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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 538 484 472
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 68 90 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 48
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£238 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £191 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £291
% change year-on-year
- -5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.60 £10.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +7.50%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
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 £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -51 62 £225 -30.76% 49
London -2 27 £225 -35.71% 15
South East -10 15 £190 -41.08% 15
Berkshire +12 8 £275 -27.51% 7
Reading +21 6 £205 - 4
North West -6 5 £275 -15.38% 2
East of England -29 5 £158 -10.00% 4
South West -32 5 £350 - 7
City of London +20 4 £463 +51.63% 6
Somerset -9 3 £350 - 1
Scotland -10 3 £434 +57.78% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £275 +84.87%
East Midlands -2 2 £275 +84.87% 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £519 - 2
South Wales -7 2 - - 1
Cardiff -10 2 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £160 -
Wales -29 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £400 -
East Sussex - 2 £150 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £204 - 3
Nottingham +6 1 £275 +84.87%
West Sussex +5 1 - - 3
Surrey +2 1 - - 1
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 2
Liverpool -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £519 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 1 £190 -41.53% 1

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 83 (53.90%) Windows
2 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
3 51 (33.12%) Active Directory
4 47 (30.52%) VMware
5 41 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (23.38%) SQL
7 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
8 28 (18.18%) DNS
8 28 (18.18%) Cisco
8 28 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
9 25 (16.23%) HP
9 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (15.58%) Linux
11 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (14.94%) Windows 7
12 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 22 (14.29%) Firewall
13 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (12.99%) SAN
14 20 (12.99%) MS Excel
15 19 (12.34%) DHCP
16 18 (11.69%) ITIL
16 18 (11.69%) MS Office
16 18 (11.69%) SCCM
17 17 (11.04%) UNIX
18 16 (10.39%) Citrix
19 15 (9.74%) LAN
20 14 (9.09%) Java

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 28 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.55%) ColdFusion
6 6 (3.90%) IIS
7 4 (2.60%) Apache
7 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.95%) Lync
8 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.65%) CICS
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.65%) Jetty
10 1 (0.65%) nginx
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) SAP PM
1 3 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.25%) SaaS
2 3 (1.95%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
2 28 (18.18%) DNS
3 22 (14.29%) Firewall
4 20 (12.99%) SAN
5 19 (12.34%) DHCP
6 15 (9.74%) LAN
7 13 (8.44%) WAN
8 9 (5.84%) HTTP
9 8 (5.19%) OSPF
9 8 (5.19%) BGP
10 7 (4.55%) Internet
11 5 (3.25%) Wireless
11 5 (3.25%) VLAN
12 4 (2.60%) VPN
12 4 (2.60%) VoIP
13 3 (1.95%) FTP
13 3 (1.95%) SMS
13 3 (1.95%) IPsec
13 3 (1.95%) SSL
13 3 (1.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (3.25%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.60%) MySQL
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Selenium
2 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.30%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) RSpec
4 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.65%) Capybara
4 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.65%) WATIR
4 1 (0.65%) FitNesse
General
1 9 (5.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.25%) Finance
3 3 (1.95%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.30%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) French Language
5 1 (0.65%) German Language
5 1 (0.65%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) HTML
3 8 (5.19%) SOAP
4 6 (3.90%) Web Services
4 6 (3.90%) XML
4 6 (3.90%) JSON
4 6 (3.90%) REST
5 5 (3.25%) CSS
6 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) LAMP
7 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) Servlets
7 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) EMV
1 9 (5.84%) Smartcard
2 8 (5.19%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.60%) PKI
5 4 (2.60%) Clustering
6 3 (1.95%) Firmware
6 3 (1.95%) iPad
7 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.30%) Open Source
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.30%) SecurID
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) VSAM
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 83 (53.90%) Windows
2 41 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (15.58%) Linux
3 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.94%) Windows 7
5 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (11.04%) UNIX
7 10 (6.49%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.95%) AIX
11 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) VMS
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.69%) ITIL
2 14 (9.09%) Migration
3 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.49%) Automated Testing
4 10 (6.49%) Project Management
5 9 (5.84%) Manual Testing
6 8 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.25%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.60%) Data Management
9 4 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.95%) Unit Testing
10 3 (1.95%) OOP
10 3 (1.95%) OO
10 3 (1.95%) Validation
11 2 (1.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.38%) SQL
2 14 (9.09%) Java
3 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.79%) PHP
5 9 (5.84%) Perl
5 9 (5.84%) C#
5 9 (5.84%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.19%) C
6 8 (5.19%) Ruby
6 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.55%) Python
7 7 (4.55%) C++
8 4 (2.60%) VBScript
9 3 (1.95%) VB
9 3 (1.95%) Groovy
10 2 (1.30%) VB6
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) JCL
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.44%) MCP
4 12 (7.79%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.14%) Degree
5 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.84%) MCSE
7 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.60%) CCNA
10 3 (1.95%) CCNP
11 2 (1.30%) CISSP
11 2 (1.30%) CCSE
11 2 (1.30%) CISM
11 2 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.30%) MCITP
12 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.65%) MCTS
12 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) QA
2 10 (6.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) GMP
System Software
1 51 (33.12%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.44%) XenServer
4 9 (5.84%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.19%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.55%) XenApp
7 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.60%) vSphere
10 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.30%) NFS
11 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.30%) RACF
11 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.65%) Xen
12 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.65%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) SCCM
2 12 (7.79%) SCOM
3 8 (5.19%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.60%) WSUS
5 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.30%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.30%) Puppet
6 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) WMI
7 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.65%) logstash
7 1 (0.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
2 47 (30.52%) VMware
3 28 (18.18%) Cisco
4 25 (16.23%) HP
5 16 (10.39%) Citrix
6 8 (5.19%) McAfee
7 7 (4.55%) Intel
7 7 (4.55%) Juniper
8 6 (3.90%) Oracle
8 6 (3.90%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.90%) F5
9 5 (3.25%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.25%) Cognos
9 5 (3.25%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.25%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.60%) AppSense
10 4 (2.60%) IBM
10 4 (2.60%) Dell
11 3 (1.95%) SAP
11 3 (1.95%) JBoss
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11.00 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago