Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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.

System Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 385 369
Rank change year-on-year -19 -16 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 517 674 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 364 399
UK median daily rate £393 £389 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +14.34% -2.86%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £203
90th Percentile £531 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £321
% change year-on-year +7.86% +8.95% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 90 125
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +15.28% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25.50 £31.18 £19.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.20
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.73% +21.25%

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 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

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 Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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 -7 462 £400 - 123
UK excluding London +29 332 £378 +7.86% 88
London -62 172 £400 -11.11% 41
South East +37 138 £438 +16.67% 24
South West +2 55 £363 +3.57% 13
Midlands +27 42 £296 -15.36% 14
Scotland +34 31 £330 -5.71% 4
North of England +19 29 £340 -0.15% 13
East Midlands -6 26 £270 -22.86% 5
East of England -20 26 £275 -20.86% 18
West Midlands +34 16 £325 -16.67% 9
Yorkshire +22 14 £420 +15.86% 7
Wales +2 12 £393 +8.28% 2
North West -6 11 £335 -6.29% 6
North East +52 4 £347 +11.94%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 201 (38.88%) Linux
2 175 (33.85%) Windows
3 130 (25.15%) VMware
4 116 (22.44%) Security Cleared
5 111 (21.47%) Active Directory
6 100 (19.34%) Windows Server
7 97 (18.76%) Unix
8 92 (17.79%) Microsoft
9 87 (16.83%) SC Cleared
10 83 (16.05%) Python
11 79 (15.28%) Puppet
12 70 (13.54%) Finance
13 69 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 68 (13.15%) Firewall
15 65 (12.57%) Data Centre
16 62 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (11.61%) Oracle
18 59 (11.41%) PowerShell
19 55 (10.64%) Migration
19 55 (10.64%) DevOps
20 53 (10.25%) IBM
21 52 (10.06%) SCCM
22 51 (9.86%) Cisco
23 50 (9.67%) DNS
23 50 (9.67%) SAN
23 50 (9.67%) Red Hat
24 48 (9.28%) TCP/IP
24 48 (9.28%) ITIL
25 47 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
26 46 (8.90%) C

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 29 (5.61%) Apache
2 26 (5.03%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.84%) IIS
4 20 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.51%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.55%) nginx
7 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.16%) JBoss
8 6 (1.16%) TPMS
9 5 (0.97%) Confluence
10 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.77%) WinCC
11 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.58%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.58%) Jetty
11 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.13%) Simulink
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.12%) Office 365
2 33 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.74%) GitHub
6 8 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.35%) SaaS
8 6 (1.16%) IaaS
9 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.39%) PaaS
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.15%) Firewall
2 50 (9.67%) DNS
2 50 (9.67%) SAN
3 48 (9.28%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.61%) LAN
5 26 (5.03%) DHCP
6 25 (4.84%) Wireless
7 19 (3.68%) SSL
8 16 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (2.90%) Internet
9 15 (2.90%) VPN
10 11 (2.13%) LDAP
10 11 (2.13%) WAN
11 10 (1.93%) 4G
12 9 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.74%) LTE
13 7 (1.35%) 3G
13 7 (1.35%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.26%) MySQL
4 16 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.93%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.55%) Big Data
7 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.58%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.39%) DB2
9 2 (0.39%) GIS
9 2 (0.39%) KDB
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.09%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.16%) GDB
6 6 (1.16%) JIRA
7 4 (0.77%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.58%) Ant
8 3 (0.58%) Gradle
8 3 (0.58%) Maven
8 3 (0.58%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.39%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.39%) MSI
9 2 (0.39%) Subversion
10 1 (0.19%) GitLab
10 1 (0.19%) Hudson
10 1 (0.19%) Rational Statemate
General
1 70 (13.54%) Finance
2 37 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.38%) Banking
4 31 (6.00%) Aerospace
5 23 (4.45%) Military
6 21 (4.06%) Electronics
7 17 (3.29%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.09%) Marketing
9 11 (2.13%) Avionics
10 7 (1.35%) Back Office
11 5 (0.97%) Automotive
11 5 (0.97%) Law
11 5 (0.97%) Retail
12 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.32%) Middleware
2 11 (2.13%) Sensu
3 9 (1.74%) .NET
3 9 (1.74%) LAMP
4 8 (1.55%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.35%) Web Services
6 5 (0.97%) HTML
7 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.77%) Kafka
7 4 (0.77%) Node.js
7 4 (0.77%) YAML
8 3 (0.58%) J2EE
8 3 (0.58%) Servlets
8 3 (0.58%) XML
9 2 (0.39%) CSS
9 2 (0.39%) JSON
9 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.06%) Clustering
3 15 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.51%) EPoS
5 12 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.74%) Replication
7 9 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 7 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.35%) User Experience
10 6 (1.16%) CMDB
10 6 (1.16%) SCADA
11 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.97%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.77%) VAX
13 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 201 (38.88%) Linux
2 175 (33.85%) Windows
3 100 (19.34%) Windows Server
4 97 (18.76%) Unix
5 69 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (7.93%) Solaris
8 39 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (6.77%) AIX
10 32 (6.19%) CentOS
11 20 (3.87%) Ubuntu
12 17 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (3.09%) Windows 10
14 13 (2.51%) Windows 7
15 8 (1.55%) Debian
16 7 (1.35%) Android
17 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.97%) SUSE
18 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.77%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (10.64%) DevOps
1 55 (10.64%) Migration
2 48 (9.28%) ITIL
3 46 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (6.96%) Configuration Management
5 30 (5.80%) Software Engineering
6 29 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (5.61%) SysML
7 28 (5.42%) Requirements Management
7 28 (5.42%) Validation
8 24 (4.64%) Programme Management
9 20 (3.87%) UML
10 18 (3.48%) Change Management
11 16 (3.09%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (2.90%) High Availability
12 15 (2.90%) Physics
12 15 (2.90%) Project Management
13 14 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (2.71%) Performance Analysis
14 13 (2.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 83 (16.05%) Python
2 59 (11.41%) PowerShell
3 46 (8.90%) C
4 45 (8.70%) SQL
5 44 (8.51%) Java
6 43 (8.32%) Perl
7 32 (6.19%) Bash Shell
8 31 (6.00%) Ruby
9 20 (3.87%) C++
10 14 (2.71%) MATLAB
10 14 (2.71%) VBScript
11 13 (2.51%) C#
12 12 (2.32%) PHP
13 9 (1.74%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.77%) tcsh
16 3 (0.58%) Scala
17 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.39%) VB
17 2 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 116 (22.44%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.70%) Degree
4 18 (3.48%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.32%) MCSE
8 11 (2.13%) CCNA
9 8 (1.55%) MCSA
10 7 (1.35%) CCNP
10 7 (1.35%) MCITP
11 6 (1.16%) HNC
11 6 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.97%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.77%) HND
13 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.77%) MCP
13 4 (0.77%) RHCE
14 2 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (1.35%) DO-178B
4 6 (1.16%) SLA
5 4 (0.77%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.77%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.77%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.77%) QA
6 3 (0.58%) ARP4754
6 3 (0.58%) DO-254
6 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.58%) RMADS
7 2 (0.39%) GAMP
7 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.39%) PMO
8 1 (0.19%) AS 2805
8 1 (0.19%) BS25999
8 1 (0.19%) ECSS
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 111 (21.47%) Active Directory
2 62 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.84%) Docker
5 17 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.32%) KVM
7 9 (1.74%) NFS
8 8 (1.55%) DFS Replication
8 8 (1.55%) Xen
9 6 (1.16%) GFS2
9 6 (1.16%) GlusterFS
9 6 (1.16%) GPFS
9 6 (1.16%) OCFS2
9 6 (1.16%) vSphere
10 5 (0.97%) Firmware
10 5 (0.97%) Samba
10 5 (0.97%) XenApp
11 4 (0.77%) iptables
11 4 (0.77%) vCloud
11 4 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 79 (15.28%) Puppet
2 52 (10.06%) SCCM
3 28 (5.42%) Ansible
3 28 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.68%) Nagios
5 13 (2.51%) SCOM
6 12 (2.32%) Terraform
7 10 (1.93%) SELinux
8 9 (1.74%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.74%) logstash
8 9 (1.74%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.55%) CFEngine
9 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.16%) Grafana
11 6 (1.16%) Graphite
11 6 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.16%) yum
12 5 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (25.15%) VMware
2 92 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 60 (11.61%) Oracle
4 53 (10.25%) IBM
5 51 (9.86%) Cisco
6 50 (9.67%) Red Hat
7 38 (7.35%) HP
8 36 (6.96%) Citrix
9 21 (4.06%) Dell
9 21 (4.06%) Sun
10 20 (3.87%) NetApp
11 16 (3.09%) EMC
12 12 (2.32%) SAP
12 12 (2.32%) Splunk
13 11 (2.13%) F5
13 11 (2.13%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.55%) McAfee
14 8 (1.55%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.55%) Veritas
15 7 (1.35%) Siemens
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Contino Solutions Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Smethwick, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £295 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £400-450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £50 to £56 per hour + Dep on Exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago