The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer 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 Computer Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Engineer
Rank 588 562 554
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Engineer 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£325 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 -
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - -

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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Computer Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Computer Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Engineer within the UK.

Computer Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Engineer within the UK.

Computer Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Inverness -3 1 £340 +0.74%
Highlands -4 1 £340 +0.74%
Scotland -12 1 £340 +0.74%
England -16 1 £310 -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Computer Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Computer 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 Computer Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (57.89%) Validation
2 7 (36.84%) Image Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Video Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Signal Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Games
2 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
2 7 (36.84%) Physics
2 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) MATLAB
2 7 (36.84%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) PhD
3 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
4 5 (26.32%) GAMP
5 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
6 3 (15.79%) SCADA
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (15.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (15.79%) Firmware
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Siemens
8 1 (5.26%) Sophos
8 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
8 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.26%) UNIX
8 1 (5.26%) Windows

Computer Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Computer 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 Computer Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Games
2 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
1 7 (36.84%) Physics
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Validation
2 7 (36.84%) Image Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Video Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Signal Processing
3 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C++
1 7 (36.84%) Python
1 7 (36.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) GAMP
2 3 (15.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Siemens
2 1 (5.26%) Sophos
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft