The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 583 575 557
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 67 80 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 46
Median daily rate £360 £300 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.40 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £22.75 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -13.15%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Technical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Engineer in the job title.

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 25 August 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 61 £360 +30.90% 50
London -26 16 £380 +68.88% 15
South East +1 12 £304 +5.65% 12
West Midlands -23 10 £400 +5.26% 4
Birmingham - 7 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -1 6 £340 +4.61% 2
City of London +40 5 £380 -24.00% 4
Berkshire +7 5 £220 -18.51% 7
North West +11 4 £300 - 1
North East -19 4 £380 - 1
East of England +17 3 £195 - 8
Scotland +11 3 £440 +35.38% 1
South West +9 3 £325 +4.83% 5
Manchester -1 3 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 3 £355 +5.18% 2
Wales +22 2 - -
Kent +10 2 £190 -
Gloucestershire +7 2 £363 +51.04%
Leeds +7 2 £350 +16.66% 2
East Midlands -4 2 £210 +16.66% 2
Surrey -5 2 £435 +17.96% 3
Tyne and Wear -25 2 £410 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 2 £410 -
North Wales - 2 - -
Wrexham - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £210 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £330 -
Northampton - 2 £210 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £175 -

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Technical Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (58.45%) Windows
2 44 (30.99%) Active Directory
3 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
4 41 (28.87%) VMware
5 38 (26.76%) Linux
6 37 (26.06%) Windows Server
7 32 (22.54%) Security Cleared
8 24 (16.90%) Cisco
9 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
9 21 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (14.08%) Oracle
10 20 (14.08%) HP
10 20 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
11 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (12.68%) Unix
12 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (11.97%) SC Cleared
13 17 (11.97%) SQL
14 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
14 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (10.56%) Java
14 15 (10.56%) Perl
14 15 (10.56%) Citrix
14 15 (10.56%) TCP/IP
15 14 (9.86%) CCNP
15 14 (9.86%) SAN
15 14 (9.86%) MCSE
15 14 (9.86%) Firewall

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.93%) JBoss
2 7 (4.93%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.82%) Apache
4 4 (2.82%) IIS
5 3 (2.11%) Confluence
5 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.41%) nginx
6 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.41%) Magento
2 2 (1.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.63%) Office 365
3 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.86%) Firewall
2 14 (9.86%) SAN
3 13 (9.15%) LAN
3 13 (9.15%) WAN
4 11 (7.75%) DNS
5 10 (7.04%) LDAP
6 9 (6.34%) Network Security
7 8 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (5.63%) DHCP
8 7 (4.93%) Internet
9 6 (4.23%) IPv4
10 5 (3.52%) MPLS
11 4 (2.82%) BGP
11 4 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.82%) Skype
11 4 (2.82%) VPN
12 3 (2.11%) HTTP
12 3 (2.11%) SSL
12 3 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) DTS
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) JIRA
2 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.11%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.41%) Maven
5 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.70%) Appium
6 1 (0.70%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.70%) Selenium
6 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) German Language
3 4 (2.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.11%) Billing
4 3 (2.11%) French Language
4 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (1.41%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Software Packaging
2 6 (4.23%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.82%) HTML
5 3 (2.11%) CSS
5 3 (2.11%) Spring
5 3 (2.11%) XML
6 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.41%) DCOM
6 2 (1.41%) Node.js
6 2 (1.41%) SGML
6 2 (1.41%) Spring Integration
6 2 (1.41%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.70%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.70%) J2EE
7 1 (0.70%) Kafka
7 1 (0.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.82%) Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) DataPower
4 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) EPoS
6 1 (0.70%) IVR
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 83 (58.45%) Windows
2 38 (26.76%) Linux
3 37 (26.06%) Windows Server
4 21 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (12.68%) Unix
6 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (9.86%) Windows 8
8 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
9 9 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.93%) AIX
10 7 (4.93%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.52%) Mac OS
11 5 (3.52%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (8.45%) Configuration Management
3 10 (7.04%) ITIL
3 10 (7.04%) OO
4 7 (4.93%) Change Control
4 7 (4.93%) Migration
4 7 (4.93%) Workflow
5 6 (4.23%) DevOps
6 5 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.82%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.82%) Project Management
7 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.11%) BDD
8 3 (2.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.11%) Open Source
8 3 (2.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.97%) SQL
2 15 (10.56%) Java
2 15 (10.56%) Perl
2 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.75%) Python
3 11 (7.75%) Shell Script
4 10 (7.04%) C#
5 6 (4.23%) VBScript
6 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.82%) VB
8 3 (2.11%) C
8 3 (2.11%) C++
9 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.41%) PHP
9 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.41%) VB6
10 1 (0.70%) C-shell
10 1 (0.70%) Korn
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (11.97%) SC Cleared
5 14 (9.86%) CCNP
5 14 (9.86%) MCSE
6 9 (6.34%) CCNA
6 9 (6.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.93%) MCSA
9 6 (4.23%) Degree
10 3 (2.11%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.11%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.11%) MCITP
11 2 (1.41%) MCDST
12 1 (0.70%) AAT
12 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.70%) MCP
12 1 (0.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) vSphere
4 9 (6.34%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.93%) XenApp
6 6 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.11%) Docker
8 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.11%) vCloud
9 2 (1.41%) Firmware
9 2 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.70%) Samba
10 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) Puppet
3 9 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) WSUS
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.41%) SCOM
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.70%) MOM
6 1 (0.70%) Netcool
6 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.70%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.70%) SCSM
6 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 41 (28.87%) VMware
3 24 (16.90%) Cisco
4 20 (14.08%) HP
4 20 (14.08%) Oracle
5 15 (10.56%) Citrix
6 11 (7.75%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.34%) Juniper
8 7 (4.93%) Axway
8 7 (4.93%) IBM
8 7 (4.93%) Informatica
8 7 (4.93%) Siebel
9 6 (4.23%) F5
10 5 (3.52%) Splunk
11 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.82%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.11%) AppSense
12 3 (2.11%) Becrypt
12 3 (2.11%) Lumension
12 3 (2.11%) Sun
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