Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 223 277
Rank change year-on-year -31 +54 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 111 139 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.89% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.95% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 91 58
South East median daily rate £390 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +12.32% +1.10%
10th Percentile £298 £298 £243
90th Percentile £588 £488 £455
England median daily rate £400 £400 £358
% change year-on-year - +11.89% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 19
South East median hourly rate £26.42 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.83% - +28.23%
10th Percentile £16.85 £37.27 £18.05
90th Percentile £43.52 £49.46 £58.25
England median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -8.24% +3.03% +30.13%

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 15,761 14,606 17,544
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 93.74% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,444 8,529 10,374
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 786 890
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -9.67% +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.31 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.79 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +11 57 £390 +4.00% 42
Hampshire -12 28 £430 -4.44% 36
Oxfordshire +11 27 £390 +4.00% 22
Berkshire 0 19 £375 -6.25% 11
Kent -14 18 £350 - 11
Buckinghamshire -17 11 £425 - 9
Surrey -40 8 £513 +21.52% 14
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 45 (40.54%) Windows
2 40 (36.04%) Security Cleared
3 39 (35.14%) Active Directory
4 30 (27.03%) VMware
4 30 (27.03%) SC Cleared
5 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
6 27 (24.32%) Windows Server
7 22 (19.82%) Linux
8 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (17.12%) Firewall
9 19 (17.12%) Office 365
10 18 (16.22%) Cisco
11 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
12 16 (14.41%) SolarWinds
12 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (14.41%) SQL
12 16 (14.41%) ITIL
13 15 (13.51%) HP
14 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (12.61%) Oracle
14 14 (12.61%) MCSE
15 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (11.71%) MCSA
16 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (10.81%) Finance
16 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (10.81%) DV Cleared
17 11 (9.91%) SCOM
17 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003

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 8 (7.21%) Apache
2 7 (6.31%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.70%) nginx
5 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.80%) Jetty
7 1 (0.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Simulink
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.90%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.12%) Office 365
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.70%) SaaS
7 2 (1.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) Firewall
2 11 (9.91%) DNS
3 8 (7.21%) DHCP
4 6 (5.41%) SAN
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (4.50%) Kerberos
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.70%) ATM
7 3 (2.70%) Internet
7 3 (2.70%) VoIP
7 3 (2.70%) VPN
8 2 (1.80%) LAN
8 2 (1.80%) LTE
8 2 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.80%) RS-422
8 2 (1.80%) SMTP
8 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.80%) VLAN
8 2 (1.80%) WAN
8 2 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.80%) HBase
2 2 (1.80%) Impala
2 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MSI
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) git-flow
3 2 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.90%) GitLab
4 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.90%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) JMeter
4 1 (0.90%) JUnit
4 1 (0.90%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.90%) Mockito
4 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.90%) Toad
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Electronics
3 6 (5.41%) Military
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) German Language
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) LDAP
2 3 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (1.80%) LAMP
4 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.90%) EJB
4 1 (0.90%) jQuery
4 1 (0.90%) Node.js
4 1 (0.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
3 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.70%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.80%) RIA
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.54%) Windows
2 27 (24.32%) Windows Server
3 22 (19.82%) Linux
4 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.01%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.31%) CentOS
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.41%) Unix
9 5 (4.50%) Debian
9 5 (4.50%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.80%) Solaris
10 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) ITIL
2 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.11%) Server Patching
5 8 (7.21%) DevOps
5 8 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.41%) Change Management
6 6 (5.41%) Migration
6 6 (5.41%) Network Management
6 6 (5.41%) Scrum
6 6 (5.41%) Service Design
6 6 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.41%) SysML
6 6 (5.41%) Validation
7 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.50%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.60%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (3.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.41%) SQL
3 10 (9.01%) Python
4 8 (7.21%) MATLAB
5 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.50%) Java
7 4 (3.60%) C
8 3 (2.70%) C++
8 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
9 2 (1.80%) C-shell
10 1 (0.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (36.04%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.61%) MCSE
3 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (11.71%) MCSA
5 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (8.11%) MCITP
6 9 (8.11%) MCP
7 8 (7.21%) CCNP
8 6 (5.41%) CCIE
9 5 (4.50%) Degree
10 4 (3.60%) CCNA
11 2 (1.80%) Novell Certification
11 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.80%) DO-254
2 2 (1.80%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 39 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.60%) Docker
4 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.60%) vSphere
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.80%) HDFS
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) SCOM
2 10 (9.01%) Puppet
3 9 (8.11%) SCCM
4 6 (5.41%) logstash
4 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.50%) Kibana
6 4 (3.60%) Ansible
6 4 (3.60%) Terraform
7 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.70%) Packer
8 2 (1.80%) Cacti
8 2 (1.80%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.80%) Icinga
8 2 (1.80%) Nagios
8 2 (1.80%) Netcool
8 2 (1.80%) SELinux
8 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) VMware
2 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.22%) Cisco
4 16 (14.41%) SolarWinds
5 15 (13.51%) HP
6 14 (12.61%) Oracle
7 9 (8.11%) Ivanti
7 9 (8.11%) McAfee
7 9 (8.11%) Shavlik
8 5 (4.50%) Citrix
8 5 (4.50%) Lumension
8 5 (4.50%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.70%) Google
10 2 (1.80%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.80%) EMC
10 2 (1.80%) NetApp
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.80%) Splunk
11 1 (0.90%) Mercator
11 1 (0.90%) Remedy