Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 18 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 76 88
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.68% 1.07% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.08% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
South Wales median daily rate £393 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +27.05% -26.95%
10th Percentile £260 £315 £303
90th Percentile £414 £418 £385
Wales median daily rate £393 £388 £305
% change year-on-year +1.29% +27.05% -26.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 921 1106 1240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 98.22% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 756 938
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £196 £213
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 53
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.55
90th Percentile £47.10 £72.25 £29.20
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.90%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in South Wales

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in South Wales

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cardiff +2 7 £393 +10.18%
Newport +14 1 £368 -5.16%
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Caerphilly - 1 £510 -
Systems Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 8 (50.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) SysML
3 5 (31.25%) Human Factors
3 5 (31.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (12.50%) Military
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (31.25%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Romanian Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 8 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Human Factors
3 5 (31.25%) SysML
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Use Case
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) RUP
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Unified Process
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CCAA
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Def Stans
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Green Hills