The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 539 502 488
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 73 92 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 38
Average daily rate
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£295 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.32 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.16 £112.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -2.70%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
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 £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Technical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Technical Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Technical Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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 -24 71 £313 +25.00% 59
London -11 21 £363 +45.00% 10
South West +21 14 £255 +96.15% 8
Wiltshire +22 10 £425 +226.92% 1
North West -14 9 £325 +63.72% 4
Manchester -11 8 £325 - 4
City of London +17 7 £363 -19.44% 1
East Midlands -6 7 £290 +5.45% 2
East of England +4 6 £280 +47.36% 7
South East -26 6 £325 +4.00% 23
Leicestershire +6 5 £290 +5.45%
Swindon +15 4 - - 1
Reading 0 3 - - 4
Berkshire -10 3 - - 5
West Midlands -12 3 - - 4
Suffolk +6 2 £200 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £348 -13.12% 1
Ipswich +3 2 £200 -
South Wales -3 2 £170 -4.22% 2
Wales -7 2 £170 -4.22% 2
Hampshire -7 2 £329 +64.50% 2
Hertfordshire -7 2 £350 +84.21% 4
Yorkshire -20 2 - - 2
Derbyshire - 2 - - 2
Hinckley - 2 £290 -
Derby - 2 - - 1
Cardiff +6 1 £175 -1.40% 1
Gloucester +5 1 £175 +34.61% 1
Lancashire +1 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 £350 - 1

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 87 (52.41%) Windows
2 37 (22.29%) VMware
3 35 (21.08%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.08%) Active Directory
4 33 (19.88%) Linux
5 31 (18.67%) Cisco
6 28 (16.87%) ITIL
7 27 (16.27%) HP
7 27 (16.27%) Degree
8 25 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (12.05%) Finance
9 20 (12.05%) Citrix
9 20 (12.05%) Python
10 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (10.84%) Telecoms
11 18 (10.84%) MS Office
11 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
12 17 (10.24%) MS Exchange
12 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
13 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
14 15 (9.04%) Perl
14 15 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (9.04%) Wireless
15 14 (8.43%) Computer Science
15 14 (8.43%) UNIX
15 14 (8.43%) LAN
15 14 (8.43%) Windows 7

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 17 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.01%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.81%) Lync
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.60%) Jetty
9 1 (0.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
9 1 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (10.84%) MS Office
2 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.02%) Office 365
2 4 (2.41%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.04%) Wireless
3 14 (8.43%) LAN
4 12 (7.23%) Internet
4 12 (7.23%) Firewall
5 9 (5.42%) DNS
6 8 (4.82%) SAN
6 8 (4.82%) BGP
6 8 (4.82%) EIGRP
6 8 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.82%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (4.82%) Multicast
7 7 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (4.22%) WAN
8 6 (3.61%) VPN
8 6 (3.61%) MPLS
9 5 (3.01%) VoIP
10 4 (2.41%) DHCP
10 4 (2.41%) SMS
10 4 (2.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.02%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) JIRA
2 10 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (6.02%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.41%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.41%) Subversion
3 4 (2.41%) NeoLoad
4 3 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.81%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.81%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) Selenium
5 2 (1.20%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (12.05%) Finance
2 18 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.42%) Front Office
4 6 (3.61%) Banking
5 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.81%) Retail
7 3 (1.81%) Automotive
8 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Military
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.02%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (3.01%) HTML5
2 5 (3.01%) HTML
2 5 (3.01%) CSS
3 4 (2.41%) CSS3
3 4 (2.41%) jQuery
4 3 (1.81%) .NET
5 2 (1.20%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) MAPI
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.60%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.01%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.01%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.81%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Derivative
7 1 (0.60%) Telematics
7 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (52.41%) Windows
2 33 (19.88%) Linux
3 25 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.43%) UNIX
6 11 (6.63%) Solaris
7 8 (4.82%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.82%) Windows NT
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.61%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.81%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.20%) AIX
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.60%) Debian
11 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) ITIL
2 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.83%) Incident Management
4 11 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (6.02%) Time Management
5 10 (6.02%) Software Engineering
5 10 (6.02%) Migration
5 10 (6.02%) Scrum
5 10 (6.02%) OO
5 10 (6.02%) Workflow
6 9 (5.42%) Automated Testing
7 8 (4.82%) Network Management
7 8 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.82%) Mentoring
7 8 (4.82%) Service Management
7 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.61%) Asset Management
8 6 (3.61%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.61%) Analytics
9 5 (3.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.05%) Python
2 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.04%) Perl
4 12 (7.23%) C#
4 12 (7.23%) Java
5 11 (6.63%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.42%) SQL
7 4 (2.41%) C
8 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) LINC
10 1 (0.60%) X++
10 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (16.27%) Degree
2 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.23%) CCNA
5 11 (6.63%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.42%) CCNP
7 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.41%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.41%) CCEE
8 4 (2.41%) CCAA
8 4 (2.41%) VCP5
8 4 (2.41%) ISEB
8 4 (2.41%) CCA
8 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.81%) MCSE
10 2 (1.20%) CCIE
10 2 (1.20%) MCP
10 2 (1.20%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (21.08%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.83%) XenApp
4 9 (5.42%) vSphere
5 8 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.41%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.81%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) SCCM
2 11 (6.63%) Puppet
3 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.81%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.60%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 37 (22.29%) VMware
2 35 (21.08%) Microsoft
3 31 (18.67%) Cisco
4 27 (16.27%) HP
5 20 (12.05%) Citrix
6 13 (7.83%) Oracle
6 13 (7.83%) Apple
7 7 (4.22%) Juniper
8 6 (3.61%) Nokia
8 6 (3.61%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (3.01%) Google
9 5 (3.01%) F5
9 5 (3.01%) Splunk
9 5 (3.01%) Fidessa
10 4 (2.41%) Dell
10 4 (2.41%) Adobe
11 3 (1.81%) Intel
11 3 (1.81%) NetApp
11 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
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