Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 East > Kent
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 58 39
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.23% 1.69% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.76% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 11
Kent median daily rate - £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% -
South East median daily rate £419 £420 £414
% change year-on-year -0.30% +1.51% +25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £41.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £21.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +120.24% -50.00% -1.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 349 511 452
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 95.87% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 388 319
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £152 £138 £178
90th Percentile £600 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 16
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +81.47% -22.21%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.25 £9.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.15 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Kent

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Kent

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Kent

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Kent

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Maidstone - 4 - -
Rochester -3 3 - -
Systems Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Kent region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Automotive
2 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 4 (50.00%) Simulink
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (50.00%) MISRA
3 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Military
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) SysML
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) DO-178B

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Automotive
2 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) SysML
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) MISRA
2 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (12.50%) DO-254