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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 481 509 472
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 100 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 30
Average daily rate
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£329 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.85% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £263 £234
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £26.50 £26.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.24% -26.66%

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +48 96 £325 +18.18% 53
London +23 40 £366 +35.64% 12
South East -12 22 £425 +25.92% 20
City of London +24 14 £515 +90.74% 1
Berkshire +7 10 £438 +80.41% 6
South West +3 10 £250 -44.44% 2
East of England +5 7 £228 -11.65% 6
Surrey +1 7 £325 -3.70% 6
Wiltshire - 6 £250 -
Cobham - 6 - -
North West - 5 £500 - 7
West Midlands -6 4 £175 -56.25% 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £190 +8.57% 5
Manchester - 4 £500 - 3
Reading +9 3 £438 - 3
Hertfordshire +9 3 £475 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £325 - 2
Swindon - 3 £250 -
Watford - 2 £475 -
Leeds - 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Essex - 2 £205 -
South Wales 0 1 £125 -28.57% 1
Warwickshire -2 1 £250 -37.50%
Wales -6 1 £125 -28.57% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £175 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £100 -
Somerset - 1 £225 -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 84 (50.30%) Windows
2 39 (23.35%) Linux
3 33 (19.76%) ITIL
4 32 (19.16%) Microsoft
5 31 (18.56%) Degree
6 29 (17.37%) VMware
6 29 (17.37%) Cisco
6 29 (17.37%) Security Cleared
7 26 (15.57%) Active Directory
8 25 (14.97%) HP
9 21 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (11.98%) Finance
10 20 (11.98%) Apple
10 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (11.38%) Python
12 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
13 17 (10.18%) DV Cleared
14 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
14 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (9.58%) Wireless
15 15 (8.98%) Telecoms
15 15 (8.98%) LAN
15 15 (8.98%) Perl
15 15 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (8.38%) SQL
16 14 (8.38%) UNIX
17 13 (7.78%) Firewall
17 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
17 13 (7.78%) C#
17 13 (7.78%) Oracle

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 11 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.60%) Lync
8 1 (0.60%) Jetty
8 1 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.58%) Wireless
3 15 (8.98%) LAN
4 13 (7.78%) Firewall
5 10 (5.99%) BGP
6 9 (5.39%) Multicast
6 9 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.39%) SAN
7 8 (4.79%) WAN
7 8 (4.79%) EIGRP
7 8 (4.79%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (4.19%) MPLS
8 7 (4.19%) DNS
8 7 (4.19%) Internet
9 4 (2.40%) VoIP
9 4 (2.40%) DHCP
10 3 (1.80%) VPN
10 3 (1.80%) GSM
11 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.39%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.39%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Eclipse
1 9 (5.39%) JIRA
1 9 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (3.59%) LoadRunner
2 6 (3.59%) NeoLoad
3 5 (2.99%) Subversion
4 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.40%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (11.98%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.39%) Front Office
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 5 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.80%) Publishing
8 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Automotive
8 2 (1.20%) Marketing
8 2 (1.20%) French Language
8 2 (1.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (3.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) Jinja
3 1 (0.60%) HTML5
3 1 (0.60%) J2EE
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) Servlets
3 1 (0.60%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.20%) Clustering
3 2 (1.20%) PKI
3 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.60%) iPhone
4 1 (0.60%) iPad
4 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.60%) Open Source
4 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.60%) Derivative
4 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 84 (50.30%) Windows
2 39 (23.35%) Linux
3 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
4 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.38%) UNIX
6 11 (6.59%) Solaris
7 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.99%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.99%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.99%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) ITIL
2 21 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
4 11 (6.59%) Scrum
5 10 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (5.39%) Time Management
6 9 (5.39%) OO
6 9 (5.39%) Software Engineering
6 9 (5.39%) Workflow
7 8 (4.79%) Service Management
7 8 (4.79%) Automated Testing
7 8 (4.79%) Network Management
7 8 (4.79%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.19%) CRM
8 7 (4.19%) Performance Testing
8 7 (4.19%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.59%) TDD
9 6 (3.59%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.59%) V-Model
9 6 (3.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.38%) Python
2 15 (8.98%) Perl
3 14 (8.38%) SQL
4 13 (7.78%) C#
5 11 (6.59%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.99%) Java
7 9 (5.39%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.59%) C
9 4 (2.40%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) X++
10 1 (0.60%) VB6
10 1 (0.60%) LINC
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) Degree
2 29 (17.37%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.18%) DV Cleared
4 13 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.59%) CCNA
6 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.39%) VCP4
6 9 (5.39%) CCNP
7 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.59%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.59%) ISEB
9 5 (2.99%) MCSE
10 4 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.40%) CCA
10 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.40%) CCEE
10 4 (2.40%) CCAA
10 4 (2.40%) VCP5
11 3 (1.80%) MCP
12 2 (1.20%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.39%) XenApp
3 9 (5.39%) vSphere
4 6 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.80%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.20%) Xen
8 1 (0.60%) KVM
8 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) SRDF
8 1 (0.60%) NFS
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.99%) Puppet
2 7 (4.19%) SCCM
3 4 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.20%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.37%) VMware
2 29 (17.37%) Cisco
3 25 (14.97%) HP
4 20 (11.98%) Apple
5 13 (7.78%) Oracle
5 13 (7.78%) Citrix
6 6 (3.59%) Juniper
6 6 (3.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (3.59%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.99%) F5
7 5 (2.99%) Splunk
7 5 (2.99%) Fidessa
7 5 (2.99%) Nokia
8 3 (1.80%) Dell
8 3 (1.80%) Intel
8 3 (1.80%) Nortel
8 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.80%) NetApp
8 3 (1.80%) Ericsson
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