The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 524 532 522
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 108 78 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 48
Average daily rate £320 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £18.28 £21.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.30 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £37.43 £112.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.28 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -4.34%
Technical Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48675 47897 46873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.74% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32102 29497 29007
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1920 1942
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Technical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Engineer across the England region.

Technical Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Technical Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Technical Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Technical Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +29 41 £276 -15.00% 9
London +7 33 £325 -10.34% 13
North East -19 13 £320 -
South West 0 9 £263 +2.94% 2
West Midlands -5 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £425 - 3
East of England +2 3 - - 1
North West -16 1 - - 2
Technical Engineer
UK

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Engineer in their job title.

1 99 (55.62%) Windows
2 49 (27.53%) Linux
3 45 (25.28%) Microsoft
3 45 (25.28%) Active Directory
4 44 (24.72%) Oracle
5 43 (24.16%) Windows Server
6 34 (19.10%) SQL
6 34 (19.10%) VMware
7 32 (17.98%) Unix
8 28 (15.73%) Cisco
9 26 (14.61%) Windows 7
10 25 (14.04%) C#
11 24 (13.48%) MS Office
11 24 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (12.92%) Security Cleared
13 22 (12.36%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.80%) HP
14 21 (11.80%) PowerShell
15 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
16 19 (10.67%) Java
16 19 (10.67%) Solaris
16 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
16 19 (10.67%) Office 365
16 19 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (9.55%) Finance
19 16 (8.99%) Python
19 16 (8.99%) Perl
19 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
19 16 (8.99%) Red Hat

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.18%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.49%) JBoss
4 8 (4.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (3.93%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.37%) IIS
6 6 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.81%) Confluence
7 5 (2.81%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.25%) Apache
9 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.56%) FileNet
Applications
1 24 (13.48%) MS Office
2 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.67%) Office 365
2 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.12%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.12%) Yammer
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.74%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (6.74%) Firewall
1 12 (6.74%) GPRS
1 12 (6.74%) Internet
1 12 (6.74%) SS7
1 12 (6.74%) UMTS
1 12 (6.74%) WCDMA
2 11 (6.18%) DNS
2 11 (6.18%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.62%) Skype
4 9 (5.06%) LAN
4 9 (5.06%) WAN
5 8 (4.49%) LDAP
5 8 (4.49%) SAN
6 7 (3.93%) CDMA
6 7 (3.93%) DHCP
6 7 (3.93%) GSM
6 7 (3.93%) VoIP
6 7 (3.93%) VPN
7 6 (3.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.56%) DB2
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.06%) JIRA
2 7 (3.93%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.81%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.81%) Selenium
4 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.25%) Maven
4 4 (2.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.69%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.69%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.69%) Cobertura
5 3 (1.69%) FindBugs
5 3 (1.69%) Hudson
5 3 (1.69%) Liquibase
5 3 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.69%) Subversion
6 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.56%) Gatling
7 1 (0.56%) Ranorex
General
1 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.55%) Finance
3 9 (5.06%) Billing
4 7 (3.93%) German Language
5 4 (2.25%) French Language
6 3 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.12%) Law
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.87%) .NET
2 9 (5.06%) HTML
3 8 (4.49%) XML
4 7 (3.93%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.81%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.25%) CSS
6 4 (2.25%) REST
7 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.69%) JSON
7 3 (1.69%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.69%) SGML
7 3 (1.69%) Web Services
8 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.12%) DCOM
8 2 (1.12%) J2EE
8 2 (1.12%) Middleware
8 2 (1.12%) SAML
9 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.56%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.25%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.69%) DataPower
5 3 (1.69%) EPoS
5 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.12%) PKI
6 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (55.62%) Windows
2 49 (27.53%) Linux
3 43 (24.16%) Windows Server
4 32 (17.98%) Unix
5 26 (14.61%) Windows 7
6 19 (10.67%) Solaris
6 19 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (7.87%) Windows 8
9 13 (7.30%) AIX
10 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.49%) Windows XP
13 6 (3.37%) HPUX
13 6 (3.37%) Windows 10
14 5 (2.81%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.69%) Android
16 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.56%) SUSE
17 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (7.87%) Migration
3 12 (6.74%) DevOps
3 12 (6.74%) ITIL
3 12 (6.74%) OO
4 11 (6.18%) Time Management
5 10 (5.62%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (5.06%) Software Engineering
6 9 (5.06%) Workflow
7 7 (3.93%) Change Control
7 7 (3.93%) SDLC
8 6 (3.37%) Change Management
8 6 (3.37%) High Availability
9 5 (2.81%) Defect Management
9 5 (2.81%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.81%) Open Source
10 4 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.25%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.10%) SQL
2 25 (14.04%) C#
3 21 (11.80%) PowerShell
4 19 (10.67%) Java
5 16 (8.99%) Perl
5 16 (8.99%) Python
6 11 (6.18%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.49%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.93%) Ruby
9 6 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.37%) C
10 5 (2.81%) C++
11 4 (2.25%) VB
11 4 (2.25%) VBScript
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
12 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.12%) VB6
14 1 (0.56%) Korn
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.87%) MCSE
4 10 (5.62%) MCITP
4 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.06%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.93%) CCNA
7 7 (3.93%) Degree
8 5 (2.81%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.81%) MCDST
9 3 (1.69%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.69%) CCNP
9 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.69%) MCTS
10 2 (1.12%) MCSA
10 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) QA
2 10 (5.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (25.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.37%) vSphere
5 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.25%) XenApp
5 4 (2.25%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.12%) Docker
7 2 (1.12%) Firmware
7 2 (1.12%) Samba
7 2 (1.12%) XenServer
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) Puppet
2 14 (7.87%) SCCM
3 10 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.37%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.56%) logstash
6 1 (0.56%) MOM
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 45 (25.28%) Microsoft
2 44 (24.72%) Oracle
3 34 (19.10%) VMware
4 28 (15.73%) Cisco
5 21 (11.80%) HP
6 16 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.74%) Sybase
8 9 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.06%) F5
8 9 (5.06%) Juniper
9 8 (4.49%) BMC
9 8 (4.49%) Citrix
9 8 (4.49%) IBM
9 8 (4.49%) Splunk
10 7 (3.93%) Apple
10 7 (3.93%) Axway
10 7 (3.93%) Informatica
10 7 (3.93%) Siebel
11 5 (2.81%) Symantec
12 4 (2.25%) Intel Security