Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £326 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 156 171
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 22 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.44% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.61% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 8
Scotland median daily rate £326 £375 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.20% +26.58% -15.36%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £196
90th Percentile £423 £450 £496
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +6.94% +58.66%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £41.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -4.82% -2.26% +63.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland 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
Edinburgh -3 15 £313 -16.60% 3
Glasgow -20 3 £500 +25.00%
Highlands - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £310 -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

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 Scotland region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (27.27%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) IIS
4 5 (22.73%) Wireless
5 4 (18.18%) SAN
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) DHCP
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) SCCM
5 4 (18.18%) Private Cloud
6 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.64%) Data Security
6 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.64%) PowerShell

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.55%) ColdFusion
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
5 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) BGP
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) SSH
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Parquet
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (4.55%) Grok
1 1 (4.55%) Kafka
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (13.64%) Data Security
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) SDLC
2 3 (13.64%) Validation
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Database Security
3 2 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CISSP
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) MCSA
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CEH
2 1 (4.55%) CISM
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) GPFS
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.55%) Splunk