Period
to 6 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 503 736 724
Rank change year-on-year +233 -12 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 56 90 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 87
Median daily rate £180 £180 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £132 £120 £146
90th Percentile £487 £530 £575
UK median daily rate £180 £180 £300
% change year-on-year - -40.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 20
Median hourly rate £14.39 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.60% -13.11% +35.02%
10th Percentile £14.21 £11.17 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £40.35 £17.39
UK median hourly rate £15.95 £13.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year +15.96% -9.84% +35.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 34,737 80,849 90,417
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,151 53,827 59,742
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,377 2,559 2,905
Median hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.25% +6.95% -
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.84 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.10% +8.33% -3.97%

Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Build Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Build Engineer in England over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Build Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Build Engineer in England

Build Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Build Engineer in England over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +98 17 £150 +25.00% 1
South East +142 10 £388 +134.85% 3
North of England +103 10 £200 +37.93% 2
East of England +57 10 £135 -66.25%
West Midlands +69 9 £140 +16.67% 1
North West +72 8 £200 +37.93% 1
East Midlands +55 8 £170 -61.36%
London +189 7 £190 -13.14% 2
Yorkshire +86 2 - -
South West +70 2 £100 -77.78%
Build Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, Build Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Build Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Windows 10
3 17 (30.36%) SCCM
4 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 13 (23.21%) Dell
5 13 (23.21%) ITIL
6 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 10 (17.86%) HP
7 10 (17.86%) NHS
7 10 (17.86%) Banking
7 10 (17.86%) Retail
7 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
8 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
8 9 (16.07%) Migration
9 8 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 8 (14.29%) Driving Licence
10 7 (12.50%) Office 365
10 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Workflow
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 7 (12.50%) LAN
11 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
11 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
11 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (8.93%) Break/Fix
12 5 (8.93%) User Experience
12 5 (8.93%) iPad

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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Office 365
2 5 (8.93%) Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) LAN
2 4 (7.14%) PBX
3 3 (5.36%) Firewall
3 3 (5.36%) Skype
4 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) Intranet
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.79%) CMake
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Hudson
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 10 (17.86%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.36%) Local Government
5 2 (3.57%) Billing
5 2 (3.57%) Law
6 1 (1.79%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Yocto
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
1 10 (17.86%) NHS
2 8 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 5 (8.93%) iPad
3 5 (8.93%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) BeagleBone
4 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.57%) Tandem
5 1 (1.79%) Derivative
5 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Windows 10
3 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.50%) Workflow
5 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
6 5 (8.93%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.36%) Disk Encryption
7 3 (5.36%) Server Building
8 2 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.57%) DevOps
8 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.57%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.79%) Release Management
9 1 (1.79%) Time Management
9 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) Scala
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) VCP6
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.57%) Docker
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Dell
2 10 (17.86%) HP
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (5.36%) McAfee
6 3 (5.36%) VMware
6 3 (5.36%) Wyse
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.79%) Lumension
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Perforce
8 1 (1.79%) SolidFire