The table below looks at the statistics for the PC 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 PC Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PC Engineer
Rank 576 552 530
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 12 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.035% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.038% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 22
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£155 £105 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.26% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £83 £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £137 £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £85 £108
% change year-on-year
+76.47% -20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £9.81 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £16.28 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £10.30
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +31.06%

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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £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 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

PC Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PC Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PC Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

PC Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PC Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PC Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PC 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 PC Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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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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 12 £155 +47.26%
South East -26 7 £160 +88.23%
London +2 1 £190 +75.92%
Worthing - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Scotland - - - -

PC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PC 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 PC Engineer in their job title.

1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) MS Office
3 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Apple
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) Logistics
7 3 (12.50%) SCCM
7 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.33%) LAN
8 2 (8.33%) WAN
8 2 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (4.17%) Toshiba
9 1 (4.17%) Open Text
9 1 (4.17%) VMware
9 1 (4.17%) AppSense
9 1 (4.17%) FileMaker
9 1 (4.17%) Dell

PC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited PC 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 PC Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) FileMaker
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (4.17%) Document Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.17%) Open Text
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) AppSense
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk