Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 398 410
Rank change year-on-year -47 +12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 481 576 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 365 287
England median daily rate £400 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £254 £275 £202
90th Percentile £550 £550 £505
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 96
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.25 £42.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% -2.32% +64.00%
10th Percentile £21.00 £23.55 £18.05
90th Percentile £49.63 £46.96 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £41.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -4.82% -2.26% +63.31%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -51 176 £450 - 44
South East -14 133 £423 -0.59% 25
South West -14 54 £388 +10.71% 10
North of England +24 48 £335 -8.84% 16
Midlands +38 45 £325 +1.56% 7
West Midlands +32 28 £325 +1.56% 3
North West +19 28 £300 -25.00% 10
East of England -34 21 £400 +23.08% 12
Yorkshire +8 19 £410 +17.14% 6
East Midlands +9 17 £288 -8.73% 4
North East +55 1 £350 +6.06%
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 175 (36.38%) Linux
2 167 (34.72%) Windows
3 124 (25.78%) VMware
4 116 (24.12%) Active Directory
5 90 (18.71%) Security Cleared
6 84 (17.46%) Windows Server
7 81 (16.84%) Microsoft
8 76 (15.80%) Puppet
9 75 (15.59%) Firewall
10 70 (14.55%) Unix
11 67 (13.93%) SAN
12 65 (13.51%) Python
13 64 (13.31%) Data Centre
13 64 (13.31%) SC Cleared
14 63 (13.10%) PowerShell
14 63 (13.10%) DevOps
15 62 (12.89%) DNS
16 57 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (11.64%) Oracle
18 54 (11.23%) Finance
19 53 (11.02%) Migration
20 52 (10.81%) Office 365
20 52 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 49 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
21 49 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
22 48 (9.98%) ITIL
23 47 (9.77%) Rational DOORS
24 46 (9.56%) SQL
24 46 (9.56%) IBM
25 43 (8.94%) Cisco

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 33 (6.86%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.24%) Apache
3 27 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 22 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.49%) IIS
7 10 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.08%) nginx
8 9 (1.87%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.87%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.04%) Jetty
10 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.04%) WinCC
11 3 (0.62%) CMS
11 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.42%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Simulink
2 13 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.62%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.81%) Office 365
2 49 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.29%) GitHub
7 8 (1.66%) SaaS
8 4 (0.83%) IaaS
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.42%) PaaS
10 2 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Akamai
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.59%) Firewall
2 67 (13.93%) SAN
3 62 (12.89%) DNS
4 39 (8.11%) DHCP
5 38 (7.90%) TCP/IP
6 31 (6.44%) LAN
7 23 (4.78%) Wireless
8 21 (4.37%) Internet
9 17 (3.53%) WAN
10 16 (3.33%) SSL
10 16 (3.33%) VPN
11 15 (3.12%) LDAP
12 11 (2.29%) NAS
12 11 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.87%) HTTP
14 8 (1.66%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (1.66%) LTE
14 8 (1.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.99%) MySQL
3 21 (4.37%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.62%) Big Data
7 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.62%) Redis
7 3 (0.62%) Riak
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) DB2
8 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.42%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 47 (9.77%) Rational DOORS
2 34 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.86%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.29%) JIRA
4 11 (2.29%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.25%) GDB
7 5 (1.04%) MSI
8 4 (0.83%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.62%) CMake
9 3 (0.62%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.42%) GitLab
11 1 (0.21%) CANoe
11 1 (0.21%) JMeter
11 1 (0.21%) JUnit
11 1 (0.21%) Mockito
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.21%) Toad
11 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (11.23%) Finance
2 37 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.03%) Aerospace
4 28 (5.82%) Banking
5 18 (3.74%) Electronics
6 12 (2.49%) Military
7 11 (2.29%) Avionics
7 11 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.29%) Marketing
8 9 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.25%) Back Office
9 6 (1.25%) Retail
10 4 (0.83%) Automotive
10 4 (0.83%) German Language
11 3 (0.62%) Law
11 3 (0.62%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (2.49%) LAMP
2 10 (2.08%) Sensu
3 6 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (1.25%) Web Services
4 5 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.04%) Servlets
4 5 (1.04%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.83%) .NET
5 4 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (0.62%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.62%) J2EE
6 3 (0.62%) Kafka
6 3 (0.62%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) CGI
7 2 (0.42%) HTML
7 2 (0.42%) Node.js
7 2 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.42%) SAML
7 2 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.57%) Clustering
3 21 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.66%) SCADA
9 7 (1.46%) Replication
10 6 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.25%) EPoS
10 6 (1.25%) User Experience
11 4 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (0.83%) VAX
12 3 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.62%) Infotainment
12 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 175 (36.38%) Linux
2 167 (34.72%) Windows
3 84 (17.46%) Windows Server
4 70 (14.55%) Unix
5 52 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (8.32%) Solaris
7 39 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (7.90%) CentOS
9 28 (5.82%) AIX
9 28 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (5.20%) Ubuntu
11 20 (4.16%) Windows 10
12 14 (2.91%) Windows 7
12 14 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.29%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.29%) Debian
14 8 (1.66%) Android
15 6 (1.25%) CoreOS
15 6 (1.25%) HPUX
16 5 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (13.10%) DevOps
2 53 (11.02%) Migration
3 49 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (9.98%) ITIL
5 43 (8.94%) Configuration Management
6 35 (7.28%) Validation
7 33 (6.86%) Change Management
8 29 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 29 (6.03%) Software Engineering
9 24 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (4.99%) SysML
10 21 (4.37%) Time Management
11 20 (4.16%) Open Source
12 19 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.53%) UML
14 16 (3.33%) Requirements Management
15 15 (3.12%) Load Balancing
15 15 (3.12%) Project Management
16 14 (2.91%) Task Automation
17 13 (2.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.51%) Python
2 63 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.56%) SQL
4 36 (7.48%) Java
5 30 (6.24%) Perl
6 26 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 26 (5.41%) C
7 23 (4.78%) Ruby
8 18 (3.74%) MATLAB
9 16 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.70%) C++
11 11 (2.29%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.46%) PHP
12 7 (1.46%) VBScript
13 4 (0.83%) C#
13 4 (0.83%) Go
14 3 (0.62%) C-shell
15 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.42%) X++
16 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 90 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.31%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.69%) Degree
4 31 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (4.99%) MCSE
6 15 (3.12%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.91%) MCSA
8 13 (2.70%) AWS Certification
9 12 (2.49%) CCNA
10 11 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.29%) MCP
11 8 (1.66%) MCDST
11 8 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.46%) MCITP
13 6 (1.25%) MCSM
13 6 (1.25%) RHCE
14 5 (1.04%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.70%) SLA
2 10 (2.08%) DO-178B
3 8 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 4 (0.83%) MiFID
5 3 (0.62%) ARP4754
5 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.62%) DO-254
5 3 (0.62%) RMADS
6 2 (0.42%) GAMP
6 2 (0.42%) PMO
6 2 (0.42%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) AS 2805
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) ECSS
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 116 (24.12%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.95%) Docker
5 15 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.49%) iptables
6 12 (2.49%) XenApp
7 10 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.87%) KVM
9 8 (1.66%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.46%) vSphere
11 6 (1.25%) Firmware
12 5 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.04%) Samba
13 4 (0.83%) NFS
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.62%) Xen
14 3 (0.62%) XenServer
15 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (15.80%) Puppet
2 39 (8.11%) SCCM
3 26 (5.41%) Ansible
4 25 (5.20%) Terraform
5 24 (4.99%) Nagios
5 24 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.53%) logstash
7 16 (3.33%) SCOM
8 9 (1.87%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.87%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.25%) CFEngine
10 6 (1.25%) Grafana
10 6 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.25%) Packer
11 5 (1.04%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.04%) Icinga
11 5 (1.04%) SELinux
11 5 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (1.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 124 (25.78%) VMware
2 81 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 56 (11.64%) Oracle
4 46 (9.56%) IBM
5 43 (8.94%) Cisco
6 41 (8.52%) HP
7 40 (8.32%) Red Hat
8 38 (7.90%) Citrix
9 27 (5.61%) NetApp
10 23 (4.78%) EMC
11 14 (2.91%) F5
11 14 (2.91%) McAfee
11 14 (2.91%) Sun
12 12 (2.49%) Siemens
12 12 (2.49%) Splunk
13 9 (1.87%) Dell
14 8 (1.66%) Juniper
15 7 (1.46%) Rockwell
15 7 (1.46%) SAP
15 7 (1.46%) Symantec