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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 527 517 539
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 99 95 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 25
Average daily rate £300 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.22 £12.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.72% -41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.00 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.93 £12.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year
+35.44% -38.08%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 88 £306 +2.08% 64
London +7 39 £306 -11.87% 13
South East +19 23 £300 -31.42% 23
Berkshire +16 17 £380 -13.14% 7
West Yorkshire -1 10 £413 - 6
Yorkshire -14 10 £413 +68.36% 8
Reading +3 9 £490 +12.00% 5
Leeds -4 8 £419 - 6
South West +5 6 £178 -29.00% 6
City of London +25 4 £300 -38.46% 3
Wiltshire -4 3 £205 -18.00%
West Midlands -15 3 - - 6
North West -16 3 £400 +4.91% 4
Scotland - 3 £450 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Warwickshire +4 2 - - 1
East of England -2 2 - - 2
Kent -6 2 £200 - 1
Manchester -14 2 £400 -20.00% 2
Chippenham - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Gloucestershire +11 1 - - 3
West Sussex +7 1 £130 - 3
Bedfordshire +7 1 - - 1
Bradford +7 1 £375 -
Essex 0 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 - - 2
Wales -10 1 £140 +12.00%

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 94 (57.67%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) Linux
3 40 (24.54%) Windows Server
4 38 (23.31%) Microsoft
4 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
5 33 (20.25%) SQL
6 28 (17.18%) VMware
7 27 (16.56%) Unix
8 26 (15.95%) Cisco
9 25 (15.34%) Oracle
9 25 (15.34%) C#
10 24 (14.72%) Windows 7
11 23 (14.11%) Solaris
12 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
12 20 (12.27%) Time Management
13 18 (11.04%) Java
13 18 (11.04%) HP
13 18 (11.04%) Telecoms
14 17 (10.43%) Firewall
14 17 (10.43%) Python
14 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (10.43%) Relational Database
15 16 (9.82%) Splunk
15 16 (9.82%) Perl
15 16 (9.82%) AIX
15 16 (9.82%) Migration
16 15 (9.20%) Finance
16 15 (9.20%) HPUX
16 15 (9.20%) Security Cleared
16 15 (9.20%) PowerShell

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.29%) IIS
3 7 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.45%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.84%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.84%) JBoss
6 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Confluence
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
1 12 (7.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Eikon
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.20%) Office 365
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) Yammer
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) Firewall
2 14 (8.59%) LDAP
3 12 (7.36%) VoIP
4 9 (5.52%) SAN
5 7 (4.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (4.29%) DNS
5 7 (4.29%) GPRS
5 7 (4.29%) Internet
5 7 (4.29%) LAN
5 7 (4.29%) SS7
5 7 (4.29%) UMTS
5 7 (4.29%) WCDMA
6 6 (3.68%) CDMA
6 6 (3.68%) GSM
6 6 (3.68%) Skype
6 6 (3.68%) VPN
6 6 (3.68%) WAN
7 5 (3.07%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.07%) MPLS
7 5 (3.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Informix
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) JIRA
2 6 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.07%) Bugzilla
3 5 (3.07%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.07%) Hudson
3 5 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.45%) Maven
4 4 (2.45%) Selenium
4 4 (2.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.45%) Trac
5 3 (1.84%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.84%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.84%) Cobertura
5 3 (1.84%) FindBugs
5 3 (1.84%) Liquibase
5 3 (1.84%) Subversion
6 2 (1.23%) Ant
6 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (11.04%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.20%) Finance
3 6 (3.68%) Billing
4 5 (3.07%) Banking
4 5 (3.07%) Law
4 5 (3.07%) Legal
5 4 (2.45%) Back Office
6 3 (1.84%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (1.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.13%) HTML
1 10 (6.13%) XML
2 9 (5.52%) .NET
3 8 (4.91%) JSON
3 8 (4.91%) Regular Expression
4 5 (3.07%) Web Services
5 4 (2.45%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) JDBC
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.61%) SAML
6 1 (0.61%) SGML
6 1 (0.61%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.68%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.23%) EPoS
4 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.61%) iPad
5 1 (0.61%) iPhone
5 1 (0.61%) NHS
5 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Replication
5 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (57.67%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) Linux
3 40 (24.54%) Windows Server
4 27 (16.56%) Unix
5 24 (14.72%) Windows 7
6 23 (14.11%) Solaris
7 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (9.82%) AIX
9 15 (9.20%) HPUX
10 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (7.98%) Mac OS X
12 11 (6.75%) Windows 8
13 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (3.68%) Android
15 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (2.45%) Windows XP
16 2 (1.23%) Debian
17 1 (0.61%) CentOS
17 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.27%) Time Management
2 16 (9.82%) Migration
3 14 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (8.59%) ITIL
4 13 (7.98%) Knowledge Management
5 12 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (6.13%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.91%) SDLC
9 7 (4.29%) DevOps
10 6 (3.68%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.68%) Project Management
11 5 (3.07%) Automated Testing
11 5 (3.07%) Defect Management
11 5 (3.07%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.07%) OO
11 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.07%) Workflow
12 4 (2.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.25%) SQL
2 25 (15.34%) C#
3 18 (11.04%) Java
4 17 (10.43%) Python
5 16 (9.82%) Perl
6 15 (9.20%) PowerShell
7 13 (7.98%) Shell Script
8 11 (6.75%) C++
9 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.07%) Ruby
12 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.84%) C
14 1 (0.61%) PHP
14 1 (0.61%) Scala
14 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.75%) MCSE
4 10 (6.13%) MCITP
5 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.29%) Degree
7 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.07%) CCNA
8 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.84%) MCDST
10 3 (1.84%) MCP
10 3 (1.84%) MCSA
10 3 (1.84%) MCTS
11 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.61%) ISEB
11 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) QA
2 7 (4.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.29%) VMware Server
4 6 (3.68%) vSphere
5 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.61%) UAG
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Puppet
2 9 (5.52%) SCCM
3 5 (3.07%) Ansible
3 5 (3.07%) WSUS
4 4 (2.45%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.84%) SCOM
6 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.61%) logstash
7 1 (0.61%) Nagios
7 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.61%) Salt
7 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.61%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 38 (23.31%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.18%) VMware
3 26 (15.95%) Cisco
4 25 (15.34%) Oracle
5 18 (11.04%) HP
6 16 (9.82%) Splunk
7 12 (7.36%) Citrix
8 7 (4.29%) Apple
8 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.29%) Juniper
8 7 (4.29%) Sybase
9 5 (3.07%) BMC
9 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.07%) Symantec
10 4 (2.45%) Avaya
10 4 (2.45%) iManage
10 4 (2.45%) NetApp
11 3 (1.84%) F5
11 3 (1.84%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds
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