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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 526 495 472
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 75 80 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 50
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£234 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £228 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.80 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £21.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -30 66 £225 -30.76% 62
London +15 25 £225 -30.76% 12
South East -3 17 £230 -29.23% 23
South West -24 9 £350 - 2
Berkshire +3 8 £253 -25.95% 10
North West -13 5 £275 -15.38% 7
East of England -14 5 £158 -62.94% 6
Scotland -16 5 £434 +57.78% 1
East Sussex - 4 £150 - 1
Reading +14 3 £275 - 5
South Wales -6 3 £450 +87.50% 1
Somerset -8 3 £350 -
Wales -10 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Edinburgh -10 3 £519 -
City of London +29 2 - - 6
Bracknell 0 2 £230 -28.23%
Cardiff -3 2 - -
Yorkshire -4 2 £210 -35.38% 2
Manchester -9 2 - - 2
Hampshire -15 2 £240 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £195 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £519 -
Swindon - 2 £519 -
Brighton - 2 - - 1
Ipswich - 2 £195 -
East Midlands +8 1 £275 - 2
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £275 -
South Yorkshire +6 1 £275 -15.38%
West Yorkshire 0 1 £145 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 £190 -41.53% 2

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 90 (57.32%) Windows
2 64 (40.76%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.48%) VMware
4 49 (31.21%) Active Directory
5 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (22.29%) SQL
7 34 (21.66%) MS Exchange
8 33 (21.02%) TCP/IP
9 32 (20.38%) SQL Server
10 31 (19.75%) Cisco
11 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (15.92%) Windows 7
13 25 (15.92%) MS Office
13 25 (15.92%) Linux
13 25 (15.92%) MS Excel
14 24 (15.29%) DNS
14 24 (15.29%) HP
14 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (14.65%) SAN
15 23 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (14.01%) Firewall
17 20 (12.74%) Security Cleared
17 20 (12.74%) SCCM
18 19 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2003
18 19 (12.10%) Citrix
19 18 (11.46%) UNIX
20 17 (10.83%) LAN
20 17 (10.83%) ITIL
20 17 (10.83%) WAN

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 34 (21.66%) MS Exchange
2 28 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.46%) ColdFusion
6 5 (3.18%) IIS
6 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.91%) Lync
8 3 (1.91%) Apache
9 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.64%) CICS
Applications
1 25 (15.92%) MS Office
1 25 (15.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.91%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) RMDS
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.02%) TCP/IP
2 24 (15.29%) DNS
3 23 (14.65%) SAN
4 22 (14.01%) Firewall
5 17 (10.83%) LAN
5 17 (10.83%) WAN
5 17 (10.83%) DHCP
6 8 (5.10%) HTTP
7 6 (3.82%) Internet
7 6 (3.82%) OSPF
7 6 (3.82%) BGP
8 5 (3.18%) VLAN
8 5 (3.18%) Wireless
8 5 (3.18%) VPN
9 4 (2.55%) VoIP
10 3 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.91%) 4G
10 3 (1.91%) MPLS
10 3 (1.91%) SS7
10 3 (1.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.73%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (5.73%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Selenium
2 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.27%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.27%) Capybara
3 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.27%) WATIR
4 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.64%) RSpec
4 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.18%) Finance
3 3 (1.91%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.27%) Legal
4 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) German Language
5 1 (0.64%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) HTML
2 10 (6.37%) .NET
3 8 (5.10%) SOAP
4 7 (4.46%) XML
5 6 (3.82%) Web Services
5 6 (3.82%) REST
5 6 (3.82%) JSON
6 5 (3.18%) CSS
7 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) XMPP
8 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.64%) Itk
8 1 (0.64%) Middleware
8 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.64%) LAMP
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Fat Client
1 11 (7.01%) Thin Client
2 9 (5.73%) Smartcard
2 9 (5.73%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.73%) EMV
3 5 (3.18%) Clustering
4 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.91%) PKI
5 3 (1.91%) iPad
5 3 (1.91%) Firmware
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.27%) SecurID
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) CMDB
7 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.64%) VSAM
7 1 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 90 (57.32%) Windows
2 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (15.92%) Windows 7
3 25 (15.92%) Linux
4 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.46%) UNIX
7 11 (7.01%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.73%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) Android
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.64%) CentOS
11 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.83%) ITIL
2 15 (9.55%) Migration
3 11 (7.01%) Service Delivery
4 10 (6.37%) Project Management
5 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (5.73%) Automated Testing
5 9 (5.73%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.10%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.55%) Validation
8 4 (2.55%) Data Management
8 4 (2.55%) Change Management
8 4 (2.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.55%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.91%) Quality Management
9 3 (1.91%) OOP
9 3 (1.91%) OO
10 2 (1.27%) CRM
10 2 (1.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.29%) SQL
2 14 (8.92%) Java
3 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.64%) PHP
5 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.73%) Ruby
5 9 (5.73%) Perl
6 7 (4.46%) C
6 7 (4.46%) C#
6 7 (4.46%) C++
6 7 (4.46%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.46%) Python
7 5 (3.18%) VBScript
8 4 (2.55%) VB
9 3 (1.91%) VB6
9 3 (1.91%) Groovy
10 1 (0.64%) JCL
10 1 (0.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.64%) MCP
4 11 (7.01%) MCSE
5 10 (6.37%) Degree
5 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.37%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.27%) CCNP
8 2 (1.27%) CCSE
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.64%) MCITP
9 1 (0.64%) MCTS
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.64%) CISA
9 1 (0.64%) CISM
9 1 (0.64%) CCSA
9 1 (0.64%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.83%) QA
2 8 (5.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) GMP
System Software
1 49 (31.21%) Active Directory
2 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.28%) Terminal Services
4 12 (7.64%) XenServer
5 9 (5.73%) XenApp
6 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.55%) vSphere
8 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.27%) NFS
10 2 (1.27%) RACF
10 2 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.64%) UAG
11 1 (0.64%) VMFS
11 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) SCCM
2 12 (7.64%) ARCserve
2 12 (7.64%) SCOM
3 4 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.55%) WSUS
4 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) WMI
6 1 (0.64%) logstash
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 51 (32.48%) VMware
3 31 (19.75%) Cisco
4 24 (15.29%) HP
5 19 (12.10%) Citrix
6 11 (7.01%) Intel
7 9 (5.73%) McAfee
7 9 (5.73%) Cognos
8 8 (5.10%) Juniper
9 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.18%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.18%) F5
10 5 (3.18%) Oracle
10 5 (3.18%) IBM
11 4 (2.55%) Dell
11 4 (2.55%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.91%) PlateSpin
12 3 (1.91%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.91%) Kaspersky
12 3 (1.91%) LANDesk
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