The table below looks at the statistics for the Project 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 Project Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Engineer
Rank 505 539 530
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Engineer 88 60 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 18
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £160 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -49.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -49.01%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Project Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Project Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Project Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Project Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Project Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 +32 86 £320 -5.18% 27
South East +3 31 £333 +10.83% 2
South West +20 19 £250 -13.04% 1
Wiltshire +22 14 £190 -
London -2 13 £294 -21.66% 8
Berkshire +15 12 £275 -18.51%
East Midlands +10 7 £350 -7.89%
Derby - 7 £350 -
Derbyshire - 7 £350 -
Hampshire - 7 £453 - 2
East of England +18 6 £263 +54.41% 5
North West -13 4 £325 - 6
Kent - 4 - -
Bristol 0 3 £350 -
Reading - 3 £275 -
Essex - 3 £250 - 3
City of London +15 2 £250 -23.07% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £275 -42.10% 2
Surrey - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £360 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £260 - 3
Basildon - 2 £250 -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire -12 1 £325 - 2
Leeds -17 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -19 1 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £225 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1

Project Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project 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 Project Engineer in their job title.

1 43 (32.33%) Cisco
2 41 (30.83%) Windows
3 40 (30.08%) Telecoms
4 24 (18.05%) Service Delivery
5 23 (17.29%) Project Management
5 23 (17.29%) VMware
6 21 (15.79%) Firewall
6 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 19 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (12.78%) Citrix
8 17 (12.78%) CCNP
8 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
9 16 (12.03%) Active Directory
9 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
10 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (10.53%) LAN
11 14 (10.53%) 3G
12 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
13 12 (9.02%) Finance
13 12 (9.02%) SAN
13 12 (9.02%) CCNA
13 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
13 12 (9.02%) Radio Access Network
14 11 (8.27%) UNIX
14 11 (8.27%) Migration
14 11 (8.27%) Degree
15 10 (7.52%) Linux
15 10 (7.52%) ITIL

Project Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project 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 Project Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.52%) IIS
2 7 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.26%) WorkSite
3 3 (2.26%) Lync
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) Firewall
2 14 (10.53%) LAN
2 14 (10.53%) 3G
3 12 (9.02%) SAN
3 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.02%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (7.52%) WAN
5 8 (6.02%) DNS
5 8 (6.02%) 2G
6 6 (4.51%) Wireless
6 6 (4.51%) NAS
6 6 (4.51%) 4G
6 6 (4.51%) VPN
7 5 (3.76%) VoIP
7 5 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.76%) LTE
7 5 (3.76%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.01%) Network Security
8 4 (3.01%) SDH
9 3 (2.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.01%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Subversion
1 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.01%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 40 (30.08%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.02%) Finance
3 8 (6.02%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.76%) Military
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Legal
6 2 (1.50%) German Language
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) SOAP
2 4 (3.01%) XML
2 4 (3.01%) Qt
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) XHTML
3 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) PMI
1 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.26%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.26%) Replication
3 3 (2.26%) Clustering
4 2 (1.50%) MPEG
4 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.75%) Economics
5 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.75%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.83%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (8.27%) UNIX
5 10 (7.52%) Linux
6 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.76%) Solaris
7 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) Service Delivery
2 23 (17.29%) Project Management
3 11 (8.27%) Migration
4 10 (7.52%) ITIL
4 10 (7.52%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.01%) Network Design
7 4 (3.01%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (3.01%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.01%) Service Management
8 3 (2.26%) Six Sigma
8 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.26%) Information Management
8 3 (2.26%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.26%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.26%) Time Management
8 3 (2.26%) Test Strategy
9 2 (1.50%) Change Control
9 2 (1.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) Perl
3 6 (4.51%) Java
4 5 (3.76%) C
4 5 (3.76%) C#
5 4 (3.01%) C++
6 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.50%) VBScript
7 2 (1.50%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) Fortran
8 1 (0.75%) Pascal
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (12.78%) CCNP
3 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.02%) CCNA
6 11 (8.27%) Degree
7 8 (6.02%) PMI Certification
8 7 (5.26%) HNC
9 6 (4.51%) MCSE
9 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.76%) HND
11 4 (3.01%) MCSA
12 3 (2.26%) CCSA
12 3 (2.26%) CCSE
12 3 (2.26%) GNVQ
12 3 (2.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (1.50%) MCDST
14 1 (0.75%) APMP
14 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.50%) GPG13
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.76%) Firmware
3 5 (3.76%) NFS
3 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.01%) XenApp
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.26%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.50%) Squid
6 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) XenServer
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 43 (32.33%) Cisco
2 23 (17.29%) VMware
3 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.78%) Citrix
5 8 (6.02%) Siemens
5 8 (6.02%) Juniper
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle
6 6 (4.51%) HP
6 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.76%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.76%) Redknee
7 5 (3.76%) Huawei
7 5 (3.76%) Nokia
8 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (3.01%) F5
8 4 (3.01%) Avaya
9 3 (2.26%) Dell
10 2 (1.50%) CommVault
10 2 (1.50%) Ericsson
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