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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Engineer
Rank 515 508 480
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 84 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £250 £215
% change year-on-year
+13.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.35 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £17.55 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-24.24% -15.38%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +22 83 £333 +21.09% 63
London +19 28 £375 +22.44% 21
South West +8 15 £250 -32.20% 6
South East -32 14 £385 +36.97% 12
Wiltshire - 11 £250 - 2
City of London +22 9 £375 -16.66% 7
East of England +7 7 £280 +16.66% 4
Berkshire -9 6 £438 +75.00% 5
Swindon - 6 £250 - 1
West Midlands -4 5 £175 -46.15% 4
North West -10 5 £500 - 8
Hertfordshire +4 4 £413 +68.36% 2
Manchester - 4 £500 - 5
Surrey +3 3 - - 3
Reading +2 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -23 3 - - 4
Hampshire - 3 £325 - 1
Cobham - 3 - -
West Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
Leeds -12 2 - - 2
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 £475 - 1
Leicester +7 1 - -
Cambridge +3 1 £280 -
Leicestershire +1 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £280 +20.43%
South Wales -1 1 £125 -28.57% 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £250 -23.07%
Wales -6 1 £125 -28.57% 1

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 (50.91%) Windows
2 39 (23.64%) Linux
3 32 (19.39%) ITIL
4 31 (18.79%) Degree
5 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 28 (16.97%) Cisco
7 26 (15.76%) Active Directory
7 26 (15.76%) HP
7 26 (15.76%) VMware
8 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
9 22 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (12.12%) Finance
11 19 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.52%) Apple
11 19 (11.52%) Python
12 17 (10.30%) Telecoms
13 16 (9.70%) Wireless
14 15 (9.09%) Perl
14 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
14 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (8.48%) UNIX
15 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
15 14 (8.48%) MS Office
15 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (7.88%) Windows 7
16 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
16 13 (7.88%) Oracle
16 13 (7.88%) LAN
16 13 (7.88%) Firewall
17 12 (7.27%) Incident Management

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) Lync
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Office
2 9 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) Wireless
2 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.88%) LAN
3 13 (7.88%) Firewall
4 9 (5.45%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (5.45%) Multicast
5 8 (4.85%) BGP
5 8 (4.85%) EIGRP
5 8 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (4.24%) SAN
7 6 (3.64%) WAN
7 6 (3.64%) Internet
7 6 (3.64%) MPLS
8 5 (3.03%) VoIP
9 4 (2.42%) VPN
9 4 (2.42%) DNS
10 3 (1.82%) DHCP
10 3 (1.82%) ATM
10 3 (1.82%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) JIRA
2 9 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (5.45%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.64%) Subversion
3 6 (3.64%) LoadRunner
3 6 (3.64%) NeoLoad
4 4 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.42%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.21%) Selenium
5 2 (1.21%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.61%) Maven
General
1 20 (12.12%) Finance
2 17 (10.30%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Front Office
4 6 (3.64%) Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.82%) Publishing
8 2 (1.21%) Advertising
8 2 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (1.21%) French Language
8 2 (1.21%) German Language
8 2 (1.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.82%) .NET
3 2 (1.21%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) Jinja
4 1 (0.61%) HTML5
4 1 (0.61%) MAPI
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.21%) Clustering
4 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.61%) iPad
5 1 (0.61%) iPhone
5 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.61%) Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) PKI
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 84 (50.91%) Windows
2 39 (23.64%) Linux
3 22 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.48%) UNIX
6 13 (7.88%) Windows 7
7 12 (7.27%) Solaris
8 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.64%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.03%) Windows NT
10 5 (3.03%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.21%) Android
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.39%) ITIL
2 19 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.27%) Incident Management
4 9 (5.45%) Time Management
4 9 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (5.45%) OO
4 9 (5.45%) Software Engineering
4 9 (5.45%) Workflow
4 9 (5.45%) Scrum
5 8 (4.85%) Service Management
5 8 (4.85%) Automated Testing
5 8 (4.85%) Test Scripting
5 8 (4.85%) Network Management
5 8 (4.85%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.24%) CRM
6 7 (4.24%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.24%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.64%) Migration
7 6 (3.64%) TDD
7 6 (3.64%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.52%) Python
2 15 (9.09%) Perl
3 11 (6.67%) SQL
3 11 (6.67%) C#
3 11 (6.67%) Java
3 11 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.03%) C
6 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.61%) X++
7 1 (0.61%) LINC
Qualifications
1 31 (18.79%) Degree
2 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.06%) CCNA
6 9 (5.45%) CCNP
7 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.64%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.64%) ISEB
8 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.03%) MCSE
10 4 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.42%) CCA
10 4 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.42%) CCEE
10 4 (2.42%) CCAA
10 4 (2.42%) VCP5
11 2 (1.21%) CCVP
11 2 (1.21%) MCP
11 2 (1.21%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.76%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.45%) XenApp
3 9 (5.45%) vSphere
4 6 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.61%) SRDF
7 1 (0.61%) XenServer
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.45%) Puppet
2 6 (3.64%) SCCM
3 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.21%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.61%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.97%) Cisco
3 26 (15.76%) HP
3 26 (15.76%) VMware
4 19 (11.52%) Apple
5 13 (7.88%) Oracle
6 12 (7.27%) Citrix
7 7 (4.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (3.64%) Nokia
8 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.03%) Splunk
9 5 (3.03%) F5
9 5 (3.03%) Fidessa
9 5 (3.03%) Juniper
10 4 (2.42%) Huawei
11 3 (1.82%) Intel
11 3 (1.82%) Nortel
11 3 (1.82%) Dell
11 3 (1.82%) Sun
11 3 (1.82%) NetApp
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