Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 443 384
Rank change year-on-year -79 -59 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 117 174 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.43% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 91 173
London median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £287 £210 £282
90th Percentile £593 £550 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
London median hourly rate £42.27 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.84% +2.35% +86.16%
10th Percentile £31.00 £19.45 £18.78
90th Percentile £46.66 £48.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +4.94% +12.50%

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 43,128 40,512 43,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.06% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,171 28,873 31,064
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 501 485
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -4.40%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -8 31 £415 -7.78% 25
South London -37 8 £450 +12.50% 7
West London -27 6 £400 +3.90% 15
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 59 (50.43%) Linux
2 53 (45.30%) Windows
3 40 (34.19%) Active Directory
4 36 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (29.06%) VMware
6 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
7 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (18.80%) Office 365
8 20 (17.09%) Firewall
9 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
9 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
9 19 (16.24%) DevOps
10 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (14.53%) Ubuntu
11 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (13.68%) Web Services
12 16 (13.68%) SCCM
13 14 (11.97%) Red Hat
13 14 (11.97%) Ansible
13 14 (11.97%) Docker
14 13 (11.11%) Python
14 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 13 (11.11%) CentOS
14 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (10.26%) Finance
15 12 (10.26%) Migration
15 12 (10.26%) Puppet
15 12 (10.26%) Skype

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 (9.40%) OpenStack
1 11 (9.40%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.84%) CMS
2 8 (6.84%) Drupal
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.27%) Apache
4 5 (4.27%) IIS
4 5 (4.27%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (18.80%) Office 365
3 11 (9.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.55%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (8.55%) GitHub
5 6 (5.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (4.27%) SaaS
7 3 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.71%) IaaS
8 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.71%) PaaS
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.09%) Firewall
2 12 (10.26%) Skype
3 9 (7.69%) SAN
3 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.13%) DNS
4 6 (5.13%) Ethernet
4 6 (5.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.71%) BGP
6 2 (1.71%) DHCP
6 2 (1.71%) DMZ
6 2 (1.71%) HTTP
6 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.71%) Network Security
6 2 (1.71%) OSPF
6 2 (1.71%) SNMP
6 2 (1.71%) VoIP
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Big Data
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) HBase
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.56%) Maven
4 3 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.71%) JMeter
5 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.85%) GitLab
6 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.85%) RStudio
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Legal
3 2 (1.71%) Publishing
3 2 (1.71%) Retail
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Avionics
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.68%) Web Services
2 8 (6.84%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) LAMP
3 5 (4.27%) LDAP
4 3 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (1.71%) EntireX
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.85%) Celery
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) Kafka
6 1 (0.85%) OAuth
6 1 (0.85%) OSGi
6 1 (0.85%) SAML
6 1 (0.85%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Private Cloud
2 6 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.71%) MPEG
5 2 (1.71%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Equities
6 1 (0.85%) Exotic Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) RIA
6 1 (0.85%) STB
6 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (50.43%) Linux
2 53 (45.30%) Windows
3 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
4 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (14.53%) Ubuntu
6 13 (11.11%) CentOS
7 11 (9.40%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.98%) Unix
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.27%) Solaris
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.85%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) DevOps
2 18 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.26%) Migration
6 11 (9.40%) ITIL
7 9 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.84%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.98%) Network Design
10 6 (5.13%) Biology
10 6 (5.13%) CRM
10 6 (5.13%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.13%) High Availability
10 6 (5.13%) Open Source
10 6 (5.13%) Project Management
11 5 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.27%) Time Management
12 4 (3.42%) Analytics
12 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (3.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 13 (11.11%) Python
2 9 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.13%) Java
3 6 (5.13%) SQL
4 4 (3.42%) Perl
5 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.71%) C#
6 2 (1.71%) PHP
6 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) Go
7 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.71%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.85%) CCNA
3 1 (0.85%) CCNP
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) EMCISA
3 1 (0.85%) EMCSA
3 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.85%) MCP
3 1 (0.85%) RHCE
3 1 (0.85%) VCP5
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (34.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.97%) Docker
4 11 (9.40%) Hyper-V
5 10 (8.55%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.55%) vSphere
6 6 (5.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 6 (5.13%) XenApp
7 3 (2.56%) Ceph
7 3 (2.56%) KVM
7 3 (2.56%) Lustre
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.71%) Xen
8 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.85%) Squid
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) SCCM
2 14 (11.97%) Ansible
3 12 (10.26%) Puppet
4 11 (9.40%) Terraform
5 9 (7.69%) SCOM
6 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
6 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (4.27%) Nagios
7 3 (2.56%) Kibana
7 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.71%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.71%) Grafana
8 2 (1.71%) logstash
8 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.71%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (29.06%) VMware
2 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.97%) Red Hat
4 11 (9.40%) Cisco
4 11 (9.40%) Citrix
5 7 (5.98%) IBM
6 6 (5.13%) Dell
6 6 (5.13%) Google
6 6 (5.13%) Oracle
7 4 (3.42%) HP
7 4 (3.42%) Meraki
7 4 (3.42%) New Relic
8 3 (2.56%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (2.56%) EMC
8 3 (2.56%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.56%) Snow
9 2 (1.71%) Darktrace
9 2 (1.71%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.71%) Juniper
9 2 (1.71%) McAfee