Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £298 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.47% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.52% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Reading median daily rate £298 £363 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.93% -1.69% +14.79%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £248
90th Percentile £394 £423 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £404 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +34.58% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1199 1343 1797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 90.44% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 718 1073
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Reading

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Reading

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Reading

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Reading

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 3G
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto