Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 21 September 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 14 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.20% 1.20% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.32% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £335 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.33% +8.94% -
10th Percentile £417 £330 £304
90th Percentile £519 £385 £311
North West median daily rate £350 £330 £360
% change year-on-year +6.06% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Lancashire median hourly rate - £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% -1.16% +7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 599 532 710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 91.57% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 308 448
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.52% -3.51%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 66
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +11.49% +21.23%
10th Percentile £10.11 £11.08 £11.83
90th Percentile £56.10 £47.90 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% +11.76% -8.68%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Lancashire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Chorley - 14 £450 -
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Lancashire region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) EMC
4 8 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (50.00%) DevOps
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) NetApp
5 7 (50.00%) Project Management
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Unix
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
6 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
6 6 (42.86%) JBoss
6 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 6 (42.86%) Apache
6 6 (42.86%) CA
6 6 (42.86%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (42.86%) IBM
6 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (35.71%) SAN
7 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
7 5 (35.71%) Solaris
7 5 (35.71%) MCSE
7 5 (35.71%) AIX
8 4 (28.57%) HPUX

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (42.86%) Apache
1 6 (42.86%) JBoss
1 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 5 (35.71%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) HPUX
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) VMware NSX
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (21.43%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
3 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) EMC
2 7 (50.00%) NetApp
3 6 (42.86%) CA
3 6 (42.86%) IBM
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Bomgar
5 4 (28.57%) Sun
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Brocade
6 3 (21.43%) Veritas
7 1 (7.14%) Dell