The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £244 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 99 86
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £244 £430 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.25% +67.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £340 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £540 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £355 £305
% change year-on-year +8.73% +16.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.76%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) iptables
2 5 (71.43%) Postfix
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Memcached
2 5 (71.43%) Varnish
2 5 (71.43%) Squid
2 5 (71.43%) LDAP
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) Nagios
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Informatics
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) PMO
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) ISDN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
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
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Informatics
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
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%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas
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