The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 28 June 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 / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 10 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.62% 0.72% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.74% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 12
Median daily rate £393 £360 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.02% +18.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £360 £305
% change year-on-year +5.48% +18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 537 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.93% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 349 553
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 38
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Wales

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Wales

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Wales

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +5 9 £393 +9.02%
West Wales - 1 £350 -
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the Wales region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Requirements Management
3 7 (58.33%) SysML
4 6 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (33.33%) Use Case
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Human Factors
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 2 (16.67%) IBM
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 1 (8.33%) JSON
9 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 1 (8.33%) Change Management
9 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (8.33%) Information Management
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
9 1 (8.33%) Replication
9 1 (8.33%) VMware
9 1 (8.33%) Military
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (8.33%) Web Services

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) Hudson
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Requirements Management
3 7 (58.33%) SysML
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (33.33%) Use Case
7 3 (25.00%) Human Factors
8 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 1 (8.33%) Change Management
9 1 (8.33%) Information Management
9 1 (8.33%) ITIL
9 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
9 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCAA
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) VMware