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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 557 542 507
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 76 68 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 46
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£275 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £519 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.85 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £24.75 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +8 72 £265 +17.77% 80
London +9 29 £230 +2.22% 28
South East -17 19 £288 +51.31% 17
Berkshire +3 10 £270 -1.81% 4
Yorkshire -19 10 £325 +124.13% 5
West Yorkshire -19 9 £338 +132.75% 3
South West -6 6 £240 -44.75% 5
Bradford - 6 £350 -
Hampshire +3 5 £432 - 1
East Midlands -6 4 £180 -34.54% 1
Reading -6 4 £160 -41.81% 2
Scotland -11 4 £350 -32.53% 3
City of London +8 3 £488 -2.50% 7
Surrey +1 3 £369 - 9
North West -34 3 - - 8
Leeds - 3 £300 - 3
Leicestershire - 3 £180 -
Southampton - 3 - -
Leicester - 3 £180 -
Wiltshire +4 2 £380 -26.75%
Slough +3 2 - - 1
Bristol -4 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire -9 2 £236 -63.55% 1
Gloucester - 2 £236 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
West Midlands +10 1 £380 +137.50% 4
Erskine +9 1 - -
Renfrewshire +6 1 - -
Swindon -4 1 £380 -26.75%
Bracknell -5 1 £265 -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 86 (58.11%) Windows
2 51 (34.46%) Active Directory
3 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 48 (32.43%) VMware
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (18.24%) Cisco
5 27 (18.24%) SQL
6 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
6 24 (16.22%) ITIL
6 24 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
8 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
9 20 (13.51%) Citrix
9 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
10 19 (12.84%) Degree
11 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.81%) Oracle
13 15 (10.14%) Linux
13 15 (10.14%) MS Office
13 15 (10.14%) DNS
13 15 (10.14%) Internet
13 15 (10.14%) SCCM
14 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (9.46%) HP
15 13 (8.78%) SAN
15 13 (8.78%) Migration
16 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
16 12 (8.11%) Firewall
16 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.08%) IIS
3 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.70%) Lync
8 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.68%) JBoss
10 1 (0.68%) Apache
10 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.68%) Jetty
10 1 (0.68%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.14%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Office 365
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.38%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) Internet
1 15 (10.14%) DNS
2 13 (8.78%) SAN
3 12 (8.11%) Firewall
4 10 (6.76%) LAN
5 9 (6.08%) WAN
6 8 (5.41%) DHCP
7 7 (4.73%) NAS
8 6 (4.05%) IP Telephony
8 6 (4.05%) Unified Communications
8 6 (4.05%) VoIP
8 6 (4.05%) LDAP
8 6 (4.05%) VPN
9 5 (3.38%) SMS
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.70%) HTTP
11 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
11 3 (2.03%) Wireless
11 3 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Selenium
2 4 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.70%) Trac
2 4 (2.70%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.70%) JMeter
2 4 (2.70%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.35%) XMLSpy
3 2 (1.35%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) JUnit
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Finance
3 6 (4.05%) Legal
4 4 (2.70%) Billing
5 3 (2.03%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Military
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.08%) HTML
2 8 (5.41%) .NET
3 6 (4.05%) CSS
3 6 (4.05%) Web Services
4 5 (3.38%) jQuery
4 5 (3.38%) HTML5
4 5 (3.38%) CSS3
4 5 (3.38%) SOAP
5 4 (2.70%) XML
6 3 (2.03%) JSP
7 2 (1.35%) Middleware
7 2 (1.35%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.35%) XMPP
8 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.68%) WCF
8 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.68%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.68%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.38%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.03%) PKI
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) Informatics
7 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.35%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) RMADS
8 1 (0.68%) Telematics
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) EPoS
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (58.11%) Windows
2 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.14%) Linux
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.41%) UNIX
9 5 (3.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.38%) AIX
9 5 (3.38%) Android
10 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.03%) CentOS
11 3 (2.03%) Solaris
11 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.03%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.35%) Debian
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) ITIL
2 13 (8.78%) Migration
3 9 (6.08%) Workflow
3 9 (6.08%) Project Management
3 9 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.05%) Automated Testing
5 6 (4.05%) Supplier Management
5 6 (4.05%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.05%) Change Management
5 6 (4.05%) SDLC
5 6 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (4.05%) Performance Testing
5 6 (4.05%) Time Management
6 5 (3.38%) Analytics
6 5 (3.38%) Software Engineering
6 5 (3.38%) Scrum
7 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 12 (8.11%) C#
3 11 (7.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.41%) Java
6 7 (4.73%) Python
7 5 (3.38%) Perl
8 4 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.03%) Ruby
9 3 (2.03%) C
9 3 (2.03%) C++
10 2 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) X++
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.84%) Degree
2 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.05%) MCSE
6 6 (4.05%) CCNA
6 6 (4.05%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCSA
9 1 (0.68%) CCVP
9 1 (0.68%) SCSA
9 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCDA
9 1 (0.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) SLA
3 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.03%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (34.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.43%) vSphere
4 9 (6.08%) XenApp
5 6 (4.05%) VMware Server
5 6 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.38%) BitLocker
6 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.68%) XenServer
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) SCCM
2 6 (4.05%) Puppet
3 3 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.68%) Foglight
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) vMotion
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
1 48 (32.43%) VMware
2 27 (18.24%) Cisco
3 20 (13.51%) Citrix
4 16 (10.81%) Oracle
5 14 (9.46%) HP
6 7 (4.73%) AppSense
7 6 (4.05%) Apple
8 5 (3.38%) Symantec
8 5 (3.38%) Google
8 5 (3.38%) Adobe
8 5 (3.38%) EMC
8 5 (3.38%) Wyse
9 4 (2.70%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.70%) NetApp
9 4 (2.70%) Dell
10 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.03%) Remedy
10 3 (2.03%) Websense
10 3 (2.03%) Sybase
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