Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 465 415
Rank change year-on-year -12 -50 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 145 176 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 107 163
London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £307 £209 £285
90th Percentile £646 £610 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £415
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
London median hourly rate £42.27 £38.50 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.78% +49.08% -5.23%
10th Percentile £39.48 £18.63 £9.15
90th Percentile £45.05 £41.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.33% -4.24% -2.32%

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 44,011 44,693 42,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,777 32,359 30,376
London median daily rate £500 £495 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 556 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.71% +4.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 November 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
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 November 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 -17 31 £406 -17.72% 19
West London +3 11 £475 -3.75% 23
East London -21 6 - - 6
South London -16 5 £344 -11.29% 8
North London 0 1 £375 -6.25% 6
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 65 (44.83%) Windows
2 64 (44.14%) Linux
3 57 (39.31%) Active Directory
4 50 (34.48%) VMware
5 41 (28.28%) Windows Server
6 34 (23.45%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (20.69%) Office 365
8 28 (19.31%) DevOps
8 28 (19.31%) Bash Shell
8 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
8 28 (19.31%) Python
9 26 (17.93%) Finance
10 25 (17.24%) Firewall
11 24 (16.55%) PowerShell
12 23 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (13.79%) SCCM
16 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.41%) SQL
17 18 (12.41%) Ansible
18 17 (11.72%) GitHub
19 16 (11.03%) DNS
19 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
20 15 (10.34%) DHCP
20 15 (10.34%) Web Services
20 15 (10.34%) Ubuntu
21 14 (9.66%) Citrix

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 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.90%) Drupal
2 10 (6.90%) IIS
2 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.21%) Apache
4 7 (4.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (4.83%) CMS
4 7 (4.83%) nginx
4 7 (4.83%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.14%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.45%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (20.69%) Office 365
3 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (11.72%) GitHub
5 9 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.83%) Quay.io
7 6 (4.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.07%) SaaS
9 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.69%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.69%) IaaS
10 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.24%) Firewall
2 16 (11.03%) DNS
2 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.34%) DHCP
4 10 (6.90%) SAN
5 7 (4.83%) Ethernet
6 6 (4.14%) LAN
6 6 (4.14%) Skype
6 6 (4.14%) VPN
6 6 (4.14%) WAN
7 4 (2.76%) Internet
7 4 (2.76%) Network Security
8 3 (2.07%) IPv6
8 3 (2.07%) SNMP
8 3 (2.07%) SSL
9 2 (1.38%) HTTP
9 2 (1.38%) LTE
9 2 (1.38%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.83%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.45%) MySQL
5 3 (2.07%) GIS
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) DB2
7 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.52%) GitLab
4 7 (4.83%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.07%) Subversion
7 2 (1.38%) JMeter
7 2 (1.38%) Maven
7 2 (1.38%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.38%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.69%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.69%) JIRA
8 1 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 26 (17.93%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.07%) Military
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Avionics
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) Web Services
2 11 (7.59%) LAMP
3 9 (6.21%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (5.52%) .NET
5 6 (4.14%) LDAP
6 5 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.38%) EntireX
8 1 (0.69%) CGI
8 1 (0.69%) Django
8 1 (0.69%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.69%) Kafka
8 1 (0.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.14%) Private Cloud
2 6 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.38%) Derivative
4 2 (1.38%) Equities
4 2 (1.38%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (1.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.38%) PKI
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) MPEG
5 1 (0.69%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) RIA
5 1 (0.69%) SCADA
5 1 (0.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.83%) Windows
2 64 (44.14%) Linux
3 41 (28.28%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.34%) Ubuntu
6 11 (7.59%) CentOS
6 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.90%) Unix
7 10 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.52%) CoreOS
8 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.14%) Solaris
10 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.31%) DevOps
2 23 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management
4 14 (9.66%) Systems Engineering
5 12 (8.28%) ITIL
6 11 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.21%) Security Hardening
8 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.52%) CRM
8 8 (5.52%) Refactoring
9 7 (4.83%) Content Management
9 7 (4.83%) Migration
9 7 (4.83%) Risk Management
9 7 (4.83%) Scrum
10 6 (4.14%) Analytics
10 6 (4.14%) Network Design
10 6 (4.14%) Project Management
10 6 (4.14%) SDLC
11 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) Bash Shell
1 28 (19.31%) Python
2 24 (16.55%) PowerShell
3 18 (12.41%) SQL
4 7 (4.83%) Go
4 7 (4.83%) Ruby
5 6 (4.14%) Perl
6 4 (2.76%) Java
7 3 (2.07%) C#
7 3 (2.07%) VBScript
8 2 (1.38%) C
8 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.69%) Korn
9 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.21%) Degree
4 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.38%) MCSE
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.38%) RHCA
6 2 (1.38%) RHCE
6 2 (1.38%) VCP5
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.69%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) EMCSA
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.69%) ECSS
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (39.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.28%) XenApp
4 11 (7.59%) Docker
5 9 (6.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.21%) vSphere
6 7 (4.83%) Ceph
6 7 (4.83%) etcd
6 7 (4.83%) flannel
6 7 (4.83%) GlusterFS
6 7 (4.83%) SkyDNS
7 6 (4.14%) KVM
8 5 (3.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.38%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.38%) XenServer
11 1 (0.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 20 (13.79%) SCCM
2 18 (12.41%) Ansible
3 14 (9.66%) Puppet
4 9 (6.21%) SCOM
5 8 (5.52%) Graphite
5 8 (5.52%) HAProxy
5 8 (5.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (5.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (4.83%) Prometheus
6 7 (4.83%) rkt
6 7 (4.83%) Sysdig
7 5 (3.45%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.76%) Nagios
9 3 (2.07%) Terraform
10 2 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.38%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.38%) Kibana
10 2 (1.38%) logstash
10 2 (1.38%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (34.48%) VMware
2 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.66%) Citrix
4 13 (8.97%) Cisco
4 13 (8.97%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.52%) HP
6 7 (4.83%) Adobe
7 6 (4.14%) IBM
8 5 (3.45%) Google
8 5 (3.45%) Oracle
8 5 (3.45%) Snow
9 4 (2.76%) Dell
9 4 (2.76%) Meraki
9 4 (2.76%) New Relic
9 4 (2.76%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.76%) Veeam
10 3 (2.07%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.07%) EMC
10 3 (2.07%) NetApp
10 3 (2.07%) Splunk