Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 19 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 72 69
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 31 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.25% 1.67% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 1.70% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 6
Oxford median daily rate £410 £400 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +48.84% -23.21%
10th Percentile £325 £271 £165
90th Percentile £500 £484 £341
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £438 £288
% change year-on-year -8.57% +52.17% -17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 705 707 663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 98.47% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 540 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £185 £213
90th Percentile £581 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 38
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.44 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.88% -23.00% +33.93%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.40 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +4.53% +4.62% +4.84%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Oxford

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Oxford

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Oxford

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Oxford region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (38.71%) Puppet
3 12 (38.71%) Office 365
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
4 11 (35.48%) Terraform
5 10 (32.26%) AWS Certification
5 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
5 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
6 9 (29.03%) Time Management
7 7 (22.58%) DevOps
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
8 6 (19.35%) SCCM
8 6 (19.35%) SCOM
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (19.35%) VMware
8 6 (19.35%) Migration
8 6 (19.35%) DHCP
8 6 (19.35%) DNS
9 5 (16.13%) Kerberos
9 5 (16.13%) LDAP
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
9 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (38.71%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DHCP
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) Kerberos
2 5 (16.13%) LDAP
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Mockito
General
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) CentOS
5 3 (9.68%) Debian
5 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) Time Management
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (22.58%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source Development
8 3 (9.68%) Service Design
8 3 (9.68%) Task Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
9 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C-shell
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) Puppet
2 11 (35.48%) Terraform
3 6 (19.35%) SCCM
3 6 (19.35%) SCOM
4 3 (9.68%) HAProxy
4 3 (9.68%) SELinux
5 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (3.23%) Ansible
6 1 (3.23%) logstash
6 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.23%) Packer
6 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds