The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 575 555 540
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 67 78 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 50
Median daily rate £375 £265 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £164 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £440 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £230
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Median hourly rate £18.28 £15.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -46.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £13.10 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.33 £24.69 £124.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £15.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -46.55%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Technical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Engineer in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 62 £353 +33.01% 59
London +14 23 £384 +61.47% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £328 -
North East - 13 £328 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £328 -
South East +2 10 £298 +75.00% 21
Berkshire -5 6 £375 +72.41% 7
East of England +15 5 £300 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -17 4 £330 - 2
City of London +30 3 £380 +12.59% 2
South West +2 3 £363 +20.83% 6
Yorkshire 0 3 £258 -24.26% 2
West Yorkshire -4 3 £258 -32.23% 1
Leeds -5 3 £258 -14.16% 1
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Wales +18 2 £425 +142.85%
South Wales +17 2 £425 +150.00%
Gloucestershire -2 2 £363 +107.14%
Surrey -9 2 - - 6
Scotland -13 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £90 - 2
Bridgend - 2 £425 -
Bromley - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Hereford - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £175 - 3
Bristol +9 1 - - 1
Reading -3 1 £375 +127.27% 4
Leatherhead -4 1 - -

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Technical Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (54.35%) Windows
2 56 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 51 (27.72%) Linux
4 45 (24.46%) Microsoft
4 45 (24.46%) Windows Server
5 40 (21.74%) VMware
6 38 (20.65%) Oracle
7 33 (17.93%) SQL
8 27 (14.67%) Unix
8 27 (14.67%) Security Cleared
9 25 (13.59%) Cisco
10 24 (13.04%) MS Office
11 22 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (11.96%) Windows 7
12 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
13 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (10.87%) PowerShell
14 19 (10.33%) HP
14 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (10.33%) Finance
15 18 (9.78%) Telecoms
15 18 (9.78%) Java
16 17 (9.24%) Office 365
17 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
18 15 (8.15%) Perl
18 15 (8.15%) C#
18 15 (8.15%) MCSE
18 15 (8.15%) Python

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.80%) JBoss
3 7 (3.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.80%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.72%) Confluence
5 5 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.17%) Apache
6 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.63%) IIS
8 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.09%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 24 (13.04%) MS Office
2 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.09%) Magento
2 2 (1.09%) Shopify
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.24%) Office 365
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.09%) Yammer
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.61%) DNS
1 14 (7.61%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.52%) Firewall
3 11 (5.98%) Diameter Protocol
3 11 (5.98%) GPRS
3 11 (5.98%) SS7
3 11 (5.98%) UMTS
3 11 (5.98%) WCDMA
4 10 (5.43%) Internet
4 10 (5.43%) Skype
5 9 (4.89%) DHCP
6 8 (4.35%) LAN
7 7 (3.80%) LDAP
7 7 (3.80%) WAN
8 6 (3.26%) CDMA
8 6 (3.26%) GSM
8 6 (3.26%) MPLS
8 6 (3.26%) Network Security
8 6 (3.26%) SAN
8 6 (3.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.72%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) DTS
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 8 (4.35%) JIRA
2 5 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.72%) Maven
3 4 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.17%) Selenium
3 4 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.63%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.63%) Checkstyle
4 3 (1.63%) Cobertura
4 3 (1.63%) FindBugs
4 3 (1.63%) Hudson
4 3 (1.63%) Liquibase
4 3 (1.63%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.63%) Subversion
5 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (10.33%) Finance
2 18 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.80%) German Language
4 6 (3.26%) Billing
5 4 (2.17%) Banking
5 4 (2.17%) French Language
6 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.63%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.09%) Law
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.43%) .NET
2 7 (3.80%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.72%) HTML
3 5 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.17%) REST
4 4 (2.17%) XML
5 3 (1.63%) CSS
5 3 (1.63%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.63%) SGML
5 3 (1.63%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.09%) DCOM
6 2 (1.09%) Spring
6 2 (1.09%) Spring Integration
6 2 (1.09%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.54%) Kafka
7 1 (0.54%) Node.js
7 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.63%) Clustering
5 3 (1.63%) DataPower
5 3 (1.63%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.63%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.63%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.54%) EPoS
7 1 (0.54%) IVR
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (54.35%) Windows
2 51 (27.72%) Linux
3 45 (24.46%) Windows Server
4 27 (14.67%) Unix
5 22 (11.96%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.98%) Solaris
9 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.80%) AIX
12 5 (2.72%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.09%) Android
14 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (7.61%) ITIL
2 14 (7.61%) Migration
3 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 11 (5.98%) DevOps
4 11 (5.98%) OO
5 8 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 8 (4.35%) Workflow
6 7 (3.80%) Change Control
6 7 (3.80%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.26%) High Availability
8 5 (2.72%) Change Management
8 5 (2.72%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.72%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.72%) Open Source
9 4 (2.17%) Dashboard Development
9 4 (2.17%) Defect Management
9 4 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.93%) SQL
2 20 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 18 (9.78%) Java
4 15 (8.15%) C#
4 15 (8.15%) Perl
4 15 (8.15%) Python
5 10 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.80%) VBScript
7 6 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.26%) Ruby
8 5 (2.72%) C
9 4 (2.17%) VB
10 3 (1.63%) C++
10 3 (1.63%) PHP
10 3 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.09%) VB6
12 1 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.15%) MCSE
4 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.43%) MCITP
7 9 (4.89%) CCNA
7 9 (4.89%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.80%) Degree
9 5 (2.72%) CCNP
9 5 (2.72%) MCDST
10 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.63%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.63%) MCTS
11 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.09%) MCSA
13 1 (0.54%) MCP
13 1 (0.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) QA
2 9 (4.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.80%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (3.26%) vSphere
6 5 (2.72%) XenApp
7 4 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.09%) Docker
9 2 (1.09%) Samba
9 2 (1.09%) XenServer
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.54%) Firmware
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) SCCM
2 14 (7.61%) Puppet
3 10 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.63%) SCOM
5 3 (1.63%) WSUS
6 2 (1.09%) Ansible
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.54%) MOM
7 1 (0.54%) Netcool
7 1 (0.54%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.74%) VMware
3 38 (20.65%) Oracle
4 25 (13.59%) Cisco
5 19 (10.33%) HP
6 14 (7.61%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.52%) Citrix
8 11 (5.98%) F5
8 11 (5.98%) Sybase
9 9 (4.89%) Juniper
10 7 (3.80%) Axway
10 7 (3.80%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.80%) IBM
10 7 (3.80%) Informatica
10 7 (3.80%) Siebel
11 6 (3.26%) BMC
11 6 (3.26%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.72%) Apple
12 5 (2.72%) Splunk
13 4 (2.17%) Huawei
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