The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 206 183
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 64 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 39
Median daily rate £431 £440 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £360 £305
% change year-on-year +5.48% +18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.73 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.90% +1.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.15 £22.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.89 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +23 38 £425 +30.56% 6
Berkshire +23 11 £550 +30.95% 1
Surrey -1 6 £465 -2.10% 6
Oxfordshire -6 4 £400 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +14 2 £369 -19.39% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £385 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 52 (37.14%) Linux
2 43 (30.71%) Security Cleared
3 37 (26.43%) SC Cleared
4 31 (22.14%) Python
5 30 (21.43%) Windows
6 27 (19.29%) Degree
7 26 (18.57%) VMware
8 23 (16.43%) DevOps
9 20 (14.29%) C
10 19 (13.57%) ITIL
10 19 (13.57%) Cisco
10 19 (13.57%) Red Hat
10 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (13.57%) Puppet
11 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering
11 17 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (12.14%) Telecoms
11 17 (12.14%) Oracle
12 16 (11.43%) Configuration Management
13 15 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (10.71%) CentOS
13 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
14 14 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
14 14 (10.00%) Java
14 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 14 (10.00%) HP
14 14 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
15 13 (9.29%) Military

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 (6.43%) OpenStack
2 8 (5.71%) Apache
2 8 (5.71%) TPMS
3 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.43%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.43%) Confluence
6 2 (1.43%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.43%) JBoss
6 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) LabWindows
2 3 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.00%) GitHub
2 6 (4.29%) IaaS
2 6 (4.29%) SaaS
3 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.29%) DNS
1 13 (9.29%) Firewall
2 10 (7.14%) VPN
3 9 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (5.00%) LTE
5 6 (4.29%) 4G
5 6 (4.29%) Internet
6 5 (3.57%) Network Security
6 5 (3.57%) SAN
6 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.86%) IPv4
7 4 (2.86%) IPv6
7 4 (2.86%) SSL
7 4 (2.86%) WAN
8 3 (2.14%) 3G
8 3 (2.14%) CDMA
8 3 (2.14%) GSM
8 3 (2.14%) LAN
8 3 (2.14%) TETRA
8 3 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) MySQL
2 10 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.14%) InfluxDB
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.57%) GDB
4 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.86%) Subversion
6 3 (2.14%) Ant
6 3 (2.14%) Gradle
6 3 (2.14%) JIRA
6 3 (2.14%) Maven
7 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.43%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.43%) MSI
7 2 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (12.14%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.29%) Aerospace
2 13 (9.29%) Military
3 12 (8.57%) Finance
4 10 (7.14%) Marketing
5 8 (5.71%) Electronics
6 3 (2.14%) Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) Sensu
2 5 (3.57%) LAMP
3 4 (2.86%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.14%) Web Services
5 2 (1.43%) Middleware
5 2 (1.43%) Node.js
5 2 (1.43%) XML
5 2 (1.43%) YAML
6 1 (0.71%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.29%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Replication
4 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.86%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) Handset
6 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.71%) AS400
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (37.14%) Linux
2 30 (21.43%) Windows
3 15 (10.71%) CentOS
4 13 (9.29%) Unix
5 11 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.00%) Solaris
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.57%) Android
8 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.14%) AIX
10 3 (2.14%) Debian
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.71%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.43%) DevOps
2 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.57%) ITIL
3 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering
4 16 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 15 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (8.57%) Programme Management
8 11 (7.86%) Scrum
8 11 (7.86%) Service Design
8 11 (7.86%) Validation
9 9 (6.43%) Converged Infrastructure
10 8 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (5.71%) Logistics
11 7 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.29%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (4.29%) Physics
12 6 (4.29%) Requirements Engineering
12 6 (4.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.14%) Python
2 20 (14.29%) C
3 14 (10.00%) Java
4 13 (9.29%) Perl
5 12 (8.57%) Ruby
6 11 (7.86%) SQL
7 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.29%) C++
8 6 (4.29%) PHP
9 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.43%) Korn
12 1 (0.71%) RPG
12 1 (0.71%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 43 (30.71%) Security Cleared
2 37 (26.43%) SC Cleared
3 27 (19.29%) Degree
4 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.57%) CCNA
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.57%) MCITP
5 5 (3.57%) MCSE
5 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.86%) CCNP
6 4 (2.86%) HNC
6 4 (2.86%) MCP
6 4 (2.86%) MCSA
7 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.71%) HND
8 1 (0.71%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.71%) RHCA
8 1 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 4 (2.86%) Def Stans
3 4 (2.86%) IEC 61508
3 4 (2.86%) ISO 14001
3 4 (2.86%) QA
4 3 (2.14%) SLA
5 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.29%) Docker
4 6 (4.29%) Xen
5 5 (3.57%) KVM
6 3 (2.14%) NFS
7 2 (1.43%) vCloud
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) LXC
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (13.57%) Puppet
2 13 (9.29%) Nagios
3 10 (7.14%) Ansible
4 9 (6.43%) ZABBIX
5 7 (5.00%) logstash
6 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.57%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.86%) Nessus
8 3 (2.14%) Fluentd
8 3 (2.14%) Graphite
8 3 (2.14%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.14%) OpenView
8 3 (2.14%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.14%) Salt
8 3 (2.14%) SELinux
8 3 (2.14%) StatsD
9 2 (1.43%) Grafana
9 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) VMware
2 19 (13.57%) Cisco
2 19 (13.57%) Red Hat
3 17 (12.14%) Oracle
4 14 (10.00%) HP
4 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.71%) SolarWinds
6 6 (4.29%) IBM
7 5 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 5 (3.57%) Splunk
8 4 (2.86%) McAfee
9 3 (2.14%) EMC
9 3 (2.14%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.14%) SAP
9 3 (2.14%) Sun
9 3 (2.14%) Veritas
10 2 (1.43%) CA
10 2 (1.43%) Juniper
10 2 (1.43%) Lumension
10 2 (1.43%) MobileIron
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