Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 49 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.63% 0.60% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.63% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Southampton median daily rate £263 £438 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +32.08% +10.42%
10th Percentile £219 £419 £313
90th Percentile £316 £456 £354
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £438 £338
% change year-on-year -2.86% +29.63% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +94.59%
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.25 £44.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.72% +4.61% +78.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 446 475 671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.25% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 331 456
Southampton median daily rate £375 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +5.52% +3.57%
10th Percentile £166 £206 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £509
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 65
Southampton median hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.14% -12.50% -2.20%
10th Percentile £12.85 £10.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.84 £28.00 £46.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +14.29%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 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 Southampton region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Validation

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 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification