The table below looks at the statistics for the Implementation 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 Implementation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Implementation Engineer
Rank 560 535 527
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Implementation Engineer 40 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.12% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 12
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£300 £331 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £291 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.17% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Implementation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Implementation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Implementation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Implementation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Implementation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Implementation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Implementation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -25 40 £300 -14.28% 7
London -13 17 £290 -17.14% 1
North West -14 9 - - 1
Manchester - 9 - - 1
South East -12 6 £350 +12.00% 3
City of London -1 4 £310 +10.71%
Berkshire -3 4 £350 +66.66%
East of England +7 3 £275 -28.57%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £275 -28.57%
Cambridge +1 3 £275 +1.85%
West Midlands -21 3 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £275 -
Basingstoke +5 1 £400 -11.11%
Surrey +3 1 - - 1
Hampshire 0 1 £400 -11.11% 2
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -

Implementation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Implementation 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 Implementation Engineer in their job title.

1 51 (59.30%) Cisco
2 36 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (39.53%) MPLS
4 32 (37.21%) Juniper
5 29 (33.72%) CCNP
5 29 (33.72%) CCNA
5 29 (33.72%) OSPF
5 29 (33.72%) BGP
6 28 (32.56%) VPN
7 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
8 25 (29.07%) JNCIA
9 24 (27.91%) JNCIP
9 24 (27.91%) HSRP
10 23 (26.74%) Cisco IOS
10 23 (26.74%) BT
11 22 (25.58%) Firewall
11 22 (25.58%) Linux
12 21 (24.42%) CCIE
12 21 (24.42%) BT 21CN
13 20 (23.26%) Ethernet
14 19 (22.09%) Broadband
14 19 (22.09%) UNIX
14 19 (22.09%) CCIP
14 19 (22.09%) IPv4
14 19 (22.09%) IPv6
14 19 (22.09%) RSVP
14 19 (22.09%) VRRP
14 19 (22.09%) L2TP
14 19 (22.09%) Junos
14 19 (22.09%) IOS XR

Implementation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Implementation 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 Implementation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.47%) IIS
1 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) Lync
3 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.81%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.16%) JBoss
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.81%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) PaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (39.53%) MPLS
2 29 (33.72%) OSPF
2 29 (33.72%) BGP
3 28 (32.56%) VPN
4 24 (27.91%) HSRP
5 23 (26.74%) Cisco IOS
6 22 (25.58%) Firewall
7 21 (24.42%) BT 21CN
8 20 (23.26%) Ethernet
9 19 (22.09%) Broadband
9 19 (22.09%) IPv4
9 19 (22.09%) IPv6
9 19 (22.09%) RSVP
9 19 (22.09%) VRRP
9 19 (22.09%) L2TP
9 19 (22.09%) Junos
9 19 (22.09%) IOS XR
10 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (9.30%) VLAN
11 7 (8.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) French Language
4 1 (1.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) Web Services
1 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Clustering
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.49%) CMDB
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.16%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.16%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Linux
2 19 (22.09%) UNIX
3 18 (20.93%) Windows
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) Migration
2 11 (12.79%) Network Design
3 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.81%) ITIL
4 5 (5.81%) Project Management
5 4 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.49%) Release Management
6 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.33%) Analytics
7 2 (2.33%) Benchmarking
7 2 (2.33%) CRM
8 1 (1.16%) OOP
8 1 (1.16%) ETL
8 1 (1.16%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.16%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) C
3 2 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (1.16%) Python
4 1 (1.16%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) C++
4 1 (1.16%) VBScript
4 1 (1.16%) VB
4 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (33.72%) CCNP
2 29 (33.72%) CCNA
3 25 (29.07%) JNCIA
4 24 (27.91%) JNCIP
5 21 (24.42%) CCIE
6 19 (22.09%) CCIP
7 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.81%) JNCIE
8 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.49%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (2.33%) Degree
11 1 (1.16%) CCDP
11 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.14%) vSphere
3 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.16%) Squid
4 1 (1.16%) vCloud
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.16%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (59.30%) Cisco
2 32 (37.21%) Juniper
3 23 (26.74%) BT
4 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.30%) HP
5 8 (9.30%) F5
6 7 (8.14%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle
8 5 (5.81%) VMware
8 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.65%) Nokia
10 3 (3.49%) Avaya
10 3 (3.49%) Citrix
10 3 (3.49%) Remedy
10 3 (3.49%) Telcordia
10 3 (3.49%) ProCurve
11 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.16%) Cognos
12 1 (1.16%) Dell
12 1 (1.16%) CA
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