The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / South West
Rank 110 106 122
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 23 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 1.01% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.05% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 12
Median daily rate £350 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £314 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £419 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £320
% change year-on-year +4.52% +12.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Median hourly rate £46.50 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £36.45 £21.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £44.30 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.01% +15.27%  

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 2439 2772 2969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.31% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1791 1866
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 182 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 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
Gloucestershire +7 7 £500 +39.86% 3
Bristol -7 5 £350 -7.89% 5
Dorset +11 3 £300 - 1
Devon -1 3 £263 - 3
Wiltshire -6 3 £405 +8.00%
Somerset - 1 £270 - 2
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 21 (38.89%) Windows
3 16 (29.63%) DV Cleared
4 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 13 (24.07%) Requirements Management
5 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
5 13 (24.07%) ITIL
5 13 (24.07%) UML
6 12 (22.22%) Linux
6 12 (22.22%) SysML
6 12 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 11 (20.37%) Physics
7 11 (20.37%) Degree
7 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
7 11 (20.37%) C++
7 11 (20.37%) C
8 10 (18.52%) Java
9 9 (16.67%) MODAF
10 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
10 8 (14.81%) TOGAF
10 8 (14.81%) Change Management
10 8 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.81%) Big Data
10 8 (14.81%) Amazon S3
10 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) DNS
1 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) AMQP
3 1 (1.85%) DAB
3 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.85%) Skype
3 1 (1.85%) SNMP
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Big Data
1 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) JSON
1 1 (1.85%) LINQ
1 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.70%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) AIX
9 1 (1.85%) Android
9 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Requirements Management
2 13 (24.07%) UML
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 12 (22.22%) SysML
4 11 (20.37%) Physics
5 9 (16.67%) MODAF
6 8 (14.81%) Change Management
6 8 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 8 (14.81%) TOGAF
7 6 (11.11%) Validation
8 5 (9.26%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 4 (7.41%) Requirements Engineering
10 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (5.56%) DevOps
10 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.70%) Migration
11 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C
1 11 (20.37%) C++
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.63%) DV Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) Degree
3 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.85%) DO-254
1 1 (1.85%) MISRA
1 1 (1.85%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) VMware
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) ESRI
6 1 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
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