Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £518 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Senior System Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 358 383
Rank change year-on-year +17 +25 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 18 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 12
South East median daily rate £518 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +31.03% +1.40%
10th Percentile £431 £311 £246
90th Percentile £613 £525 £483
England median daily rate £451 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.81% +14.29% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £39.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.56% +43.33%
England median hourly rate £38.25 £41.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% +65.00% +10.18%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 15164 17684 18724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.44% 95.03% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8724 10706 10558
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £241 £235 £226
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 757 901
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.45 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the South East

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the South East

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the South East

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the South East

Senior Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Berkshire +33 8 £563 +12.50%
Thames Valley +8 8 £563 +12.50%
Surrey -9 8 £465 -2.11% 3
West Sussex - 2 £438 - 1
Senior Systems Engineer
England

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Linux
1 9 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (44.44%) Nagios
2 8 (44.44%) CentOS
3 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (33.33%) Logistics
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) MySQL
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) IBM
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) LAMP
5 5 (27.78%) Military
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (27.78%) Puppet
5 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Liferay
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Internet
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) INAP
4 1 (5.56%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (5.56%) MVNO
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) JasperReports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Military
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) LAMP
2 3 (16.67%) Sensu
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) CentOS
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Logistics
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Data Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Nagios
2 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (27.78%) Puppet
3 3 (16.67%) ZABBIX
4 2 (11.11%) CFEngine
4 2 (11.11%) logstash
4 2 (11.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
1 5 (27.78%) IBM
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.56%) Huawei
4 1 (5.56%) Talend