Period
to 10 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

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
England > London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 408 493 477
Rank change year-on-year +85 -16 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 124 149 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 96 108
London median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £298 £306 £209
90th Percentile £586 £636 £616
England median daily rate £450 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +15.76% -2.81% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
London median hourly rate - £24.07 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.48% +320.77%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +5.00% +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 32,045 44,530 44,776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 94.84% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,969 32,188 32,517
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £665
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 609 549
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +6.60%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.28 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.62% -2.23% +2.02%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
Central London +47 29 £500 +21.21% 17
West London +28 14 £450 -7.69% 23
South London +44 4 £425 +23.64% 8
North London +9 1 - - 2
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (37.90%) Linux
2 31 (25.00%) Windows
2 31 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
3 25 (20.16%) Bash Shell
4 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 22 (17.74%) Finance
5 22 (17.74%) Azure
6 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
6 21 (16.94%) Unix
7 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
8 19 (15.32%) C
9 18 (14.52%) ITIL
9 18 (14.52%) PowerShell
10 17 (13.71%) SC Cleared
10 17 (13.71%) Python
11 16 (12.90%) VMware
11 16 (12.90%) DV Cleared
11 16 (12.90%) Puppet
11 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (12.90%) SCCM
11 16 (12.90%) DevOps
11 16 (12.90%) Office 365
12 15 (12.10%) Rational DOORS
12 15 (12.10%) SQL
13 14 (11.29%) Cisco
13 14 (11.29%) Service Management
13 14 (11.29%) Configuration Management
13 14 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.48%) Ubuntu
14 13 (10.48%) Firewall

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (4.03%) Apache
1 5 (4.03%) IIS
2 4 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.61%) Confluence
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.81%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.74%) Azure
2 16 (12.90%) Office 365
3 12 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.23%) AWS
5 2 (1.61%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.48%) Firewall
2 11 (8.87%) DHCP
2 11 (8.87%) DNS
3 9 (7.26%) Internet
4 8 (6.45%) WAN
5 7 (5.65%) SNMP
6 6 (4.84%) LAN
7 3 (2.42%) SAN
7 3 (2.42%) Telepresence
7 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.61%) VSAN
8 2 (1.61%) WebEx
8 2 (1.61%) Wireless
9 1 (0.81%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.81%) Skype
9 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.03%) MySQL
3 4 (3.23%) Big Data
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Fiddler
3 3 (2.42%) GitLab
3 3 (2.42%) JIRA
4 2 (1.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.81%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Military
4 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.61%) Games
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Avionics
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) International Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Middleware
2 4 (3.23%) .NET
2 4 (3.23%) Java EE
2 4 (3.23%) STL
3 2 (1.61%) CSS
3 2 (1.61%) HTML
3 2 (1.61%) LAMP
3 2 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.61%) REST
3 2 (1.61%) RESTful
3 2 (1.61%) SOAP
3 2 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.81%) Material Design
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.81%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (5.65%) ASIC
4 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.03%) PKI
5 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) Wiki
8 1 (0.81%) Animation
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 47 (37.90%) Linux
2 31 (25.00%) Windows
3 21 (16.94%) Unix
4 13 (10.48%) Ubuntu
5 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.65%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.23%) CentOS
10 3 (2.42%) Mesosphere
10 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.81%) Solaris
11 1 (0.81%) VMS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 18 (14.52%) ITIL
3 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.90%) DevOps
4 14 (11.29%) Configuration Management
4 14 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (11.29%) Service Management
5 12 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.68%) Information Security
6 11 (8.87%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (8.87%) Integration Testing
6 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
6 11 (8.87%) Smoke Testing
6 11 (8.87%) TDD
6 11 (8.87%) User Stories
6 11 (8.87%) V-Model
6 11 (8.87%) Waterfall
7 10 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (7.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) Bash Shell
2 19 (15.32%) C
3 18 (14.52%) PowerShell
4 17 (13.71%) Python
5 15 (12.10%) SQL
6 11 (8.87%) Korn
7 9 (7.26%) VB
8 8 (6.45%) Ruby
9 7 (5.65%) Java
9 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.03%) C++
10 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.23%) C#
11 4 (3.23%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.23%) PHP
12 2 (1.61%) Perl
13 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.68%) Degree
5 8 (6.45%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.42%) CCNP
7 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.61%) CISSP
8 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.61%) VCP6
9 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCIE
9 1 (0.81%) CCNA
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) RHCA
9 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) NIST
2 3 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) ECSS
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.81%) DO-160
4 1 (0.81%) DO-254
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.06%) Docker
2 10 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) KVM
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.23%) vSphere
4 3 (2.42%) Xen
5 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.81%) NFS
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (12.90%) Puppet
1 16 (12.90%) SCCM
2 11 (8.87%) Ansible
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (5.65%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.65%) Prometheus
5 5 (4.03%) Grafana
5 5 (4.03%) SCOM
6 4 (3.23%) Graphite
7 3 (2.42%) Marathon
8 2 (1.61%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.61%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.61%) QRadar
8 2 (1.61%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.81%) Control-M
9 1 (0.81%) Nagios
9 1 (0.81%) OpenView
9 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.90%) VMware
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco
4 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.06%) Oracle
6 8 (6.45%) Apple
6 8 (6.45%) Citrix
7 7 (5.65%) Google
8 6 (4.84%) Splunk
8 6 (4.84%) Teradata
9 5 (4.03%) HP
9 5 (4.03%) IBM
9 5 (4.03%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.23%) SevOne
11 3 (2.42%) Remedy
12 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.61%) Cognos
12 2 (1.61%) Dell
12 2 (1.61%) EMC
12 2 (1.61%) NetIQ