The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 294 268
Rank change year-on-year -53 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 80 139 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.67% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 97 121
London median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
10th Percentile £263 £285 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £475
England median daily rate £400 £430 £348
% change year-on-year -6.97% +23.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +86.15%  
10th Percentile £18.08 £41.25 £21.19
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £28.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year -5.88% +74.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19728 20608 22170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.25% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49226 53698 57849
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
10th Percentile £306 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £640 £631
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 758 1434
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £44.95 £52.17
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -23 6 £283 -40.52% 13
Croydon - 4 £400 -
Bromley +5 2 £300 -35.13%
Feltham +7 1 £425 +6.25%
Greenford - 1 £344 - 1
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 88 (50.87%) Linux
2 77 (44.51%) Windows
3 61 (35.26%) VMware
4 53 (30.64%) Unix
5 50 (28.90%) Active Directory
6 49 (28.32%) Windows Server
7 48 (27.75%) Puppet
8 47 (27.17%) Finance
9 46 (26.59%) Python
10 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
11 36 (20.81%) Migration
11 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
12 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (19.08%) Data Centre
13 33 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (17.92%) SAN
15 30 (17.34%) Firewall
16 29 (16.76%) Oracle
17 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
17 27 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
18 25 (14.45%) DevOps
19 24 (13.87%) Bash Shell
19 24 (13.87%) Office 365
19 24 (13.87%) Solaris
20 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
21 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (12.72%) AIX
22 21 (12.14%) Perl
22 21 (12.14%) 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 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.78%) nginx
3 9 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.05%) Apache
5 7 (4.05%) IIS
6 6 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.89%) JBoss
7 5 (2.89%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.73%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.16%) Jetty
9 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.58%) MTS
10 1 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Office 365
2 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.16%) GitHub
8 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.92%) SAN
2 30 (17.34%) Firewall
3 20 (11.56%) DNS
4 19 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.20%) Internet
6 8 (4.62%) LDAP
6 8 (4.62%) SSL
7 7 (4.05%) HTTP
8 6 (3.47%) HTTPS
8 6 (3.47%) Multicast
8 6 (3.47%) SNMP
9 5 (2.89%) DHCP
9 5 (2.89%) NAS
9 5 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.89%) Wireless
10 4 (2.31%) 3G
10 4 (2.31%) 4G
10 4 (2.31%) LAN
10 4 (2.31%) SSH
11 3 (1.73%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.25%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.78%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.05%) MySQL
5 6 (3.47%) Big Data
6 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.31%) Redis
7 3 (1.73%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.16%) GIS
8 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (27.17%) Finance
2 21 (12.14%) Banking
3 10 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.05%) Military
5 6 (3.47%) Electronics
5 6 (3.47%) Marketing
6 5 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.31%) Law
8 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (3.47%) Middleware
2 4 (2.31%) .NET
3 3 (1.73%) Kafka
3 3 (1.73%) LAMP
3 3 (1.73%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) CSS
4 2 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 2 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.16%) Servlets
4 2 (1.16%) Spring
4 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.58%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.58%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.58%) XML
5 1 (0.58%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.36%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (5.78%) Clustering
4 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.89%) CMDB
5 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.31%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.31%) Replication
6 4 (2.31%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.16%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) Equities
9 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.58%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 88 (50.87%) Linux
2 77 (44.51%) Windows
3 53 (30.64%) Unix
4 49 (28.32%) Windows Server
5 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (13.87%) Solaris
8 22 (12.72%) AIX
8 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (6.94%) CentOS
10 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.62%) FreeBSD
12 7 (4.05%) Ubuntu
12 7 (4.05%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.31%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.16%) HPUX
14 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.58%) VMS
15 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.81%) Migration
2 25 (14.45%) DevOps
3 18 (10.40%) Configuration Management
4 14 (8.09%) SDLC
5 13 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.36%) Open Source
7 10 (5.78%) ITIL
7 10 (5.78%) Task Automation
8 9 (5.20%) System Testing
9 8 (4.62%) High Availability
9 8 (4.62%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.05%) Change Control
10 7 (4.05%) Information Security
10 7 (4.05%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.47%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (3.47%) Test Strategy
11 6 (3.47%) Web Operations
12 5 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (2.89%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.59%) Python
2 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
3 24 (13.87%) Bash Shell
4 21 (12.14%) Perl
5 20 (11.56%) SQL
6 18 (10.40%) Ruby
7 16 (9.25%) C
8 12 (6.94%) Java
9 8 (4.62%) tcsh
10 6 (3.47%) PHP
11 3 (1.73%) C#
11 3 (1.73%) C++
11 3 (1.73%) Scala
12 2 (1.16%) Lua
12 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) VB
12 2 (1.16%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.78%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.62%) MCSE
6 5 (2.89%) MCSA
7 4 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.31%) Degree
8 3 (1.73%) CCNA
9 2 (1.16%) CCENT
9 2 (1.16%) CCNP
9 2 (1.16%) MCP
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) ACDT
10 1 (0.58%) ACHDS
10 1 (0.58%) ACTC
10 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) MCITP
10 1 (0.58%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.58%) BS25999
3 1 (0.58%) GCP
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.58%) MiFID
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (28.90%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.78%) Docker
5 9 (5.20%) Samba
6 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.47%) GFS2
7 6 (3.47%) GlusterFS
7 6 (3.47%) NFS
7 6 (3.47%) OCFS2
7 6 (3.47%) vSphere
8 5 (2.89%) DFS Replication
8 5 (2.89%) KVM
8 5 (2.89%) Snort
8 5 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.31%) iptables
10 3 (1.73%) Apache Flume
10 3 (1.73%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.73%) HDFS
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (27.75%) Puppet
2 17 (9.83%) Ansible
3 16 (9.25%) SCCM
4 11 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.20%) Nagios
6 7 (4.05%) SCOM
7 6 (3.47%) CFEngine
7 6 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (3.47%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (3.47%) SELinux
8 5 (2.89%) logstash
8 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.89%) Terraform
8 5 (2.89%) yum
9 4 (2.31%) Kibana
9 4 (2.31%) SmokePing
10 3 (1.73%) Oozie
10 3 (1.73%) OpenNMS
10 3 (1.73%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (35.26%) VMware
2 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
3 29 (16.76%) Oracle
4 21 (12.14%) IBM
5 19 (10.98%) Red Hat
6 17 (9.83%) Citrix
7 11 (6.36%) Cisco
8 8 (4.62%) NetApp
8 8 (4.62%) ServiceNow
8 8 (4.62%) Splunk
9 6 (3.47%) Sun
10 5 (2.89%) SAP
11 4 (2.31%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.73%) EMC
12 3 (1.73%) Google
13 2 (1.16%) Apple
13 2 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 2 (1.16%) HP
13 2 (1.16%) Lumension
13 2 (1.16%) Veritas
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