Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior System Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 818 826
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 66 81 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.077% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.081% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 48
UK median daily rate £393 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.55% +26.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £311 £168
90th Percentile £550 £576 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £465 £350
% change year-on-year -15.59% +32.86% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -3.75% +68.42%
10th Percentile £18.90 £26.25 £29.88
90th Percentile £40.30 £44.78 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.77% -3.75% +76.29%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 13 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 22 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
England -1 57 £438 -4.37% 31
UK excluding London +24 46 £393 -15.59% 22
South East +4 23 £465 -2.11% 5
London -39 19 £444 +12.70% 10
Midlands +26 6 £288 -17.86% 2
Wales +24 6 £393 -3.68%
East Midlands -3 5 £288 -17.86% 1
North of England +67 4 £313 -15.54% 7
Yorkshire +24 4 £313 -3.85% 1
South West +5 3 £120 -64.44% 4
Scotland -11 2 £310 -20.00% 1
East of England -11 2 £550 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £215 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 21 (31.82%) ITIL
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
5 19 (28.79%) PowerShell
6 16 (24.24%) Linux
6 16 (24.24%) DNS
6 16 (24.24%) VMware
7 13 (19.70%) Office 365
8 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (16.67%) SAN
9 11 (16.67%) DHCP
9 11 (16.67%) Java
10 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 10 (15.15%) MCSE
10 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (15.15%) CentOS
10 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (13.64%) Firewall
11 9 (13.64%) Python
11 9 (13.64%) Oracle
11 9 (13.64%) Unix
11 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
12 8 (12.12%) Perl
12 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
12 8 (12.12%) Tomcat
12 8 (12.12%) Microsoft

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 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.06%) Liferay
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.55%) CMS
5 2 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Confluence
6 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Office 365
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.03%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Akamai
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.52%) Dialogflow
6 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) DNS
2 11 (16.67%) DHCP
2 11 (16.67%) SAN
3 9 (13.64%) Firewall
4 7 (10.61%) Internet
4 7 (10.61%) VPN
5 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.55%) LAN
7 3 (4.55%) WAN
7 3 (4.55%) Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.03%) VLAN
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.52%) FWSM
9 1 (1.52%) NAS
9 1 (1.52%) snoop
9 1 (1.52%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.61%) MySQL
2 5 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.06%) JasperReports
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (6.06%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) GitLab
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.06%) French Language
2 4 (6.06%) German Language
2 4 (6.06%) Military
3 3 (4.55%) Automotive
3 3 (4.55%) Law
3 3 (4.55%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) LAMP
2 6 (9.09%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.06%) Java EE
4 3 (4.55%) Sensu
5 1 (1.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.24%) Linux
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.15%) CentOS
5 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (13.64%) Unix
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.52%) Debian
10 1 (1.52%) Solaris
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.61%) DevOps
4 7 (10.61%) Software Deployment
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 6 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (9.09%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.58%) Requirements Management
6 5 (7.58%) Software Distribution
6 5 (7.58%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (6.06%) Human Factors
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.06%) Logistics
7 4 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (6.06%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.67%) Java
3 9 (13.64%) Python
4 8 (12.12%) Perl
5 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.58%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.55%) C
6 3 (4.55%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) C-shell
8 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
1 10 (15.15%) MCSE
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.58%) MCSA
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) MCP
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) MCDST
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CISSP
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) CCDP
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) CCNP
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) RHCE
6 1 (1.52%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.52%) GCP
1 1 (1.52%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.52%) MISRA
1 1 (1.52%) MISRA C
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Docker
5 1 (1.52%) GPFS
5 1 (1.52%) iptables
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.61%) Nagios
3 6 (9.09%) Puppet
3 6 (9.09%) SCCM
4 5 (7.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (6.06%) CFEngine
5 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (6.06%) logstash
5 4 (6.06%) Netcool
5 4 (6.06%) ZABBIX
6 3 (4.55%) SCOM
6 3 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (3.03%) Cacti
7 2 (3.03%) Icinga
7 2 (3.03%) Terraform
8 1 (1.52%) Ansible
8 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.52%) Packer
8 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) VMware
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.09%) EMC
4 6 (9.09%) IBM
4 6 (9.09%) NetApp
5 5 (7.58%) Citrix
5 5 (7.58%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) Splunk
6 4 (6.06%) Talend
7 3 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (1.52%) Dell
8 1 (1.52%) Facebook
8 1 (1.52%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.52%) Juniper
8 1 (1.52%) Lotus
8 1 (1.52%) Progress
8 1 (1.52%) Symantec