The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 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.

System Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 101 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.056% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.059% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £363 £200 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.25% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.01% +31.74%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1255 1697 1541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.79% 94.44% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 980 810
Median daily rate £375 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) iptables
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) Postfix
2 5 (71.43%) Squid
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Memcached
2 5 (71.43%) Varnish
2 5 (71.43%) LDAP
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Nagios
3 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) LDAP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) PHP
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) iptables
1 5 (71.43%) Postfix
1 5 (71.43%) Squid
1 5 (71.43%) Varnish
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas