The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.01% 2.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 2.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £352 £305
% change year-on-year +10.08% +15.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £36.20
% change year-on-year - +13.95%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 194 211 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.49% 96.79% 98.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 135 253
Median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £19.41 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Southampton

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Southampton

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Southampton

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) QMS
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) MODAF
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (40.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) QMS
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Service Design
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) MODAF
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco