The table below looks at the statistics for the Build Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Engineer
Rank 548 526 501
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 72 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 38
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£350 £336 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £207 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £336 £359
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 7
Average hourly rate £11.17 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 - £13.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Build Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Build Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Build Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Build Engineer within the UK.

Build Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Build Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Build Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Build Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Build Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Build Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Build Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Build Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Build Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Build Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
England -25 71 £350 -1.40% 4
South East -16 26 £413 +14.58% 1
Hampshire -11 16 £360 -
London +6 13 £275 +0.54% 2
North East -17 10 £200 -40.29%
Tyne and Wear - 10 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £200 -
Berkshire +1 7 £500 +56.86% 1
East of England -17 7 £273 -31.87% 1
Reading -1 6 £500 +56.86%
Basingstoke - 6 £419 -
North West -24 5 - -
Farnborough - 5 - -
Manchester -5 4 - -
City of London -6 4 £435 - 1
South West -7 3 £165 -63.33%
Hook -8 3 £348 +26.36%
Yorkshire -22 3 £118 -57.65%
Bristol - 3 £165 -
Leeds - 3 £118 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £118 -
West Midlands +4 2 - -
Cambridge -7 2 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £206 -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
Ipswich - 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Lancashire +9 1 - -
Blackpool +3 1 - -

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Build 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 Build Engineer in their job title.

1 99 (60.74%) Windows
2 53 (32.52%) Security Cleared
3 48 (29.45%) Microsoft
4 42 (25.77%) Linux
5 34 (20.86%) SC Cleared
5 34 (20.86%) Windows 7
6 30 (18.40%) VMware
7 27 (16.56%) Red Hat
8 26 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (15.95%) SCCM
9 24 (14.72%) Active Directory
10 23 (14.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (13.50%) Migration
12 21 (12.88%) PowerShell
12 21 (12.88%) DNS
12 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
13 20 (12.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 20 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (11.66%) Middleware
14 19 (11.66%) Server Building
15 18 (11.04%) C#
15 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
16 17 (10.43%) DHCP
17 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (9.20%) Cisco
18 15 (9.20%) DV Cleared
19 14 (8.59%) .NET
19 14 (8.59%) SQL

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Build 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 Build Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.13%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.52%) IIS
3 8 (4.91%) Apache
4 7 (4.29%) Confluence
5 5 (3.07%) JBoss
5 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.84%) FileNet
7 3 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.84%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.23%) Lync
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Office
2 6 (3.68%) Maya
3 5 (3.07%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) SaaS
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.23%) PaaS
4 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.88%) DNS
2 17 (10.43%) DHCP
3 10 (6.13%) Firewall
4 8 (4.91%) SSL
5 5 (3.07%) HTTP
5 5 (3.07%) LAN
5 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.45%) VoIP
6 4 (2.45%) LDAP
7 3 (1.84%) ADSL
7 3 (1.84%) WAN
7 3 (1.84%) VPN
7 3 (1.84%) SAN
7 3 (1.84%) MPLS
7 3 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.84%) Network Security
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.84%) Wireless
8 2 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.23%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) WhereScape RED
3 10 (6.13%) MySQL
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.36%) Maven
4 11 (6.75%) JIRA
5 10 (6.13%) Visual Studio
6 9 (5.52%) MSBuild
7 8 (4.91%) Artifactory
7 8 (4.91%) CruiseControl
8 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
8 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.07%) Subversion
10 4 (2.45%) InstallShield
11 3 (1.84%) NuGet
11 3 (1.84%) Hudson
11 3 (1.84%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.23%) MSI
12 2 (1.23%) Ant
12 2 (1.23%) JUnit
12 2 (1.23%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (7.98%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Games
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Military
5 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) Middleware
2 14 (8.59%) .NET
3 7 (4.29%) Web Services
4 5 (3.07%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.45%) XML
6 3 (1.84%) XSL
6 3 (1.84%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.84%) LAMP
6 3 (1.84%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.23%) Spring
7 2 (1.23%) EJB
8 1 (0.61%) JDBC
8 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.61%) JMS
8 1 (0.61%) WSDL
8 1 (0.61%) XSD
8 1 (0.61%) XMPP
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.61%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.36%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.07%) EPoS
3 5 (3.07%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.45%) Replication
4 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.45%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.84%) DataPower
6 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) IPTV
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 99 (60.74%) Windows
2 42 (25.77%) Linux
3 34 (20.86%) Windows 7
4 23 (14.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.52%) UNIX
9 7 (4.29%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.68%) AIX
10 6 (3.68%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.45%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Debian
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (13.50%) Migration
3 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.66%) Server Building
4 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
5 13 (7.98%) Change Control
6 11 (6.75%) DevOps
7 10 (6.13%) Workflow
8 8 (4.91%) Release Management
9 7 (4.29%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.29%) Validation
9 7 (4.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (3.68%) Game Development
11 5 (3.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.45%) ITIL
12 4 (2.45%) SOA
12 4 (2.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) PowerShell
2 18 (11.04%) C#
3 14 (8.59%) SQL
4 9 (5.52%) Java
4 9 (5.52%) Python
5 7 (4.29%) Perl
5 7 (4.29%) PHP
6 6 (3.68%) C++
7 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.07%) Lua
8 4 (2.45%) C
8 4 (2.45%) XAML
8 4 (2.45%) VBScript
9 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.23%) VB
11 1 (0.61%) Jython
11 1 (0.61%) VB6
11 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (32.52%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.86%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.20%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.98%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.45%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCVP
8 2 (1.23%) Degree
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.61%) MCITP
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.52%) vSphere
4 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.45%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.84%) Varnish
6 3 (1.84%) KVM
6 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.23%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) RHEV
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (15.95%) SCCM
2 20 (12.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (5.52%) Puppet
4 8 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.84%) yum
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.84%) WSUS
6 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 48 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.40%) VMware
3 27 (16.56%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.20%) Cisco
5 12 (7.36%) Greenplum
5 12 (7.36%) Tableau
6 10 (6.13%) HP
7 8 (4.91%) Oracle
8 7 (4.29%) Perforce
8 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.29%) AppSense
9 6 (3.68%) Red Gate
10 5 (3.07%) F5
10 5 (3.07%) Citrix
11 4 (2.45%) IBM
11 4 (2.45%) Wyse
12 3 (1.84%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.84%) Axway
12 3 (1.84%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.84%) Intel
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