Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Real Time Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Real-Time Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 872 847
Rank change year-on-year +59 -25 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Real Time Engineer 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.006% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
England median daily rate £375 £475 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +20.25% -34.17%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £314
90th Percentile £500 £631 £472
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £315
% change year-on-year -6.25% +26.98% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.61% - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £44.14 -
% change year-on-year +7.61% - -

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 83672 96526 97318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.11% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54598 63585 61301
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2671 2836 3805
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.48
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Real Time Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Real Time Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Real Time Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time 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 Real Time Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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
London +24 7 £375 -40.00% 2
South East +30 1 - -
Real Time Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Real Time 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 Real Time Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) NServiceBus
2 4 (50.00%) CQRS
2 4 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (50.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) C
5 1 (12.50%) Streaming Media
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (12.50%) STB
5 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Digital TV
5 1 (12.50%) DVB
5 1 (12.50%) Ada
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (12.50%) MPEG

Real Time 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 4 (50.00%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) DVB
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 4 (50.00%) MSMQ
2 4 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Digital TV
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) MPEG
1 1 (12.50%) STB
1 1 (12.50%) Streaming Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) CQRS
2 4 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Ada
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Xamarin