The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 121 122
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 15 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.88% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Median daily rate £330 £360 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £315 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £355 £305
% change year-on-year +8.73% +16.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 10 £350 -6.66% 4
Glasgow +9 4 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £310 -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (73.33%) Linux
2 20 (66.67%) Unix
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Perl
5 6 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) Ansible
6 5 (16.67%) GPFS
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (13.33%) Puppet
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Python
7 4 (13.33%) Firewall
7 4 (13.33%) Finance
7 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.00%) DNS
8 3 (10.00%) IIS
8 3 (10.00%) C#
8 3 (10.00%) C++
8 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (10.00%) SCCM
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.67%) Graphite
9 2 (6.67%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (6.67%) Grafana

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 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) KDB
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (6.67%) Java EE
1 2 (6.67%) RESTful
1 2 (6.67%) Sensu
2 1 (3.33%) Grok
2 1 (3.33%) Kafka
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.33%) Derivative
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.33%) Equities
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Linux
2 20 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.67%) Change Control
2 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Release Management
2 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (6.67%) SDLC
2 2 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (3.33%) Analytics
3 1 (3.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (3.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) SIEM
3 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CEH
1 1 (3.33%) CISSP
1 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) GPFS
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
4 2 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.67%) Grafana
4 2 (6.67%) Graphite
4 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) yum
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Dell
3 2 (6.67%) EMC
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
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