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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Engineer
Rank 568 525 499
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 65 85 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £252 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £25.50 £44.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.69% +229.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £44.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-42.69% +229.62%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -9 62 £398 +7.43% 6
London +21 24 £375 +30.43% 5
South East -33 17 £423 +11.44%
Hampshire -10 9 £420 +10.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 6 - -
Tyne and Wear -21 6 - -
North East -27 6 - -
South West -3 5 £313 -11.97%
Berkshire -3 5 £500 +48.14%
Basingstoke - 5 - -
City of London +10 4 £445 +27.14%
Reading -4 4 £500 +48.14%
East of England -4 3 £150 -62.50%
Bristol - 3 £165 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £338 -
Somerset +8 2 £460 -
West Midlands +7 2 £150 -70.00%
Hook 0 2 £420 +10.65%
Yorkshire -28 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £368 -
Cardiff - 2 £363 -
South Wales - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £460 -
Wales - 2 £363 -
Essex +3 1 - -
Coventry +1 1 - -
Erskine -2 1 - -
Renfrewshire -5 1 - -
Cambridge -9 1 - -

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 87 (56.13%) Windows
2 43 (27.74%) Linux
2 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 43 (27.74%) Security Cleared
3 30 (19.35%) Red Hat
4 29 (18.71%) Active Directory
4 29 (18.71%) Windows 7
5 28 (18.06%) VMware
6 27 (17.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (16.77%) SC Cleared
7 26 (16.77%) Jenkins
8 22 (14.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (13.55%) Migration
9 21 (13.55%) DNS
10 20 (12.90%) SCCM
11 19 (12.26%) PowerShell
12 18 (11.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (11.61%) Tomcat
12 18 (11.61%) Java
12 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
12 18 (11.61%) Server Building
13 17 (10.97%) DevOps
13 17 (10.97%) SQL
13 17 (10.97%) DHCP
14 16 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (9.68%) Middleware
15 15 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (11.61%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.74%) JBoss
3 11 (7.10%) Confluence
4 9 (5.81%) IIS
4 9 (5.81%) Apache
5 6 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.94%) FileNet
7 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.29%) Documentum
8 2 (1.29%) Lync
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Office
2 6 (3.87%) Maya
3 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Documaker
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) PaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.55%) DNS
2 17 (10.97%) DHCP
3 9 (5.81%) SSL
4 7 (4.52%) Firewall
5 6 (3.87%) HTTP
6 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.23%) LAN
7 4 (2.58%) LDAP
8 3 (1.94%) SAN
8 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.94%) Network Security
9 2 (1.29%) Wireless
9 2 (1.29%) DMZ
9 2 (1.29%) Intranet
9 2 (1.29%) Extranet
9 2 (1.29%) MPLS
9 2 (1.29%) VPN
9 2 (1.29%) ADSL
9 2 (1.29%) VoIP
9 2 (1.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) MySQL
3 8 (5.16%) WhereScape RED
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 26 (16.77%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (8.39%) Maven
3 13 (8.39%) JIRA
4 9 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.81%) MSBuild
5 8 (5.16%) Hudson
5 8 (5.16%) Ant
5 8 (5.16%) CruiseControl
6 7 (4.52%) Subversion
7 4 (2.58%) StarTeam
7 4 (2.58%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.29%) Selenium
9 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.29%) JUnit
9 2 (1.29%) MSI
9 2 (1.29%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 12 (7.74%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Games
2 6 (3.87%) Banking
3 3 (1.94%) Retail
3 3 (1.94%) Law
3 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) Middleware
2 9 (5.81%) .NET
3 5 (3.23%) Web Services
4 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.94%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.94%) LAMP
5 3 (1.94%) XML
5 3 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) EJB
7 1 (0.65%) JDBC
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.65%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.65%) DHTML
7 1 (0.65%) ADO
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.65%) XSL
7 1 (0.65%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.23%) EPoS
3 5 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.23%) Online Banking
4 3 (1.94%) DataPower
4 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.65%) PKI
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Life Science
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 87 (56.13%) Windows
2 43 (27.74%) Linux
3 29 (18.71%) Windows 7
4 27 (17.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (14.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.10%) UNIX
6 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.52%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.87%) AIX
10 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.29%) Debian
11 2 (1.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.65%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) Migration
1 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (11.61%) Server Building
3 17 (10.97%) DevOps
4 15 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.74%) Change Control
6 11 (7.10%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.16%) Workflow
8 7 (4.52%) Validation
8 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.52%) Test Automation
9 6 (3.87%) Game Development
9 6 (3.87%) Release Management
9 6 (3.87%) ITIL
10 4 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.58%) Integration Testing
10 4 (2.58%) Automated Testing
11 3 (1.94%) TDD
11 3 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (1.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.26%) PowerShell
2 18 (11.61%) Java
3 17 (10.97%) SQL
4 11 (7.10%) C#
5 10 (6.45%) Python
6 6 (3.87%) VBScript
6 6 (3.87%) C++
6 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.87%) Perl
6 6 (3.87%) PHP
7 5 (3.23%) XAML
7 5 (3.23%) Lua
8 4 (2.58%) C
8 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.94%) VB
10 2 (1.29%) VB6
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
11 1 (0.65%) Jython
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (27.74%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.03%) MCSE
5 11 (7.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.58%) CCNA
6 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.29%) CCVP
7 2 (1.29%) MCITP
7 2 (1.29%) Degree
8 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MCSA
8 1 (0.65%) CCNP
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (18.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.81%) vSphere
3 8 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.58%) Varnish
7 4 (2.58%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.29%) Docker
8 2 (1.29%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.65%) vCloud
9 1 (0.65%) KVM
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.65%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 20 (12.90%) SCCM
2 18 (11.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (7.10%) Puppet
4 4 (2.58%) yum
4 4 (2.58%) WSUS
5 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.65%) Ansible
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 28 (18.06%) VMware
4 13 (8.39%) Cisco
5 9 (5.81%) Oracle
6 8 (5.16%) AppSense
6 8 (5.16%) Greenplum
6 8 (5.16%) Tableau
7 7 (4.52%) Citrix
8 6 (3.87%) HP
8 6 (3.87%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.87%) Perforce
9 5 (3.23%) IBM
10 4 (2.58%) Wyse
11 3 (1.94%) Axway
11 3 (1.94%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.94%) Siebel
11 3 (1.94%) Sun
11 3 (1.94%) Informatica
11 3 (1.94%) Intel
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