Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 433 394
Rank change year-on-year -29 -39 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 428 417 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 257 302
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £260 £242 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 71
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +45.45%
10th Percentile £19.16 £31.25 £30.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.46
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.98% +47.69%

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 87,333 79,241 92,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,827 51,721 60,802
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 2,630 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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
South East -10 130 £360 -11.71% 95
London -96 115 £425 +6.25% 98
North of England +15 66 £425 +16.44% 49
South West +19 55 £386 +3.00% 47
Midlands +3 39 £350 +27.27% 85
Yorkshire +14 36 £419 +8.06% 16
North West -9 25 £475 +35.71% 28
East of England -3 21 £300 +3.45% 97
East Midlands +4 20 £350 +40.00% 35
West Midlands -7 19 £363 +20.83% 50
North East +6 5 £325 -5.52% 5
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 161 (37.62%) Windows
2 155 (36.21%) Linux
3 120 (28.04%) Active Directory
4 107 (25.00%) VMware
5 97 (22.66%) Microsoft
6 88 (20.56%) Windows Server
7 80 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
8 72 (16.82%) Security Cleared
9 69 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 64 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 63 (14.72%) DevOps
12 60 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 60 (14.02%) PowerShell
13 59 (13.79%) SC Cleared
13 59 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
14 58 (13.55%) SCCM
15 55 (12.85%) Python
16 53 (12.38%) ITIL
16 53 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 51 (11.92%) Puppet
17 51 (11.92%) Red Hat
18 47 (10.98%) Firewall
18 47 (10.98%) Finance
19 46 (10.75%) Office 365
19 46 (10.75%) Docker
20 45 (10.51%) Ansible
21 44 (10.28%) Git (software)
22 42 (9.81%) SQL
23 41 (9.58%) MS Exchange
23 41 (9.58%) HP

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 41 (9.58%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.54%) IIS
3 18 (4.21%) Apache
3 18 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.80%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.87%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.87%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.40%) JBoss
10 4 (0.93%) Confluence
10 4 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.70%) CMS
11 3 (0.70%) Drupal
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.70%) nginx
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.04%) Simulink
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 80 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (10.75%) Office 365
4 13 (3.04%) SaaS
5 12 (2.80%) IaaS
6 10 (2.34%) GitHub
7 9 (2.10%) PaaS
8 8 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.93%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.70%) Serverless
12 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.98%) Firewall
2 29 (6.78%) DNS
3 28 (6.54%) SAN
4 23 (5.37%) DHCP
5 22 (5.14%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
7 15 (3.50%) LAN
8 13 (3.04%) WAN
9 9 (2.10%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (2.10%) VPN
9 9 (2.10%) Wireless
10 8 (1.87%) Skype
11 7 (1.64%) HTTP
11 7 (1.64%) NAS
12 6 (1.40%) FTP
12 6 (1.40%) Internet
13 5 (1.17%) Bluetooth
13 5 (1.17%) DVB
13 5 (1.17%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.14%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.10%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.64%) MySQL
5 5 (1.17%) Big Data
5 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.70%) HBase
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.47%) Impala
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 35 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 24 (5.61%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (2.80%) Maven
5 11 (2.57%) GitLab
5 11 (2.57%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.34%) JIRA
7 9 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.40%) LabVIEW
8 6 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.17%) Subversion
10 4 (0.93%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.93%) CMake
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.93%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.70%) git-flow
11 3 (0.70%) Gradle
12 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.47%) MSI
13 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 47 (10.98%) Finance
2 26 (6.07%) Electronics
3 14 (3.27%) Automotive
3 14 (3.27%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.34%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.87%) Banking
5 8 (1.87%) Publishing
6 7 (1.64%) Military
7 6 (1.40%) Retail
8 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.93%) Marketing
8 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.70%) Back Office
9 3 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.35%) Web Services
2 9 (2.10%) .NET
2 9 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.17%) JSON
3 5 (1.17%) LAMP
3 5 (1.17%) LDAP
3 5 (1.17%) Middleware
3 5 (1.17%) XML
3 5 (1.17%) XSLT
4 4 (0.93%) CGI
5 3 (0.70%) SAML
6 2 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.47%) OAuth
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) Celery
7 1 (0.23%) Kafka
7 1 (0.23%) OpenID
7 1 (0.23%) OSGi
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.44%) Clustering
4 10 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.10%) NHS
6 8 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.40%) Infotainment
8 6 (1.40%) PKI
9 5 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.17%) MPEG
10 4 (0.93%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.93%) User Experience
11 3 (0.70%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) RIA
11 3 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 161 (37.62%) Windows
2 155 (36.21%) Linux
3 88 (20.56%) Windows Server
4 64 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (9.35%) Unix
7 37 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (6.54%) Windows 10
9 21 (4.91%) CentOS
10 20 (4.67%) Solaris
11 18 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (3.74%) Ubuntu
13 13 (3.04%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.80%) Mac OS
15 10 (2.34%) AIX
15 10 (2.34%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.64%) Debian
16 7 (1.64%) HPUX
17 4 (0.93%) SUSE
17 4 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.72%) DevOps
2 59 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (12.38%) ITIL
4 34 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (7.71%) Migration
6 32 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (6.78%) Configuration Management
8 22 (5.14%) Data Protection
9 20 (4.67%) High Availability
10 19 (4.44%) Deployment Automation
10 19 (4.44%) Software Engineering
10 19 (4.44%) Validation
11 18 (4.21%) Project Management
11 18 (4.21%) Test Automation
12 17 (3.97%) SDLC
13 16 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (3.74%) Open Source
13 16 (3.74%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.50%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.50%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.02%) PowerShell
2 55 (12.85%) Python
3 42 (9.81%) SQL
4 37 (8.64%) Bash Shell
5 29 (6.78%) Java
6 22 (5.14%) MATLAB
7 21 (4.91%) Perl
8 17 (3.97%) PHP
8 17 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.04%) Ruby
10 9 (2.10%) C
11 6 (1.40%) Groovy
12 5 (1.17%) VBScript
13 4 (0.93%) C++
13 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.70%) C#
14 3 (0.70%) VB
15 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.23%) Ada
16 1 (0.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 72 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.61%) MCSE
5 23 (5.37%) Degree
6 22 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.04%) CCNP
7 13 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.04%) MCITP
8 11 (2.57%) MCSA
9 10 (2.34%) MCP
10 9 (2.10%) CCIE
10 9 (2.10%) CCNA
11 7 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.17%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.93%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.70%) RHCE
15 2 (0.47%) MCTS
15 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.97%) GDPR
2 8 (1.87%) SLA
3 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (1.64%) QA
4 5 (1.17%) DO-178B
4 5 (1.17%) PMO
5 3 (0.70%) ARP4754
5 3 (0.70%) GMP
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) DO-254
6 2 (0.47%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.23%) MISRA
7 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 120 (28.04%) Active Directory
2 60 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (10.75%) Docker
4 36 (8.41%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.14%) vSphere
6 21 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.57%) XenApp
9 9 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.40%) KVM
11 5 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.93%) Firmware
12 4 (0.93%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.93%) XenServer
13 3 (0.70%) Ceph
13 3 (0.70%) Lustre
13 3 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 58 (13.55%) SCCM
2 51 (11.92%) Puppet
3 45 (10.51%) Ansible
4 20 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (4.44%) SCOM
6 16 (3.74%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.74%) Terraform
7 13 (3.04%) Nagios
8 12 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (2.80%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.10%) Kibana
9 9 (2.10%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.87%) Salt
11 6 (1.40%) logstash
11 6 (1.40%) Marathon
11 6 (1.40%) Mesos
11 6 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 107 (25.00%) VMware
2 97 (22.66%) Microsoft
3 51 (11.92%) Red Hat
4 41 (9.58%) HP
5 37 (8.64%) Cisco
6 36 (8.41%) Citrix
7 29 (6.78%) Oracle
8 23 (5.37%) SolarWinds
9 19 (4.44%) EMC
10 16 (3.74%) NetApp
11 14 (3.27%) Apple
11 14 (3.27%) IBM
12 12 (2.80%) Brocade
12 12 (2.80%) Splunk
13 11 (2.57%) Dell
13 11 (2.57%) Ivanti
14 9 (2.10%) Shavlik
15 8 (1.87%) Veritas
16 7 (1.64%) Google
16 7 (1.64%) Sun