The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 336 339
Rank change year-on-year -39 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 216 314 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.64% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.67% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 172 181
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £283 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +10.71% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £23.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +82.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.10 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.40% +15.27%  

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -52 78 £425 -5.55% 63
South East +7 62 £438 +7.36% 23
South West +9 29 £350 +5.50% 14
East Midlands +4 17 £275 -21.42% 6
East of England -21 11 £290 -16.54% 14
Yorkshire +18 7 £388 +19.23% 5
North West +8 5 £291 -27.18% 4
West Midlands +9 4 £338 -25.00% 9
North East +62 3 £344 +10.96%
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 180 (39.65%) Linux
2 164 (36.12%) Windows
3 119 (26.21%) VMware
4 115 (25.33%) Security Cleared
5 104 (22.91%) Active Directory
6 96 (21.15%) Windows Server
7 88 (19.38%) Python
8 86 (18.94%) Unix
9 85 (18.72%) SC Cleared
10 80 (17.62%) Microsoft
11 74 (16.30%) Puppet
12 70 (15.42%) Finance
13 64 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 63 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (12.78%) Firewall
16 56 (12.33%) DNS
17 55 (12.11%) Oracle
17 55 (12.11%) DevOps
17 55 (12.11%) Data Centre
18 50 (11.01%) C
18 50 (11.01%) PowerShell
19 48 (10.57%) TCP/IP
20 47 (10.35%) Red Hat
20 47 (10.35%) Perl
20 47 (10.35%) SQL
20 47 (10.35%) ITIL
20 47 (10.35%) Degree
21 45 (9.91%) Cisco
22 44 (9.69%) SAN
22 44 (9.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 22 (4.85%) IIS
1 22 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.63%) Apache
3 20 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.30%) OpenStack
5 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.20%) nginx
8 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.98%) JBoss
9 8 (1.76%) TPMS
10 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.10%) Confluence
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.66%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.66%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.66%) WinCC
Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.88%) Simulink
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.32%) LabWindows
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.39%) Office 365
3 20 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.98%) GitHub
6 7 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.32%) IaaS
8 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.88%) SaaS
10 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.66%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.44%) PaaS
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.78%) Firewall
2 56 (12.33%) DNS
3 48 (10.57%) TCP/IP
4 44 (9.69%) SAN
5 29 (6.39%) LAN
6 22 (4.85%) DHCP
7 19 (4.19%) Wireless
8 16 (3.52%) Internet
8 16 (3.52%) LDAP
8 16 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
8 16 (3.52%) SSL
8 16 (3.52%) VPN
9 12 (2.64%) WAN
10 10 (2.20%) HTTP
11 9 (1.98%) 4G
11 9 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (1.98%) SNMP
12 8 (1.76%) HTTPS
12 8 (1.76%) LTE
13 7 (1.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.85%) MySQL
3 20 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.08%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.98%) Big Data
9 8 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.88%) Redis
11 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.66%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.44%) DB2
12 2 (0.44%) GIS
12 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (6.39%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.98%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (1.32%) JIRA
6 4 (0.88%) Subversion
7 3 (0.66%) Ant
7 3 (0.66%) GDB
7 3 (0.66%) Gradle
7 3 (0.66%) Maven
7 3 (0.66%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.44%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.44%) MSI
8 2 (0.44%) Rational Statemate
8 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.22%) GitLab
9 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 70 (15.42%) Finance
2 32 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.51%) Banking
3 25 (5.51%) Military
4 21 (4.63%) Aerospace
5 18 (3.96%) Electronics
5 18 (3.96%) Marketing
6 16 (3.52%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.54%) Back Office
8 6 (1.32%) Avionics
8 6 (1.32%) Retail
9 5 (1.10%) Law
10 4 (0.88%) Automotive
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (2.42%) LAMP
2 9 (1.98%) Middleware
2 9 (1.98%) Sensu
3 8 (1.76%) Web Services
4 7 (1.54%) .NET
5 6 (1.32%) HTML
6 5 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.10%) Memcached
6 5 (1.10%) Node.js
7 4 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (0.88%) YAML
8 3 (0.66%) CSS
8 3 (0.66%) Kafka
8 3 (0.66%) XML
9 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.44%) J2EE
9 2 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.44%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (0.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.11%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.52%) Clustering
2 16 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.42%) EPoS
5 10 (2.20%) Replication
6 9 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.32%) CMDB
8 6 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.10%) User Experience
9 5 (1.10%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.88%) SCADA
10 4 (0.88%) VAX
11 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.66%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 180 (39.65%) Linux
2 164 (36.12%) Windows
3 96 (21.15%) Windows Server
4 86 (18.94%) Unix
5 63 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (9.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (8.81%) Solaris
8 37 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (6.83%) CentOS
10 30 (6.61%) AIX
11 23 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (3.52%) Windows 7
13 14 (3.08%) Ubuntu
14 10 (2.20%) Windows 10
15 9 (1.98%) FreeBSD
16 7 (1.54%) Debian
17 5 (1.10%) SUSE
17 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.88%) Android
18 4 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.11%) DevOps
2 47 (10.35%) ITIL
3 42 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (9.03%) Migration
5 40 (8.81%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.51%) Programme Management
7 24 (5.29%) UML
8 23 (5.07%) Software Engineering
8 23 (5.07%) Validation
9 19 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (4.19%) High Availability
9 19 (4.19%) Open Source
10 18 (3.96%) SDLC
11 17 (3.74%) Service Management
11 17 (3.74%) SysML
12 16 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (3.52%) Requirements Management
13 15 (3.30%) Physics
13 15 (3.30%) Test Strategy
14 14 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 88 (19.38%) Python
2 50 (11.01%) C
2 50 (11.01%) PowerShell
3 47 (10.35%) Perl
3 47 (10.35%) SQL
4 39 (8.59%) Bash Shell
5 37 (8.15%) Ruby
6 35 (7.71%) Java
7 19 (4.19%) PHP
8 17 (3.74%) C++
9 14 (3.08%) VBScript
10 9 (1.98%) tcsh
11 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.54%) C#
12 7 (1.54%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.66%) Korn
13 3 (0.66%) Scala
13 3 (0.66%) VB
14 2 (0.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 115 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 85 (18.72%) SC Cleared
3 47 (10.35%) Degree
4 26 (5.73%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.74%) MCSE
7 12 (2.64%) MCSA
8 11 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.20%) CCNA
10 8 (1.76%) MCP
11 7 (1.54%) MCITP
12 6 (1.32%) CCNP
12 6 (1.32%) HNC
13 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.88%) RHCE
14 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.44%) HND
15 2 (0.44%) MCDST
16 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (1.32%) QA
4 5 (1.10%) SLA
5 4 (0.88%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.88%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.88%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.66%) RMADS
7 2 (0.44%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.44%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) BS25999
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) DO-254
8 1 (0.22%) ECSS
8 1 (0.22%) GAMP
8 1 (0.22%) GCP
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 64 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.73%) Docker
3 26 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.64%) KVM
6 10 (2.20%) Samba
7 9 (1.98%) iptables
7 9 (1.98%) NFS
8 8 (1.76%) Xen
9 7 (1.54%) vSphere
10 6 (1.32%) GFS2
10 6 (1.32%) GlusterFS
10 6 (1.32%) OCFS2
10 6 (1.32%) Snort
10 6 (1.32%) Squid
11 5 (1.10%) Postfix
11 5 (1.10%) Varnish
11 5 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (16.30%) Puppet
2 39 (8.59%) SCCM
3 32 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (6.83%) Nagios
5 30 (6.61%) Ansible
6 13 (2.86%) logstash
7 11 (2.42%) SCOM
8 9 (1.98%) SELinux
8 9 (1.98%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.76%) CFEngine
10 7 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
11 6 (1.32%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.32%) Nessus
11 6 (1.32%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.32%) Salt
12 5 (1.10%) Kibana
12 5 (1.10%) SmokePing
12 5 (1.10%) Terraform
12 5 (1.10%) yum
Vendors
1 119 (26.21%) VMware
2 80 (17.62%) Microsoft
3 55 (12.11%) Oracle
4 47 (10.35%) Red Hat
5 45 (9.91%) Cisco
6 32 (7.05%) HP
6 32 (7.05%) IBM
7 31 (6.83%) Citrix
8 19 (4.19%) Sun
9 17 (3.74%) Dell
10 15 (3.30%) SolarWinds
11 14 (3.08%) NetApp
11 14 (3.08%) Splunk
12 13 (2.86%) SAP
13 9 (1.98%) LANDesk
13 9 (1.98%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.98%) Veritas
14 8 (1.76%) EMC
14 8 (1.76%) McAfee
15 5 (1.10%) TIBCO
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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onezeero.
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Joseph Harry Ltd
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis IT
Rate: market rates
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £45.00 - £50 per hour
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Outside IR35
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