Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 24 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.55% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Kent median daily rate £350 £638 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.10% +64.52% -
South East median daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% +15.38% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £39.83
% change year-on-year +16.13% -2.70% +87.41%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 515 754 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.84% 98.05% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 546 276
Kent median daily rate £364 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £165 £180 £178
90th Percentile £538 £569 £503
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

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 July 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Kent region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) LANDesk
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Server Patching
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) LANDesk
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
1 2 (66.67%) VMware