The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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.

System Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 348 342
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 234 295 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 162 166
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 50
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £33.85 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.01% +31.74%  

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 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 90 £388 -4.32% 38
South East +29 76 £425 +13.33% 26
South West -5 25 £300 -19.46% 9
East of England +1 15 £275 -20.86% 9
East Midlands -11 8 £255 -15.00% 8
Yorkshire +19 7 £450 +6.50% 6
North West +9 7 £363 +31.81% 6
West Midlands +17 5 £300 -9.09% 2
North East -11 1 - - 1
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 216 (43.55%) Windows
2 177 (35.69%) Linux
3 145 (29.23%) Active Directory
4 138 (27.82%) VMware
5 133 (26.81%) Windows Server
6 123 (24.80%) Security Cleared
7 115 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 83 (16.73%) Finance
9 78 (15.73%) Python
10 73 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 71 (14.31%) SC Cleared
12 69 (13.91%) PowerShell
13 68 (13.71%) Unix
14 65 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 64 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
16 60 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (12.10%) DNS
17 59 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (11.09%) ITIL
18 55 (11.09%) DevOps
19 54 (10.89%) Perl
20 53 (10.69%) Cisco
20 53 (10.69%) Red Hat
20 53 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 52 (10.48%) C
21 52 (10.48%) Puppet
22 50 (10.08%) SQL
23 49 (9.88%) MS Excel
24 47 (9.48%) Java
24 47 (9.48%) TCP/IP

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 26 (5.24%) Apache
2 25 (5.04%) IIS
3 24 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (3.02%) JBoss
6 15 (3.02%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.81%) nginx
7 9 (1.81%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.41%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.41%) TPMS
9 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.81%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.81%) Confluence
10 4 (0.81%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.60%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) Simulink
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.40%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.45%) Office 365
3 28 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.82%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.02%) GitHub
5 10 (2.02%) IaaS
6 9 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.01%) Route 53
9 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.60%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.40%) PaaS
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.10%) DNS
2 47 (9.48%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.86%) Firewall
4 31 (6.25%) SAN
5 29 (5.85%) DHCP
5 29 (5.85%) LAN
6 18 (3.63%) WAN
7 17 (3.43%) SSL
8 15 (3.02%) LDAP
8 15 (3.02%) VPN
9 12 (2.42%) Network Security
10 11 (2.22%) Internet
11 10 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.81%) SNMP
12 9 (1.81%) Wireless
13 8 (1.61%) NAS
13 8 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.41%) HTTP
14 7 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (3.23%) MySQL
4 15 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 12 (2.42%) Big Data
6 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.81%) Redis
9 3 (0.60%) GIS
9 3 (0.60%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.20%) DB2
11 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.20%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 24 (4.84%) Rational DOORS
2 23 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.81%) JIRA
5 7 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.01%) Maven
6 5 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.01%) Subversion
7 4 (0.81%) VectorCAST
8 3 (0.60%) Ant
8 3 (0.60%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.60%) Gradle
9 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.40%) GitLab
9 2 (0.40%) MSI
9 2 (0.40%) Selenium
9 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (16.73%) Finance
2 28 (5.65%) Military
3 24 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.44%) Banking
5 16 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.22%) Marketing
7 10 (2.02%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.41%) Avionics
8 7 (1.41%) Law
9 6 (1.21%) Electronics
10 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.60%) Retail
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.44%) Web Services
2 12 (2.42%) Middleware
3 11 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.41%) HTML
4 7 (1.41%) Sensu
5 6 (1.21%) .NET
5 6 (1.21%) LAMP
5 6 (1.21%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.01%) Memcached
7 4 (0.81%) Node.js
7 4 (0.81%) XML
8 3 (0.60%) CSS
8 3 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.60%) REST
8 3 (0.60%) SOAP
8 3 (0.60%) WCF
8 3 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.60%) YAML
9 2 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (2.82%) Clustering
3 14 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.61%) Replication
4 8 (1.61%) User Experience
5 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.01%) EPoS
6 5 (1.01%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.01%) NHS
7 4 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.60%) CMDB
8 3 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (0.60%) PKI
8 3 (0.60%) RIA
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.40%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 216 (43.55%) Windows
2 177 (35.69%) Linux
3 133 (26.81%) Windows Server
4 73 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (13.71%) Unix
6 65 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (5.24%) Solaris
10 25 (5.04%) Windows 7
11 19 (3.83%) CentOS
12 17 (3.43%) AIX
13 13 (2.62%) Windows 10
14 11 (2.22%) FreeBSD
14 11 (2.22%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.41%) Debian
15 7 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.21%) HPUX
17 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (11.09%) DevOps
2 55 (11.09%) ITIL
3 34 (6.85%) Configuration Management
3 34 (6.85%) SDLC
4 28 (5.65%) Test Strategy
5 24 (4.84%) Migration
5 24 (4.84%) Validation
6 23 (4.64%) High Availability
6 23 (4.64%) UML
7 22 (4.44%) Programme Management
7 22 (4.44%) Software Engineering
8 21 (4.23%) System Testing
9 20 (4.03%) Service Management
10 19 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (3.63%) Regression Testing
11 18 (3.63%) Requirements Management
12 17 (3.43%) Open Source
13 16 (3.23%) Information Security
14 15 (3.02%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.73%) Python
2 69 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 54 (10.89%) Perl
4 52 (10.48%) C
5 50 (10.08%) SQL
6 47 (9.48%) Java
7 40 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 37 (7.46%) Ruby
9 16 (3.23%) C++
9 16 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.02%) PHP
11 13 (2.62%) VBScript
12 11 (2.22%) C#
12 11 (2.22%) tcsh
13 10 (2.02%) VB
14 9 (1.81%) Korn
15 8 (1.61%) JavaScript
16 6 (1.21%) Bourne shell
17 5 (1.01%) Ada
18 4 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (24.80%) Security Cleared
2 71 (14.31%) SC Cleared
3 46 (9.27%) DV Cleared
4 38 (7.66%) Degree
5 27 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (5.24%) MCSE
7 15 (3.02%) MCSA
8 13 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.62%) MCITP
8 13 (2.62%) MCP
9 12 (2.42%) CCNA
10 7 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.81%) RHCE
12 3 (0.60%) CCA
12 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.40%) CCNP
13 2 (0.40%) HNC
13 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.82%) QA
2 11 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.21%) SLA
4 5 (1.01%) Def Stans
4 5 (1.01%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.81%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.40%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.40%) DO-254
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.20%) ARP4761
7 1 (0.20%) BS25999
7 1 (0.20%) BS7799
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (29.23%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.44%) Docker
5 14 (2.82%) Samba
5 14 (2.82%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.22%) vSphere
7 10 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.81%) NFS
9 8 (1.61%) Snort
10 7 (1.41%) Postfix
11 6 (1.21%) Squid
11 6 (1.21%) Varnish
12 5 (1.01%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.01%) GFS2
12 5 (1.01%) GlusterFS
12 5 (1.01%) iptables
12 5 (1.01%) OCFS2
12 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.81%) NDS
Systems Management
1 52 (10.48%) Puppet
2 36 (7.26%) SCCM
3 35 (7.06%) Ansible
4 32 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (6.25%) Nagios
6 18 (3.63%) SCOM
7 15 (3.02%) logstash
8 12 (2.42%) Nessus
9 10 (2.02%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.81%) Oracle ZFS
11 8 (1.61%) Salt
11 8 (1.61%) SELinux
11 8 (1.61%) WSUS
12 7 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (1.41%) Kibana
12 7 (1.41%) SmokePing
13 6 (1.21%) CFEngine
13 6 (1.21%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.21%) Netcool
13 6 (1.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 138 (27.82%) VMware
2 115 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 53 (10.69%) Cisco
3 53 (10.69%) Red Hat
4 42 (8.47%) HP
5 35 (7.06%) Oracle
6 27 (5.44%) Citrix
7 21 (4.23%) Dell
7 21 (4.23%) SolarWinds
8 16 (3.23%) Sun
9 14 (2.82%) IBM
9 14 (2.82%) LANDesk
10 13 (2.62%) Splunk
11 12 (2.42%) EMC
11 12 (2.42%) NetApp
11 12 (2.42%) SAP
12 10 (2.02%) Intel Security
12 10 (2.02%) Symantec
13 9 (1.81%) Veritas
14 7 (1.41%) Novell
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