Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 May 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
England > London
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 397 360
Rank change year-on-year -129 -37 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 107 169 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 101 156
London median daily rate £425 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +9.87%
10th Percentile £256 £288 £218
90th Percentile £580 £575 £541
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
London median hourly rate £42.27 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +10.59% +86.16%
10th Percentile £31.00 £40.40 £31.92
90th Percentile £46.66 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% +52.38%

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 43,252 37,348 41,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,287 26,622 29,597
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 496 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.39%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 -37 23 £415 +18.57% 29
West London -47 8 £475 +5.56% 12
South London -61 7 £450 +12.50% 5
North London - 1 - - 4
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 64 (59.81%) Linux
2 42 (39.25%) Windows
3 32 (29.91%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (28.04%) VMware
5 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
5 25 (23.36%) DevOps
6 21 (19.63%) Windows Server
7 20 (18.69%) Jenkins
7 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (18.69%) Python
8 19 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (16.82%) Puppet
9 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
9 18 (16.82%) Red Hat
10 16 (14.95%) Firewall
10 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (14.02%) Web Services
12 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (12.15%) PowerShell
13 13 (12.15%) Git (software)
13 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (12.15%) Office 365
13 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (12.15%) Finance
13 13 (12.15%) Docker
14 11 (10.28%) Maven
14 11 (10.28%) Ubuntu
14 11 (10.28%) TeamCity
14 11 (10.28%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (10.28%) Unix

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 10 (9.35%) IIS
2 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.61%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.67%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.74%) Apache
7 3 (2.80%) CMS
7 3 (2.80%) Drupal
7 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.80%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.93%) Confluence
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.93%) IPython
8 1 (0.93%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.91%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.15%) Office 365
3 10 (9.35%) GitHub
4 5 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.74%) SaaS
6 3 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.87%) IaaS
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.93%) Datadog
8 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.93%) PaaS
8 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Firewall
2 7 (6.54%) SAN
3 6 (5.61%) Skype
4 4 (3.74%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.80%) LAN
5 3 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.80%) WAN
6 2 (1.87%) DMZ
6 2 (1.87%) DNS
6 2 (1.87%) HTTP
6 2 (1.87%) SNMP
6 2 (1.87%) VoIP
6 2 (1.87%) VPN
7 1 (0.93%) DHCP
7 1 (0.93%) DVB
7 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.93%) SSL
7 1 (0.93%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) HBase
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.15%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.28%) Maven
3 11 (10.28%) TeamCity
4 8 (7.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.61%) JIRA
6 5 (4.67%) Subversion
7 4 (3.74%) CMake
8 3 (2.80%) Gradle
9 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.87%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.93%) GitLab
10 1 (0.93%) JUnit
10 1 (0.93%) RStudio
10 1 (0.93%) Selenium
10 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Law
4 2 (1.87%) Publishing
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) Web Services
2 4 (3.74%) CGI
2 4 (3.74%) LAMP
2 4 (3.74%) LDAP
3 3 (2.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.93%) Celery
5 1 (0.93%) EntireX
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) OAuth
5 1 (0.93%) OSGi
5 1 (0.93%) SAML
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Derivative
4 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.93%) Equities
4 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) MPEG
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) STB
4 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.81%) Linux
2 42 (39.25%) Windows
3 21 (19.63%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.28%) Ubuntu
6 11 (10.28%) Unix
7 9 (8.41%) CentOS
8 8 (7.48%) Solaris
8 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.93%) VMS
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) DevOps
2 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (9.35%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.35%) Migration
6 9 (8.41%) Open Source
7 7 (6.54%) Build Automation
8 6 (5.61%) High Availability
8 6 (5.61%) Time Management
9 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.67%) ITIL
9 5 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.74%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Runbook
11 3 (2.80%) Project Management
11 3 (2.80%) Resource Management
11 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) Python
2 13 (12.15%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.61%) SQL
6 5 (4.67%) Java
7 4 (3.74%) Perl
7 4 (3.74%) Ruby
8 3 (2.80%) Groovy
8 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.80%) VB
9 2 (1.87%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Go
10 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.80%) MCSE
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) CCNA
4 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.93%) CCA
5 1 (0.93%) CCIE
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) MISRA
System Software
1 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.15%) Docker
4 11 (10.28%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.54%) vSphere
6 5 (4.67%) XenApp
7 3 (2.80%) Ceph
7 3 (2.80%) KVM
7 3 (2.80%) Lustre
8 2 (1.87%) Xen
9 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.93%) iptables
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.93%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) Puppet
2 11 (10.28%) Ansible
2 11 (10.28%) Terraform
3 8 (7.48%) SCCM
4 7 (6.54%) Nagios
4 7 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.61%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.74%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.80%) Kibana
7 3 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.80%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.87%) logstash
8 2 (1.87%) Packer
8 2 (1.87%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.87%) SCOM
9 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.93%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (28.04%) VMware
2 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.82%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.41%) Citrix
4 8 (7.48%) HP
4 8 (7.48%) Oracle
4 8 (7.48%) Splunk
5 7 (6.54%) Cisco
6 5 (4.67%) AppDynamics
6 5 (4.67%) Dell
7 4 (3.74%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.80%) Altiris
8 3 (2.80%) Capita
8 3 (2.80%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (2.80%) EMC
8 3 (2.80%) NetApp
8 3 (2.80%) Symantec
9 2 (1.87%) FireEye
9 2 (1.87%) Nimble Storage