Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

System Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 233 264
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 133 147 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.95% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 105 74
South East median daily rate £423 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +30.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £279 £305 £213
90th Percentile £509 £500 £438
England median daily rate £400 £418 £350
% change year-on-year -4.31% +19.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 20
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -1.18% +65.05%
10th Percentile £21.00 £36.25 £18.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £61.25
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.25 £42.23
% change year-on-year -4.24% -2.32% +63.21%

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 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Thames Valley -1 63 £400 -3.61% 20
Hampshire +16 44 £425 -2.86% 4
Oxfordshire +17 37 £400 -8.57% 11
Surrey -16 16 £465 +9.41%
Berkshire -8 15 £425 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire -23 11 £400 +45.45% 5
Kent -18 6 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex -14 3 £438 +16.67%
Middlesex -7 1 £420 -1.18% 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (35.34%) Linux
2 43 (32.33%) Windows
3 34 (25.56%) Security Cleared
4 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
5 24 (18.05%) VMware
6 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
7 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 21 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (15.04%) Puppet
8 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (15.04%) Configuration Management
9 19 (14.29%) ITIL
9 19 (14.29%) Degree
9 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 17 (12.78%) Python
10 17 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (12.78%) DevOps
11 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (12.03%) DNS
11 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
12 15 (11.28%) Oracle
12 15 (11.28%) Firewall
12 15 (11.28%) Jenkins
12 15 (11.28%) Office 365
12 15 (11.28%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (10.53%) CentOS
14 13 (9.77%) PowerShell
14 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
14 13 (9.77%) HP

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 9 (6.77%) Apache
2 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.75%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) GNU Octave
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.75%) Simulink
1 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.28%) Office 365
3 7 (5.26%) SaaS
4 6 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) DNS
2 15 (11.28%) Firewall
3 9 (6.77%) DHCP
3 9 (6.77%) VPN
4 8 (6.02%) Internet
5 7 (5.26%) LTE
6 6 (4.51%) 4G
6 6 (4.51%) Kerberos
6 6 (4.51%) LDAP
7 5 (3.76%) Wireless
8 4 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.01%) LAN
9 3 (2.26%) ATM
9 3 (2.26%) CDMA
9 3 (2.26%) GSM
9 3 (2.26%) SAN
9 3 (2.26%) SSL
9 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.26%) TETRA
9 3 (2.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) MySQL
2 9 (6.77%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 21 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.28%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.28%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (4.51%) GDB
3 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.76%) MSI
5 2 (1.50%) GitLab
5 2 (1.50%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) JMeter
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Mockito
6 1 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.75%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.02%) Aerospace
3 7 (5.26%) Electronics
3 7 (5.26%) Military
4 6 (4.51%) Finance
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) LAMP
2 5 (3.76%) Sensu
3 3 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.75%) Doctrine
4 1 (0.75%) EJB
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) jQuery
4 1 (0.75%) Node.js
4 1 (0.75%) React
4 1 (0.75%) REST
4 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.51%) Clustering
4 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.76%) User Experience
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Handset
6 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.75%) AS400
7 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.75%) State Machine
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Linux
2 43 (32.33%) Windows
3 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.53%) CentOS
6 10 (7.52%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.26%) Unix
9 6 (4.51%) Android
9 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.76%) Solaris
10 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
11 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.26%) Debian
13 2 (1.50%) AIX
13 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.75%) HPUX
14 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 20 (15.04%) Configuration Management
3 19 (14.29%) ITIL
4 17 (12.78%) DevOps
5 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (8.27%) Software Engineering
7 10 (7.52%) Validation
8 9 (6.77%) Time Management
9 8 (6.02%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (6.02%) Project Management
10 7 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.26%) Migration
10 7 (5.26%) Service Design
11 6 (4.51%) Change Management
11 6 (4.51%) Open Source
11 6 (4.51%) Service Management
11 6 (4.51%) UML
12 5 (3.76%) ITIL V3
12 5 (3.76%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.78%) Python
2 13 (9.77%) Perl
2 13 (9.77%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.77%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) Java
4 6 (4.51%) C
4 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.76%) Ruby
6 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.26%) C++
6 3 (2.26%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) C-shell
7 2 (1.50%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) Korn
8 1 (0.75%) RPG
8 1 (0.75%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 34 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.29%) Degree
4 10 (7.52%) AWS Certification
5 8 (6.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.01%) MCSA
7 4 (3.01%) MCSE
8 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.26%) HNC
9 2 (1.50%) CCNA
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.50%) MCITP
9 2 (1.50%) MCP
9 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.75%) HND
10 1 (0.75%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 2 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.50%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.76%) Docker
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.50%) KVM
6 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.50%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.50%) vSphere
6 2 (1.50%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) Puppet
2 11 (8.27%) Terraform
3 8 (6.02%) Nagios
3 8 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.26%) Ansible
4 7 (5.26%) logstash
4 7 (5.26%) SCCM
4 7 (5.26%) SCOM
5 5 (3.76%) ZABBIX
6 4 (3.01%) CFEngine
6 4 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (3.01%) Netcool
7 3 (2.26%) Cacti
7 3 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.26%) SELinux
8 2 (1.50%) Grafana
8 2 (1.50%) Icinga
8 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) VMware
2 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.28%) Oracle
4 13 (9.77%) HP
5 11 (8.27%) Cisco
5 11 (8.27%) McAfee
6 9 (6.77%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.02%) IBM
8 7 (5.26%) Splunk
9 5 (3.76%) Lumension
10 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.26%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.26%) EMC
11 3 (2.26%) Motorola
11 3 (2.26%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.50%) Citrix
12 2 (1.50%) Juniper
12 2 (1.50%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.50%) Proofpoint
12 2 (1.50%) SaltStack