The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
South East / West Sussex
Rank 58 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.40% 0.70% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.72% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £363 £288 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.08% +187.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.01% +12.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 492 554 502
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.43% 96.35% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 335 310
Median daily rate £413 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in West Sussex

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in West Sussex

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in West Sussex

Systems Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Crawley +7 1 £300 +4.34%
Gatwick - 1 £425 -
Systems Engineer
South East

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 West Sussex region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) SonicWALL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 3 (42.86%) Veeam
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
3 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) ADSL
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) ADSL
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Apple
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
1 3 (42.86%) SonicWALL
1 3 (42.86%) Veeam
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat