Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 155 136
Rank change year-on-year +26 -19 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 11 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -8.70%
North West median daily rate £300 £400 £320
% change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £28.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.95% -43.00% -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +23.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Rochdale - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £273 - 1
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (27.27%) SCADA
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (18.18%) SSH
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) Retail Finance
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) PBX
2 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (18.18%) SSH
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
1 2 (18.18%) Retail Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) SCADA
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) BYOD
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Email Filtering
2 1 (9.09%) Informatics
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Release Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (9.09%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Siemens
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Rockwell
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam
4 1 (9.09%) Wonderware