Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 494 385 396
Rank change year-on-year -109 +11 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 122 193 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 138 137
London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £259 £305 £209
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
London median hourly rate £39.00 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.02% +10.59% +30.77%
10th Percentile £35.40 £39.50 £14.95
90th Percentile £43.20 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% +26.18%

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 43,796 38,922 42,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,878 27,695 30,038
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 565 655
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £49.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -16 29 £444 +7.58% 25
West London -45 11 £488 +8.33% 11
South London -60 4 £438 +9.38% 1
East London -15 1 - - 8
North London - 1 - - 3
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 68 (55.74%) Linux
2 49 (40.16%) Windows
3 32 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (25.41%) VMware
4 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
5 29 (23.77%) Python
5 29 (23.77%) DevOps
6 28 (22.95%) Unix
7 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (20.49%) Data Centre
9 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
10 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
11 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
11 21 (17.21%) Puppet
12 20 (16.39%) Finance
13 18 (14.75%) SAN
14 17 (13.93%) Banking
14 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (13.93%) Office 365
14 17 (13.93%) Jenkins
15 16 (13.11%) JIRA
15 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (13.11%) Nagios
16 15 (12.30%) Configuration Management
16 15 (12.30%) DNS
16 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
16 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (12.30%) Ruby
16 15 (12.30%) Ansible
17 14 (11.48%) Bash Shell

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 13 (10.66%) Tomcat
2 12 (9.84%) Apache
3 11 (9.02%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (9.02%) IIS
4 10 (8.20%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.10%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) Drupal
8 1 (0.82%) nginx
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Simulink
3 1 (0.82%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (2.46%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.93%) Office 365
3 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (10.66%) GitHub
5 5 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.10%) IaaS
6 3 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.46%) PaaS
6 3 (2.46%) SaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.64%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.64%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Akamai
8 1 (0.82%) Dialogflow
8 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.75%) SAN
2 15 (12.30%) DNS
2 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.48%) Firewall
4 12 (9.84%) DHCP
5 8 (6.56%) LAN
5 8 (6.56%) NAS
6 5 (4.10%) SMTP
6 5 (4.10%) WAN
7 4 (3.28%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.28%) HTTP
7 4 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.28%) snoop
7 4 (3.28%) tcpdump
7 4 (3.28%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.46%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.46%) VoIP
8 3 (2.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.46%) Big Data
3 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.46%) MySQL
3 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.46%) Redis
3 3 (2.46%) Riak
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.82%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.11%) JIRA
3 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.20%) Maven
5 9 (7.38%) TeamCity
6 7 (5.74%) CMake
6 7 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.28%) Subversion
8 3 (2.46%) Gradle
9 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.82%) JUnit
10 1 (0.82%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.82%) Selenium
10 1 (0.82%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (16.39%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Banking
3 12 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.28%) German Language
5 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Front Office
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Web Services
2 7 (5.74%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.92%) CGI
3 6 (4.92%) LDAP
4 5 (4.10%) Software Packaging
5 4 (3.28%) LAMP
5 4 (3.28%) Sensu
6 3 (2.46%) Kafka
6 3 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.82%) EntireX
8 1 (0.82%) FpML
8 1 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.82%) Node.js
8 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.49%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.82%) Derivative
5 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.82%) Fintech
5 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.82%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.82%) Social Media
5 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (55.74%) Linux
2 49 (40.16%) Windows
3 32 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (22.95%) Unix
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server
6 13 (10.66%) CentOS
6 13 (10.66%) Solaris
7 9 (7.38%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.56%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.28%) AIX
10 4 (3.28%) CoreOS
10 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.46%) Debian
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) DevOps
2 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (12.30%) Configuration Management
5 13 (10.66%) ITIL
6 11 (9.02%) Open Source
6 11 (9.02%) Time Management
7 9 (7.38%) Change Management
8 8 (6.56%) Validation
9 7 (5.74%) Build Automation
9 7 (5.74%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.92%) Regression Testing
10 6 (4.92%) Runbook
11 5 (4.10%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (4.10%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) Python
2 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
3 15 (12.30%) Ruby
4 14 (11.48%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.84%) Java
5 12 (9.84%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.74%) Perl
6 7 (5.74%) SQL
7 4 (3.28%) C
7 4 (3.28%) Go
8 3 (2.46%) C++
8 3 (2.46%) Groovy
8 3 (2.46%) VB
8 3 (2.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) MCSE
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) Degree
3 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.28%) MCSM
5 4 (3.28%) RHCE
6 3 (2.46%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.46%) ACDT
6 3 (2.46%) ACHDS
6 3 (2.46%) ACTC
6 3 (2.46%) CCNA
6 3 (2.46%) MCDST
6 3 (2.46%) MCP
6 3 (2.46%) MCSA
6 3 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.64%) CCA
7 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) MiFID
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) GCP
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.82%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) Docker
4 8 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.92%) iptables
7 5 (4.10%) XenApp
8 4 (3.28%) KVM
9 3 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.46%) Samba
9 3 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.64%) XenServer
11 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (17.21%) Puppet
2 16 (13.11%) Nagios
3 15 (12.30%) Ansible
4 12 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (7.38%) logstash
6 7 (5.74%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.92%) SCCM
8 5 (4.10%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (4.10%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (4.10%) Terraform
9 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.28%) SCOM
10 3 (2.46%) Cobbler
10 3 (2.46%) Kibana
10 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.46%) Rancher
10 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (25.41%) VMware
2 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
3 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.66%) EMC
4 13 (10.66%) Oracle
5 12 (9.84%) NetApp
6 10 (8.20%) Splunk
7 9 (7.38%) Citrix
7 9 (7.38%) HP
8 7 (5.74%) Cisco
8 7 (5.74%) Symantec
9 6 (4.92%) AppDynamics
10 4 (3.28%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.28%) Apple
10 4 (3.28%) Sun
11 3 (2.46%) Altiris
11 3 (2.46%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.46%) ION Trading
11 3 (2.46%) Lotus
11 3 (2.46%) Veritas