Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 22 October 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 35 56
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 16 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.33% 4.78% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 5.02% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Gloucestershire median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £246 £271 £263
90th Percentile £495 £448 £540
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.92% -9.88%
10th Percentile £40.50 £41.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £50.45 £58.75 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +11.84% -10.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 657 618 873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.37% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 285 489
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £209 £225
90th Percentile £563 £488 £575
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 70 73
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +17.27% -27.63%
10th Percentile £15.35 £12.89 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.63 £44.45
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Gloucestershire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Cheltenham -12 11 £220 -41.33%
Gloucester -6 2 - - 3
Systems Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Aerospace
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) C
4 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (25.00%) Avionics
6 3 (18.75%) SysML
6 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) DO-178B
7 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Software-Defined Radio
7 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
7 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (12.50%) Serena
7 2 (12.50%) Electronics
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) C++
7 2 (12.50%) HNC
7 2 (12.50%) HND
7 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
7 2 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (68.75%) Aerospace
2 4 (25.00%) Avionics
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (6.25%) Verilog
3 1 (6.25%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (18.75%) SysML
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Image Processing
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) HNC
1 2 (12.50%) HND
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Serena
2 1 (6.25%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Siemens
2 1 (6.25%) VMware