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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 587 589 571
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 60 77 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 43
Median daily rate £360 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £203 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £13.85 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.82% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £28.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.85 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-34.82% +21.42%

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -6 55 £360 +10.76% 50
South East +13 13 £356 -10.93% 18
London -21 13 £380 +52.00% 15
West Midlands -16 9 £400 +5.26% 3
North West +15 7 £300 - 3
Berkshire +10 7 £313 +8.69% 9
Birmingham - 7 £400 -
Reading +21 5 £300 - 4
Yorkshire +8 5 £340 -2.85% 4
Manchester -2 5 £300 -
City of London +19 4 £588 +23.68% 6
East of England +15 2 £168 - 4
Surrey +11 2 £435 +0.86% 6
Scotland +9 2 £440 +46.66% 1
West Yorkshire +7 2 £355 +1.42% 3
Kent +4 2 £190 - 1
East Midlands -6 2 £210 -
North East -21 2 £350 -
North Wales - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £210 -
Wrexham - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Sheffield - 2 £330 -
Northampton - 2 £210 -
Wales - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £168 -
Bradford +14 1 £360 +2.85%
Edinburgh +11 1 - - 1
Hampshire +9 1 £460 +1.88%

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 74 (57.81%) Windows
2 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 38 (29.69%) VMware
4 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
5 35 (27.34%) Linux
6 34 (26.56%) Windows Server
7 30 (23.44%) Security Cleared
8 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
9 21 (16.41%) Cisco
10 18 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
11 17 (13.28%) HP
11 17 (13.28%) SQL
11 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.50%) Firewall
12 16 (12.50%) Perl
12 16 (12.50%) Unix
12 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.94%) Citrix
14 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
15 13 (10.16%) Java
15 13 (10.16%) Oracle
15 13 (10.16%) SAN
15 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (10.16%) SCCM
15 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
16 12 (9.38%) Relational Database

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 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.91%) JBoss
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.13%) Apache
3 4 (3.13%) IIS
4 3 (2.34%) Confluence
4 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.56%) nginx
5 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) FileNet
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.56%) Magento
2 2 (1.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.91%) Office 365
4 3 (2.34%) SaaS
5 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.50%) Firewall
2 13 (10.16%) SAN
3 12 (9.38%) LDAP
3 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.59%) LAN
4 11 (8.59%) WAN
5 8 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (6.25%) DNS
5 8 (6.25%) Internet
6 7 (5.47%) Network Security
7 6 (4.69%) IPv4
8 5 (3.91%) DHCP
8 5 (3.91%) MPLS
9 4 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.13%) Wireless
10 3 (2.34%) BGP
10 3 (2.34%) DSLAM
10 3 (2.34%) GPON
10 3 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.91%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.78%) DB2
7 1 (0.78%) DTS
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Flink
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.91%) JIRA
2 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.56%) Maven
3 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (5.47%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Billing
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) German Language
4 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) Regular Expression
2 5 (3.91%) .NET
2 5 (3.91%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.34%) HTML
4 3 (2.34%) Spring
5 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.56%) CSS
5 2 (1.56%) DCOM
5 2 (1.56%) Kafka
5 2 (1.56%) Node.js
5 2 (1.56%) Spring Integration
5 2 (1.56%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.78%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.78%) REST
6 1 (0.78%) RESTful
6 1 (0.78%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.13%) Clustering
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) DataPower
5 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 74 (57.81%) Windows
2 35 (27.34%) Linux
3 34 (26.56%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.50%) Unix
6 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 11 (8.59%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.47%) Mac OS
10 6 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.69%) Ubuntu
10 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.91%) AIX
11 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.78%) Android
13 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Debian
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
2 10 (7.81%) Migration
3 9 (7.03%) ITIL
4 7 (5.47%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (5.47%) OO
5 6 (4.69%) DevOps
5 6 (4.69%) Project Management
5 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.91%) Change Control
6 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.91%) Workflow
7 4 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (2.34%) BDD
8 3 (2.34%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.34%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.34%) Open Source
8 3 (2.34%) Scrum
8 3 (2.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.28%) SQL
2 16 (12.50%) Perl
3 13 (10.16%) Java
4 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
5 11 (8.59%) Python
6 8 (6.25%) C#
7 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.34%) VB
7 3 (2.34%) VBScript
8 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.56%) C++
8 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.56%) VB6
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C-shell
9 1 (0.78%) Korn
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
4 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (9.38%) CCNP
5 12 (9.38%) MCSE
6 8 (6.25%) CCNA
6 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.47%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.69%) MCSA
9 5 (3.91%) Degree
10 3 (2.34%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.78%) AAT
11 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.78%) ISEB
11 1 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.81%) vSphere
4 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (3.91%) XenApp
6 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.34%) Docker
7 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.34%) vCloud
8 2 (1.56%) Firmware
8 2 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) Samba
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) SCCM
2 9 (7.03%) Puppet
3 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.34%) WSUS
5 2 (1.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.78%) MOM
6 1 (0.78%) Netcool
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.78%) SCSM
6 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (29.69%) VMware
2 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.41%) Cisco
4 17 (13.28%) HP
5 14 (10.94%) Citrix
6 13 (10.16%) Oracle
7 8 (6.25%) Juniper
8 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.69%) Splunk
10 5 (3.91%) Axway
10 5 (3.91%) F5
10 5 (3.91%) IBM
10 5 (3.91%) Informatica
10 5 (3.91%) Siebel
11 3 (2.34%) Becrypt
11 3 (2.34%) Lumension
11 3 (2.34%) Sun
12 2 (1.56%) Demandware
12 2 (1.56%) New Relic
12 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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