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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 497 487 467
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 91 69 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 51
Average daily rate £250 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £126 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £203 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -26.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.31 £14.34 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.20 £30.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -7.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 77 £268 +4.90% 59
London -37 23 £263 -36.36% 11
South East -11 21 £306 +105.88% 25
Yorkshire 0 14 £244 +103.12% 4
City of London -4 9 £450 +28.57% 5
Berkshire -5 8 £290 +43.20% 10
South Yorkshire - 8 £325 -
Surrey -8 7 £338 +164.70% 5
Sheffield - 7 £325 -
South Wales -9 6 £175 -27.83% 1
Wales -19 6 £175 -20.00% 1
East of England -29 6 £208 -7.77% 9
North West -23 5 £199 -18.97% 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £190 - 2
Aberdeen +15 4 - -
Leeds -13 4 £313 - 3
Scotland -15 4 - - 1
South West -21 4 £130 - 3
West Yorkshire -21 4 £313 - 4
West Midlands -18 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - 3 £250 - 3
Manchester -9 2 - - 2
Wiltshire -14 2 £130 -
Lancashire -23 2 £282 +23.95% 1
Leicestershire - 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £275 - 3
Reading - 2 £320 - 5
Woking - 2 - - 1
Oxford +2 1 £130 -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 87 (62.59%) Windows
2 49 (35.25%) Microsoft
3 47 (33.81%) VMware
4 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
5 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (20.14%) Citrix
7 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
8 25 (17.99%) Cisco
8 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (17.99%) SQL
9 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
9 24 (17.27%) Linux
9 24 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (16.55%) MS Exchange
10 23 (16.55%) TCP/IP
11 22 (15.83%) Firewall
12 21 (15.11%) SAN
12 21 (15.11%) UNIX
13 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
15 16 (11.51%) Degree
16 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (10.07%) ITIL
16 14 (10.07%) MS Office
16 14 (10.07%) HP
17 13 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (9.35%) QA
18 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
18 12 (8.63%) MS Excel

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (16.55%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.76%) IIS
5 7 (5.04%) ColdFusion
6 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.60%) Lync
6 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.72%) CICS
9 1 (0.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Office
2 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.44%) InDesign
3 2 (1.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.72%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP PM
1 2 (1.44%) RMDS
1 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) SaaS
1 2 (1.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.55%) TCP/IP
2 22 (15.83%) Firewall
3 21 (15.11%) SAN
4 11 (7.91%) DNS
4 11 (7.91%) Wireless
5 10 (7.19%) WAN
6 9 (6.47%) LAN
7 8 (5.76%) DHCP
8 7 (5.04%) HTTP
9 5 (3.60%) Internet
10 4 (2.88%) UMTS
10 4 (2.88%) CDMA
10 4 (2.88%) GPRS
10 4 (2.88%) GSM
10 4 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.88%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.16%) MGW
11 3 (2.16%) NAS
11 3 (2.16%) 4G
11 3 (2.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.04%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (5.04%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.44%) DB2
4 2 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
2 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.44%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.44%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.72%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.72%) WATIR
3 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.72%) Capybara
General
1 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.76%) Finance
3 4 (2.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) Web Services
1 9 (6.47%) HTML
2 7 (5.04%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) XML
3 6 (4.32%) JSON
3 6 (4.32%) REST
3 6 (4.32%) SOAP
4 1 (0.72%) Itk
4 1 (0.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Thin Client
1 8 (5.76%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.04%) Clustering
2 7 (5.04%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.88%) AS400
3 4 (2.88%) Firmware
4 2 (1.44%) NHS
4 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.72%) VSAM
5 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) iSeries
5 1 (0.72%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (62.59%) Windows
2 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
4 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (17.27%) Linux
6 21 (15.11%) UNIX
7 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.88%) Solaris
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.16%) Windows NT
11 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.44%) Android
12 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.72%) HPUX
13 1 (0.72%) VMS
13 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
2 14 (10.07%) ITIL
3 11 (7.91%) Migration
4 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.04%) Change Management
7 6 (4.32%) Service Management
8 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.60%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.16%) ITSM
9 3 (2.16%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.16%) Quality Management
9 3 (2.16%) Regression Testing
9 3 (2.16%) Automation Testing
9 3 (2.16%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.16%) Release Management
9 3 (2.16%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.99%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) Java
2 11 (7.91%) Python
3 9 (6.47%) Perl
3 9 (6.47%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.76%) C#
4 8 (5.76%) Ruby
5 7 (5.04%) C
5 7 (5.04%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.04%) C++
5 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.04%) PHP
6 4 (2.88%) VBScript
7 3 (2.16%) VB
7 3 (2.16%) VB6
8 2 (1.44%) Groovy
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.51%) Degree
3 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.47%) MCSE
5 9 (6.47%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.88%) MCP
6 4 (2.88%) ISEB
7 2 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.44%) CCSE
7 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.72%) CISA
8 1 (0.72%) CISM
8 1 (0.72%) CCSA
8 1 (0.72%) OCP
8 1 (0.72%) OCA
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.72%) RHCE
8 1 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) QA
2 11 (7.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.91%) XenApp
4 8 (5.76%) XenServer
4 8 (5.76%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.76%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.60%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.88%) vSphere
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.44%) UAG
9 1 (0.72%) KVM
9 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) SCCM
2 9 (6.47%) ARCserve
3 8 (5.76%) SCOM
4 4 (2.88%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.44%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.72%) Puppet
7 1 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.72%) Nagios
7 1 (0.72%) WMI
7 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.81%) VMware
3 28 (20.14%) Citrix
4 25 (17.99%) Cisco
5 14 (10.07%) HP
6 7 (5.04%) Intel
6 7 (5.04%) Cognos
7 6 (4.32%) Ericsson
7 6 (4.32%) Nokia
7 6 (4.32%) Nortel
8 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.60%) Huawei
9 4 (2.88%) PlateSpin
9 4 (2.88%) Veeam
9 4 (2.88%) Remedy
9 4 (2.88%) McAfee
9 4 (2.88%) SAP
10 3 (2.16%) Oracle
10 3 (2.16%) Sybase
10 3 (2.16%) Veritas
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