The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / South East
Rank 163 207 192
Rank change year-on-year +44 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 78 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.70% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 40
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 19
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.90 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +16.66%  

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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +26 33 £463 +33.09% 6
Surrey +23 18 £425 +23.18% 4
Kent +14 8 £338 -25.00% 3
Oxfordshire -12 8 £375 +114.28% 9
Berkshire +16 5 £400 -11.11% 2
Middlesex +4 3 £214 -32.14%
West Sussex -1 2 £363 +26.08% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 2
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 42 (31.11%) Windows
1 42 (31.11%) Linux
2 39 (28.89%) Security Cleared
3 35 (25.93%) VMware
4 32 (23.70%) Active Directory
5 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
7 26 (19.26%) Windows Server
8 19 (14.07%) DevOps
8 19 (14.07%) DNS
8 19 (14.07%) HP
8 19 (14.07%) Finance
9 18 (13.33%) Cisco
9 18 (13.33%) Python
9 18 (13.33%) Unix
9 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (11.85%) ITIL
11 15 (11.11%) Red Hat
11 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (10.37%) C
12 14 (10.37%) Data Centre
12 14 (10.37%) SolarWinds
12 14 (10.37%) Puppet
13 13 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (9.63%) Degree
14 12 (8.89%) MCITP
14 12 (8.89%) Scrum
14 12 (8.89%) Firewall

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (5.19%) TPMS
2 5 (3.70%) Apache
2 5 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.48%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.48%) Confluence
5 2 (1.48%) Drupal
5 2 (1.48%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.48%) JBoss
5 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.48%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.19%) GitHub
2 6 (4.44%) IaaS
3 4 (2.96%) Office 365
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) DNS
2 12 (8.89%) Firewall
3 10 (7.41%) VPN
4 8 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (5.93%) Network Security
5 7 (5.19%) SAN
6 6 (4.44%) DHCP
7 5 (3.70%) LDAP
7 5 (3.70%) SSL
7 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.96%) IPv4
8 4 (2.96%) IPv6
8 4 (2.96%) NAS
8 4 (2.96%) SMTP
8 4 (2.96%) WAN
9 3 (2.22%) ADSL
9 3 (2.22%) ATM
9 3 (2.22%) Internet
9 3 (2.22%) LAN
9 3 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) MySQL
2 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.22%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.96%) Subversion
5 3 (2.22%) Ant
5 3 (2.22%) Gradle
5 3 (2.22%) JIRA
5 3 (2.22%) Maven
6 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.48%) MSI
6 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Military
3 9 (6.67%) Marketing
4 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.96%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.22%) Electronics
7 2 (1.48%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) HTML
2 3 (2.22%) Sensu
2 3 (2.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.48%) Middleware
3 2 (1.48%) Node.js
3 2 (1.48%) YAML
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (0.74%) WSDL
4 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.44%) Replication
3 6 (4.44%) User Experience
4 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) RIA
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) EMV
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) SCADA
7 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (31.11%) Linux
1 42 (31.11%) Windows
2 26 (19.26%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.33%) Unix
3 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.15%) Solaris
6 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.44%) CentOS
9 5 (3.70%) AIX
9 5 (3.70%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.96%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.22%) Debian
11 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.74%) HPUX
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.07%) DevOps
2 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.85%) ITIL
4 12 (8.89%) Scrum
5 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.15%) Programme Management
5 11 (8.15%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (7.41%) Service Design
7 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.67%) Service Management
7 9 (6.67%) Validation
8 8 (5.93%) Converged Infrastructure
9 7 (5.19%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (5.19%) Logistics
10 6 (4.44%) Hazard Analysis
10 6 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.70%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.70%) Open Source
11 5 (3.70%) Server Patching
11 5 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.33%) Python
2 14 (10.37%) C
3 10 (7.41%) Java
4 7 (5.19%) Perl
4 7 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.44%) Ruby
5 6 (4.44%) SQL
6 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) Korn
9 2 (1.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.74%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.63%) Degree
4 12 (8.89%) MCITP
4 12 (8.89%) MCSE
4 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.15%) MCP
5 11 (8.15%) MCSA
6 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.48%) CCNA
8 2 (1.48%) CCNP
9 1 (0.74%) CCVP
9 1 (0.74%) CEH
9 1 (0.74%) HNC
9 1 (0.74%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.74%) RHCA
9 1 (0.74%) RHCE
9 1 (0.74%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.19%) QA
3 6 (4.44%) Def Stans
3 6 (4.44%) IEC 61508
4 4 (2.96%) ISO 14001
5 3 (2.22%) ARP4761
5 3 (2.22%) DO-178B
5 3 (2.22%) DO-254
5 3 (2.22%) SLA
6 2 (1.48%) ARP4754
6 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.74%) DO-160
7 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.93%) Docker
4 7 (5.19%) NFS
5 6 (4.44%) vSphere
6 4 (2.96%) Samba
6 4 (2.96%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.48%) LXC
8 2 (1.48%) vCloud
8 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.74%) Varnish
9 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.74%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) Puppet
2 13 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.15%) Ansible
3 11 (8.15%) Nessus
4 6 (4.44%) ZABBIX
5 5 (3.70%) Nagios
6 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.22%) Fluentd
6 3 (2.22%) Graphite
6 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.22%) logstash
6 3 (2.22%) Salt
6 3 (2.22%) StatsD
7 2 (1.48%) Control-M
7 2 (1.48%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.48%) OpenView
7 2 (1.48%) SCCM
7 2 (1.48%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (25.93%) VMware
2 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.07%) HP
4 18 (13.33%) Cisco
5 15 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 14 (10.37%) SolarWinds
7 11 (8.15%) LANDesk
7 11 (8.15%) Oracle
8 6 (4.44%) SAP
9 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.96%) SaltStack
9 4 (2.96%) Sun
9 4 (2.96%) Veritas
10 3 (2.22%) Apple
10 3 (2.22%) F5
10 3 (2.22%) IBM
10 3 (2.22%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.22%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.22%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.22%) Veeam
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