Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 56 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 +18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 21 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.45% 1.64% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 1.72% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -31.58% -
South East median daily rate £360 £408 £354
% change year-on-year -11.71% +15.18% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 - -
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.67% +12.50% +6.67%

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 454 522 733
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 94.91% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 380 545
Kent median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
10th Percentile £181 £192 £180
90th Percentile £588 £538 £570
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 21
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 £22.52 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.75% +50.13% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.56 £9.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +7.45%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 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
Rochester - 8 - - 4
Tunbridge Wells +4 1 £200 -36.00%
Chatham - 1 £400 -
Sandwich - 1 - -
Systems Engineer
South East

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

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 Kent region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 9 (42.86%) Shavlik
4 9 (42.86%) Server Patching
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) Ivanti
4 9 (42.86%) MCITP
4 9 (42.86%) MCP
4 9 (42.86%) MCSE
4 9 (42.86%) MCSA
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (28.57%) Electronics
7 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
7 5 (23.81%) Simulink
7 5 (23.81%) SysML
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
9 3 (14.29%) LabVIEW
9 3 (14.29%) RIA
9 3 (14.29%) Military
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Simulink
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Electronics
3 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (14.29%) Military
5 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) RIA
1 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Server Patching
2 8 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) SysML
4 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
6 1 (4.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCITP
2 9 (42.86%) MCP
2 9 (42.86%) MCSA
2 9 (42.86%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Ivanti
2 9 (42.86%) Shavlik
2 9 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) Capita
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Clearswift
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec