The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 117 124
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 30 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.84% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
Median daily rate £375 £331 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% +6.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £355 £305
% change year-on-year +8.73% +16.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £33.30 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.83
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire +24 16 £324 -10.00% 4
Bristol -6 6 £285 -15.55% 4
Dorset +10 4 - - 2
Wiltshire -1 2 £360 -20.00%
Somerset -4 1 £575 - 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (31.48%) SysML
4 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.63%) Windows
5 14 (25.93%) UML
6 12 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (18.52%) Linux
8 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 8 (14.81%) Validation
9 8 (14.81%) VMware
9 8 (14.81%) ITIL
9 8 (14.81%) IBM
10 7 (12.96%) Firewall
10 7 (12.96%) Cisco
10 7 (12.96%) Aerospace
10 7 (12.96%) Degree
10 7 (12.96%) Requirements Management
10 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.11%) Avionics
11 6 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 6 (11.11%) MODAF
11 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.11%) Physics
11 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) SAN
4 2 (3.70%) SNMP
5 1 (1.85%) DAB
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.85%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Big Data
2 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.96%) Aerospace
2 6 (11.11%) Avionics
3 4 (7.41%) Back Office
3 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 3 (5.56%) Military
5 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Automotive
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (7.41%) VAX
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) ASIC
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Unix
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Solaris
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Debian
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) SysML
2 14 (25.93%) UML
3 8 (14.81%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Validation
4 7 (12.96%) Requirements Management
5 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 6 (11.11%) MODAF
5 6 (11.11%) Physics
6 5 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.41%) Change Management
7 4 (7.41%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
8 3 (5.56%) V-Model
9 2 (3.70%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.11%) C
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) C++
3 5 (9.26%) Java
3 5 (9.26%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) DO-178B
1 3 (5.56%) RMADS
2 1 (1.85%) DO-254
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) Firmware
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.85%) Nagios
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) SCOM
1 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) IBM
2 8 (14.81%) VMware
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) Sun
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
6 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) ESRI
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
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