Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 453 494 412
Rank change year-on-year +41 -82 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 169 135 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.31% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 89 144
London median daily rate £450 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.41% +26.79%
10th Percentile £309 £207 £281
90th Percentile £641 £615 £568
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
London median hourly rate £24.07 £38.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.48% -18.09% +10.59%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -7.74% +2.44%

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 41,530 43,735 39,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,812 31,832 28,338
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £644
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 571 559
London median hourly rate £20.33 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -22 24 £433 -3.78% 27
West London +14 10 £475 -2.56% 25
South London +7 7 £506 +15.71% 13
East London -24 6 - - 4
North London - 1 £375 - 6
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 94 (55.62%) Linux
2 62 (36.69%) Windows
3 55 (32.54%) VMware
4 53 (31.36%) Active Directory
5 52 (30.77%) Python
6 50 (29.59%) Bash Shell
7 45 (26.63%) Windows Server
8 44 (26.04%) DevOps
9 41 (24.26%) Puppet
10 36 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
11 33 (19.53%) Finance
12 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
12 32 (18.93%) Git (software)
13 30 (17.75%) Configuration Management
14 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
14 29 (17.16%) Data Centre
14 29 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 28 (16.57%) GitHub
16 27 (15.98%) Ansible
17 26 (15.38%) Docker
17 26 (15.38%) Office 365
17 26 (15.38%) PowerShell
17 26 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (14.79%) SQL
19 23 (13.61%) Firewall
19 23 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
19 23 (13.61%) Ubuntu
20 22 (13.02%) Ruby
20 22 (13.02%) DNS
20 22 (13.02%) DHCP

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 (11.83%) nginx
2 12 (7.10%) Apache
3 9 (5.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.73%) IIS
4 8 (4.73%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (4.14%) Drupal
6 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.96%) CMS
8 4 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.59%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.57%) GitHub
3 26 (15.38%) Office 365
4 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (10.06%) Quay.io
6 5 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (2.37%) SaaS
8 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.59%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.59%) G Suite
10 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.59%) IaaS
10 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.59%) PaaS
10 1 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.61%) Firewall
2 22 (13.02%) DHCP
2 22 (13.02%) DNS
3 20 (11.83%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.51%) LAN
4 11 (6.51%) SAN
4 11 (6.51%) WAN
5 8 (4.73%) Internet
6 6 (3.55%) HTTP
7 5 (2.96%) SSL
7 5 (2.96%) Wireless
8 4 (2.37%) Network Security
8 4 (2.37%) SMTP
8 4 (2.37%) VSAN
9 3 (1.78%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (1.78%) SSH
9 3 (1.78%) VPN
10 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.18%) SNMP
10 2 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (11.24%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.37%) MySQL
5 3 (1.78%) GIS
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 21 (12.43%) GitLab
3 19 (11.24%) Artifactory
4 14 (8.28%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.37%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.78%) Subversion
7 2 (1.18%) JIRA
7 2 (1.18%) JMeter
7 2 (1.18%) Maven
7 2 (1.18%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.59%) Selenium
General
1 33 (19.53%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.96%) Advertising
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Legal
6 3 (1.78%) Military
7 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (1.18%) Front Office
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Avionics
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.02%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (10.65%) Web Services
3 9 (5.33%) LDAP
4 8 (4.73%) LAMP
5 6 (3.55%) .NET
6 5 (2.96%) Middleware
7 3 (1.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) EntireX
8 2 (1.18%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.59%) CGI
9 1 (0.59%) Django
9 1 (0.59%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.59%) Kafka
9 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.16%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.96%) CCTV
3 3 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.18%) Derivative
4 2 (1.18%) Equities
4 2 (1.18%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.18%) SCADA
4 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (0.59%) Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.59%) PKI
5 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 94 (55.62%) Linux
2 62 (36.69%) Windows
3 45 (26.63%) Windows Server
4 23 (13.61%) Ubuntu
5 21 (12.43%) CoreOS
6 18 (10.65%) Unix
7 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.51%) CentOS
10 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.73%) Solaris
12 6 (3.55%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.78%) Debian
15 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.59%) AIX
16 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.04%) DevOps
2 30 (17.75%) Configuration Management
3 29 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.02%) Security Hardening
6 20 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (7.10%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.51%) ITIL
8 11 (6.51%) Security Architecture
9 9 (5.33%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (4.73%) Refactoring
10 8 (4.73%) Scrum
10 8 (4.73%) Task Automation
11 7 (4.14%) Change Management
11 7 (4.14%) Content Management
11 7 (4.14%) Project Management
11 7 (4.14%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.14%) Technical Debt
11 7 (4.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.77%) Python
2 50 (29.59%) Bash Shell
3 26 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 25 (14.79%) SQL
5 22 (13.02%) Ruby
6 19 (11.24%) Go
7 9 (5.33%) Perl
8 5 (2.96%) C
8 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.78%) PHP
10 2 (1.18%) C#
10 2 (1.18%) Java
10 2 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.59%) Korn
11 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.55%) MCSE
7 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.37%) RHCE
9 3 (1.78%) CCNA
9 3 (1.78%) MCSA
10 2 (1.18%) CCNP
10 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.18%) RHCA
11 1 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.59%) HND
11 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.59%) MCP
11 1 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.59%) ECSS
System Software
1 53 (31.36%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.38%) Docker
3 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (11.24%) etcd
4 19 (11.24%) flannel
4 19 (11.24%) SkyDNS
5 17 (10.06%) Ceph
6 16 (9.47%) GlusterFS
7 11 (6.51%) XenApp
8 9 (5.33%) KVM
8 9 (5.33%) vSphere
9 7 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.37%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.78%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.78%) Shibboleth
11 3 (1.78%) XenServer
12 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.59%) Firmware
13 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (24.26%) Puppet
2 27 (15.98%) Ansible
3 22 (13.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 22 (13.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 22 (13.02%) SCCM
4 21 (12.43%) HAProxy
5 19 (11.24%) Graphite
5 19 (11.24%) Prometheus
5 19 (11.24%) rkt
5 19 (11.24%) Sysdig
6 6 (3.55%) Nagios
6 6 (3.55%) SCOM
7 4 (2.37%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.37%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.78%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.78%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.78%) vRealize
9 2 (1.18%) logstash
9 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (32.54%) VMware
2 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.06%) Cisco
4 15 (8.88%) Citrix
5 11 (6.51%) HP
5 11 (6.51%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.14%) Adobe
7 6 (3.55%) Dell
7 6 (3.55%) F5
7 6 (3.55%) Oracle
7 6 (3.55%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.96%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.37%) EMC
9 4 (2.37%) New Relic
9 4 (2.37%) Splunk
9 4 (2.37%) Veeam
10 3 (1.78%) Juniper
10 3 (1.78%) NetApp
11 2 (1.18%) Apple
11 2 (1.18%) SAP