The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 520 494 460
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 74 76 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 44
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £263 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £443 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-26.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.70 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £121.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -34 62 £225 -30.76% 56
London +17 20 £225 -30.76% 13
South East -12 17 £228 -30.00% 22
South West -17 9 £350 - 1
Berkshire 0 8 £230 -28.34% 9
Scotland -16 6 £434 +57.78% 1
East of England -16 6 £190 -55.29% 5
Wales -10 5 £320 +16.36%
South Wales -12 5 £320 +16.36%
North West -11 4 £275 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +1 3 £185 -43.07% 2
Bracknell 0 3 £230 -28.34%
Cardiff -7 3 £190 -30.90%
Somerset -13 3 £350 -
Edinburgh -19 3 £519 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £200 -
Taunton - 3 £350 -
Suffolk - 3 £200 -
East Sussex - 3 £150 -
Reading +8 2 - - 5
West Yorkshire +2 2 £165 -38.88% 1
Surrey -5 2 £225 -47.05% 2
Manchester -8 2 - -
Hampshire -11 2 £240 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 £519 -
Swindon - 2 £519 -
Brighton - 2 - -
City of London +24 1 - - 3
Nottingham +14 1 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +13 1 £275 -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (58.54%) Windows
2 68 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.54%) VMware
4 47 (28.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (26.22%) Active Directory
6 37 (22.56%) MS Exchange
7 34 (20.73%) SQL
7 34 (20.73%) TCP/IP
8 32 (19.51%) SQL Server
9 31 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 29 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (17.68%) Cisco
11 28 (17.07%) MS Office
12 25 (15.24%) Linux
12 25 (15.24%) SAN
13 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
14 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
14 23 (14.02%) Firewall
15 22 (13.41%) HP
15 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (12.80%) Citrix
16 21 (12.80%) MS Excel
17 20 (12.20%) LAN
17 20 (12.20%) UNIX
17 20 (12.20%) DNS
18 19 (11.59%) WAN
19 18 (10.98%) SCCM
20 16 (9.76%) QA

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (22.56%) MS Exchange
2 31 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.27%) ColdFusion
6 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.44%) IIS
7 4 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.83%) Lync
9 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.22%) Apache
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) CICS
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (17.07%) MS Office
2 21 (12.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP PM
1 3 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.73%) TCP/IP
2 25 (15.24%) SAN
3 23 (14.02%) Firewall
4 20 (12.20%) DNS
4 20 (12.20%) LAN
5 19 (11.59%) WAN
6 13 (7.93%) DHCP
7 7 (4.27%) HTTP
8 6 (3.66%) OSPF
8 6 (3.66%) BGP
9 5 (3.05%) Internet
9 5 (3.05%) Wireless
10 4 (2.44%) VLAN
10 4 (2.44%) 4G
10 4 (2.44%) SS7
10 4 (2.44%) VPN
11 3 (1.83%) SSL
11 3 (1.83%) VoIP
11 3 (1.83%) MPLS
11 3 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (7.32%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Selenium
2 3 (1.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.22%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.22%) WATIR
3 2 (1.22%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.22%) Capybara
4 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.61%) RSpec
4 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.88%) Finance
3 3 (1.83%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.22%) Legal
4 2 (1.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.22%) Marketing
4 2 (1.22%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) German Language
5 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.93%) HTML
2 10 (6.10%) .NET
3 8 (4.88%) SOAP
4 7 (4.27%) XML
5 6 (3.66%) Web Services
5 6 (3.66%) JSON
5 6 (3.66%) REST
6 5 (3.05%) CSS
7 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.61%) Middleware
8 1 (0.61%) LAMP
8 1 (0.61%) XMPP
8 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.61%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Thin Client
1 14 (8.54%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.49%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.88%) Smartcard
3 8 (4.88%) EMV
4 5 (3.05%) Firmware
5 4 (2.44%) Clustering
5 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.83%) AS400
7 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.22%) PKI
7 2 (1.22%) NHS
7 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) iPhone
8 1 (0.61%) iSeries
8 1 (0.61%) Open Source
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (58.54%) Windows
2 47 (28.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (15.24%) Linux
4 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.20%) UNIX
7 10 (6.10%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.27%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.22%) Android
10 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.22%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.76%) Service Delivery
2 15 (9.15%) ITIL
3 12 (7.32%) PRINCE2
3 12 (7.32%) Migration
4 9 (5.49%) Automated Testing
5 8 (4.88%) Project Management
6 7 (4.27%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.66%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.44%) Change Management
8 4 (2.44%) Validation
8 4 (2.44%) Data Management
9 3 (1.83%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.83%) Quality Management
9 3 (1.83%) OOP
9 3 (1.83%) OO
10 2 (1.22%) CRM
10 2 (1.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.73%) SQL
2 14 (8.54%) Java
3 13 (7.93%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.71%) PHP
5 9 (5.49%) Ruby
6 8 (4.88%) Python
6 8 (4.88%) Perl
6 8 (4.88%) C#
7 7 (4.27%) C++
7 7 (4.27%) C
7 7 (4.27%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.44%) VBScript
9 3 (1.83%) VB
9 3 (1.83%) Groovy
9 3 (1.83%) VB6
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) JCL
10 1 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) Degree
4 10 (6.10%) MCP
5 9 (5.49%) MCSE
6 3 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.22%) CCSE
7 2 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.61%) CCNA
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB
8 1 (0.61%) CCA
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.61%) MCT
8 1 (0.61%) CCIE
8 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.76%) QA
2 6 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) GMP
System Software
1 43 (26.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.76%) Terminal Services
4 14 (8.54%) XenServer
5 9 (5.49%) XenApp
6 7 (4.27%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.83%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.83%) vSphere
10 2 (1.22%) RACF
10 2 (1.22%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.61%) UAG
11 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.98%) SCCM
2 15 (9.15%) ARCserve
3 13 (7.93%) SCOM
4 4 (2.44%) SCDPM
4 4 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.44%) WSUS
5 3 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.22%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.61%) WMI
7 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 55 (33.54%) VMware
3 29 (17.68%) Cisco
4 22 (13.41%) HP
5 21 (12.80%) Citrix
6 14 (8.54%) Intel
7 12 (7.32%) Cognos
8 9 (5.49%) McAfee
9 6 (3.66%) Juniper
10 5 (3.05%) SAP
10 5 (3.05%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.05%) F5
11 4 (2.44%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.44%) Veeam
11 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.44%) Oracle
11 4 (2.44%) IBM
12 3 (1.83%) Dell
12 3 (1.83%) JBoss
12 3 (1.83%) Nortel
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