Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 411 397
Rank change year-on-year -50 -14 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 177 210 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 161 168
London median daily rate £450 £450 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.03% -0.34%
10th Percentile £209 £285 £200
90th Percentile £616 £550 £541
England median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.83 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.08% -24.04% -
10th Percentile £18.63 £9.15 £11.80
90th Percentile £41.00 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £39.75 £41.25 £42.46
% change year-on-year -3.64% -2.85% +64.89%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -17 27 £494 +3.95% 18
South London -31 9 £388 -18.42% 3
West London -31 9 £494 +16.12% 2
East London -6 2 - - 3
North London - 1 £400 - 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (51.98%) Linux
2 72 (40.68%) Windows
3 61 (34.46%) VMware
4 50 (28.25%) Unix
4 50 (28.25%) SAN
5 49 (27.68%) Puppet
6 45 (25.42%) Data Centre
6 45 (25.42%) Active Directory
7 42 (23.73%) Finance
7 42 (23.73%) Migration
8 40 (22.60%) Firewall
8 40 (22.60%) DevOps
9 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
10 35 (19.77%) Python
11 34 (19.21%) Oracle
11 34 (19.21%) Microsoft
12 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
13 29 (16.38%) Solaris
13 29 (16.38%) Windows Server
14 28 (15.82%) Office 365
14 28 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (15.82%) DNS
15 26 (14.69%) Banking
16 25 (14.12%) TCP/IP
17 24 (13.56%) Java
17 24 (13.56%) SC Cleared
17 24 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (12.43%) AIX
18 22 (12.43%) IBM

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 20 (11.30%) Tomcat
2 18 (10.17%) Apache
3 12 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.08%) nginx
6 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.39%) IIS
7 6 (3.39%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.82%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.82%) Jetty
9 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.56%) SAS
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.56%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.69%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
1 28 (15.82%) Office 365
2 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.21%) GitHub
5 6 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.69%) IaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.13%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.13%) PaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Akamai
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.25%) SAN
2 40 (22.60%) Firewall
3 28 (15.82%) DNS
4 25 (14.12%) TCP/IP
5 17 (9.60%) DHCP
6 11 (6.21%) SSL
7 9 (5.08%) Internet
7 9 (5.08%) LAN
7 9 (5.08%) LDAP
7 9 (5.08%) NAS
8 8 (4.52%) BIG-IP
8 8 (4.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (3.95%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (3.95%) Wireless
10 6 (3.39%) HTTP
10 6 (3.39%) SMTP
11 5 (2.82%) snoop
11 5 (2.82%) tcpdump
11 5 (2.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.17%) Oracle Database
2 14 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.78%) MySQL
3 12 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.26%) Big Data
5 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.69%) Redis
5 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.69%) Riak
6 2 (1.13%) InfluxDB
6 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.65%) JIRA
3 8 (4.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.69%) CMake
5 2 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.13%) RequisitePro
5 2 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 42 (23.73%) Finance
2 26 (14.69%) Banking
3 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.08%) Marketing
5 8 (4.52%) Electronics
5 8 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.26%) German Language
7 2 (1.13%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.39%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.82%) Sensu
3 5 (2.82%) Servlets
3 5 (2.82%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.26%) LAMP
4 4 (2.26%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.69%) Kafka
5 3 (1.69%) Middleware
6 2 (1.13%) .NET
6 2 (1.13%) CGI
6 2 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.13%) Spring
6 2 (1.13%) Web Services
7 1 (0.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.56%) FpML
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) XML
7 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.42%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.65%) Clustering
3 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.52%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.52%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.26%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.69%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.69%) Infotainment
7 3 (1.69%) Replication
8 2 (1.13%) EPoS
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) PACS
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (51.98%) Linux
2 72 (40.68%) Windows
3 50 (28.25%) Unix
4 29 (16.38%) Solaris
4 29 (16.38%) Windows Server
5 24 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (12.43%) AIX
7 20 (11.30%) CentOS
8 19 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (9.60%) Ubuntu
10 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
12 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (3.39%) CoreOS
13 6 (3.39%) Windows 10
14 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
15 4 (2.26%) Debian
16 3 (1.69%) HPUX
17 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.73%) Migration
2 40 (22.60%) DevOps
3 16 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.47%) Configuration Management
5 14 (7.91%) ITIL
6 13 (7.34%) Open Source
7 12 (6.78%) Change Management
7 12 (6.78%) Time Management
8 11 (6.21%) Task Automation
9 10 (5.65%) Validation
10 9 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.52%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (4.52%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (4.52%) Programme Management
12 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.95%) Patch Management
13 6 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (3.39%) Software Deployment
13 6 (3.39%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 35 (19.77%) Python
3 24 (13.56%) Java
4 21 (11.86%) Bash Shell
5 17 (9.60%) Ruby
6 16 (9.04%) SQL
7 14 (7.91%) Perl
8 12 (6.78%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.39%) C
10 4 (2.26%) C++
10 4 (2.26%) Go
11 3 (1.69%) VBScript
12 2 (1.13%) C#
12 2 (1.13%) PHP
12 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.13%) X++
13 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.34%) MCSE
5 9 (5.08%) Degree
6 6 (3.39%) MCP
6 6 (3.39%) MCSA
6 6 (3.39%) MCSM
6 6 (3.39%) RHCE
7 5 (2.82%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.82%) ACDT
7 5 (2.82%) ACHDS
7 5 (2.82%) ACTC
7 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.82%) MCDST
7 5 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.69%) CCNA
9 3 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.26%) MiFID
3 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) DICOM
4 1 (0.56%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.21%) Docker
4 10 (5.65%) iptables
5 9 (5.08%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (4.52%) DFS Replication
6 8 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.95%) KVM
7 7 (3.95%) XenApp
8 5 (2.82%) Samba
9 4 (2.26%) NFS
9 4 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.69%) Firmware
10 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.13%) vSphere
11 2 (1.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.56%) vCloud
12 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (27.68%) Puppet
2 17 (9.60%) Ansible
3 16 (9.04%) Nagios
4 14 (7.91%) SCCM
5 13 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (6.21%) Terraform
7 10 (5.65%) logstash
8 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (3.95%) NetBackup
8 7 (3.95%) SCOM
9 5 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.82%) vCenter Server
10 4 (2.26%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.69%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.69%) Grafana
11 3 (1.69%) Kibana
11 3 (1.69%) Packer
11 3 (1.69%) XenMobile
11 3 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (34.46%) VMware
2 34 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (19.21%) Oracle
3 22 (12.43%) IBM
4 21 (11.86%) Citrix
5 18 (10.17%) EMC
5 18 (10.17%) NetApp
5 18 (10.17%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.91%) Cisco
7 12 (6.78%) HP
8 10 (5.65%) F5
9 7 (3.95%) SAP
9 7 (3.95%) Sun
10 6 (3.39%) Apple
10 6 (3.39%) Symantec
10 6 (3.39%) Veritas
11 5 (2.82%) Lotus
11 5 (2.82%) New Relic
11 5 (2.82%) Splunk
12 4 (2.26%) Juniper