Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 223 265
Rank change year-on-year -28 +42 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 130 139 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.95% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 98 77
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £234
90th Percentile £544 £538 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 11
South East median hourly rate £34.90 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.44% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £21.30 £31.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £42.85 £51.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% +4.82% +58.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,672 14,640 17,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.49% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,206 8,422 10,404
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £248 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 689 760
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +16.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.14% +11.43%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the South East

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 Systems Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the South East

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the South East

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 Systems Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the South East

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the South East

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 Systems Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Thames Valley +15 58 £380 -0.33% 36
Oxfordshire +30 35 £385 +2.67% 16
Berkshire -2 22 £350 -12.50% 12
Surrey -32 22 £465 +8.14% 7
Kent +24 21 £350 +3.70% 1
Hampshire -60 21 £375 -16.67% 31
West Sussex +4 3 £538 +48.28% 9
Middlesex 0 2 £369 +71.51% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £350 - 8
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 2
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (40.00%) Windows
2 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
4 32 (24.62%) Windows Server
5 29 (22.31%) Linux
6 27 (20.77%) VMware
6 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
7 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 25 (19.23%) Office 365
8 24 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (17.69%) Electronics
10 20 (15.38%) SQL
10 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (15.38%) SCCM
11 19 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (14.62%) SC Cleared
11 19 (14.62%) Cisco
12 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (13.08%) SDLC
13 17 (13.08%) Windows 10
14 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (11.54%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (11.54%) SolarWinds
14 15 (11.54%) DNS
14 15 (11.54%) DHCP
14 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (11.54%) Finance
15 14 (10.77%) Web Services

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 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.08%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.31%) Apache
3 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.77%) Jetty
5 1 (0.77%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.77%) nginx
5 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.62%) Simulink
3 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.23%) Office 365
2 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.85%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.31%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.31%) Yammer
6 2 (1.54%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) DHCP
1 15 (11.54%) DNS
2 12 (9.23%) Firewall
2 12 (9.23%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (6.15%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (4.62%) HTTP
4 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.62%) Wireless
5 5 (3.85%) Bluetooth
6 4 (3.08%) DVB
6 4 (3.08%) FTP
7 3 (2.31%) SAN
7 3 (2.31%) VLAN
7 3 (2.31%) VoIP
8 2 (1.54%) DOCSIS
8 2 (1.54%) LAN
8 2 (1.54%) LTE
8 2 (1.54%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.54%) RS-422
8 2 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.54%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.54%) Big Data
5 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.54%) HBase
5 2 (1.54%) Impala
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.08%) LabVIEW
4 3 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.54%) MSI
6 1 (0.77%) git-flow
6 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.77%) JIRA
6 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (17.69%) Electronics
2 15 (11.54%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.92%) Automotive
5 8 (6.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.38%) Publishing
7 4 (3.08%) Military
8 3 (2.31%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.77%) German Language
9 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) Web Services
2 4 (3.08%) JSON
2 4 (3.08%) XML
2 4 (3.08%) XSLT
3 3 (2.31%) .NET
4 2 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.77%) REST
5 1 (0.77%) Sensu
5 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Infotainment
4 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.08%) MPEG
4 4 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.31%) Arduino
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.31%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (2.31%) RIA
5 3 (2.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.54%) STB
6 2 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.77%) IPTV
7 1 (0.77%) Robotics
7 1 (0.77%) SCADA
7 1 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.00%) Windows
2 32 (24.62%) Windows Server
3 29 (22.31%) Linux
4 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.08%) Windows 10
6 13 (10.00%) Unix
7 12 (9.23%) Apple iOS
7 12 (9.23%) Mac OS
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.08%) CentOS
10 4 (3.08%) Solaris
10 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.31%) AIX
11 3 (2.31%) Debian
11 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (13.08%) SDLC
3 13 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 13 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 13 (10.00%) Runbook
4 12 (9.23%) Data Protection
4 12 (9.23%) Migration
4 12 (9.23%) Software Engineering
5 11 (8.46%) ITIL
5 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
5 11 (8.46%) V-Model
6 10 (7.69%) DevOps
6 10 (7.69%) Requirements Management
7 9 (6.92%) Network Management
7 9 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.92%) Supplier Management
7 9 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.15%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.38%) SQL
3 14 (10.77%) Python
4 10 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 9 (6.92%) Perl
6 8 (6.15%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.38%) Java
8 4 (3.08%) C
9 3 (2.31%) C#
9 3 (2.31%) C++
10 2 (1.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.00%) Degree
5 12 (9.23%) DV Cleared
6 11 (8.46%) CCNP
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (8.46%) MCSE
7 8 (6.15%) MCP
8 7 (5.38%) MCITP
8 7 (5.38%) MCSA
9 6 (4.62%) CCIE
10 4 (3.08%) A+ Certification
10 4 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.77%) CCNA
11 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.77%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.77%) OCP
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) GDPR
2 7 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (2.31%) SLA
4 2 (1.54%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.54%) DO-254
4 2 (1.54%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.85%) Docker
5 5 (3.85%) vSphere
6 4 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.54%) HDFS
8 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.54%) XenApp
9 1 (0.77%) Firmware
9 1 (0.77%) KVM
9 1 (0.77%) NFS
9 1 (0.77%) Xen
9 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (15.38%) SCCM
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (9.23%) SCOM
4 11 (8.46%) Ansible
4 11 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (5.38%) Puppet
6 4 (3.08%) Data Guard
6 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.08%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.31%) Kibana
7 3 (2.31%) SELinux
7 3 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.54%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.54%) logstash
8 2 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.77%) VMware
3 19 (14.62%) Cisco
4 15 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 12 (9.23%) Apple
5 12 (9.23%) HP
6 11 (8.46%) Oracle
7 9 (6.92%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.15%) Ivanti
9 7 (5.38%) IBM
9 7 (5.38%) Shavlik
10 6 (4.62%) Atlassian
10 6 (4.62%) Citrix
11 4 (3.08%) Synology
11 4 (3.08%) Veritas
12 3 (2.31%) EMC
12 3 (2.31%) McAfee
13 2 (1.54%) Lumension
13 2 (1.54%) NetApp
13 2 (1.54%) Symantec