Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 January 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 125 147
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 11 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.50% 0.54% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Leeds median daily rate £413 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -27.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £367 £210 £417
90th Percentile £483 £455 £466
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +15.71% -17.65% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £19.03
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.00 - £20.28

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,120 2,295 2,904
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 95.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,493 1,957
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £564
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 84
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.36
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.25 £36.43
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +17.20% -10.71% +12.72%

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 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 20 January 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 7 (63.64%) Release Management
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) Clustering
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) PHP
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 6 (54.55%) F5
3 6 (54.55%) High Availability
3 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (54.55%) Salt
4 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) Brocade
5 4 (36.36%) Docker
5 4 (36.36%) Mesos
5 4 (36.36%) Marathon
5 4 (36.36%) IaaS
5 4 (36.36%) SaaS
5 4 (36.36%) PaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) IaaS
2 4 (36.36%) PaaS
2 4 (36.36%) SaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (9.09%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) OAuth
2 2 (18.18%) SAML
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Release Management
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) High Availability
2 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) PHP
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) iptables
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
1 6 (54.55%) Salt
2 4 (36.36%) Marathon
2 4 (36.36%) Mesos
3 2 (18.18%) Ansible
3 2 (18.18%) CFEngine
3 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 6 (54.55%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) MikroTik