Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 177 193
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 30 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.61% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 17
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £309
90th Percentile £431 £488 £449
England median daily rate £389 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -2.81% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27.05 £26.48 £31.05
90th Percentile £46.11 £54.35 £44.30
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -7.65%

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 5,676 5,376 6,151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.34% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,569 3,403 3,964
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 254 220
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.10 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Cheshire -5 10 £300 +12.15% 7
Lancashire -18 8 £433 +29.10% 5
Manchester -27 5 £335 -7.59% 14
Cumbria -1 3 £425 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £293 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
4 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (36.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (33.33%) Office 365
7 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (30.00%) DNS
8 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Linux
11 4 (13.33%) .NET
11 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.00%) DevOps
12 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
12 3 (10.00%) SCCM
12 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
12 3 (10.00%) Oracle
12 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (10.00%) ITIL
12 3 (10.00%) Unix

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 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (36.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.33%) Rational Statemate
General
1 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.00%) Unix
7 2 (6.67%) Solaris
8 1 (3.33%) AIX
8 1 (3.33%) SUSE
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.00%) DevOps
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) SysML
3 2 (6.67%) UML
3 2 (6.67%) Use Case
3 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.33%) Line Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Design
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) SIPOC
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) VMware