The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 53 68 51
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.18% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £408 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £31.60
% change year-on-year +2.38% +32.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 569 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.78% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 382 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 19
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in South Wales

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in South Wales

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in South Wales

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Information Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware