Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 February 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 80 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 26 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.12% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 1.43% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 7
Oxfordshire median daily rate £390 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £189
90th Percentile £660 £438 £385
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £36.50
South East median hourly rate £22.85 £42.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year -46.18% -0.12% +27.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1,185 1,185 1,106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 97.77% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 831 815
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £178 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 56
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.00 £9.49
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.50 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.27% -10.60% +20.65%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Oxfordshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Oxfordshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Oxfordshire

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Oxfordshire

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Oxford -8 19 £390 +4.00% 6
Kidlington -5 4 £508 +30.97% 1
Systems Engineer
South East

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

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

1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Office 365
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) Python
7 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (23.08%) SCCM
7 6 (23.08%) SCOM
8 5 (19.23%) CentOS
8 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
8 5 (19.23%) Puppet
8 5 (19.23%) LDAP
8 5 (19.23%) Oracle
8 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) Debian
8 5 (19.23%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) Clustering
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) Apache

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) Jetty
3 2 (7.69%) nginx
3 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GNU Octave
1 1 (3.85%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DHCP
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
3 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) git-flow
2 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.85%) Mockito
General
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (11.54%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) CentOS
5 5 (19.23%) Debian
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Unix
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) BDD
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Kanban
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.69%) Open Source
5 2 (7.69%) Open Source Development
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Service Design
5 2 (7.69%) Task Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) C-shell
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Docker
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
1 6 (23.08%) SCOM
2 5 (19.23%) Puppet
3 4 (15.38%) Ansible
3 4 (15.38%) logstash
3 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (15.38%) Terraform
4 3 (11.54%) Kibana
4 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (11.54%) Packer
5 2 (7.69%) HAProxy
5 2 (7.69%) SELinux
6 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Google
5 3 (11.54%) McAfee
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Dynatrace
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds