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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PC Engineer
Rank 587 553 559
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 13 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.041% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.044% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £100 £86
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 14
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £10.65 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £16.00 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.45 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.07% -5.35%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PC Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

PC Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PC Engineer
Top 14 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 27 August 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 -24 12 £80 -20.00% 1
London -1 6 £80 -41.60% 1
South East -14 1 - -
South West -34 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

PC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) MS Office
3 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 5 (14.71%) HP
6 5 (14.71%) NHS
6 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
7 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
8 3 (8.82%) SCCM
8 3 (8.82%) Software Deployment
9 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) Migration
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL
9 2 (5.88%) LAN
9 2 (5.88%) WAN
10 1 (2.94%) Toshiba
10 1 (2.94%) Wireless
10 1 (2.94%) Finance
10 1 (2.94%) AppSense
10 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
10 1 (2.94%) Internet
10 1 (2.94%) DHCP
10 1 (2.94%) VPN
10 1 (2.94%) DNS
10 1 (2.94%) Cisco
10 1 (2.94%) Dell
10 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.94%) SAN

PC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.82%) Software Deployment
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (2.94%) Document Management
3 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.94%) Network Management
3 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
1 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) AppSense
4 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) Toshiba
4 1 (2.94%) Open Text