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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Engineer
Rank 489 473 463
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 87 93 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 50
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£346 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.51% -7.14%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -27 78 £348 -10.32% 11
London -9 36 £350 -17.64% 8
South East -20 28 £375 -9.09% 3
Hampshire -14 16 £325 -20.00%
Hook +5 10 £323 -
Berkshire +5 7 £396 -9.48% 1
Scotland -4 6 £311 -
South West -15 6 £150 -
Reading - 5 £417 -
East of England 0 3 £100 -53.48%
Edinburgh - 3 £275 -
City of London +12 2 - - 1
West Midlands -5 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Telford - - - -
West Malling - - - -

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 108 (65.85%) Windows
2 63 (38.41%) Security Cleared
3 59 (35.98%) VMware
4 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
5 41 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (22.56%) Active Directory
8 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
8 36 (21.95%) PowerShell
9 31 (18.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 30 (18.29%) Linux
11 29 (17.68%) DV Cleared
11 29 (17.68%) Windows 7
12 27 (16.46%) SCCM
12 27 (16.46%) Jenkins
13 26 (15.85%) HP
14 24 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (13.41%) SQL
16 21 (12.80%) Oracle
16 21 (12.80%) Firewall
17 20 (12.20%) UNIX
18 19 (11.59%) MS Office
18 19 (11.59%) .NET
18 19 (11.59%) Red Hat
19 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (10.98%) MSI
20 15 (9.15%) DNS
20 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (8.54%) Subversion
21 14 (8.54%) Windows Vista

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (7.32%) IIS
2 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.05%) JBoss
3 5 (3.05%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (11.59%) MS Office
2 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.80%) Firewall
2 15 (9.15%) DNS
3 10 (6.10%) SAN
4 9 (5.49%) DHCP
5 5 (3.05%) X.400
5 5 (3.05%) X.500
6 4 (2.44%) NAS
6 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.44%) VoIP
7 3 (1.83%) WAN
7 3 (1.83%) ADSL
7 3 (1.83%) LAN
7 3 (1.83%) VPN
7 3 (1.83%) SSL
7 3 (1.83%) MPLS
7 3 (1.83%) SNMP
7 3 (1.83%) Wireless
8 2 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.44%) WhereScape RED
3 4 (2.44%) MySQL
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 27 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.98%) MSI
3 14 (8.54%) Subversion
4 11 (6.71%) Git (software)
5 10 (6.10%) Maven
5 10 (6.10%) TeamCity
6 9 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.27%) MSBuild
7 7 (4.27%) Ant
8 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.66%) InstallShield
8 6 (3.66%) JIRA
9 5 (3.05%) ClearQuest
10 4 (2.44%) ClearCase
10 4 (2.44%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.83%) Hudson
12 2 (1.22%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.22%) WiX
12 2 (1.22%) FindBugs
General
1 11 (6.71%) Military
2 8 (4.88%) Finance
3 5 (3.05%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Legal
5 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.59%) .NET
2 9 (5.49%) XML
2 9 (5.49%) Middleware
3 5 (3.05%) Web Services
3 5 (3.05%) Spring
4 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.83%) JSON
4 3 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.83%) REST
4 3 (1.83%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.83%) SOAP
4 3 (1.83%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.83%) XSL
5 2 (1.22%) ActiveX
5 2 (1.22%) ADO
5 2 (1.22%) DHTML
5 2 (1.22%) HTML
5 2 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.22%) WCF
6 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Enterprise Storage
2 10 (6.10%) Replication
3 5 (3.05%) Open Source
4 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.44%) Clustering
4 4 (2.44%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.83%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Online Games
7 1 (0.61%) IPTV
7 1 (0.61%) PDA
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 108 (65.85%) Windows
2 40 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (18.29%) Linux
4 29 (17.68%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.20%) UNIX
6 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.54%) Windows Vista
8 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.88%) Solaris
10 7 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.05%) SUSE
12 2 (1.22%) CentOS
13 1 (0.61%) Android
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) AIX
13 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.93%) DevOps
4 11 (6.71%) Configuration Management
4 11 (6.71%) Release Management
5 10 (6.10%) Migration
6 9 (5.49%) Workflow
7 8 (4.88%) Scrum
7 8 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 7 (4.27%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.44%) Workflow Management
9 4 (2.44%) Project Management
9 4 (2.44%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.44%) SOA
9 4 (2.44%) Change Control
9 4 (2.44%) Automated Testing
9 4 (2.44%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.44%) Build Automation
10 3 (1.83%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (1.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.41%) SQL
3 14 (8.54%) C#
4 13 (7.93%) Perl
5 12 (7.32%) Java
6 11 (6.71%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.27%) Python
7 7 (4.27%) VB
8 6 (3.66%) VBScript
9 4 (2.44%) C++
10 3 (1.83%) Scala
10 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.22%) Korn
11 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.22%) PHP
11 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.22%) C
11 2 (1.22%) VBA
11 2 (1.22%) VB6
12 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (38.41%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 29 (17.68%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.05%) VCP4
5 3 (1.83%) MCSE
5 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (0.61%) MCP
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) MCITP
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (22.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.88%) vSphere
4 7 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.66%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.05%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (3.05%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.44%) KVM
8 3 (1.83%) Firmware
8 3 (1.83%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.61%) XenApp
9 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (18.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (16.46%) SCCM
3 10 (6.10%) Puppet
4 7 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.05%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.83%) Hyperic
7 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.22%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.22%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (35.98%) VMware
2 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 26 (15.85%) HP
4 21 (12.80%) Oracle
5 19 (11.59%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.32%) McAfee
6 12 (7.32%) Lumension
7 6 (3.66%) Altiris
8 5 (3.05%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.05%) Symantec
8 5 (3.05%) Lotus
8 5 (3.05%) Cisco
8 5 (3.05%) EMC
9 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.44%) Greenplum
9 4 (2.44%) Red Gate
9 4 (2.44%) F5
9 4 (2.44%) Tableau
10 3 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.83%) Remedy
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