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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Engineer
Rank 532 556 532
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 108 79 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 54
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.28 £21.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +24.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.30 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £37.43 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.28 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -4.34%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +5 104 £325 - 26
South East +18 39 £338 +3.84% 7
London -6 32 £325 -10.34% 11
Berkshire +25 20 £375 - 4
North East -17 13 £320 -
Tyne and Wear -21 13 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 13 £320 -
Reading 0 10 £380 -
South West -7 8 £320 +25.49% 2
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Oxfordshire +12 6 £438 +191.66%
Oxford - 6 £438 -
City of London +39 5 £325 -7.14% 4
West Midlands -12 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
East of England +5 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 3 £425 - 2
Leeds -1 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £425 - 2
West Sussex -11 3 £130 -
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 £253 -
Hertfordshire +8 2 - -
Wales +2 2 £425 +150.00% 1
Horsham -5 2 - -
South Wales -9 2 £425 +150.00% 1
Dorset - 2 £175 -
Bridgend - 2 £425 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £175 -
Hereford - 2 - -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 105 (54.69%) Windows
2 55 (28.65%) Linux
3 49 (25.52%) Microsoft
3 49 (25.52%) Active Directory
4 46 (23.96%) Windows Server
5 45 (23.44%) Oracle
6 39 (20.31%) SQL
7 37 (19.27%) VMware
8 32 (16.67%) Unix
9 29 (15.10%) Cisco
10 26 (13.54%) C#
10 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
11 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
12 24 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 24 (12.50%) MS Office
12 24 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
14 22 (11.46%) HP
15 20 (10.42%) Java
15 20 (10.42%) MS Excel
15 20 (10.42%) Telecoms
16 19 (9.90%) Solaris
16 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (9.90%) Office 365
16 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (9.38%) Finance
18 17 (8.85%) MS Exchange
18 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 16 (8.33%) Red Hat

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 17 (8.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.17%) JBoss
4 8 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (3.65%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.13%) IIS
6 6 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.60%) Confluence
7 5 (2.60%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.08%) Apache
9 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (12.50%) MS Office
2 20 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Office 365
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.04%) Yammer
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.77%) Firewall
1 13 (6.77%) Internet
2 12 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (6.25%) DNS
2 12 (6.25%) GPRS
2 12 (6.25%) SS7
2 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.25%) UMTS
2 12 (6.25%) WCDMA
3 10 (5.21%) Skype
4 9 (4.69%) LAN
4 9 (4.69%) WAN
5 8 (4.17%) DHCP
5 8 (4.17%) LDAP
5 8 (4.17%) SAN
6 7 (3.65%) CDMA
6 7 (3.65%) GSM
6 7 (3.65%) VoIP
6 7 (3.65%) VPN
7 6 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) JIRA
2 7 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.60%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.60%) Selenium
3 5 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.08%) Maven
4 4 (2.08%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.56%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.56%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.56%) Cobertura
5 3 (1.56%) FindBugs
5 3 (1.56%) Hudson
5 3 (1.56%) Liquibase
5 3 (1.56%) Subversion
6 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) Appium
7 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.38%) Finance
3 9 (4.69%) Billing
4 7 (3.65%) German Language
5 4 (2.08%) French Language
6 3 (1.56%) Banking
6 3 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.04%) Law
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
7 2 (1.04%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) .NET
2 9 (4.69%) HTML
3 8 (4.17%) XML
4 7 (3.65%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.60%) Web Services
5 5 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.08%) CSS
6 4 (2.08%) REST
7 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.56%) JSON
7 3 (1.56%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.56%) SGML
8 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.04%) DCOM
8 2 (1.04%) J2EE
8 2 (1.04%) Middleware
8 2 (1.04%) SAML
9 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.52%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.56%) DataPower
6 3 (1.56%) EPoS
6 3 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Clustering
7 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.04%) PKI
7 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) IVR
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 105 (54.69%) Windows
2 55 (28.65%) Linux
3 46 (23.96%) Windows Server
4 32 (16.67%) Unix
5 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.90%) Solaris
6 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.29%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.77%) AIX
9 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.17%) Windows XP
12 6 (3.13%) HPUX
12 6 (3.13%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.60%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.56%) Android
15 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.52%) CentOS
16 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (7.29%) ITIL
2 14 (7.29%) Migration
3 12 (6.25%) DevOps
3 12 (6.25%) OO
4 11 (5.73%) Time Management
5 10 (5.21%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (4.69%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.69%) Workflow
7 7 (3.65%) Change Control
7 7 (3.65%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.65%) SDLC
8 6 (3.13%) Change Management
8 6 (3.13%) High Availability
9 5 (2.60%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.60%) Open Source
9 5 (2.60%) Project Management
9 5 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.31%) SQL
2 26 (13.54%) C#
3 24 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 20 (10.42%) Java
5 16 (8.33%) Perl
5 16 (8.33%) Python
6 11 (5.73%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.65%) Ruby
9 6 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.13%) C
9 6 (3.13%) VBScript
10 5 (2.60%) C++
11 4 (2.08%) VB
12 3 (1.56%) PHP
12 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.04%) VB6
14 1 (0.52%) C-shell
14 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.81%) MCSE
4 12 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.21%) MCITP
6 9 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.17%) CCNA
8 7 (3.65%) Degree
9 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.60%) MCDST
10 3 (1.56%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.56%) CCNP
10 3 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.56%) MCTS
10 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.04%) MCSA
12 1 (0.52%) MCP
12 1 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) QA
2 10 (5.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 49 (25.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.13%) vSphere
5 4 (2.08%) XenApp
5 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.56%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.04%) Docker
7 2 (1.04%) Firmware
7 2 (1.04%) Samba
7 2 (1.04%) XenServer
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (7.81%) Puppet
1 15 (7.81%) SCCM
2 10 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.56%) Ansible
4 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.56%) WSUS
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.52%) logstash
6 1 (0.52%) MOM
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 49 (25.52%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.44%) Oracle
3 37 (19.27%) VMware
4 29 (15.10%) Cisco
5 22 (11.46%) HP
6 16 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.25%) Sybase
8 11 (5.73%) Citrix
9 9 (4.69%) CheckPoint
9 9 (4.69%) F5
9 9 (4.69%) Juniper
10 8 (4.17%) BMC
10 8 (4.17%) IBM
10 8 (4.17%) Splunk
11 7 (3.65%) Apple
11 7 (3.65%) Axway
11 7 (3.65%) Informatica
11 7 (3.65%) Siebel
12 6 (3.13%) Symantec
13 5 (2.60%) Intel Security