Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 256 222
Rank change year-on-year -42 -34 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 91 119 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.75% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 100
South East median daily rate £408 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% -1.18% +28.79%
10th Percentile £297 £273 £300
90th Percentile £495 £503 £500
England median daily rate £395 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 19
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £29.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.05% -3.53%
10th Percentile £38.44 £19.57 £19.58
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% -1.79%

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 15,834 15,851 15,221
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.41% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,552 9,455 9,039
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £555
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 623 767
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.22 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -3 41 £388 -3.13% 29
Hampshire -33 22 £425 - 22
Berkshire +2 21 £369 -1.01% 13
Oxfordshire +1 17 £431 +7.81% 13
Surrey -18 12 £470 +1.08% 7
Kent +12 8 £175 -46.15% 7
East Sussex - 5 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £350 -17.65% 3
West Sussex -11 3 £175 -60.00% 13
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
3 25 (27.47%) Microsoft
3 25 (27.47%) Linux
3 25 (27.47%) PowerShell
4 22 (24.18%) Office 365
4 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
5 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (23.08%) SCCM
6 17 (18.68%) SQL
6 17 (18.68%) VMware
7 15 (16.48%) Hyper-V
8 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 14 (15.38%) Migration
8 14 (15.38%) DNS
9 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (13.19%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (10.99%) Firewall
12 10 (10.99%) Automotive
12 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
12 10 (10.99%) Windows 10
13 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (9.89%) Python
13 9 (9.89%) Citrix
13 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (8.79%) DV Cleared
14 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering

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 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.49%) Apache
3 5 (5.49%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Simulink
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.18%) Office 365
2 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.40%) Yammer
5 2 (2.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.10%) G Suite
6 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) DNS
2 10 (10.99%) Firewall
3 5 (5.49%) 3G
3 5 (5.49%) DHCP
3 5 (5.49%) Ethernet
3 5 (5.49%) Skype
4 4 (4.40%) 4G
4 4 (4.40%) BGP
4 4 (4.40%) BIG-IP
4 4 (4.40%) GGSN
4 4 (4.40%) LTE
4 4 (4.40%) OSPF
4 4 (4.40%) SGSN
4 4 (4.40%) VoIP
4 4 (4.40%) VPN
5 3 (3.30%) LAN
5 3 (3.30%) SAN
5 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Subversion
2 4 (4.40%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) JIRA
3 3 (3.30%) CMake
3 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.20%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.20%) MSI
4 2 (2.20%) WiX
5 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.10%) Toad
5 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (10.99%) Automotive
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Publishing
4 2 (2.20%) Electronics
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) WAP
3 2 (2.20%) Yocto
4 1 (1.10%) ADSI
4 1 (1.10%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
4 1 (1.10%) OAuth
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.40%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.40%) PKI
5 4 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.30%) Acoustics
6 3 (3.30%) NHS
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.20%) CMDB
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.10%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.10%) STB
8 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 25 (27.47%) Linux
3 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
4 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.99%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.59%) Unix
8 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.40%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.10%) CentOS
11 1 (1.10%) Solaris
11 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Migration
2 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.69%) ITIL
5 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.49%) Network Design
6 5 (5.49%) Validation
7 4 (4.40%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (4.40%) Critical Thinking
7 4 (4.40%) Network Management
7 4 (4.40%) Operations Management
7 4 (4.40%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.30%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.30%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.68%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) Python
4 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.59%) C
5 6 (6.59%) C++
6 5 (5.49%) C#
6 5 (5.49%) MATLAB
6 5 (5.49%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) Embedded C
7 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 3 (3.30%) Ruby
8 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.10%) Korn
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.79%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) MCSE
5 6 (6.59%) Degree
6 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
8 2 (2.20%) CCNA
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.20%) MCP
8 2 (2.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.10%) CCNP
9 1 (1.10%) HND
9 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) MISRA
2 3 (3.30%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.10%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.10%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.10%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.48%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.59%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) Dovecot
5 4 (4.40%) Postfix
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.30%) XenApp
7 2 (2.20%) Firmware
8 1 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) SCCM
2 8 (8.79%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (6.59%) SCOM
4 5 (5.49%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.49%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.20%) Ansible
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.20%) Puppet
5 2 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.10%) Grafana
6 1 (1.10%) Graphite
6 1 (1.10%) Kibana
6 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) Packer
Vendors
1 25 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) VMware
3 9 (9.89%) Citrix
4 7 (7.69%) EMC
4 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 6 (6.59%) Oracle
6 5 (5.49%) Juniper
7 4 (4.40%) F5
7 4 (4.40%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) Symantec
8 3 (3.30%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.30%) McAfee
8 3 (3.30%) SAP
9 2 (2.20%) CommVault
9 2 (2.20%) Dell
9 2 (2.20%) Google
9 2 (2.20%) IBM
9 2 (2.20%) Lumension
10 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow