Period
to 21 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Systems Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Engineering over the 6 months to 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the 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.

Systems Engineering
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 492 368 447
Rank change year-on-year -124 +79 +72
Contract jobs citing Systems Engineering 89 42 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 53
10th Percentile £431 £400 £425
25th Percentile £475 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -8.70%
75th Percentile £638 £563 £700
90th Percentile £753 £725 £750
England median daily rate £550 £494 £500
% change year-on-year +11.39% -1.25% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
10th Percentile £45.01 - -
25th Percentile £45.04 £32.06 -
Median hourly rate £45.65 £34.13 -
Median % change year-on-year +33.76% - -
75th Percentile £46.83 £36.19 -
90th Percentile £47.19 - -
England median hourly rate £65.76 £45.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +45.33% +6.47% -5.56%

Systems Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,227 15,762 26,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.42% 88.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,978 11,410 19,576
10th Percentile £381 £325 £319
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £601 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 143 325
10th Percentile £16.39 £17.01 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £24.06 £16.63
Median hourly rate £37.80 £32.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.31% +41.30% +5.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.94 £46.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.80 £53.28
England median hourly rate £25.40 £26.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.80% +31.51% -5.79%

Systems Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Systems Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineering in London

Systems Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineering in London.

Daily rate trend for Systems Engineering in London

Systems Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineering in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Engineering in London

Systems Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineering in London.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Engineering in London

Systems Engineering
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 Engineering within the London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London -28 5 £588 +23.68% 9
South London -9 4 £280 -44.61% 3
East London - 2 £900 - 1
North London - 1 - -
Systems Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Systems Engineering.

1 31 (34.83%) Finance
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Windows
3 26 (29.21%) Azure
4 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
4 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
4 25 (28.09%) Social Skills
5 23 (25.84%) AWS
6 22 (24.72%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (24.72%) VMware
7 21 (23.60%) Ansible
7 21 (23.60%) DevOps
8 20 (22.47%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
9 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
10 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
11 16 (17.98%) Linux
11 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (16.85%) Management Information System
12 15 (16.85%) GCP
13 14 (15.73%) Python
13 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
14 13 (14.61%) Cisco
14 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (13.48%) JavaScript
16 11 (12.36%) Migration
16 11 (12.36%) Google
16 11 (12.36%) Root Cause Analysis

Systems Engineering
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 5 (5.62%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.62%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.21%) Azure
2 23 (25.84%) AWS
3 22 (24.72%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (16.85%) GCP
5 10 (11.24%) Google Workspace
6 4 (4.49%) Amazon EKS
6 4 (4.49%) Serverless
7 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.25%) IaaS
7 2 (2.25%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.25%) PaaS
7 2 (2.25%) Snowflake
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.12%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.12%) GitHub
8 1 (1.12%) SaaS
8 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Network Security
2 5 (5.62%) 3GPP
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) Firewall
2 5 (5.62%) LTE
3 4 (4.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.37%) LAN
4 3 (3.37%) WAN
4 3 (3.37%) Wireless
5 2 (2.25%) SAN
6 1 (1.12%) Internet
6 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.12%) SSH
6 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) GIS
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Data Lake
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) Big Data
4 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.25%) Metadata
4 2 (2.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (5.62%) GitLab
4 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.37%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.25%) git-flow
6 2 (2.25%) JIRA
7 1 (1.12%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.12%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (34.83%) Finance
2 25 (28.09%) Social Skills
3 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (11.24%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.62%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (4.49%) Law
7 4 (4.49%) Public Sector
7 4 (4.49%) Retail
8 3 (3.37%) Local Government
8 3 (3.37%) Marketing
9 2 (2.25%) Banking
9 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.12%) Legal
10 1 (1.12%) Military
10 1 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (1.12%) Police
10 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Architect
2 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (7.87%) Analyst
3 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
3 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (7.87%) Site Engineer
3 7 (7.87%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.25%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (2.25%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Django
1 8 (8.99%) Flask
1 8 (8.99%) YAML
2 2 (2.25%) Kafka
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) CSS
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) JSON
3 1 (1.12%) Keras
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.12%) Pandas
3 1 (1.12%) PyTorch
3 1 (1.12%) React
3 1 (1.12%) REST
3 1 (1.12%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.12%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.12%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.48%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (7.87%) PMI
4 4 (4.49%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.49%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Data Fabric
6 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Blog
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.12%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.71%) Windows
2 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.98%) Linux
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.60%) DevOps
3 20 (22.47%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (12.36%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (12.36%) Migration
4 11 (12.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (11.24%) Business Case
5 10 (11.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 10 (11.24%) Task Automation
6 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.11%) Decision-Making
6 9 (10.11%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Technical Leadership
7 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Automation
7 8 (8.99%) ITIL
7 8 (8.99%) Scrum
7 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.73%) Python
3 12 (13.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.24%) Bash
4 10 (11.24%) Google Apps Script
5 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.99%) C
7 5 (5.62%) VB
8 4 (4.49%) Java
9 3 (3.37%) C++
9 3 (3.37%) Groovy
9 3 (3.37%) SQL
10 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.25%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) Scala
11 1 (1.12%) Go
11 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) PMI Certification
4 7 (7.87%) CBAP
4 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) HNC
7 1 (1.12%) HND
7 1 (1.12%) MBA
7 1 (1.12%) PhD
7 1 (1.12%) PMP
7 1 (1.12%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.87%) VMware NSX
5 6 (6.74%) Docker
6 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (23.60%) Ansible
2 10 (11.24%) Terraform
3 9 (10.11%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.37%) Consul
5 3 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.37%) Packer
5 3 (3.37%) Puppet
5 3 (3.37%) Rancher
6 2 (2.25%) Grafana
6 2 (2.25%) SCCM
6 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.12%) Istio
7 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.72%) VMware
3 13 (14.61%) Cisco
4 11 (12.36%) Google
5 5 (5.62%) ESRI
5 5 (5.62%) Lumension
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
5 5 (5.62%) Sophos
6 4 (4.49%) Sparx
6 4 (4.49%) Splunk
7 3 (3.37%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.25%) Teradata
9 1 (1.12%) Alteryx
9 1 (1.12%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.12%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.12%) SAP