The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
Senior System Engineer
UK
Rank 587 604 597
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 12 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.048% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 15
Median daily rate £430 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £41.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -3.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
England +22 11 £430 +14.66% 24
Surrey +21 6 £430 +22.85% 2
South East +17 6 £430 -14.00% 7
Redhill -2 6 £430 -
London +12 2 £500 +42.85% 7
East Midlands -1 2 £325 +8.33% 2
Nottingham +5 1 £275 -8.33%
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £275 -8.33%
Wales - 1 £408 -
Kettering - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £408 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 -

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Linux
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL
4 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) Perl
5 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Unix
6 7 (18.42%) IIS
6 7 (18.42%) VMware
6 7 (18.42%) Logistics
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
7 6 (15.79%) Validation
7 6 (15.79%) Apache
7 6 (15.79%) Python
7 6 (15.79%) SCCM
7 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
8 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.16%) IBM
8 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) SAN
8 5 (13.16%) Marketing
9 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 4 (10.53%) Firewall
9 4 (10.53%) Finance

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (18.42%) IIS
2 6 (15.79%) Apache
3 4 (10.53%) nginx
3 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.89%) JBoss
4 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SAN
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
3 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (13.16%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.63%) LAMP
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.63%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Unix
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Logistics
3 6 (15.79%) Validation
4 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.26%) Requirements Management
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (2.63%) Information Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) Perl
3 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Korn
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Go
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) BS25999
3 1 (2.63%) BS7799
3 1 (2.63%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) PowerHA
4 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
5 1 (2.63%) Firmware
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.26%) logstash
3 2 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.63%) Cacti
4 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.63%) Icinga
4 1 (2.63%) Netcool
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) IBM
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) Rackspace
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.63%) Snow
7 1 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas