Period
to 13 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 438 492
Rank change year-on-year +109 +54 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 186 427 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 251 231
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £265 £296 £234
90th Percentile £600 £563 £545
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 77 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.66% -1.64%
10th Percentile £28.36 £22.05 £19.16
90th Percentile £56.88 £51.00 £48.82
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% -1.18%

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 28,345 78,035 88,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.30% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,916 51,816 58,715
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,142 2,556 2,835
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.11% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.87 £19.64 £18.00
% change year-on-year +36.81% +9.11% -3.70%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +139 60 £425 -5.56% 31
South West +48 48 £472 +4.78% 30
South East +150 30 £450 +12.50% 45
North of England +78 21 £450 +2.86% 32
East of England +81 16 £413 -2.94% 35
North West +80 13 £450 +12.50% 20
Midlands +51 10 £335 +3.08% 20
Yorkshire +45 8 £450 +2.33% 9
East Midlands +59 7 £204 -45.67% 11
West Midlands +34 3 £463 +42.31% 9
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 75 (40.32%) Windows
2 61 (32.80%) Security Cleared
3 57 (30.65%) Active Directory
4 51 (27.42%) VMware
5 47 (25.27%) Microsoft
6 46 (24.73%) SC Cleared
7 45 (24.19%) Linux
8 39 (20.97%) Windows Server
9 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (18.82%) Python
11 34 (18.28%) DNS
12 32 (17.20%) PowerShell
13 29 (15.59%) Office 365
13 29 (15.59%) Citrix
14 27 (14.52%) SQL
14 27 (14.52%) Azure
15 26 (13.98%) Systems Engineering
16 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
17 23 (12.37%) Hyper-V
18 22 (11.83%) Oracle
19 21 (11.29%) SAN
19 21 (11.29%) SCCM
20 20 (10.75%) ITIL
20 20 (10.75%) Validation
21 19 (10.22%) Firewall
21 19 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (10.22%) Ansible
21 19 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
22 18 (9.68%) DevOps
22 18 (9.68%) Cybersecurity

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 9 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.76%) IIS
2 7 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.23%) Confluence
3 6 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.15%) GeoServer
5 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.61%) JBoss
5 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.54%) Liferay
7 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.53%) Simulink
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.08%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.54%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.59%) Office 365
2 27 (14.52%) Azure
3 11 (5.91%) AWS
4 4 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.61%) Datadog
5 3 (1.61%) SaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.54%) GCP
7 1 (0.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.54%) WhatsApp
7 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.28%) DNS
2 21 (11.29%) SAN
3 19 (10.22%) Firewall
4 12 (6.45%) DHCP
5 9 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (4.84%) WAN
6 8 (4.30%) NetScaler
7 7 (3.76%) LAN
7 7 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (3.23%) Skype
9 5 (2.69%) HTTP
10 4 (2.15%) Internet
10 4 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (2.15%) SSL
10 4 (2.15%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.15%) VPN
11 3 (1.61%) SMTP
11 3 (1.61%) VoIP
12 2 (1.08%) SNMP
12 2 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) GIS
2 10 (5.38%) QGIS
3 9 (4.84%) Big Data
3 9 (4.84%) MySQL
3 9 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.76%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.61%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.08%) Redis
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (4.84%) JIRA
3 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.15%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.08%) GitLab
5 2 (1.08%) Maven
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.08%) Subversion
6 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.54%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.54%) MSI
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (5.38%) Law
2 8 (4.30%) Military
3 7 (3.76%) Legal
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Electronics
4 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.15%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.15%) Finance
6 2 (1.08%) Automotive
6 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.08%) Publishing
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) Police
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.38%) PostGIS
2 7 (3.76%) LAMP
3 4 (2.15%) JSON
3 4 (2.15%) Web Services
3 4 (2.15%) YAML
4 3 (1.61%) LDAP
4 3 (1.61%) OAuth
4 3 (1.61%) OpenID
4 3 (1.61%) SAML
5 2 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.08%) Middleware
5 2 (1.08%) REST
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.54%) React
6 1 (0.54%) Redux
6 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.84%) Clustering
5 7 (3.76%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.69%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.08%) NHS
8 2 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.32%) Windows
2 45 (24.19%) Linux
3 39 (20.97%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (9.68%) Unix
6 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.99%) Windows 10
8 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (4.30%) CentOS
9 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (3.76%) Solaris
10 7 (3.76%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.23%) Debian
12 5 (2.69%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.54%) AIX
15 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.98%) Systems Engineering
2 20 (10.75%) ITIL
2 20 (10.75%) Validation
3 19 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (9.68%) DevOps
5 12 (6.45%) Migration
6 10 (5.38%) Change Control
6 10 (5.38%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.84%) Change Management
7 9 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.84%) SysML
7 9 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (4.30%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.76%) Application Packaging
9 7 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (3.76%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.76%) Requirements Gathering
9 7 (3.76%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.82%) Python
2 32 (17.20%) PowerShell
3 27 (14.52%) SQL
4 17 (9.14%) Java
5 15 (8.06%) C
6 13 (6.99%) MATLAB
7 11 (5.91%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.76%) C#
8 7 (3.76%) Perl
9 6 (3.23%) C++
10 5 (2.69%) VBScript
11 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.15%) Ruby
12 3 (1.61%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.54%) Go
14 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (32.80%) Security Cleared
2 46 (24.73%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.68%) Degree
4 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.15%) MCSE
7 3 (1.61%) CCNA
7 3 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.61%) MCSA
8 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.08%) OCP
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) DO-254
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (9.14%) XenApp
5 10 (5.38%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (4.84%) Docker
7 8 (4.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (3.76%) vSphere
9 5 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.15%) GeoWebCache
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.15%) Squid
10 4 (2.15%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.61%) OpenAM
11 3 (1.61%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.08%) GFS2
12 2 (1.08%) Samba
13 1 (0.54%) Firmware
13 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (11.29%) SCCM
2 19 (10.22%) Ansible
3 16 (8.60%) Puppet
4 7 (3.76%) Nagios
5 6 (3.23%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.69%) SCOM
7 4 (2.15%) Cacti
7 4 (2.15%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.15%) Opsview
7 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.15%) Terraform
8 3 (1.61%) FreeIPA
8 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.61%) vRealize
9 2 (1.08%) Nessus
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.08%) SELinux
9 2 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (27.42%) VMware
2 47 (25.27%) Microsoft
3 29 (15.59%) Citrix
4 22 (11.83%) Oracle
5 15 (8.06%) Cisco
6 14 (7.53%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.45%) Veeam
8 11 (5.91%) HP
9 9 (4.84%) Atlassian
9 9 (4.84%) ESRI
9 9 (4.84%) NetApp
10 8 (4.30%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.30%) Palo Alto
10 8 (4.30%) Splunk
11 7 (3.76%) EMC
11 7 (3.76%) EqualLogic
11 7 (3.76%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.69%) Dell
12 5 (2.69%) F5
12 5 (2.69%) IBM