The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / London
Rank 308 312 301
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 98 128 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.61% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 86
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 11
Median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +107.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £31.60
% change year-on-year +2.38% +32.91%  

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 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +4 14 £400 +14.28% 12
New Malden - 11 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £650 -
Feltham - 2 £475 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 90 (46.39%) Windows
2 89 (45.88%) Linux
3 60 (30.93%) VMware
4 59 (30.41%) Windows Server
5 57 (29.38%) Active Directory
6 48 (24.74%) Python
7 45 (23.20%) Finance
8 44 (22.68%) Security Cleared
9 42 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
10 41 (21.13%) Microsoft
11 38 (19.59%) Unix
12 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (17.01%) PowerShell
13 33 (17.01%) Puppet
14 31 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 30 (15.46%) SQL
16 29 (14.95%) MS Excel
17 28 (14.43%) DevOps
18 27 (13.92%) SDLC
19 25 (12.89%) DV Cleared
19 25 (12.89%) Ruby
20 24 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (12.37%) TCP/IP
20 24 (12.37%) Perl
20 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (12.37%) Bash Shell
21 23 (11.86%) Red Hat
22 20 (10.31%) Ansible
23 19 (9.79%) System Testing

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (7.73%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (6.70%) Apache
3 12 (6.19%) IIS
4 10 (5.15%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.64%) JBoss
6 6 (3.09%) nginx
6 6 (3.09%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.06%) GroupWise
8 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.55%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.76%) Office 365
3 8 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.58%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.06%) IaaS
6 4 (2.06%) Route 53
6 4 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) GitHub
7 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.37%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.25%) DNS
3 14 (7.22%) SAN
4 11 (5.67%) LAN
5 9 (4.64%) SNMP
5 9 (4.64%) WAN
6 7 (3.61%) DHCP
6 7 (3.61%) Firewall
6 7 (3.61%) Internet
6 7 (3.61%) Multicast
7 6 (3.09%) HTTP
7 6 (3.09%) SSL
8 5 (2.58%) SSH
8 5 (2.58%) WLAN
9 4 (2.06%) LDAP
9 4 (2.06%) NAS
9 4 (2.06%) PCoIP
9 4 (2.06%) VPN
9 4 (2.06%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.09%) MySQL
4 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.06%) Redis
6 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 3 (1.55%) GIS
7 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 2 (1.03%) Maven
4 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (23.20%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Banking
3 14 (7.22%) Military
4 9 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.25%) Web Services
2 11 (5.67%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.61%) .NET
4 6 (3.09%) Middleware
5 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.06%) LAMP
6 4 (2.06%) Sensu
6 4 (2.06%) WCF
7 3 (1.55%) HTML
7 3 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.03%) Ajax
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.03%) CSS
8 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.03%) REST
8 2 (1.03%) SOAP
8 2 (1.03%) WPF
8 2 (1.03%) XML
8 2 (1.03%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.12%) Clustering
4 5 (2.58%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.58%) NHS
5 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.03%) Fintech
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) PKI
6 2 (1.03%) Replication
6 2 (1.03%) RIA
6 2 (1.03%) SCADA
6 2 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.52%) Equities
7 1 (0.52%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 90 (46.39%) Windows
2 89 (45.88%) Linux
3 59 (30.41%) Windows Server
4 38 (19.59%) Unix
5 31 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.67%) CentOS
8 11 (5.67%) FreeBSD
9 9 (4.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.09%) Solaris
10 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.06%) AIX
12 3 (1.55%) Debian
13 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.43%) DevOps
2 27 (13.92%) SDLC
3 24 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.79%) Configuration Management
4 19 (9.79%) System Testing
5 18 (9.28%) Regression Testing
6 16 (8.25%) Information Security
7 15 (7.73%) Test Strategy
8 13 (6.70%) ITIL
9 12 (6.19%) Migration
10 9 (4.64%) High Availability
10 9 (4.64%) Open Source
11 8 (4.12%) Change Control
11 8 (4.12%) Project Management
12 7 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (3.61%) Load Balancing
13 6 (3.09%) Analytics
13 6 (3.09%) Data Analysis
14 5 (2.58%) Data Extraction
14 5 (2.58%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.74%) Python
2 33 (17.01%) PowerShell
3 30 (15.46%) SQL
4 25 (12.89%) Ruby
5 24 (12.37%) Bash Shell
5 24 (12.37%) Perl
6 19 (9.79%) C
7 14 (7.22%) Java
8 11 (5.67%) tcsh
9 9 (4.64%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.12%) C#
11 7 (3.61%) VB
12 5 (2.58%) PHP
13 4 (2.06%) Go
13 4 (2.06%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.55%) C++
14 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.55%) VBA
15 2 (1.03%) Lua
15 2 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (22.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.89%) DV Cleared
3 18 (9.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.70%) MCSE
6 8 (4.12%) Degree
7 5 (2.58%) CCNA
7 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.06%) MCSA
9 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.03%) MCP
10 1 (0.52%) ACDT
10 1 (0.52%) ACHDS
10 1 (0.52%) ACTC
10 1 (0.52%) MCDST
10 1 (0.52%) MCITP
10 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.52%) BS25999
3 1 (0.52%) BS7799
3 1 (0.52%) GCP
System Software
1 57 (29.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.22%) Docker
4 11 (5.67%) Samba
5 10 (5.15%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.12%) Snort
7 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.09%) vSphere
8 5 (2.58%) GFS2
8 5 (2.58%) GlusterFS
8 5 (2.58%) OCFS2
8 5 (2.58%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.06%) NDS
10 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.55%) NFS
11 2 (1.03%) Postfix
11 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (17.01%) Puppet
2 20 (10.31%) Ansible
3 19 (9.79%) Nagios
4 15 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.19%) logstash
5 12 (6.19%) SCCM
6 10 (5.15%) SCOM
7 9 (4.64%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (3.61%) Kibana
8 7 (3.61%) SmokePing
9 6 (3.09%) CFEngine
10 5 (2.58%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.58%) SELinux
11 4 (2.06%) OpenNMS
11 4 (2.06%) Zenoss
12 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
12 3 (1.55%) WSUS
13 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
13 2 (1.03%) Icinga
13 2 (1.03%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (30.93%) VMware
2 41 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.86%) Red Hat
4 16 (8.25%) Oracle
5 15 (7.73%) Cisco
6 13 (6.70%) Citrix
6 13 (6.70%) Splunk
7 7 (3.61%) EMC
8 6 (3.09%) Novell
9 5 (2.58%) Sun
10 4 (2.06%) Dell
10 4 (2.06%) HP
10 4 (2.06%) New Relic
10 4 (2.06%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.06%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.55%) Google
11 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.55%) Veritas
12 2 (1.03%) Apple
12 2 (1.03%) Perforce
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