Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 177 196
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 31 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.42% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 14
North West median daily rate £350 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £306
90th Percentile £508 £457 £466
England median daily rate £385 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -3.75% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £35.38 £22.01 £34.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £50.30 £44.60
England median hourly rate £41.81 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.50% +0.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,602 5,507 6,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.56% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,484 3,369 4,384
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 252 260
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +12.48% -9.31%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.09 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Lancashire +1 14 £450 +34.33% 8
Cheshire -3 9 £250 -6.54% 2
Cumbria -4 3 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £293 - 1
Manchester -24 1 £210 -40.00% 14
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (54.84%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
3 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
4 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
4 12 (38.71%) MS Exchange
5 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (32.26%) DNS
6 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) EMC
7 8 (25.81%) Unix
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL
8 7 (22.58%) NetApp
8 7 (22.58%) Project Management
8 7 (22.58%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) Office 365
8 7 (22.58%) DevOps
9 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
9 6 (19.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
9 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
9 6 (19.35%) Web Services
9 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (38.71%) MS Exchange
1 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (19.35%) Apache
3 6 (19.35%) JBoss
3 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
3 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
3 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (9.68%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) SAN
3 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Unix
3 6 (19.35%) Solaris
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.13%) AIX
5 4 (12.90%) HPUX
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (3.23%) SUSE
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.23%) Validation
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware NSX
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (9.68%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) EMC
3 7 (22.58%) NetApp
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) CA
4 6 (19.35%) IBM
5 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
5 5 (16.13%) Sun
5 5 (16.13%) VMware
6 4 (12.90%) Bomgar
7 3 (9.68%) Brocade
7 3 (9.68%) Veritas
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) Dell