Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 819 839
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 64 50 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.055% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 57
UK median daily rate £440 £418 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -5.11% +19.73%
10th Percentile £312 £190 £286
90th Percentile £539 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £428 £475
% change year-on-year +2.92% -10.00% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £38.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.18% -6.71% +64.00%
10th Percentile £27.76 £32.93 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.98 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +24.18% -6.71% +2.50%

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 96,976 91,624 103,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,463 59,515 67,206
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,115 2,815 3,125
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.99%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 14 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 19 August 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
UK excluding London -18 43 £440 +2.92% 57
England -33 39 £388 -11.31% 67
London -17 20 £413 +6.58% 19
Wales 0 19 £440 +12.10% 3
South East -28 6 £538 +2.38% 17
Scotland -38 5 £275 -11.29% 5
South West -11 4 £400 +233.33% 7
Midlands -11 4 £360 +28.00% 14
East of England +1 3 £401 -27.18% 7
North of England -16 3 £210 -32.80% 3
East Midlands -2 2 £350 +21.74% 3
Yorkshire -5 2 - -
West Midlands -22 2 £370 +72.09% 11
North West -7 1 £210 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 26 (40.63%) Requirements Management
3 25 (39.06%) IBM
4 24 (37.50%) Validation
4 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
6 19 (29.69%) PTC
6 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
6 19 (29.69%) PTC Integrity
7 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
7 17 (26.56%) Linux
8 16 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (18.75%) Firewall
10 11 (17.19%) VMware
10 11 (17.19%) Office 365
11 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
12 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.06%) ITIL
12 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
12 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
13 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (10.94%) Human Factors
14 7 (10.94%) Kanban
14 7 (10.94%) Unix
14 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
14 7 (10.94%) Finance
14 7 (10.94%) Information Management
14 7 (10.94%) Security Hardening

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 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) Skype for Business
3 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.69%) Drupal
5 2 (3.13%) CMS
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Office 365
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.13%) GitHub
4 2 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) Skype
3 5 (7.81%) DNS
3 5 (7.81%) VPN
4 4 (6.25%) DHCP
4 4 (6.25%) LAN
5 3 (4.69%) SAN
5 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.69%) VLAN
5 3 (4.69%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) BGP
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) NAS
6 2 (3.13%) OSPF
6 2 (3.13%) SNMP
7 1 (1.56%) IPv4
7 1 (1.56%) IPv6
7 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Military
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) LAMP
3 2 (3.13%) DAO
3 2 (3.13%) LDAP
4 1 (1.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) GraphQL
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) Spring
4 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.69%) Derivative
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.13%) SCADA
4 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) Equities
5 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.56%) VAX
5 1 (1.56%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.94%) Unix
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.13%) CentOS
10 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Requirements Management
2 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) Validation
3 16 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (14.06%) ITIL
4 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.94%) Human Factors
5 7 (10.94%) Information Management
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.94%) Kanban
5 7 (10.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 7 (10.94%) Security Hardening
6 6 (9.38%) CRM
6 6 (9.38%) SDLC
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.25%) Cross-Platform Development
8 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.25%) Use Case
9 3 (4.69%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
1 5 (7.81%) Python
2 4 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) C#
3 3 (4.69%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) Perl
4 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.13%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) CCNA
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.13%) HNC
4 2 (3.13%) HND
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCITP
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) RMADS
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) KVM
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.13%) vSphere
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.56%) Docker
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) PTC Integrity
2 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) SCOM
3 3 (4.69%) Ansible
3 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.69%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) Salt
5 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Proxmox
5 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) IBM
2 19 (29.69%) PTC
3 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.19%) VMware
5 6 (9.38%) Cisco
5 6 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) Aruba
7 2 (3.13%) Meraki
7 2 (3.13%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.56%) Arista
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya
8 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.56%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee
8 1 (1.56%) NetApp
8 1 (1.56%) New Relic
8 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat