The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Technical Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 560 554
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 40 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 44
Median daily rate £328 £353 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +33.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £213 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.28 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.39% +17.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.88 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £19.33 £24.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £18.28 £15.50
% change year-on-year -21.47% +17.90%  

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Engineer in England

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Engineer in England

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Engineer in England

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Engineer in England

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Engineer in England

Technical 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 Technical Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -7 13 £500 +30.37% 12
South East +15 10 £275 -7.56% 12
East of England -1 6 £138 -54.16% 5
Yorkshire +33 5 £425 +65.04% 2
West Midlands +20 4 - - 2
North West +21 2 - - 2
Technical Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (42.67%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (21.33%) VMware
3 16 (21.33%) Office 365
4 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 15 (20.00%) Cisco
5 13 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (16.00%) ITIL
6 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (14.67%) LAN
7 11 (14.67%) Firewall
8 10 (13.33%) SQL
9 9 (12.00%) CCNA
9 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.67%) Migration
10 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (10.67%) WAN
10 8 (10.67%) Linux
10 8 (10.67%) DevOps
10 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
11 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
11 7 (9.33%) Oracle
11 7 (9.33%) Finance
11 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS

Technical 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 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.67%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Office 365
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) Firewall
1 11 (14.67%) LAN
2 8 (10.67%) WAN
3 5 (6.67%) DNS
4 4 (5.33%) HTTP
4 4 (5.33%) SAN
5 3 (4.00%) MPLS
5 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.00%) Wireless
5 3 (4.00%) WLAN
6 2 (2.67%) BGP
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.67%) FTP
6 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.67%) Skype
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) FlexRay
7 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Big Data
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.33%) BODI
3 1 (1.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.67%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) J2EE
2 2 (2.67%) Java EE
2 2 (2.67%) JMS
2 2 (2.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.67%) SOAP
2 2 (2.67%) Spring
2 2 (2.67%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.33%) boto
3 1 (1.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.33%) OAuth
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.33%) REST
3 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) NHS
2 4 (5.33%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.67%) PDA
4 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.67%) Linux
3 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
3 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.00%) Unix
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.33%) HPUX
9 1 (1.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.33%) SUSE
9 1 (1.33%) VMS
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.67%) DevOps
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.67%) ITSM
4 4 (5.33%) Service Management
5 3 (4.00%) Change Control
5 3 (4.00%) High Availability
5 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.00%) Line Management
5 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.00%) SOA
5 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL V2
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.33%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (5.33%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.33%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.00%) CCNA
2 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) MCSE
7 3 (4.00%) CCNP
7 3 (4.00%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.00%) MCSA
8 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.67%) MCP
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCDP
9 1 (1.33%) CCIE
9 1 (1.33%) CCIP
9 1 (1.33%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.33%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.67%) NFS
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) SCOM
3 3 (4.00%) DameWare
4 2 (2.67%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) Ansible
5 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.33%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.33%) VMware
3 15 (20.00%) Cisco
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle
5 6 (8.00%) HP
6 5 (6.67%) Citrix
7 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) Informatica
8 3 (4.00%) Juniper
8 3 (4.00%) Symantec
9 2 (2.67%) Dell
9 2 (2.67%) F5
9 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.67%) Mercator
9 2 (2.67%) Remedy
9 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.67%) Splunk
9 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.67%) Veeam
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