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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 547 506 483
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 60 72 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 27
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£275 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £243 £303
% change year-on-year
+10.82% -19.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% +28.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £25.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 £16.70
% change year-on-year
-56.00% +49.70%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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
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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 -28 58 £275 -14.06% 62
South East -8 26 £135 -44.32% 24
London -11 14 £290 -30.95% 15
Surrey +3 11 - - 5
Cobham - 10 - -
Berkshire +5 9 £135 -42.55% 11
Reading +18 7 £135 -42.55% 5
North East - 6 £285 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £298 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £298 - 1
City of London +2 4 £268 -32.27% 9
West Midlands -10 4 £243 - 3
Hampshire -21 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
High Wycombe - 3 - -
North West -9 2 £478 - 5
Scotland -10 2 - -
East of England -15 2 £275 +57.14% 2
Havant - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -9 1 £300 +200.00% 3
Bedfordshire -13 1 £263 +50.00%
South West -36 1 £225 -13.46% 5
Farnborough - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £225 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £288 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £290 -
Camberley - 1 - -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 69 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
3 37 (26.81%) VMware
4 31 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (19.57%) HP
6 24 (17.39%) SQL
6 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 23 (16.67%) Cisco
8 22 (15.94%) Linux
8 22 (15.94%) ITIL
9 19 (13.77%) DNS
10 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (12.32%) Windows 7
11 17 (12.32%) Degree
11 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
11 17 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (11.59%) SAN
12 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
13 15 (10.87%) MS Exchange
13 15 (10.87%) DHCP
14 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.14%) Firewall
15 13 (9.42%) LAN
16 12 (8.70%) WAN
16 12 (8.70%) MS Office
17 11 (7.97%) SLA

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.62%) IIS
6 4 (2.90%) Apache
6 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.45%) Lync
7 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Jetty
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
2 2 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.77%) DNS
2 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.59%) SAN
4 15 (10.87%) DHCP
5 14 (10.14%) Firewall
6 13 (9.42%) LAN
7 12 (8.70%) WAN
8 9 (6.52%) Internet
9 7 (5.07%) OSPF
9 7 (5.07%) BGP
10 4 (2.90%) VoIP
11 3 (2.17%) Wireless
11 3 (2.17%) IPsec
11 3 (2.17%) VPN
11 3 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (1.45%) 4G
12 2 (1.45%) Network Security
12 2 (1.45%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.45%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Selenium
2 6 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 6 (4.35%) NeoLoad
3 5 (3.62%) Subversion
4 4 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (2.90%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.45%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.90%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Marketing
3 3 (2.17%) French Language
3 3 (2.17%) German Language
4 2 (1.45%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) .NET
2 4 (2.90%) HTML
2 4 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (1.45%) SOAP
3 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) J2EE
4 1 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.72%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.80%) Smartcard
1 8 (5.80%) EMV
2 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.90%) PKI
2 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.90%) iPad
3 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) SecurID
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Handset
5 1 (0.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) CMDB
5 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 69 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.94%) Linux
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (12.32%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.80%) UNIX
7 7 (5.07%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.45%) CentOS
9 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.45%) AIX
9 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.72%) Android
10 1 (0.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.72%) VMS
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.94%) ITIL
2 17 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.97%) Migration
4 9 (6.52%) Automated Testing
5 8 (5.80%) Project Management
5 8 (5.80%) Manual Testing
6 7 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (5.07%) Performance Testing
7 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.35%) TDD
7 6 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.35%) V-Model
7 6 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 6 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.35%) BDD
8 5 (3.62%) Build Automation
8 5 (3.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.62%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.90%) Python
3 4 (2.90%) PHP
3 4 (2.90%) Java
3 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.17%) Perl
4 3 (2.17%) C
5 2 (1.45%) C#
5 2 (1.45%) VBScript
5 2 (1.45%) VB
5 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) VB6
6 1 (0.72%) LINC
Qualifications
1 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.32%) Degree
3 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.25%) MCP
4 10 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.52%) MCSE
6 6 (4.35%) ISEB
6 6 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.90%) CCNA
7 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.45%) MCITP
10 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.72%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CISM
10 1 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 10 (7.25%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) GMP
System Software
1 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.25%) XenServer
4 5 (3.62%) vSphere
4 5 (3.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.17%) XenApp
6 3 (2.17%) NFS
7 2 (1.45%) Xen
7 2 (1.45%) RACF
7 2 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.72%) SRDF
8 1 (0.72%) KVM
8 1 (0.72%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) SCOM
2 10 (7.25%) SCCM
3 4 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.17%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.17%) WSUS
5 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.45%) Puppet
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.72%) logstash
6 1 (0.72%) Kibana
6 1 (0.72%) Nagios
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (26.81%) VMware
3 27 (19.57%) HP
4 23 (16.67%) Cisco
5 10 (7.25%) Citrix
5 10 (7.25%) Apple
6 8 (5.80%) Juniper
7 6 (4.35%) McAfee
8 5 (3.62%) Intel
8 5 (3.62%) IBM
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle
8 5 (3.62%) F5
9 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.90%) Dell
9 4 (2.90%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.17%) EMC
10 3 (2.17%) Nortel
10 3 (2.17%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.17%) NetApp
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