The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 33 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.79% 0.42% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.44% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Median daily rate £375 £400 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +39.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £323
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £31.60
% change year-on-year +2.38% +32.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 279 226 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 173 242
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Oxford

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) MySQL
3 5 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (40.00%) Replication
4 4 (40.00%) IPv4
4 4 (40.00%) IPv6
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) Docker
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Puppet
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (40.00%) GitHub
4 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) Debian
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
6 2 (20.00%) Drupal
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) IPv4
1 4 (40.00%) IPv6
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MySQL
2 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 3 (30.00%) Debian
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (10.00%) SELinux
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Talend