Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 88 90
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 37 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.97% 1.74% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 1.79% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 13
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £438 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +52.17% -17.86%
10th Percentile £320 £341 £206
90th Percentile £500 £488 £346
South East median daily rate £423 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -0.59% +30.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.43% -1.18% +65.05%

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 1192 1232 1290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 97.62% 97.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 876 920
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £250 £203 £213
90th Percentile £586 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +6.25% +4.92%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.55 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.50 £54.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +19 31 £410 +2.50% 2
Kidlington - 2 £375 - 2
Abingdon -4 1 - - 2
Thame - 1 £400 -
Systems Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 13 (35.14%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (35.14%) Office 365
4 12 (32.43%) Puppet
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
5 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
5 11 (29.73%) Terraform
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (27.03%) AWS Certification
6 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
7 9 (24.32%) Time Management
7 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.62%) VMware
8 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) DHCP
9 7 (18.92%) SCCM
9 7 (18.92%) SCOM
9 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
9 7 (18.92%) DevOps
10 6 (16.22%) Kerberos
10 6 (16.22%) LDAP
10 6 (16.22%) Migration
11 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery

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 (10.81%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) GNU Octave
1 1 (2.70%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (35.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DHCP
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) Kerberos
2 6 (16.22%) LDAP
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) Broadband
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) GitLab
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) JMeter
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Mockito
General
1 1 (2.70%) Electronics
1 1 (2.70%) Publishing
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.11%) CentOS
6 3 (8.11%) Debian
6 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Unix
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
2 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (24.32%) Time Management
4 7 (18.92%) DevOps
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
7 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
7 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) Open Source
7 3 (8.11%) Open Source Development
7 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (8.11%) Service Design
7 3 (8.11%) Task Automation
8 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.11%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) C-shell
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.70%) Docker
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Puppet
2 11 (29.73%) Terraform
3 7 (18.92%) SCCM
3 7 (18.92%) SCOM
4 3 (8.11%) HAProxy
4 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.11%) SELinux
5 1 (2.70%) Ansible
5 1 (2.70%) logstash
5 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.70%) Packer
5 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) McAfee
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds