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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 526 514 502
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 77 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 40
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£265 £230 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £235 £321
% change year-on-year
+19.68% -26.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £30.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.76% +68.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £22.45 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £38.05 £91.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £30.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-48.76% +63.51%

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 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 0 72 £265 +16.48% 45
London +10 20 £225 - 11
South East -25 16 £218 -9.37% 13
East Midlands - 9 £180 - 1
Leicestershire - 9 £180 -
Manchester -7 8 £263 - 4
North West -14 8 £263 +32.24% 4
Yorkshire -15 8 £300 +62.16% 2
West Yorkshire -2 7 £340 +106.06% 2
Berkshire +2 6 £218 -18.69% 7
City of London -2 6 £325 -16.12% 1
Hampshire +1 5 £413 +87.50% 2
South West 0 5 £300 -30.93% 4
East of England -9 5 £388 +103.94% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £388 -3.12% 3
Wales -1 4 £175 -45.31%
Bradford - 4 £380 -
Leicester - 4 £180 -
Reading +9 3 £165 -54.67% 7
Surrey 0 3 - - 1
South Wales -2 3 £170 -46.87%
Leeds -20 3 £300 +62.16% 2
Bracknell -2 2 £218 -5.43%
Cambridge -6 2 £338 -15.62% 3
Croydon - 2 £150 -
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Hinckley - 2 £290 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £415 -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 100 (59.52%) Windows
2 48 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 47 (27.98%) Microsoft
4 43 (25.60%) VMware
5 36 (21.43%) Cisco
6 35 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (15.48%) ITIL
7 26 (15.48%) SQL Server
8 25 (14.88%) MS Exchange
8 25 (14.88%) HP
8 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
9 24 (14.29%) Degree
10 23 (13.69%) Linux
11 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 21 (12.50%) Citrix
13 20 (11.90%) MS Office
13 20 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (11.31%) SCCM
15 18 (10.71%) JavaScript
15 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (9.52%) SQL
16 16 (9.52%) Python
17 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
17 15 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (8.93%) Workflow
17 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (8.33%) Telecoms
18 14 (8.33%) JIRA
18 14 (8.33%) LAN

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 25 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.98%) IIS
6 5 (2.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.79%) Lync
7 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.60%) Jetty
9 1 (0.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (11.90%) MS Office
2 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.14%) Office 365
2 5 (2.98%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.19%) SaaS
4 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.33%) LAN
2 13 (7.74%) Internet
3 12 (7.14%) DNS
3 12 (7.14%) SAN
4 10 (5.95%) Firewall
4 10 (5.95%) Wireless
4 10 (5.95%) WAN
5 9 (5.36%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.17%) VPN
6 7 (4.17%) IP Telephony
6 7 (4.17%) DHCP
7 6 (3.57%) VoIP
7 6 (3.57%) NAS
8 5 (2.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (2.98%) SMS
8 5 (2.98%) EIGRP
8 5 (2.98%) BGP
9 4 (2.38%) MPLS
9 4 (2.38%) Multicast
9 4 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.55%) Hadoop
2 11 (6.55%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) JIRA
2 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
2 11 (6.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.19%) Selenium
3 2 (1.19%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.60%) JMeter
4 1 (0.60%) Subversion
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.74%) Finance
3 5 (2.98%) Legal
4 3 (1.79%) Automotive
4 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.79%) Front Office
4 3 (1.79%) Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.76%) HTML
2 6 (3.57%) HTML5
3 5 (2.98%) CSS3
3 5 (2.98%) jQuery
3 5 (2.98%) CSS
4 4 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.19%) .NET
5 2 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.60%) XMPP
6 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.60%) JSP
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Computer Science
1 11 (6.55%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.98%) Clustering
5 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.19%) Informatics
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Telematics
7 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 100 (59.52%) Windows
2 35 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
4 23 (13.69%) Linux
5 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.36%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.17%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.17%) Windows NT
9 7 (4.17%) UNIX
10 4 (2.38%) Solaris
10 4 (2.38%) Android
11 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.19%) CentOS
12 2 (1.19%) AIX
12 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.48%) ITIL
2 15 (8.93%) Workflow
2 15 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 12 (7.14%) Migration
3 12 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (7.14%) Time Management
3 12 (7.14%) Scrum
3 12 (7.14%) SDLC
4 11 (6.55%) Software Engineering
4 11 (6.55%) OO
5 9 (5.36%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.76%) Project Management
7 7 (4.17%) Change Management
7 7 (4.17%) Analytics
7 7 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 6 (3.57%) Service Management
8 6 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 16 (9.52%) SQL
2 16 (9.52%) Python
3 14 (8.33%) Java
4 13 (7.74%) Perl
4 13 (7.74%) C#
5 12 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.19%) Ruby
7 2 (1.19%) C
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.60%) Groovy
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (14.29%) Degree
2 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.95%) CCNA
6 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.76%) MCSE
8 7 (4.17%) CCNP
9 3 (1.79%) MCP
9 3 (1.79%) CCVP
9 3 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.19%) MCITP
10 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.19%) CCIE
11 1 (0.60%) CCA
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.60%) HND
11 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) QA
2 5 (2.98%) SLA
3 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.95%) XenApp
4 9 (5.36%) vSphere
5 7 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.98%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.79%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.60%) XenServer
10 1 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (11.31%) SCCM
2 12 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.19%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.60%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.60%) vMotion
5 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (27.98%) Microsoft
2 43 (25.60%) VMware
3 36 (21.43%) Cisco
4 25 (14.88%) HP
5 21 (12.50%) Citrix
6 14 (8.33%) Oracle
7 11 (6.55%) Apple
8 8 (4.76%) AppSense
9 6 (3.57%) Nokia
10 5 (2.98%) NetApp
10 5 (2.98%) Google
10 5 (2.98%) Adobe
10 5 (2.98%) Wyse
11 4 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (2.38%) IBM
11 4 (2.38%) Juniper
11 4 (2.38%) Dell
11 4 (2.38%) Symantec
12 3 (1.79%) Remedy
12 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago