The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Engineer
UK / England
Rank 547 511 515
Rank change year-on-year -36 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 36 106 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 64 48
Median daily rate £345 £306 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.65% -8.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £186 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £494 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £300 £280
% change year-on-year -20.41% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.66 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.21% +30.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.93 £12.50
% change year-on-year +26.99% +35.44%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +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 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 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 +9 13 £380 +24.08% 17
South East -9 9 £309 +2.91% 12
North West +31 4 £350 - 1
East of England -2 4 £450 -
North East -13 3 £390 +26.82%
West Midlands +5 2 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - - 6
Technical Engineer
UK

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 42 (41.58%) Windows
2 26 (25.74%) VMware
3 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
3 24 (23.76%) Linux
4 23 (22.77%) Cisco
5 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
6 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
7 16 (15.84%) Unix
8 15 (14.85%) Data Centre
8 15 (14.85%) Windows Server
9 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (13.86%) DevOps
9 14 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
9 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (11.88%) ITIL
10 12 (11.88%) Perl
10 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
11 11 (10.89%) Java
11 11 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (10.89%) Red Hat
11 11 (10.89%) Migration
12 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (9.90%) Firewall
12 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
12 10 (9.90%) SSL
12 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (9.90%) Office 365
13 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.96%) JBoss
4 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.97%) FileNet
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.98%) Confluence
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) SAS
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.99%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (9.90%) Office 365
2 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) Firewall
1 10 (9.90%) SSL
2 9 (8.91%) LAN
2 9 (8.91%) SAN
2 9 (8.91%) WAN
3 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.93%) VPN
4 7 (6.93%) Wireless
5 6 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (5.94%) IPsec
6 5 (4.95%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (4.95%) Internet
6 5 (4.95%) MPLS
7 4 (3.96%) BGP
7 4 (3.96%) Network Security
7 4 (3.96%) Skype
8 3 (2.97%) DNS
8 3 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.97%) OSPF
8 3 (2.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.96%) Big Data
2 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) Flink
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) BODI
5 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) JMeter
2 2 (1.98%) Selenium
2 2 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
1 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.99%) Automotive
3 1 (0.99%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Front Office
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) Regular Expression
1 6 (5.94%) Software Packaging
2 4 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.97%) Web Services
4 2 (1.98%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.98%) J2EE
4 2 (1.98%) Java EE
4 2 (1.98%) JMS
4 2 (1.98%) Kafka
4 2 (1.98%) SOAP
4 2 (1.98%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (1.98%) Spring
5 1 (0.99%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.99%) boto
5 1 (0.99%) LAMP
5 1 (0.99%) Node.js
5 1 (0.99%) REST
5 1 (0.99%) RESTful
5 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (2.97%) DataPower
4 3 (2.97%) NHS
4 3 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
5 2 (1.98%) CMDB
5 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.98%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.99%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.58%) Windows
2 24 (23.76%) Linux
3 16 (15.84%) Unix
4 15 (14.85%) Windows Server
5 14 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.92%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.95%) CentOS
9 4 (3.96%) AIX
9 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) Android
11 1 (0.99%) HPUX
11 1 (0.99%) SUSE
11 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (13.86%) DevOps
2 12 (11.88%) ITIL
3 11 (10.89%) Migration
4 7 (6.93%) Change Control
4 7 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.94%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (4.95%) Service Management
7 4 (3.96%) OO
7 4 (3.96%) Scrum
8 3 (2.97%) Coaching
8 3 (2.97%) High Availability
8 3 (2.97%) Open Source
8 3 (2.97%) SOA
8 3 (2.97%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.97%) Workflow
9 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.98%) Microservices
9 2 (1.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) Perl
2 11 (10.89%) Java
3 9 (8.91%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.92%) SQL
5 6 (5.94%) Python
5 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.98%) C
7 2 (1.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.99%) C#
8 1 (0.99%) C++
8 1 (0.99%) Groovy
8 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.99%) Ruby
8 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.91%) CCNA
5 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.94%) Degree
6 6 (5.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.98%) CCNP
7 2 (1.98%) ISEB
7 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.98%) MCSA
8 1 (0.99%) CCDP
8 1 (0.99%) CCIE
8 1 (0.99%) CCIP
8 1 (0.99%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.99%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.99%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.99%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.91%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.92%) vSphere
5 7 (6.93%) vCloud
6 2 (1.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.98%) Docker
7 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.99%) Firmware
7 1 (0.99%) NFS
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.99%) XenApp
7 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 6 (5.94%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.95%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.95%) Puppet
4 4 (3.96%) SCOM
5 3 (2.97%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.98%) Ansible
6 2 (1.98%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.99%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.99%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) VMware
2 23 (22.77%) Cisco
3 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.89%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.92%) HP
5 8 (7.92%) Oracle
6 7 (6.93%) Citrix
6 7 (6.93%) NetApp
7 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.94%) Splunk
8 5 (4.95%) F5
9 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.96%) IBM
9 4 (3.96%) Informatica
9 4 (3.96%) Siebel
10 3 (2.97%) Dell
10 3 (2.97%) Juniper
10 3 (2.97%) Remedy
10 3 (2.97%) Sun
10 3 (2.97%) TIBCO
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