Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 249 238
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 111 118 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 85 110
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +31.27%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £275
90th Percentile £479 £525 £528
England median daily rate £385 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -3.75% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £24.25 £26.30 £20.41
90th Percentile £49.72 £51.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £41.81 £40.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% +2.53% -1.25%

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 15,518 15,317 16,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.72% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,291 9,080 9,816
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 615 754
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +14 60 £363 -14.71% 34
Oxfordshire +15 33 £375 -10.71% 14
Berkshire +4 24 £350 -17.65% 13
Hampshire -44 17 £375 -11.76% 32
Surrey -17 16 £463 -0.54% 12
Kent +18 10 £288 -11.54% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £350 - 7
West Sussex -7 3 £356 -18.57% 9
Middlesex +10 2 £369 -8.33%
East Sussex - 1 - - 6
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 4
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 48 (43.24%) Windows
2 41 (36.94%) Active Directory
3 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.83%) Office 365
4 31 (27.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
6 29 (26.13%) SCCM
6 29 (26.13%) Linux
7 28 (25.23%) Windows Server
8 23 (20.72%) DNS
9 22 (19.82%) SQL
10 21 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (17.12%) VMware
11 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (17.12%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (17.12%) Windows 10
12 18 (16.22%) Migration
13 17 (15.32%) DHCP
13 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.51%) Application Packaging
16 14 (12.61%) Python
16 14 (12.61%) Web Services
16 14 (12.61%) Cisco
16 14 (12.61%) Runbook
16 14 (12.61%) Mobile Device Management
17 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Intune
17 13 (11.71%) Microsoft App-V

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 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.60%) Apache
2 4 (3.60%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.90%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.83%) Office 365
2 31 (27.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.41%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.60%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.60%) Yammer
6 2 (1.80%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.90%) G Suite
7 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.72%) DNS
2 17 (15.32%) DHCP
3 12 (10.81%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (8.11%) Firewall
5 7 (6.31%) HTTP
6 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.50%) Ethernet
7 5 (4.50%) Wireless
8 4 (3.60%) 3G
8 4 (3.60%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.60%) DVB
8 4 (3.60%) FTP
8 4 (3.60%) VoIP
9 3 (2.70%) BGP
9 3 (2.70%) GGSN
9 3 (2.70%) LAN
9 3 (2.70%) LTE
9 3 (2.70%) OSPF
9 3 (2.70%) SGSN
9 3 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.80%) MySQL
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) LabVIEW
3 4 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.90%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.90%) MSI
5 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.90%) Subversion
5 1 (0.90%) Toad
5 1 (0.90%) WiX
General
1 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.31%) Electronics
3 6 (5.41%) Automotive
3 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.41%) Publishing
4 5 (4.50%) Finance
5 3 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) Web Services
2 5 (4.50%) JSON
3 4 (3.60%) .NET
3 4 (3.60%) XML
3 4 (3.60%) XSLT
4 2 (1.80%) HTML
4 2 (1.80%) REST
4 2 (1.80%) Yocto
5 1 (0.90%) ADSI
5 1 (0.90%) Ajax
5 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.90%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) OAuth
5 1 (0.90%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Sensu
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.60%) MPEG
5 3 (2.70%) Arduino
5 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.70%) STB
5 3 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) IPTV
7 1 (0.90%) RIA
7 1 (0.90%) Robotics
7 1 (0.90%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.24%) Windows
2 29 (26.13%) Linux
3 28 (25.23%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.12%) Windows 10
4 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.81%) Apple iOS
5 12 (10.81%) Mac OS
6 8 (7.21%) Unix
7 5 (4.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.90%) AIX
11 1 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.90%) Solaris
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Migration
2 16 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (13.51%) Application Packaging
4 14 (12.61%) Mobile Device Management
4 14 (12.61%) Runbook
5 13 (11.71%) Data Protection
5 13 (11.71%) Problem Management
6 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.11%) ITIL
7 9 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (7.21%) Validation
9 7 (6.31%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.41%) Network Management
11 5 (4.50%) Content Management
11 5 (4.50%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (4.50%) DevOps
11 5 (4.50%) DRM
11 5 (4.50%) Requirements Management
12 4 (3.60%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 14 (12.61%) Python
4 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.21%) Perl
6 6 (5.41%) C
7 5 (4.50%) C++
7 5 (4.50%) Java
7 5 (4.50%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.60%) C#
9 3 (2.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.90%) Korn
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) Degree
3 11 (9.91%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.50%) MCSE
8 4 (3.60%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.60%) CCNP
9 2 (1.80%) CCIE
9 2 (1.80%) CCNA
9 2 (1.80%) MCP
10 1 (0.90%) HNC
10 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.90%) MCSA
10 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) GDPR
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 26262
2 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 2 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.90%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.90%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.90%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (36.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) vSphere
5 7 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.60%) Docker
6 4 (3.60%) Dovecot
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.60%) Postfix
7 3 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.80%) XenApp
9 1 (0.90%) Firmware
9 1 (0.90%) KVM
9 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (26.13%) SCCM
2 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (8.11%) Ansible
4 7 (6.31%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (6.31%) SCOM
4 7 (6.31%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (4.50%) Puppet
6 4 (3.60%) Data Guard
6 4 (3.60%) HAProxy
6 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.60%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.80%) Grafana
7 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.90%) Graphite
8 1 (0.90%) Kibana
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.90%) SELinux
8 1 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.12%) VMware
3 14 (12.61%) Cisco
4 12 (10.81%) Apple
4 12 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 9 (8.11%) Citrix
5 9 (8.11%) Oracle
6 8 (7.21%) EMC
7 5 (4.50%) Juniper
8 4 (3.60%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.60%) F5
8 4 (3.60%) HP
8 4 (3.60%) IBM
8 4 (3.60%) Synology
8 4 (3.60%) Veritas
9 3 (2.70%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.70%) Symantec
10 2 (1.80%) McAfee
10 2 (1.80%) SAP