Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 804 834
Rank change year-on-year -15 +30 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 60 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.046% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.049% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 44
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £315 £263 £285
90th Percentile £529 £563 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £424 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £38.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.45% -7.83% +81.78%
10th Percentile £26.13 £32.93 £29.75
90th Percentile £52.63 £42.98 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £38.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year +27.45% -7.83% +66.00%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £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 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 12 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 June 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 +10 46 £418 -1.47% 54
England -53 32 £350 -18.60% 57
Wales +15 26 £436 +11.15% 6
London -29 14 £363 -14.59% 12
South East -27 7 £475 -8.21% 11
Midlands -11 6 £310 -4.62% 15
South West +8 4 £366 +205.21% 9
East Midlands -2 4 £293 -10.00% 10
Scotland -35 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £468 - 5
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
North of England -34 1 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 31 (51.67%) Requirements Management
2 28 (46.67%) Validation
2 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (45.00%) IBM
4 26 (43.33%) Windows
5 25 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
6 22 (36.67%) PTC
6 22 (36.67%) PTC Integrity
7 19 (31.67%) Linux
8 17 (28.33%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
10 14 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 14 (23.33%) Human Factors
11 12 (20.00%) Information Management
12 10 (16.67%) ITIL
12 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (16.67%) Kanban
12 10 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 9 (15.00%) Use Case
13 9 (15.00%) VMware
14 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
14 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (11.67%) Office 365
15 7 (11.67%) Security Hardening
15 7 (11.67%) Windows Server

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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.67%) Drupal
3 4 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) CMS
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.67%) Office 365
3 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.33%) GitHub
5 2 (3.33%) IaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.67%) Route 53
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) NAS
4 2 (3.33%) Skype
4 2 (3.33%) SNMP
4 2 (3.33%) VLAN
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.67%) IGMP
5 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.67%) MIMO
5 1 (1.67%) Multicast
5 1 (1.67%) RS-232
5 1 (1.67%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.00%) Electronics
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Marketing
2 3 (5.00%) Military
3 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) LAMP
3 3 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.67%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.33%) SCADA
3 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.67%) MPEG
4 1 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.67%) VAX
4 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.67%) Unix
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.33%) CentOS
6 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Requirements Management
2 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) Validation
3 17 (28.33%) Customer Requirements
4 14 (23.33%) Human Factors
4 14 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (20.00%) Information Management
6 10 (16.67%) ITIL
6 10 (16.67%) Kanban
6 10 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (15.00%) Use Case
8 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (11.67%) Security Hardening
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
11 5 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
11 5 (8.33%) SysML
12 3 (5.00%) Cryptography
12 3 (5.00%) Migration
12 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Perl
3 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) HNC
4 2 (3.33%) HND
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MCITP
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) PMO
3 1 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) RMADS
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.67%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) KVM
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (36.67%) PTC Integrity
2 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.00%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) Salt
5 1 (1.67%) collectd
5 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Kibana
5 1 (1.67%) logstash
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) StatsD
5 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.67%) Terraform
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) IBM
2 22 (36.67%) PTC
3 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) VMware
5 7 (11.67%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.67%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) Meraki
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Sun