Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 484 447 413
Rank change year-on-year -37 -34 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 423 486 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 286 355
England median daily rate £400 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.42% +19.57%
10th Percentile £242 £256 £270
90th Percentile £536 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 64 66
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% -3.57%
10th Percentile £24.25 £21.00 £22.63
90th Percentile £50.15 £49.63 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% -2.26%

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 89,832 89,119 92,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,043 59,314 60,740
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,786 2,636 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.61 £47.92 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -37 135 £441 -2.00% 101
South East -50 93 £390 -8.24% 125
South West -38 54 £400 +6.67% 65
Midlands -12 51 £364 +11.92% 57
North of England -16 51 £325 -2.99% 74
East of England +22 40 £380 -5.00% 62
West Midlands -22 30 £364 +11.92% 33
North West -4 28 £325 +2.36% 36
East Midlands +11 21 £363 +26.09% 24
Yorkshire -4 18 £356 -13.11% 30
North East +4 5 £321 -10.14% 8
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 163 (38.53%) Windows
2 142 (33.57%) Linux
3 123 (29.08%) Active Directory
4 100 (23.64%) VMware
5 97 (22.93%) Microsoft
6 83 (19.62%) Amazon AWS
7 80 (18.91%) Windows Server
8 79 (18.68%) Security Cleared
9 77 (18.20%) Office 365
10 72 (17.02%) PowerShell
11 63 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (14.89%) ITIL
11 63 (14.89%) SQL Server
12 62 (14.66%) Python
13 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (13.00%) SCCM
14 55 (13.00%) DevOps
14 55 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (12.53%) DNS
15 53 (12.53%) SC Cleared
16 49 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (11.58%) Unix
16 49 (11.58%) SQL
17 48 (11.35%) MS Exchange
17 48 (11.35%) Firewall
18 47 (11.11%) Puppet
19 45 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 43 (10.17%) Bash Shell
21 40 (9.46%) Ansible
21 40 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.49%) Apache
5 16 (3.78%) IIS
6 15 (3.55%) Documentum
6 15 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (3.55%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.36%) Drupal
8 10 (2.36%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.89%) nginx
9 8 (1.89%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.65%) CMS
11 6 (1.42%) JBoss
12 5 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.18%) Simulink
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (19.62%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (18.20%) Office 365
3 63 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.02%) GitHub
5 13 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.65%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.65%) Quay.io
7 6 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.42%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.95%) iTunes
8 4 (0.95%) SaaS
8 4 (0.95%) Yammer
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) G Suite
10 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.53%) DNS
2 48 (11.35%) Firewall
3 28 (6.62%) TCP/IP
4 27 (6.38%) DHCP
5 21 (4.96%) SAN
6 17 (4.02%) VPN
7 15 (3.55%) LAN
8 13 (3.07%) Ethernet
8 13 (3.07%) WAN
9 10 (2.36%) Skype
9 10 (2.36%) Wireless
10 9 (2.13%) Internet
11 8 (1.89%) 3G
11 8 (1.89%) BGP
11 8 (1.89%) OSPF
12 7 (1.65%) 4G
12 7 (1.65%) LTE
12 7 (1.65%) SSL
13 6 (1.42%) GGSN
13 6 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.07%) MySQL
5 13 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.71%) GIS
7 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.47%) Big Data
8 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.24%) HBase
9 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.91%) GitLab
2 25 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 25 (5.91%) JIRA
3 18 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (2.13%) Subversion
5 8 (1.89%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.95%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.71%) CMake
8 3 (0.71%) Maven
8 3 (0.71%) MSI
8 3 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.47%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 31 (7.33%) Finance
2 18 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.02%) Aerospace
4 15 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.07%) Automotive
6 10 (2.36%) Electronics
7 9 (2.13%) Publishing
8 8 (1.89%) Banking
8 8 (1.89%) Legal
8 8 (1.89%) Military
9 6 (1.42%) Avionics
10 5 (1.18%) Retail
11 3 (0.71%) Marketing
11 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.47%) Front Office
12 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.09%) Middleware
2 27 (6.38%) Web Services
3 23 (5.44%) .NET
4 17 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (3.55%) LAMP
6 8 (1.89%) LDAP
7 5 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.47%) Django
8 2 (0.47%) EntireX
8 2 (0.47%) HTML
8 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.47%) Yocto
9 1 (0.24%) HTML5
9 1 (0.24%) Memcached
9 1 (0.24%) Node.js
9 1 (0.24%) OAuth
9 1 (0.24%) OSGi
9 1 (0.24%) REST
9 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (3.78%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.60%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.89%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.42%) Clustering
10 5 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.18%) NHS
10 5 (1.18%) PKI
10 5 (1.18%) SCADA
11 4 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.71%) Verilog
12 3 (0.71%) VHDL
12 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (38.53%) Windows
2 142 (33.57%) Linux
3 80 (18.91%) Windows Server
4 49 (11.58%) Unix
5 45 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (6.86%) Windows 10
7 27 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (4.26%) CentOS
9 18 (4.26%) Ubuntu
10 15 (3.55%) Solaris
11 13 (3.07%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.89%) CoreOS
14 6 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (1.42%) HPUX
15 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.95%) AIX
16 4 (0.95%) Android
17 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.89%) ITIL
2 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (13.00%) DevOps
3 55 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 37 (8.75%) Migration
6 31 (7.33%) Systems Engineering
7 30 (7.09%) Configuration Management
8 23 (5.44%) Validation
9 21 (4.96%) Analytics
9 21 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (4.96%) Open Source
10 18 (4.26%) Kanban
11 17 (4.02%) Software Engineering
12 14 (3.31%) Data Analytics
12 14 (3.31%) Network Design
12 14 (3.31%) Programme Management
12 14 (3.31%) Project Management
13 12 (2.84%) Trend Analysis
14 11 (2.60%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 62 (14.66%) Python
3 49 (11.58%) SQL
4 43 (10.17%) Bash Shell
5 28 (6.62%) Java
6 18 (4.26%) C
7 15 (3.55%) Perl
8 13 (3.07%) C#
8 13 (3.07%) MATLAB
9 12 (2.84%) C++
10 11 (2.60%) PHP
11 9 (2.13%) Ruby
12 8 (1.89%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.65%) Go
13 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.95%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.95%) VBScript
16 3 (0.71%) VB
17 2 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 79 (18.68%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.80%) Degree
4 26 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.31%) MCSE
7 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.18%) HND
8 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.95%) HNC
9 4 (0.95%) MCP
10 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.71%) MCITP
11 2 (0.47%) CCNA
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.47%) MCSA
11 2 (0.47%) RHCA
11 2 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.18%) ARP4754
2 4 (0.95%) DO-178B
2 4 (0.95%) MISRA
3 3 (0.71%) ISO 26262
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) GDPR
4 2 (0.47%) HAZOP
4 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.24%) ECSS
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 123 (29.08%) Active Directory
2 49 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.33%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.44%) XenApp
5 22 (5.20%) Docker
6 21 (4.96%) vSphere
7 17 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.65%) Ceph
10 7 (1.65%) etcd
10 7 (1.65%) flannel
10 7 (1.65%) GlusterFS
10 7 (1.65%) SkyDNS
11 6 (1.42%) XenServer
12 5 (1.18%) Firmware
12 5 (1.18%) KVM
12 5 (1.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.95%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 55 (13.00%) SCCM
2 47 (11.11%) Puppet
3 40 (9.46%) Ansible
4 26 (6.15%) ZABBIX
5 15 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.31%) HAProxy
6 14 (3.31%) SCOM
7 11 (2.60%) Graphite
7 11 (2.60%) Prometheus
8 10 (2.36%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.36%) Nagios
8 10 (2.36%) NetBackup
9 9 (2.13%) Grafana
9 9 (2.13%) Terraform
10 8 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.65%) rkt
11 7 (1.65%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 100 (23.64%) VMware
2 97 (22.93%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.98%) Citrix
4 34 (8.04%) Oracle
5 30 (7.09%) Cisco
5 30 (7.09%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.26%) IBM
7 16 (3.78%) EMC
7 16 (3.78%) Pega
8 15 (3.55%) NetApp
9 12 (2.84%) HP
10 10 (2.36%) Google
11 8 (1.89%) Apple
11 8 (1.89%) Splunk
12 7 (1.65%) Adobe
12 7 (1.65%) SAP
13 6 (1.42%) Dell
13 6 (1.42%) Juniper
13 6 (1.42%) Veeam
14 5 (1.18%) Ivanti