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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Engineer
Rank 503 475 455
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 74 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 51
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£335 £388 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% +47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £270 £165
% change year-on-year
+18.98% +63.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £9.69 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £25.93 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £18.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +17.96%

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 29 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 January 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 -31 64 £330 -16.19% 15
South East -7 31 £335 -16.25% 5
Hampshire -14 20 £294 -26.56%
London -18 20 £350 -17.64% 7
Hook - 18 £294 -
Scotland -9 7 £347 +3.72%
South West -15 5 £150 -45.45%
City of London +13 4 £600 +50.00% 3
East of England -6 3 £180 -30.76%
Edinburgh -7 3 £275 -17.91%
North West -10 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £338 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £338 - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 3
West Malling - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bath - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

Build Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 112 (69.57%) Windows
2 71 (44.10%) VMware
3 63 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 53 (32.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
6 42 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 41 (25.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 38 (23.60%) PowerShell
9 35 (21.74%) HP
10 33 (20.50%) SC Cleared
11 31 (19.25%) Windows 7
12 30 (18.63%) DV Cleared
12 30 (18.63%) SQL
13 29 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (16.15%) MS Office
15 23 (14.29%) DNS
15 23 (14.29%) SCCM
16 22 (13.66%) Linux
17 21 (13.04%) Oracle
17 21 (13.04%) Firewall
17 21 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
17 21 (13.04%) Jenkins
18 20 (12.42%) UNIX
19 19 (11.80%) Replication
19 19 (11.80%) MSI
20 17 (10.56%) DHCP
21 16 (9.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
22 15 (9.32%) Subversion
22 15 (9.32%) Altiris

Build Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (6.83%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (6.21%) IIS
2 10 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.11%) JBoss
4 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.86%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.24%) Confluence
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) Apache
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (16.15%) MS Office
2 11 (6.83%) MS Project
3 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) GitHub
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.29%) DNS
2 21 (13.04%) Firewall
3 17 (10.56%) DHCP
4 10 (6.21%) SAN
5 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.35%) SNMP
6 7 (4.35%) SSL
7 5 (3.11%) X.400
7 5 (3.11%) X.500
8 4 (2.48%) NAS
9 3 (1.86%) Wireless
9 3 (1.86%) MPLS
9 3 (1.86%) VPN
9 3 (1.86%) ADSL
9 3 (1.86%) LAN
9 3 (1.86%) VoIP
9 3 (1.86%) WAN
9 3 (1.86%) SMTP
10 1 (0.62%) SMS
10 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.24%) MySQL
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.62%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 19 (11.80%) MSI
3 15 (9.32%) Subversion
4 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.73%) JIRA
5 6 (3.73%) Maven
6 5 (3.11%) Ant
6 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.11%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.48%) InstallShield
7 4 (2.48%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.86%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.86%) Hudson
9 2 (1.24%) StarTeam
9 2 (1.24%) Checkstyle
9 2 (1.24%) NUnit
9 2 (1.24%) FindBugs
General
1 11 (6.83%) Military
2 8 (4.97%) Finance
3 3 (1.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Legal
4 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) .NET
2 8 (4.97%) XML
3 6 (3.73%) Middleware
4 3 (1.86%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.86%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.86%) SOAP
4 3 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.86%) REST
4 3 (1.86%) Spring
4 3 (1.86%) JSON
5 2 (1.24%) WCF
5 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.24%) DHTML
5 2 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (1.24%) Web Services
5 2 (1.24%) ADO
5 2 (1.24%) ActiveX
5 2 (1.24%) OLE
5 2 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.62%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
2 19 (11.80%) Replication
3 9 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.73%) Clustering
5 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.86%) Open Source
7 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) PDA
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 112 (69.57%) Windows
2 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (19.25%) Windows 7
4 29 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (13.66%) Linux
6 20 (12.42%) UNIX
7 14 (8.70%) Windows Vista
8 11 (6.83%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.97%) Solaris
11 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (3.11%) SUSE
13 3 (1.86%) AIX
13 3 (1.86%) HPUX
13 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.62%) Android
14 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (8.07%) Unit Testing
1 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (6.83%) Migration
4 10 (6.21%) DevOps
5 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.97%) Scrum
7 7 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 7 (4.35%) Release Management
8 6 (3.73%) Workflow
9 5 (3.11%) Validation
10 4 (2.48%) Automated Testing
10 4 (2.48%) Build Automation
10 4 (2.48%) Change Control
10 4 (2.48%) Project Management
11 3 (1.86%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (1.86%) Boundary Protection
11 3 (1.86%) Service Management
11 3 (1.86%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.60%) PowerShell
2 30 (18.63%) SQL
3 13 (8.07%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.83%) Perl
5 10 (6.21%) Java
6 9 (5.59%) Python
6 9 (5.59%) VBScript
6 9 (5.59%) VB
7 8 (4.97%) C#
8 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.86%) Tcl
9 3 (1.86%) C++
9 3 (1.86%) Scala
9 3 (1.86%) Korn
10 2 (1.24%) Ruby
10 2 (1.24%) VB6
10 2 (1.24%) R
10 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.24%) PHP
10 2 (1.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.50%) SC Cleared
3 30 (18.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) MCSE
4 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.86%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
6 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (32.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.97%) vSphere
4 7 (4.35%) Firmware
5 6 (3.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.11%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (3.11%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.24%) XenApp
9 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 41 (25.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (14.29%) SCCM
3 16 (9.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.59%) Puppet
5 6 (3.73%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.86%) Hyperic
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.24%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.24%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.62%) SCOM
8 1 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (44.10%) VMware
2 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.74%) HP
4 21 (13.04%) Oracle
5 15 (9.32%) Altiris
6 14 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 13 (8.07%) Lumension
8 12 (7.45%) McAfee
9 6 (3.73%) Symantec
10 5 (3.11%) EMC
10 5 (3.11%) Citrix
10 5 (3.11%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.48%) IBM
11 4 (2.48%) Remedy
12 3 (1.86%) BMC
12 3 (1.86%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.86%) Lotus
12 3 (1.86%) Cisco
12 3 (1.86%) F5
12 3 (1.86%) Fortinet
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