Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 25 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 153 148
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.42% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.14% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Leeds median daily rate £420 £620 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.26% +53.09% +47.27%
10th Percentile £308 £595 £310
90th Percentile £475 £645 £465
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £458 £350
% change year-on-year -8.20% +30.71% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £17.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £19.51

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2877 2805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.99% 96.25% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 2020 1936
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £288 £291 £238
90th Percentile £546 £575 £506
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 82
Leeds median hourly rate £14.35 £12.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -1.94% -15.02%
10th Percentile £10.45 £9.50 £8.94
90th Percentile £30.17 £18.18 £31.18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.86 £12.25 £13.73
% change year-on-year +13.14% -10.80% +5.63%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Leeds

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Leeds

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Leeds

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) CentOS
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) KVM
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) SUSE
5 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) Tomcat

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) CentOS
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) KVM
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Grafana
3 1 (11.11%) Graphite
3 1 (11.11%) Icinga
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) Packer
3 1 (11.11%) Prometheus
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Rancher
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) New Relic
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam