Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £273 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 182 208
Rank change year-on-year +9 +26 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 31 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 6
North West median daily rate £273 £375 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.33% +28.21% -22.00%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £259
90th Percentile £498 £448 £390
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 19
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +23.08%
10th Percentile £19.87 £17.18 £20.00
90th Percentile £53.90 £49.98 £50.00
England median hourly rate £38.50 £41.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% +1.83% +29.13%

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 5,200 5,778 7,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 94.35% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,319 3,726 4,803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £240 £226
90th Percentile £598 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 219 393
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -17.84% +29.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.70 £48.75 £47.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Manchester +12 14 £356 +4.01% 13
Cheshire +7 8 £268 - 7
Lancashire -1 3 - - 5
Cumbria -3 3 - -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 7 (22.58%) Citrix
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (16.13%) SCADA
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
9 4 (12.90%) Siemens
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) SCCM
9 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
10 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
10 3 (9.68%) MCITP
10 3 (9.68%) Wonderware
10 3 (9.68%) VPN
10 3 (9.68%) LAN
10 3 (9.68%) WAN
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) WinCC
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DHCP
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) PBX
3 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) Skype
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Retail Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Avionics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) SCADA
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) BYOD
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Fintech
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) DevOps
2 3 (9.68%) HOOD
3 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.45%) ETL
3 2 (6.45%) ETL Development
3 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) MODAF
4 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.23%) Release Management
4 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.23%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Siemens
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) NetApp
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
4 3 (9.68%) Rockwell
4 3 (9.68%) Wonderware
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) IFS
5 1 (3.23%) Meraki
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam