Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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.

Senior System Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 816 818
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 79 66 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.066% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.070% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 54
UK median daily rate £419 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% -7.10% +30.71%
10th Percentile £310 £230 £289
90th Percentile £600 £575 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -2.94% -10.53% +28.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
UK median hourly rate £42.63 £34.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.55% -10.39% +62.11%
10th Percentile £32.13 £20.45 £26.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £39.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.63 £34.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +25.37% -11.69% -3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
England -1 60 £410 -6.29% 58
UK excluding London -19 48 £413 -2.94% 54
London -7 30 £450 +2.86% 14
Wales -15 11 £440 +12.10% 7
South East -26 10 £475 +2.04% 14
Midlands -16 8 £370 +28.70% 12
Scotland -15 7 £275 -11.29% 2
West Midlands -13 6 £370 +72.09% 6
South West -21 5 £388 +222.92% 5
North of England -26 5 £210 -32.80% 8
East of England +10 3 £401 -27.18% 5
East Midlands +8 2 £350 +21.74% 6
Yorkshire -22 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 4
North West -15 1 £210 - 4

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Senior Systems Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (37.97%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
3 19 (24.05%) Linux
4 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
5 17 (21.52%) Validation
5 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.25%) Requirements Management
7 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (17.72%) IBM
8 14 (17.72%) Office 365
9 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
9 13 (16.46%) VMware
9 13 (16.46%) Firewall
10 12 (15.19%) ITIL
10 12 (15.19%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (13.92%) PTC Integrity
11 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
11 11 (13.92%) Rational Rhapsody
11 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (13.92%) PTC
11 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
12 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
12 9 (11.39%) C#
13 8 (10.13%) Python
13 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.13%) Automotive
13 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (10.13%) Degree
13 8 (10.13%) DevOps
13 8 (10.13%) Windows 10

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.59%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.33%) Drupal
4 3 (3.80%) IIS
4 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.53%) CMS
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.27%) Confluence
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.72%) Office 365
3 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.53%) GitHub
5 2 (2.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 6 (7.59%) Skype
2 6 (7.59%) VPN
3 5 (6.33%) Ethernet
3 5 (6.33%) LAN
4 4 (5.06%) DHCP
4 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.06%) WAN
5 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 3 (3.80%) VLAN
5 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.53%) BGP
6 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) LTE
6 2 (2.53%) NAS
6 2 (2.53%) OSPF
6 2 (2.53%) SNMP
7 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) Blockchain
2 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
4 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.53%) WiX
General
1 8 (10.13%) Automotive
2 5 (6.33%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Front Office
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Avionics
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) .NET
1 7 (8.86%) Web Services
2 6 (7.59%) Kafka
3 5 (6.33%) LAMP
4 4 (5.06%) LDAP
5 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.53%) DAO
6 2 (2.53%) Middleware
6 2 (2.53%) Spring
6 2 (2.53%) Yocto
7 1 (1.27%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.27%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.06%) Derivative
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) SCADA
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Equities
4 2 (2.53%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (1.27%) MPEG
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.27%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) Linux
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.13%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.53%) Unix
8 1 (1.27%) CentOS
8 1 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (21.52%) Validation
2 16 (20.25%) Requirements Management
3 12 (15.19%) Customer Requirements
3 12 (15.19%) ITIL
4 8 (10.13%) DevOps
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.59%) CRM
7 5 (6.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (6.33%) Information Management
7 5 (6.33%) Security Hardening
8 4 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.06%) Human Factors
8 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) Kanban
9 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) C#
1 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) Python
3 6 (7.59%) SQL
4 5 (6.33%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) Perl
4 5 (6.33%) Scala
5 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.06%) C++
6 3 (3.80%) VBScript
7 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.53%) CCNA
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) HNC
4 2 (2.53%) HND
4 2 (2.53%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.27%) CCNP
5 1 (1.27%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO 26262
2 2 (2.53%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) RMADS
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.59%) Docker
3 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.27%) KVM
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) PTC Integrity
2 6 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.59%) SCCM
3 5 (6.33%) SCOM
4 3 (3.80%) Ansible
4 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.80%) Puppet
5 2 (2.53%) Salt
5 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.27%) Proxmox
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.72%) IBM
3 13 (16.46%) VMware
4 11 (13.92%) PTC
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco
6 5 (6.33%) Citrix
7 2 (2.53%) Aruba
7 2 (2.53%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.53%) EMC
7 2 (2.53%) McAfee
7 2 (2.53%) Meraki
7 2 (2.53%) New Relic
7 2 (2.53%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.53%) Symantec
8 1 (1.27%) Arista
8 1 (1.27%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.27%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.27%) Pega