banking
9 4 (0.96%) Legal
9 4 (0.96%) Marketing
9 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.72%) Avionics
10 3 (0.72%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.62%) Web Services
2 14 (3.37%) .NET
3 10 (2.40%) LAMP
4 7 (1.68%) LDAP
5 6 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.44%) JSON
6 5 (1.20%) Middleware
6 5 (1.20%) XML
6 5 (1.20%) XSLT
7 3 (0.72%) OAuth
7 3 (0.72%) SAML
8 2 (0.48%) EntireX
8 2 (0.48%) REST
9 1 (0.24%) ADSI
9 1 (0.24%) HTML
9 1 (0.24%) J2EE
9 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.24%) SOAP
9 1 (0.24%) WAP
9 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.61%) Clustering
5 12 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.16%) NHS
6 9 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.92%) PKI
8 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.44%) Infotainment
8 6 (1.44%) MPEG
9 5 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.96%) STB
10 4 (0.96%) User Experience
11 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.72%) CMDB
11 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 157 (37.74%) Windows
2 145 (34.86%) Linux
3 80 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 53 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (9.38%) Unix
6 35 (8.41%) Windows 10
7 34 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (5.05%) Ubuntu
10 19 (4.57%) CentOS
11 18 (4.33%) Solaris
12 12 (2.88%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.88%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.40%) Windows 7
14 9 (2.16%) AIX
15 7 (1.68%) HPUX
15 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.48%) Android
17 2 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (12.98%) DevOps
2 53 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (11.30%) ITIL
5 41 (9.86%) Migration
6 33 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (6.49%) Validation
8 24 (5.77%) Project Management
9 23 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.05%) Configuration Management
11 20 (4.81%) Software Engineering
12 19 (4.57%) SDLC
13 17 (4.09%) Data Protection
14 16 (3.85%) High Availability
14 16 (3.85%) Problem Management
14 16 (3.85%) Requirements Management
15 15 (3.61%) Application Packaging
15 15 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
15 15 (3.61%) Runbook
16 14 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.14%) PowerShell
2 48 (11.54%) SQL
3 46 (11.06%) Python
4 28 (6.73%) Bash Shell
5 24 (5.77%) Java
6 18 (4.33%) Perl
7 13 (3.13%) PHP
8 12 (2.88%) MATLAB
9 11 (2.64%) C
10 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.96%) C#
12 4 (0.96%) C++
12 4 (0.96%) VBScript
13 3 (0.72%) Ruby
13 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Ada
14 1 (0.24%) Go
14 1 (0.24%) sed
14 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.97%) Degree
4 23 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.13%) MCSE
7 10 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.44%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.44%) CCNA
9 6 (1.44%) CCNP
10 4 (0.96%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.96%) MCP
11 3 (0.72%) MCITP
12 2 (0.48%) CCIE
12 2 (0.48%) RHCE
12 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.24%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) GDPR
2 7 (1.68%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (1.44%) ARP4754
3 6 (1.44%) QA
3 6 (1.44%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) GMP
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.24%) DO-254
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 127 (30.53%) Active Directory
2 58 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.13%) Docker
4 34 (8.17%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.21%) vSphere
6 19 (4.57%) XenApp
7 17 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.68%) XenServer
12 6 (1.44%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 5 (1.20%) KVM
13 5 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.96%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.72%) Ceph
15 3 (0.72%) Lustre
15 3 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (15.14%) SCCM
2 45 (10.82%) Ansible
3 38 (9.13%) Puppet
4 20 (4.81%) Kubernetes
4 20 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (4.57%) SCOM
6 12 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (2.88%) Terraform
7 11 (2.64%) vCenter Server
8 10 (2.40%) Nagios
9 9 (2.16%) NetBackup
9 9 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.92%) Grafana
10 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.68%) Kibana
12 5 (1.20%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.20%) logstash
12 5 (1.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 101 (24.28%) VMware
2 92 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.86%) Citrix
4 40 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 34 (8.17%) Cisco
6 29 (6.97%) HP
7 26 (6.25%) IBM
8 23 (5.53%) EMC
9 22 (5.29%) Oracle
10 18 (4.33%) NetApp
11 14 (3.37%) Apple
12 11 (2.64%) Splunk
13 10 (2.40%) Dell
13 10 (2.40%) Google
14 9 (2.16%) Veritas
15 8 (1.92%) Brocade
16 7 (1.68%) Sun
17 6 (1.44%) CA
17 6 (1.44%) SolarWinds
18 5 (1.20%) Atlassian