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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Engineer
Rank 507 485 451
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 87 92 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 64
Average daily rate
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£338 £335 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £108 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Average hourly rate £11.17 £17.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.24% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £17.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-35.24% +56.81%

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -6 87 £338 -3.57% 10
London +26 32 £375 +58.89% 4
South East -22 19 £368 +2.08% 3
Hampshire -2 12 £359 -0.34% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 10 £265 +1.92%
Tyne and Wear -3 10 £265 +1.92%
North East -4 10 £265 -16.53%
City of London +16 8 £250 -47.36% 1
East of England -12 8 £310 -22.50% 1
Yorkshire -20 6 £124 +3.12%
Farnborough - 5 - - 2
Berkshire -4 4 £425 +41.66%
West Midlands -5 4 £350 +166.66%
Manchester -6 4 - -
Hook -12 4 £348 +26.36%
North West -13 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 £310 -
Reading -2 3 £425 +25.92%
Leeds -11 3 £123 -
South Yorkshire -11 3 £320 -1.53%
West Yorkshire -17 3 £123 +8.88%
Suffolk - 3 £350 -
Ipswich - 3 £350 -
Sheffield -4 2 £320 -1.53%
East Midlands -7 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £310 -
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke +3 1 £413 -2.94%
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £225 -
Birmingham -6 1 - -

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 107 (62.94%) Windows
2 58 (34.12%) Security Cleared
3 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 43 (25.29%) Linux
5 41 (24.12%) SC Cleared
6 33 (19.41%) VMware
7 32 (18.82%) Windows 7
7 32 (18.82%) Jenkins
8 31 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (15.88%) Active Directory
10 25 (14.71%) Red Hat
11 24 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (13.53%) PowerShell
12 23 (13.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (12.94%) C#
13 22 (12.94%) SQL
13 22 (12.94%) SQL Server
13 22 (12.94%) Migration
14 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (12.35%) SCCM
14 21 (12.35%) .NET
15 19 (11.18%) Server Building
15 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (10.59%) DNS
16 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (10.00%) Middleware
18 16 (9.41%) DV Cleared
19 15 (8.82%) Workflow
19 15 (8.82%) Maven

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 11 (6.47%) IIS
2 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.53%) Confluence
5 5 (2.94%) Apache
5 5 (2.94%) JBoss
5 5 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (2.35%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.76%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.76%) FileNet
7 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.18%) Lync
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) MS Office
2 5 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) Maya
3 3 (1.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.59%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.94%) SaaS
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) PaaS
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) DNS
2 13 (7.65%) Firewall
2 13 (7.65%) DHCP
3 8 (4.71%) SSL
4 6 (3.53%) LAN
4 6 (3.53%) SAN
5 5 (2.94%) VoIP
6 4 (2.35%) Wireless
6 4 (2.35%) WAN
6 4 (2.35%) ADSL
6 4 (2.35%) VPN
6 4 (2.35%) MPLS
7 3 (1.76%) NAS
7 3 (1.76%) X.400
7 3 (1.76%) X.500
7 3 (1.76%) HTTP
7 3 (1.76%) LDAP
7 3 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) WhereScape RED
3 9 (5.29%) MySQL
4 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.59%) SSDT
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 32 (18.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.82%) Maven
3 14 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.47%) Subversion
5 10 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 10 (5.88%) JIRA
5 10 (5.88%) MSBuild
6 9 (5.29%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.71%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.12%) Artifactory
8 7 (4.12%) MSI
9 6 (3.53%) CruiseControl
10 5 (2.94%) Ant
11 4 (2.35%) JUnit
11 4 (2.35%) InstallShield
11 4 (2.35%) ClearQuest
11 4 (2.35%) Hudson
12 3 (1.76%) NuGet
12 3 (1.76%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.76%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (5.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.53%) Games
3 4 (2.35%) Banking
3 4 (2.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.76%) Law
4 3 (1.76%) Military
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.35%) .NET
2 17 (10.00%) Middleware
3 7 (4.12%) Web Services
3 7 (4.12%) XML
4 5 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.76%) XSL
5 3 (1.76%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.18%) Spring
6 2 (1.18%) WCF
6 2 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.18%) LAMP
6 2 (1.18%) DHTML
6 2 (1.18%) HTML
6 2 (1.18%) ADO
6 2 (1.18%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.59%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.59%) WSDL
7 1 (0.59%) JMS
7 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (4.12%) Replication
5 5 (2.94%) EPoS
6 4 (2.35%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.76%) DataPower
8 2 (1.18%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.59%) Online Games
9 1 (0.59%) Life Science
9 1 (0.59%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 107 (62.94%) Windows
2 43 (25.29%) Linux
3 32 (18.82%) Windows 7
4 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.47%) UNIX
7 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.94%) AIX
11 3 (1.76%) Solaris
11 3 (1.76%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.18%) CentOS
12 2 (1.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.94%) Migration
4 19 (11.18%) Server Building
5 15 (8.82%) Workflow
6 13 (7.65%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.65%) Change Control
7 12 (7.06%) DevOps
8 10 (5.88%) Release Management
8 10 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.12%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (4.12%) Scrum
9 7 (4.12%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.53%) Automated Testing
10 6 (3.53%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.94%) Game Development
11 5 (2.94%) ITIL
11 5 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.35%) Validation
12 4 (2.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.53%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.94%) C#
2 22 (12.94%) SQL
3 12 (7.06%) Java
4 10 (5.88%) Python
5 8 (4.71%) C++
6 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.53%) Perl
7 5 (2.94%) PHP
8 4 (2.35%) Lua
9 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.76%) VBScript
10 2 (1.18%) VB6
10 2 (1.18%) VB
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
10 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 58 (34.12%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.41%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.12%) MCSE
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.18%) Degree
6 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.59%) CCVP
7 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.47%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.88%) vSphere
4 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.35%) KVM
4 4 (2.35%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.18%) Firmware
6 2 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.59%) vCloud
7 1 (0.59%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.59%) Varnish
7 1 (0.59%) Docker
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (13.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (12.35%) SCCM
3 8 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.12%) Puppet
5 4 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.76%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.59%) yum
8 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.41%) VMware
3 25 (14.71%) Red Hat
4 15 (8.82%) Cisco
5 14 (8.24%) HP
6 13 (7.65%) Oracle
7 12 (7.06%) Tableau
7 12 (7.06%) Greenplum
8 8 (4.71%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.53%) Perforce
9 6 (3.53%) Red Gate
9 6 (3.53%) F5
10 5 (2.94%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.35%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.35%) AppSense
11 4 (2.35%) Wyse
12 3 (1.76%) Lumension
12 3 (1.76%) McAfee
12 3 (1.76%) Lotus
12 3 (1.76%) Informatica
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