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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Engineer
Rank 549 500 485
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 68 90 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 44
Average daily rate
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£231 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.84% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.60 £10.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £28.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-27.90% +22.85%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
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 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -31 65 £225 -30.76% 47
London +1 26 £225 -41.93% 7
South East -14 18 £170 -46.87% 17
Berkshire +15 7 £205 -31.66% 8
Reading +20 5 £135 -42.55% 5
North West -9 5 £275 -15.38% 7
East of England -20 5 £158 -10.00% 6
South West -28 5 £350 - 4
City of London +25 4 £463 +22.51% 3
Surrey +3 4 - -
Somerset -3 3 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £275 +84.87% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - - 2
East Midlands 0 2 £275 +84.87% 2
West Midlands -16 2 £160 -
Lancashire - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £204 - 6
East Sussex - 2 £150 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 - - 1
Nottingham +9 1 £275 +84.87% 1
West Sussex +6 1 - - 2
Bracknell 0 1 - - 1
Merseyside -4 1 - - 1
Liverpool -5 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 1 £519 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 1 £190 -41.53%
Scotland -8 1 £349 +42.44%
Cardiff -11 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 - - 3
South Wales -12 1 - -

Technical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 75 (53.57%) Windows
2 52 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 44 (31.43%) VMware
5 37 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (20.71%) Cisco
7 28 (20.00%) DNS
7 28 (20.00%) SQL
7 28 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
9 24 (17.14%) HP
10 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
10 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (16.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 20 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 19 (13.57%) Linux
14 19 (13.57%) ITIL
14 19 (13.57%) DHCP
14 19 (13.57%) SAN
14 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
15 17 (12.14%) Firewall
16 16 (11.43%) LAN
17 15 (10.71%) MS Office
17 15 (10.71%) SCCM
18 14 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
18 14 (10.00%) WAN
18 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Technical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.29%) IIS
6 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.86%) Apache
7 3 (2.14%) Lync
7 3 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.43%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Jetty
9 1 (0.71%) nginx
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.71%) CICS
9 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.00%) DNS
2 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (13.57%) DHCP
3 19 (13.57%) SAN
4 17 (12.14%) Firewall
5 16 (11.43%) LAN
6 14 (10.00%) WAN
7 8 (5.71%) Internet
7 8 (5.71%) BGP
7 8 (5.71%) OSPF
8 5 (3.57%) VLAN
8 5 (3.57%) HTTP
9 4 (2.86%) VPN
9 4 (2.86%) VoIP
9 4 (2.86%) Wireless
9 4 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.14%) MPLS
10 3 (2.14%) IPsec
10 3 (2.14%) FTP
10 3 (2.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) Cognos Impromptu
2 5 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.86%) MySQL
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (1.43%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.71%) Capybara
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.71%) WATIR
3 1 (0.71%) RSpec
3 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.14%) Finance
3 2 (1.43%) Legal
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.71%) French Language
4 1 (0.71%) German Language
4 1 (0.71%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 7 (5.00%) HTML
3 5 (3.57%) CSS
4 4 (2.86%) SOAP
5 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.43%) Web Services
5 2 (1.43%) XML
5 2 (1.43%) REST
5 2 (1.43%) JSON
6 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.71%) LAMP
6 1 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.71%) J2EE
6 1 (0.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) EMV
1 9 (6.43%) Smartcard
2 7 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.29%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.86%) Clustering
4 4 (2.86%) PKI
4 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) iPad
6 2 (1.43%) SecurID
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Open Source
6 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 75 (53.57%) Windows
2 37 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.57%) Linux
4 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.29%) UNIX
6 8 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.71%) VMS
9 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.57%) ITIL
2 13 (9.29%) Migration
3 12 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.14%) Project Management
4 10 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 9 (6.43%) Manual Testing
6 8 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.86%) Data Management
10 4 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.14%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.14%) Validation
12 2 (1.43%) CRM
12 2 (1.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 2 (1.43%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.00%) PHP
3 7 (5.00%) Java
4 4 (2.86%) C#
4 4 (2.86%) Perl
4 4 (2.86%) VBScript
4 4 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.14%) Ruby
5 3 (2.14%) C
6 2 (1.43%) VB
6 2 (1.43%) C++
6 2 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (0.71%) Groovy
7 1 (0.71%) VB6
7 1 (0.71%) JCL
7 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) COBOL
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.29%) MCP
4 11 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
5 10 (7.14%) Degree
6 9 (6.43%) MCSE
7 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.86%) CCNA
10 3 (2.14%) CCNP
11 2 (1.43%) CISSP
11 2 (1.43%) CISM
11 2 (1.43%) MCITP
12 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.71%) MCTS
12 1 (0.71%) CISA
12 1 (0.71%) CCVP
12 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.71%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) QA
2 9 (6.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) GMP
System Software
1 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.57%) XenServer
4 8 (5.71%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.57%) XenApp
8 4 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.86%) vSphere
9 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.43%) Firmware
10 2 (1.43%) RACF
10 2 (1.43%) NFS
10 2 (1.43%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.71%) Xen
11 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.71%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 15 (10.71%) SCCM
2 12 (8.57%) SCOM
3 8 (5.71%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.86%) WSUS
5 3 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.71%) Kibana
7 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.71%) Nagios
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 44 (31.43%) VMware
3 29 (20.71%) Cisco
4 24 (17.14%) HP
5 12 (8.57%) Citrix
6 8 (5.71%) Juniper
6 8 (5.71%) McAfee
7 7 (5.00%) Intel
8 6 (4.29%) F5
9 5 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.57%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.57%) IBM
9 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.57%) Cognos
10 4 (2.86%) Oracle
10 4 (2.86%) Dell
11 3 (2.14%) Sophos
11 3 (2.14%) Symantec
11 3 (2.14%) AppSense
11 3 (2.14%) Mitel
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