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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Build Engineer
Rank 518 498 528
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 88 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 28
Average daily rate
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£340 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £285 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £369 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.11% +11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £44.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £11.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £14.40 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+229.62% -10.00%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 65 £365 -2.66% 15
South East -13 24 £372 -9.80% 7
Scotland +1 22 £324 -11.90%
Hampshire -1 16 £379 - 3
East of England -16 16 £400 - 2
London -15 9 £225 -40.00% 1
West Midlands -9 4 £500 -
North West -9 3 £387 -
City of London +13 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £278 -
Birmingham -1 2 £300 -
Glasgow -12 2 £291 -
Sheffield - 2 £278 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £278 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Livingston - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 124 (69.27%) Windows
2 84 (46.93%) Microsoft
3 71 (39.66%) Security Cleared
4 58 (32.40%) SQL
5 50 (27.93%) Configuration Management
6 45 (25.14%) VMware
7 44 (24.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 43 (24.02%) Git (software)
9 41 (22.91%) SC Cleared
10 40 (22.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (22.35%) Maven
11 39 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (21.23%) .NET
13 37 (20.67%) DNS
13 37 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (20.11%) TeamCity
14 36 (20.11%) NuGet
14 36 (20.11%) Artifactory
15 35 (19.55%) MSBuild
15 35 (19.55%) Release Management
15 35 (19.55%) Visual Studio
16 34 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (18.99%) Gradle
17 33 (18.44%) Automation Testing
17 33 (18.44%) Octopus Deploy
17 33 (18.44%) SSDT
17 33 (18.44%) Windows 7
17 33 (18.44%) Red Gate

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (8.38%) MS Exchange
1 15 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.47%) IIS
4 6 (3.35%) Apache
5 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.68%) Lync
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) FileNet
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (15.64%) MS Office
2 14 (7.82%) MS Project
3 9 (5.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.67%) DNS
2 22 (12.29%) DHCP
3 18 (10.06%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.26%) SNMP
5 11 (6.15%) SSL
6 8 (4.47%) Firewall
7 7 (3.91%) SMTP
8 6 (3.35%) SAN
9 5 (2.79%) X.400
9 5 (2.79%) X.500
10 4 (2.23%) LDAP
11 3 (1.68%) 3G
12 2 (1.12%) FTP
12 2 (1.12%) HTTP
12 2 (1.12%) Internet
13 1 (0.56%) ATM
13 1 (0.56%) SMS
13 1 (0.56%) SS7
13 1 (0.56%) IPsec
13 1 (0.56%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.44%) SSDT
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 43 (24.02%) Git (software)
2 40 (22.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (22.35%) Maven
3 36 (20.11%) TeamCity
3 36 (20.11%) NuGet
3 36 (20.11%) Artifactory
4 35 (19.55%) Visual Studio
4 35 (19.55%) MSBuild
5 34 (18.99%) Gradle
6 33 (18.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (6.15%) StarTeam
8 7 (3.91%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.23%) Subversion
10 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.12%) JIRA
12 1 (0.56%) Ant
12 1 (0.56%) ERwin
12 1 (0.56%) MSI
12 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (6.15%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Banking
3 4 (2.23%) Military
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) German Language
5 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.23%) .NET
2 33 (18.44%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.79%) XML
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) OLE
5 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.56%) JRules
5 1 (0.56%) XSL
5 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.56%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.56%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Enterprise Storage
2 19 (10.61%) Replication
3 12 (6.70%) Firmware
4 11 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.59%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.68%) Clustering
6 3 (1.68%) PKI
6 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) EPoS
8 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) DTV
8 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.56%) DataPower
8 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 124 (69.27%) Windows
2 39 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (18.44%) Windows 7
6 25 (13.97%) Linux
7 19 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.03%) UNIX
9 8 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.35%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.23%) CentOS
12 3 (1.68%) Solaris
12 3 (1.68%) AIX
13 2 (1.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.56%) SUSE
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.93%) Configuration Management
2 37 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (19.55%) Release Management
4 33 (18.44%) Automated Testing
4 33 (18.44%) Automation Testing
5 15 (8.38%) Unit Testing
6 12 (6.70%) Software Distribution
7 8 (4.47%) Validation
7 8 (4.47%) Migration
8 4 (2.23%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.23%) DevOps
9 3 (1.68%) Scrum
9 3 (1.68%) Project Management
9 3 (1.68%) Integration Testing
9 3 (1.68%) Waterfall
10 2 (1.12%) Test Management
10 2 (1.12%) Service Management
10 2 (1.12%) ITIL
10 2 (1.12%) SOA
10 2 (1.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.40%) SQL
2 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.59%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.47%) VBScript
5 6 (3.35%) Java
5 6 (3.35%) Perl
6 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.23%) Python
7 4 (2.23%) Ruby
8 3 (1.68%) VB
8 3 (1.68%) C#
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.12%) Tcl
9 2 (1.12%) Korn
10 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.56%) C
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (39.66%) Security Cleared
2 41 (22.91%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.64%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.56%) VCP5
5 1 (0.56%) MCSE
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.79%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.68%) NFS
4 3 (1.68%) vSphere
4 3 (1.68%) qmail
4 3 (1.68%) XenServer
4 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.68%) Squid
4 3 (1.68%) Docker
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.56%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (24.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (10.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (8.94%) SCCM
4 7 (3.91%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.12%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.56%) Netcool
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) WMI
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Salt
6 1 (0.56%) Opsview
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 84 (46.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.14%) VMware
3 33 (18.44%) Red Gate
4 30 (16.76%) HP
5 19 (10.61%) Altiris
6 15 (8.38%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.15%) Borland
8 7 (3.91%) Citrix
9 6 (3.35%) IBM
10 5 (2.79%) Cisco
11 3 (1.68%) Oracle
11 3 (1.68%) JBoss
11 3 (1.68%) Informatica
11 3 (1.68%) NetApp
11 3 (1.68%) Veeam
12 2 (1.12%) AppSense
12 2 (1.12%) Veritas
12 2 (1.12%) BMC
13 1 (0.56%) CA
13 1 (0.56%) Dell
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