The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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.

Build Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 554 502
Rank change year-on-year +40 -52  
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 63 72 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 59
Median daily rate £350 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +11.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £245 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.03% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Median hourly rate £29.25 £13.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.50% -11.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £10.60 £13.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £31.60 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £13.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +113.50% -16.96%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Build Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Build Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +26 25 £381 -10.29% 3
South East +23 19 £350 -6.66% 2
South West -7 10 £120 -63.07% 1
West Midlands +18 5 £300 -
East of England -6 4 £325 +3.17%
North West +28 1 - -
Build Engineer
UK

Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Build 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 across the England region featuring Build Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (50.00%) Windows
2 25 (22.73%) DevOps
3 24 (21.82%) Jenkins
4 23 (20.91%) Linux
5 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.36%) SCCM
7 16 (14.55%) Windows 7
7 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
7 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
7 16 (14.55%) Windows 10
8 15 (13.64%) Migration
8 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
9 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.91%) Git (software)
10 12 (10.91%) VMware
10 12 (10.91%) Unix
10 12 (10.91%) Java
10 12 (10.91%) SQL
11 11 (10.00%) .NET
11 11 (10.00%) Subversion
11 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (9.09%) IBM
12 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 10 (9.09%) Ansible
13 9 (8.18%) Python
13 9 (8.18%) Office 365
14 8 (7.27%) Maven
14 8 (7.27%) MS Office

Build Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (5.45%) CICS
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.91%) Confluence
4 1 (0.91%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.91%) JBoss
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Office 365
2 5 (4.55%) GitHub
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.73%) G Suite
5 2 (1.82%) Bluemix
5 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.82%) IaaS
5 2 (1.82%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.27%) SSL
3 7 (6.36%) SNMP
4 5 (4.55%) Firewall
5 3 (2.73%) DNS
5 3 (2.73%) Wireless
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) LAN
6 2 (1.82%) Skype
6 2 (1.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.91%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.91%) HTTP
7 1 (0.91%) NAS
7 1 (0.91%) PSTN
7 1 (0.91%) SSH
7 1 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.91%) VoIP
7 1 (0.91%) WAN
7 1 (0.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) DB2
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.73%) Redis
5 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.82%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.91%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 24 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.91%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.00%) Subversion
4 8 (7.27%) Maven
5 7 (6.36%) JIRA
6 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.73%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.73%) MSBuild
7 3 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.82%) Ant
8 2 (1.82%) CMake
8 2 (1.82%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.82%) Hudson
8 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.91%) Darcs
9 1 (0.91%) NUnit
9 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.36%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Banking
2 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Electronics
3 2 (1.82%) Front Office
3 2 (1.82%) Marketing
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.82%) Middleware
2 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) HTML5
3 1 (0.91%) Java EE
3 1 (0.91%) jQuery
3 1 (0.91%) LLVM
3 1 (0.91%) Memcached
3 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.36%) Device Driver
2 7 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.36%) iPad
3 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) EPoS
4 2 (1.82%) Equities
4 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.00%) Windows
2 23 (20.91%) Linux
3 16 (14.55%) Windows 10
3 16 (14.55%) Windows 7
4 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.91%) Unix
6 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
7 7 (6.36%) zOS
8 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.91%) AIX
10 1 (0.91%) Android
10 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.91%) HPUX
10 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.91%) Solaris
10 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) DevOps
2 15 (13.64%) Migration
3 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (7.27%) Software Delivery
5 7 (6.36%) Build Automation
5 7 (6.36%) Test Automation
5 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
6 6 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.45%) Functional Testing
6 6 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.55%) SDLC
7 5 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (3.64%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Project Management
9 3 (2.73%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (2.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.91%) Java
2 12 (10.91%) SQL
3 9 (8.18%) Python
4 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.55%) Perl
4 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.73%) C#
5 3 (2.73%) C++
6 2 (1.82%) C
6 2 (1.82%) VBScript
7 1 (0.91%) Groovy
7 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.27%) Docker
3 7 (6.36%) Firmware
4 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.73%) vSphere
8 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.91%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.91%) Corosync
9 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.36%) SCCM
2 10 (9.09%) Ansible
3 7 (6.36%) CA Endevor
3 7 (6.36%) CA Service Virtualization
3 7 (6.36%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (6.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.64%) Puppet
5 2 (1.82%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.82%) Control-M
5 2 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.82%) Terraform
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.91%) collectd
6 1 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.91%) Netcool
6 1 (0.91%) OpenView
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.91%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.91%) Packer
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.91%) VMware
3 10 (9.09%) IBM
4 8 (7.27%) CA
5 7 (6.36%) Splunk
5 7 (6.36%) Syncsort
6 6 (5.45%) Citrix
6 6 (5.45%) Google
6 6 (5.45%) Oracle
7 5 (4.55%) HP
8 4 (3.64%) Cisco
9 2 (1.82%) Apple
9 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.82%) Dell
9 2 (1.82%) Informatica
9 2 (1.82%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.82%) SAP
9 2 (1.82%) Symantec
9 2 (1.82%) Toshiba
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