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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 531 505 456
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 71 78 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 47
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£270 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £199 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.90 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £20.70 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
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 £233
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 2009 2143 2639
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 £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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 -20 62 £225 -30.76% 61
London -1 27 £225 -30.76% 13
South East -12 13 £190 -41.53% 20
South West -35 7 £434 - 3
Berkshire +8 5 £275 -17.29% 11
Scotland -20 5 £434 +57.78% 3
East of England -20 5 £158 -62.94% 9
North West -3 4 £275 -15.38% 6
East Sussex - 4 £150 - 1
City of London +13 3 £500 +96.07% 6
Reading +10 3 £275 - 5
Edinburgh -10 3 £519 - 2
Wales -11 3 £450 +63.63% 2
South Wales -11 3 £450 +87.50% 2
Yorkshire +4 2 £210 -35.38% 2
Cardiff -7 2 - -
Somerset -10 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £204 -52.05% 5
Wiltshire - 2 £519 -
Brighton - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £519 -
Nottinghamshire +16 1 £275 +84.87%
South Yorkshire +7 1 £275 -15.38%
East Midlands -1 1 £275 +84.87% 1
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £190 -41.53% 2
Cambridge -9 1 £288 -32.35% 5
West Midlands -12 1 £160 - 5
Hampshire -14 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 89 (57.05%) Windows
2 61 (39.10%) Microsoft
3 50 (32.05%) Active Directory
4 49 (31.41%) VMware
5 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (23.08%) SQL
7 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
8 31 (19.87%) Cisco
9 30 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
11 27 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (16.67%) Linux
12 26 (16.67%) DNS
13 25 (16.03%) HP
13 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 24 (15.38%) MS Excel
15 23 (14.74%) Firewall
16 22 (14.10%) MS Office
16 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (13.46%) SAN
18 20 (12.82%) SCCM
19 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
19 19 (12.18%) Citrix
19 19 (12.18%) DHCP
19 19 (12.18%) ITIL
19 19 (12.18%) UNIX
20 17 (10.90%) QA
21 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 26 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.49%) ColdFusion
6 5 (3.21%) IIS
6 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.56%) Lync
8 3 (1.92%) Apache
8 3 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.64%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.10%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) SAP PM
1 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 26 (16.67%) DNS
3 23 (14.74%) Firewall
4 21 (13.46%) SAN
5 19 (12.18%) DHCP
6 15 (9.62%) LAN
7 13 (8.33%) WAN
8 8 (5.13%) HTTP
9 6 (3.85%) Internet
9 6 (3.85%) OSPF
9 6 (3.85%) BGP
10 5 (3.21%) VPN
10 5 (3.21%) Wireless
10 5 (3.21%) VLAN
11 4 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.56%) VoIP
12 3 (1.92%) SS7
12 3 (1.92%) SMS
12 3 (1.92%) LDAP
12 3 (1.92%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (3.85%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.56%) MySQL
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Selenium
2 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.28%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.28%) WATIR
3 2 (1.28%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.28%) Capybara
4 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.64%) RSpec
4 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.21%) Finance
3 3 (1.92%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.28%) Legal
4 2 (1.28%) Retail
4 2 (1.28%) Marketing
4 2 (1.28%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) German Language
5 1 (0.64%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) HTML
2 10 (6.41%) .NET
3 8 (5.13%) SOAP
4 7 (4.49%) XML
5 6 (3.85%) Web Services
5 6 (3.85%) JSON
5 6 (3.85%) REST
6 5 (3.21%) CSS
7 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.64%) Middleware
8 1 (0.64%) LAMP
8 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.64%) XMPP
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) EMV
1 9 (5.77%) Smartcard
2 8 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.21%) Clustering
4 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.92%) iPad
5 3 (1.92%) PKI
5 3 (1.92%) Firmware
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) SecurID
6 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) CMDB
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.64%) iSeries
7 1 (0.64%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (57.05%) Windows
2 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.67%) Linux
4 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (12.18%) UNIX
8 12 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.92%) AIX
12 2 (1.28%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.28%) Android
12 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.64%) CentOS
13 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.64%) VMS
13 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.18%) ITIL
2 14 (8.97%) Migration
3 10 (6.41%) Project Management
4 9 (5.77%) Automated Testing
4 9 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 6 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 6 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.56%) Change Management
8 4 (2.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.56%) Data Management
8 4 (2.56%) Validation
8 4 (2.56%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.92%) Quality Management
9 3 (1.92%) OOP
9 3 (1.92%) OO
10 2 (1.28%) CRM
10 2 (1.28%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.08%) SQL
2 14 (8.97%) Java
3 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.69%) PHP
5 9 (5.77%) Ruby
5 9 (5.77%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.77%) Perl
6 7 (4.49%) C
6 7 (4.49%) C#
6 7 (4.49%) C++
6 7 (4.49%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.49%) Python
7 5 (3.21%) VBScript
8 4 (2.56%) VB
9 3 (1.92%) VB6
9 3 (1.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.64%) JCL
10 1 (0.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.69%) MCP
4 11 (7.05%) MCSE
5 10 (6.41%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.41%) Degree
6 9 (5.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.28%) CISSP
9 2 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.28%) CCNP
9 2 (1.28%) CCNA
9 2 (1.28%) CISM
9 2 (1.28%) CCSE
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.64%) CCSA
10 1 (0.64%) CCVP
10 1 (0.64%) ISEB
10 1 (0.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.90%) QA
2 8 (5.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) GMP
System Software
1 50 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 27 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.33%) XenServer
4 10 (6.41%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.13%) XenApp
6 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.21%) vSphere
7 5 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.28%) RACF
9 2 (1.28%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.64%) UAG
10 1 (0.64%) VMFS
10 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (12.82%) SCCM
2 12 (7.69%) SCOM
3 9 (5.77%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.56%) WSUS
5 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.28%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.28%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.64%) logstash
7 1 (0.64%) Kibana
7 1 (0.64%) Puppet
7 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.64%) Nagios
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (39.10%) Microsoft
2 49 (31.41%) VMware
3 31 (19.87%) Cisco
4 25 (16.03%) HP
5 19 (12.18%) Citrix
6 9 (5.77%) McAfee
7 8 (5.13%) Juniper
7 8 (5.13%) Intel
8 6 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.85%) Cognos
8 6 (3.85%) F5
9 5 (3.21%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.21%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.21%) IBM
9 5 (3.21%) Oracle
10 4 (2.56%) Dell
10 4 (2.56%) AppSense
10 4 (2.56%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.92%) PlateSpin
11 3 (1.92%) LANDesk
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago