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The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 49 42
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 10 10 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.30% 1.62% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.80% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
10th Percentile £141 - £116
25th Percentile £155 £325 £125
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £195 £350 £150
Median % change year-on-year -44.29% +133.33% +18.11%
75th Percentile £200 £375 £164
90th Percentile £201 - £171
East of England median daily rate £156 £165 £150
% change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
10th Percentile £12.49 - -
25th Percentile £13.99 £13.25 -
Median hourly rate £16.47 £13.50 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.00% -43.75% +58.57%
75th Percentile £50.74 £13.75 -
90th Percentile £71.29 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% - +3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 676 557 358
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.56% 89.98% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 312 221
10th Percentile £205 £149 £239
25th Percentile £349 £252 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £379 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.11% -15.83% -
75th Percentile £550 £503 £550
90th Percentile £650 £600 £650
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 144 27
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -7.46%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £20.88
90th Percentile £34.50 £18.75 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire

IT Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Engineer in Cambridgeshire

IT Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 11 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridge - 6 £175 - 15
IT Engineer
East of England

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, IT Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) EPoS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) NFS

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (10.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) FPGA
2 1 (10.00%) PCIe
2 1 (10.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Proactive Maintenance
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Xilinx