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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 594 563 536
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 56 82 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 46
Median daily rate £384 £300 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.83% +31.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £258
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.28 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -18.42%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -38 53 £384 +27.83% 55
London -13 17 £382 +66.08% 14
South East +10 12 £304 +7.52% 28
West Midlands -23 9 £400 +5.26% 1
Berkshire -1 6 £220 -16.98% 12
Birmingham - 6 £400 -
City of London +46 5 £380 -22.05% 5
East of England +19 5 £300 -22.58% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £310 -0.80% 4
Surrey -4 3 £435 - 9
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £175 -
Leeds -1 2 £290 -3.33% 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 £290 -10.76% 2
Scotland -3 2 - - 2
East Midlands -4 2 £210 +16.66%
South West -6 2 £363 -4.60% 2
North East - 2 £410 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £210 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £410 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £410 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £330 -
Sheffield - 2 £330 -
Northampton - 2 £210 -
Bromley - 2 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £175 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
Reading +7 1 £188 +13.63% 8

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 96 (56.47%) Windows
2 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 49 (28.82%) Linux
4 46 (27.06%) Microsoft
4 46 (27.06%) VMware
5 43 (25.29%) Windows Server
6 34 (20.00%) Oracle
6 34 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 31 (18.24%) Cisco
8 27 (15.88%) SQL
9 26 (15.29%) Unix
10 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
13 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
14 19 (11.18%) Windows 7
14 19 (11.18%) MS Office
14 19 (11.18%) MCSE
14 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
14 19 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (10.59%) Firewall
16 17 (10.00%) Finance
16 17 (10.00%) HP
16 17 (10.00%) Java
16 17 (10.00%) PowerShell
17 16 (9.41%) LAN
17 16 (9.41%) WAN

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 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.12%) JBoss
3 7 (4.12%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.12%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.94%) Confluence
5 5 (2.94%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.35%) Apache
7 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.76%) IIS
7 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
Applications
1 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
1 19 (11.18%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.18%) Magento
2 2 (1.18%) Shopify
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Office 365
2 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.18%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.18%) Yammer
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) Firewall
2 16 (9.41%) LAN
2 16 (9.41%) WAN
3 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.24%) SAN
5 11 (6.47%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (6.47%) DNS
5 11 (6.47%) GPRS
5 11 (6.47%) SS7
5 11 (6.47%) UMTS
5 11 (6.47%) WCDMA
6 8 (4.71%) DHCP
6 8 (4.71%) Internet
6 8 (4.71%) LDAP
6 8 (4.71%) Network Security
6 8 (4.71%) Skype
7 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.12%) MPLS
8 6 (3.53%) IPv4
8 6 (3.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.47%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) DB2
7 1 (0.59%) DTS
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) JIRA
2 6 (3.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.35%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.76%) Maven
6 2 (1.18%) Selenium
6 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.59%) Appium
7 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.59%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.59%) Gatling
7 1 (0.59%) Hudson
7 1 (0.59%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.59%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (10.00%) Finance
2 16 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.53%) German Language
4 4 (2.35%) Billing
5 3 (1.76%) Banking
5 3 (1.76%) French Language
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.76%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.18%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.71%) .NET
2 7 (4.12%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.35%) HTML
5 3 (1.76%) CSS
5 3 (1.76%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.76%) REST
5 3 (1.76%) Spring
5 3 (1.76%) Web Services
5 3 (1.76%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.18%) DCOM
6 2 (1.18%) Node.js
6 2 (1.18%) SGML
6 2 (1.18%) Spring Integration
6 2 (1.18%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.59%) J2EE
7 1 (0.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.76%) DataPower
6 3 (1.76%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.76%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.59%) EPoS
8 1 (0.59%) IVR
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (56.47%) Windows
2 49 (28.82%) Linux
3 43 (25.29%) Windows Server
4 26 (15.29%) Unix
5 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.18%) Windows 7
8 15 (8.82%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.47%) Solaris
9 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (4.12%) AIX
11 7 (4.12%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.53%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.53%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.59%) Android
15 1 (0.59%) Debian
15 1 (0.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (7.65%) Migration
3 12 (7.06%) Configuration Management
3 12 (7.06%) ITIL
4 11 (6.47%) OO
5 8 (4.71%) DevOps
5 8 (4.71%) Workflow
6 7 (4.12%) Change Control
7 6 (3.53%) Change Management
7 6 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.53%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.94%) High Availability
8 5 (2.94%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.94%) Open Source
8 5 (2.94%) Project Management
9 4 (2.35%) Defect Management
9 4 (2.35%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.35%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.35%) SDLC
9 4 (2.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.88%) SQL
2 17 (10.00%) Java
2 17 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.82%) Perl
4 14 (8.24%) Python
5 13 (7.65%) C#
6 10 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.12%) VBScript
8 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.94%) Ruby
10 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.35%) C
10 4 (2.35%) VB
11 3 (1.76%) C++
11 3 (1.76%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.18%) VB6
13 1 (0.59%) C-shell
13 1 (0.59%) Korn
13 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (11.18%) MCSE
3 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.65%) CCNP
5 9 (5.29%) CCNA
5 9 (5.29%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.71%) Degree
6 8 (4.71%) MCITP
6 8 (4.71%) MCSA
7 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.76%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.76%) MCDST
8 3 (1.76%) MCTS
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) SLA
2 8 (4.71%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.65%) vSphere
4 10 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.12%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.53%) XenApp
7 5 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.76%) Docker
9 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.18%) Samba
10 2 (1.18%) vCloud
10 2 (1.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Firmware
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.82%) SCCM
2 14 (8.24%) Puppet
3 10 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.76%) WSUS
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.59%) MOM
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Netcool
6 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (27.06%) Microsoft
1 46 (27.06%) VMware
2 34 (20.00%) Oracle
3 31 (18.24%) Cisco
4 17 (10.00%) HP
5 15 (8.82%) Juniper
6 13 (7.65%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.47%) F5
7 11 (6.47%) Sybase
8 10 (5.88%) Citrix
9 7 (4.12%) Axway
9 7 (4.12%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.12%) IBM
9 7 (4.12%) Informatica
9 7 (4.12%) Siebel
10 6 (3.53%) Intel Security
11 5 (2.94%) Splunk
12 4 (2.35%) Apple
12 4 (2.35%) BMC
12 4 (2.35%) Huawei