The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 26 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.63% 1.92% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 2.06% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £475 - £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £323
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
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 Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 149 97 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 93.13% 93.27% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 47
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.45 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.30% -28.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £47.63 £44.95
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 Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Portsmouth

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Portsmouth

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Portsmouth

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (50.00%) Samba
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
1 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) NETGEAR
1 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Avionics
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PCoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss Seam
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (25.00%) DO-254
2 1 (25.00%) ARP4761
2 1 (25.00%) DO-160
2 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) PCoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Human Factors
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ARP4761
1 1 (25.00%) DO-160
1 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (25.00%) DO-254
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
1 2 (50.00%) Samba
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) NETGEAR
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco