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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 532 500 477
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 75 82 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 40
Average daily rate
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£284 £225 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.11% -17.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £155 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.74 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.69 £124.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-43.10% +52.63%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -22 73 £289 +21.57% 63
London -13 18 £325 +36.84% 13
South West +18 11 £225 +73.07% 6
South East -25 11 £235 -12.14% 26
North West -16 10 £294 +47.98% 4
East Midlands -2 9 £235 -14.54%
Manchester -5 9 £294 - 4
Wiltshire +9 8 £425 +226.92%
East of England +9 8 £319 +67.76% 8
Leicestershire +8 7 £235 -14.54%
City of London +8 6 £325 -27.77% 2
Berkshire -9 6 £235 -24.80% 10
Swindon +14 4 - -
Reading +10 4 £170 -48.17% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £338 -15.62% 2
Cambridge +1 3 £288 -28.12% 2
Hampshire -2 3 £325 +62.50% 2
West Midlands -7 3 - - 3
Suffolk +12 2 £200 -
Ipswich +10 2 £200 -
Wales +2 2 £170 -5.55% 1
South Wales -1 2 £170 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 £350 +84.21% 2
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Hinckley - 2 £290 -
Leicester - 2 £180 -
Derby - 2 - -
Cardiff +11 1 £175 -2.77%
Gloucester +10 1 £175 +34.61%
Lancashire +8 1 - -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 92 (53.80%) Windows
2 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.81%) Active Directory
4 37 (21.64%) VMware
5 34 (19.88%) Cisco
6 33 (19.30%) Linux
7 30 (17.54%) ITIL
8 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (15.79%) Degree
10 25 (14.62%) HP
11 21 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (11.70%) Citrix
12 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
12 20 (11.70%) MS Office
12 20 (11.70%) Finance
13 19 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
14 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
14 18 (10.53%) JavaScript
14 18 (10.53%) Python
14 18 (10.53%) MS Exchange
14 18 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (9.36%) Perl
16 16 (9.36%) Wireless
16 16 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (8.77%) Computer Science
17 15 (8.77%) TCP/IP
17 15 (8.77%) SCCM
18 14 (8.19%) LAN

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 18 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.75%) IIS
8 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.75%) Lync
9 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.58%) Jetty
10 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (11.70%) MS Office
2 11 (6.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.92%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.17%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.36%) Wireless
2 15 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.19%) LAN
3 14 (8.19%) Internet
4 11 (6.43%) Firewall
5 10 (5.85%) DNS
5 10 (5.85%) SAN
6 9 (5.26%) BGP
6 9 (5.26%) EIGRP
6 9 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (4.68%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (4.68%) Multicast
8 7 (4.09%) MPLS
8 7 (4.09%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (3.51%) IP Telephony
9 6 (3.51%) WAN
9 6 (3.51%) VPN
10 5 (2.92%) VoIP
10 5 (2.92%) DHCP
10 5 (2.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.43%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.43%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.19%) JIRA
2 11 (6.43%) Eclipse
2 11 (6.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.17%) Selenium
3 2 (1.17%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 20 (11.70%) Finance
2 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.26%) Front Office
4 6 (3.51%) Banking
5 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.75%) Retail
7 3 (1.75%) Automotive
8 2 (1.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Law
9 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (3.51%) HTML5
2 6 (3.51%) CSS
2 6 (3.51%) HTML
3 5 (2.92%) CSS3
3 5 (2.92%) jQuery
4 4 (2.34%) .NET
5 2 (1.17%) Web Services
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) MAPI
6 1 (0.58%) XMPP
6 1 (0.58%) Jinja
6 1 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) Life Science
6 1 (0.58%) PKI
6 1 (0.58%) Derivative
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) Telematics
6 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 92 (53.80%) Windows
2 33 (19.30%) Linux
3 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 17 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.19%) UNIX
7 11 (6.43%) Solaris
8 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.68%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.68%) Windows NT
10 7 (4.09%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.17%) Android
12 2 (1.17%) AIX
13 1 (0.58%) Debian
13 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.54%) ITIL
2 16 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
4 12 (7.02%) Time Management
4 12 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (6.43%) OO
5 11 (6.43%) Migration
5 11 (6.43%) Workflow
5 11 (6.43%) Scrum
5 11 (6.43%) Software Engineering
6 10 (5.85%) Automated Testing
7 9 (5.26%) Network Management
8 8 (4.68%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.68%) Service Management
8 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.09%) Analytics
10 6 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.51%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.53%) JavaScript
1 18 (10.53%) Python
2 16 (9.36%) Perl
3 14 (8.19%) C#
4 13 (7.60%) Java
5 12 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.85%) SQL
7 3 (1.75%) C
7 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) X++
9 1 (0.58%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (15.79%) Degree
2 19 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.02%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.02%) CCNA
5 11 (6.43%) CCNP
6 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.92%) CCA
7 5 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.92%) VCP5
7 5 (2.92%) CCEE
7 5 (2.92%) CCAA
8 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.75%) MCSE
9 3 (1.75%) CCIE
9 3 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.17%) CCVP
10 2 (1.17%) MCP
11 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.02%) XenApp
4 11 (6.43%) vSphere
5 9 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.92%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.75%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.58%) vCloud
10 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (8.77%) SCCM
2 12 (7.02%) Puppet
3 3 (1.75%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.17%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.58%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.58%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.64%) VMware
3 34 (19.88%) Cisco
4 25 (14.62%) HP
5 20 (11.70%) Citrix
6 13 (7.60%) Oracle
7 12 (7.02%) Apple
8 7 (4.09%) Juniper
9 6 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.51%) Google
9 6 (3.51%) AppSense
9 6 (3.51%) Nokia
10 5 (2.92%) Adobe
10 5 (2.92%) Fidessa
10 5 (2.92%) Wyse
10 5 (2.92%) F5
10 5 (2.92%) Splunk
10 5 (2.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (2.34%) Dell
12 3 (1.75%) NetApp
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