Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £472 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 774 831 816
Rank change year-on-year +57 -15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 97 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.058% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.061% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 38
UK median daily rate £472 £393 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -10.03% +6.40%
10th Percentile £363 £266 £316
90th Percentile £675 £560 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £393 £436
% change year-on-year +12.10% -10.03% +17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £20.66 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.92% -46.35% -3.75%
10th Percentile £33.43 £16.05 £29.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £39.60 £48.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £19.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +114.14% -48.32% -6.25%

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 94,341 94,536 90,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,381 62,788 59,003
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,894 2,791 3,199
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +36 80 £475 +16.56% 67
UK excluding London -16 55 £440 +12.10% 63
London +40 39 £600 +33.33% 14
South East -3 20 £475 +11.76% 19
Wales -7 10 £440 +12.10% 8
Midlands +2 7 £388 +32.48% 8
West Midlands -16 7 £388 -7.74% 6
North of England -8 6 - - 11
East of England +13 4 £488 -11.32% 8
Scotland -7 4 - - 2
South West -30 4 £388 - 7
North West - 3 - - 6
North East - 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -12 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 32 (32.99%) Systems Engineering
2 29 (29.90%) Windows
3 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
4 23 (23.71%) Kafka
5 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
6 20 (20.62%) VMware
7 18 (18.56%) Windows Server
8 17 (17.53%) DNS
8 17 (17.53%) Software Engineering
8 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (16.49%) DevOps
10 15 (15.46%) Office 365
10 15 (15.46%) Docker
11 14 (14.43%) MongoDB
11 14 (14.43%) Kubernetes
11 14 (14.43%) PowerShell
11 14 (14.43%) Linux
12 13 (13.40%) Java
12 13 (13.40%) Scala
12 13 (13.40%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (13.40%) Blockchain
12 13 (13.40%) Distributed Ledger
13 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
14 11 (11.34%) Validation
14 11 (11.34%) SCCM
14 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
15 10 (10.31%) Apache Spark
15 10 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (10.31%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.31%) Apache Spark
3 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.15%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.06%) Drupal
5 2 (2.06%) IIS
5 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) Confluence
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (13.40%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (15.46%) Office 365
3 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.12%) Yammer
5 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.06%) IaaS
5 2 (2.06%) PaaS
5 2 (2.06%) SaaS
6 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) DNS
2 10 (10.31%) DHCP
3 9 (9.28%) SAN
4 8 (8.25%) Firewall
5 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.15%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.15%) Skype
6 5 (5.15%) WAN
7 4 (4.12%) LAN
7 4 (4.12%) VPN
8 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.06%) Bluetooth
9 2 (2.06%) Internet
9 2 (2.06%) IPsec
9 2 (2.06%) LTE
9 2 (2.06%) Network Security
9 2 (2.06%) SSL
9 2 (2.06%) VLAN
9 2 (2.06%) VSAN
9 2 (2.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) MongoDB
2 13 (13.40%) Blockchain
3 9 (9.28%) Big Data
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) MySQL
6 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.19%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.09%) JIRA
4 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.06%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.06%) WiX
5 1 (1.03%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.03%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 7 (7.22%) Automotive
1 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.12%) Avionics
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Front Office
5 2 (2.06%) Military
5 2 (2.06%) Publishing
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) Kafka
2 10 (10.31%) Spring
3 8 (8.25%) .NET
4 5 (5.15%) Web Services
5 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.12%) SailPoint
5 4 (4.12%) WAP
6 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.06%) DAO
6 2 (2.06%) LAMP
6 2 (2.06%) LDAP
6 2 (2.06%) Middleware
6 2 (2.06%) Yocto
7 1 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.19%) PKI
3 5 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.12%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.12%) Derivative
5 2 (2.06%) Equities
5 2 (2.06%) Exotic Derivative
5 2 (2.06%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.03%) FMCG
6 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.90%) Windows
2 18 (18.56%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.43%) Linux
4 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) Unix
8 1 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.03%) SUSE
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Systems Engineering
2 17 (17.53%) Software Engineering
3 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.49%) DevOps
4 13 (13.40%) Artificial Intelligence
5 11 (11.34%) Validation
6 10 (10.31%) ITIL
6 10 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.31%) SysML
7 9 (9.28%) Requirements Management
8 7 (7.22%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (7.22%) UML
9 6 (6.19%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (6.19%) Line Management
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
10 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.15%) Operations Management
11 4 (4.12%) Time Management
11 4 (4.12%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.40%) Java
2 13 (13.40%) Scala
3 9 (9.28%) C#
4 6 (6.19%) Python
5 4 (4.12%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.09%) SQL
6 3 (3.09%) VBScript
7 2 (2.06%) C
7 2 (2.06%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Degree
2 6 (6.19%) MCSE
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CCNA
5 1 (1.03%) CCNP
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.03%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.03%) VCP5
5 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) ISO 26262
2 2 (2.06%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.03%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.03%) DO-254
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.46%) Docker
3 9 (9.28%) vSphere
4 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.19%) XenApp
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.06%) XenServer
7 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) Kubernetes
2 11 (11.34%) SCCM
3 6 (6.19%) PTC Integrity
4 4 (4.12%) AirWatch
4 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.12%) SCOM
4 4 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.09%) Ansible
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.06%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.06%) Nagios
6 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.06%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.03%) Puppet
7 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.62%) VMware
3 9 (9.28%) IBM
4 7 (7.22%) Cisco
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix
5 6 (6.19%) PTC
6 4 (4.12%) CommVault
6 4 (4.12%) Dell
6 4 (4.12%) Symantec
7 3 (3.09%) EMC
7 3 (3.09%) HP
7 3 (3.09%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.09%) Juniper
7 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.06%) Brocade
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle
8 2 (2.06%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.06%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.06%) Veeam