Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 143 181
Rank change year-on-year 0 +38 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 54 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.97% 1.06% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.12% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 9
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -41.67% +106.54%
England median daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year -3.90% +18.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 23
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.44% +78.78%
10th Percentile £31.38 £25.43 £35.65
90th Percentile £53.13 £43.75 £43.83
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.24% -1.79% +61.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5298 5455 6305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3316 3540 4102
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 345 401
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Gloucestershire +23 26 £375 -6.25% 3
Bristol -15 12 £266 -21.69% 4
Dorset +11 8 £400 +52.38% 2
Devon -2 6 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 - - 2
Somerset -5 1 £575 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (35.19%) Aerospace
2 18 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.22%) SysML
5 11 (20.37%) Validation
5 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
6 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 10 (18.52%) DO-178B
6 10 (18.52%) Avionics
7 9 (16.67%) Linux
7 9 (16.67%) Python
8 8 (14.81%) Unix
8 8 (14.81%) Windows
8 8 (14.81%) C
8 8 (14.81%) Requirements Management
8 8 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (12.96%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (12.96%) IBM
9 7 (12.96%) Firewall
10 6 (11.11%) VMware
10 6 (11.11%) MATLAB
10 6 (11.11%) Simulink
10 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.11%) SQL
10 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
11 5 (9.26%) LAN
11 5 (9.26%) Cisco

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 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Simulink
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
2 5 (9.26%) Wireless
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) DHCP
5 2 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (1.85%) Broadband
6 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.85%) MIMO
6 1 (1.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.85%) OFDM
6 1 (1.85%) SMS
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (35.19%) Aerospace
2 10 (18.52%) Avionics
3 4 (7.41%) Back Office
3 4 (7.41%) Military
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Finance
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.85%) REST
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
1 1 (1.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.41%) VAX
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Unix
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Solaris
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) AIX
5 1 (1.85%) Debian
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) SysML
2 11 (20.37%) Validation
3 8 (14.81%) Requirements Management
4 7 (12.96%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (7.41%) V-Model
6 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.70%) System Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.70%) UML
7 1 (1.85%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (1.85%) DevOps
7 1 (1.85%) Information Engineering
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (1.85%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) Python
2 8 (14.81%) C
3 6 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) C-shell
5 1 (1.85%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) DO-178B
2 3 (5.56%) ARP4754
2 3 (5.56%) DO-254
2 3 (5.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) IBM
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Sun
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) EMC
5 2 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.85%) McAfee
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Siemens
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam