Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 748 738
Rank change year-on-year +49 -10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 159 125 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 86 82
England median daily rate £350 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +9.23% +36.84%
10th Percentile £138 £187 £157
90th Percentile £538 £616 £474
UK median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -1.41% +9.23% +24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 9
England median hourly rate £14.20 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.39% -11.43% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.33 £13.05
90th Percentile £20.00 £28.95 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £14.28 £14.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.53% -18.86% -

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 +10 68 £380 -0.52% 13
South East +12 35 £275 -29.03% 9
North of England +49 17 £275 -14.06% 10
Midlands +31 17 £325 -18.75% 7
East of England -12 13 £138 -29.03% 4
West Midlands +35 11 £335 -16.25% 4
South West 0 10 £145 -54.69% 1
North West +19 7 £175 -41.67% 4
Yorkshire +17 6 £273 -17.42% 6
East Midlands -3 6 £250 +19.05% 3
North East +57 4 £450 +28.57%
Technical Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 71 (44.65%) Windows
2 54 (33.96%) Active Directory
3 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.64%) VMware
5 27 (16.98%) SQL
5 27 (16.98%) Windows 10
6 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
7 25 (15.72%) Office 365
7 25 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (15.09%) Linux
8 24 (15.09%) Cisco
8 24 (15.09%) Firewall
9 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (13.21%) Unix
10 21 (13.21%) Java
11 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
11 20 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (11.95%) LAN
12 19 (11.95%) SLA
12 19 (11.95%) HP
13 18 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (11.32%) MS Exchange
13 18 (11.32%) Finance
13 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
13 18 (11.32%) Windows 7
14 16 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (10.06%) Python
14 16 (10.06%) WAN
14 16 (10.06%) DNS
15 15 (9.43%) Red Hat

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 18 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.03%) nginx
5 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.52%) IIS
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) JBoss
8 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.63%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.63%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.72%) Office 365
2 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.03%) PaaS
6 6 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (3.14%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.52%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.52%) Boomi
9 3 (1.89%) GitHub
9 3 (1.89%) IaaS
9 3 (1.89%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.89%) Serverless
10 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.26%) SaaS
11 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.09%) Firewall
2 19 (11.95%) LAN
3 16 (10.06%) DNS
3 16 (10.06%) WAN
4 13 (8.18%) SAN
5 9 (5.66%) DHCP
5 9 (5.66%) Wireless
6 8 (5.03%) Skype
7 7 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.77%) BGP
8 6 (3.77%) LDAP
9 5 (3.14%) EIGRP
9 5 (3.14%) HTTP
9 5 (3.14%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (3.14%) VLAN
9 5 (3.14%) WLAN
10 4 (2.52%) 802.11
10 4 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.52%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (2.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 18 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.52%) Publishing
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) International Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.29%) HTML
2 9 (5.66%) JSON
2 9 (5.66%) XML
3 8 (5.03%) Web Services
4 5 (3.14%) 802.1X
4 5 (3.14%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.52%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.52%) J2EE
5 4 (2.52%) Node.js
5 4 (2.52%) REST
5 4 (2.52%) Spring
5 4 (2.52%) XSD
5 4 (2.52%) XSL
6 3 (1.89%) Chai
6 3 (1.89%) OAuth
6 3 (1.89%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.89%) OpenID
6 3 (1.89%) RESTful
6 3 (1.89%) SOAP
7 2 (1.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.52%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.52%) NHS
7 3 (1.89%) Fintech
7 3 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.26%) EPoS
8 2 (1.26%) PDA
8 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) DataPower
9 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.63%) iPhone
9 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.65%) Windows
2 27 (16.98%) Windows 10
3 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 24 (15.09%) Linux
5 21 (13.21%) Unix
6 20 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (11.32%) Windows 7
8 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.77%) Android
11 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.89%) Solaris
13 3 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.26%) AIX
14 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (8.18%) DevOps
3 12 (7.55%) Migration
3 12 (7.55%) Network Management
4 11 (6.92%) ITIL
4 11 (6.92%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.03%) Information Security
5 8 (5.03%) UML
6 7 (4.40%) Break/Fix
6 7 (4.40%) Change Management
6 7 (4.40%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.40%) Runbook
6 7 (4.40%) TDD
7 6 (3.77%) Line Management
7 6 (3.77%) Presales
7 6 (3.77%) Release Management
7 6 (3.77%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) SQL
2 21 (13.21%) Java
3 16 (10.06%) Python
4 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.66%) Perl
5 9 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.14%) C#
6 5 (3.14%) C++
6 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.14%) Ruby
7 4 (2.52%) XPath
7 4 (2.52%) XQuery
8 3 (1.89%) ECMAScript
8 3 (1.89%) ES6
9 2 (1.26%) C
10 1 (0.63%) Go
10 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.29%) CCNP
5 9 (5.66%) CCNA
6 6 (3.77%) DBS Check
6 6 (3.77%) Degree
7 5 (3.14%) MCSE
8 4 (2.52%) CCDP
8 4 (2.52%) MCSA
9 3 (1.89%) CCIE
9 3 (1.89%) MCP
10 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.95%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (1.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) MiFID
4 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 54 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.14%) Docker
6 4 (2.52%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.89%) Firmware
7 3 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.89%) vSphere
7 3 (1.89%) XenApp
7 3 (1.89%) XenServer
8 1 (0.63%) iptables
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.63%) RACF
8 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) SCCM
2 8 (5.03%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.40%) vRealize
4 6 (3.77%) WSUS
5 5 (3.14%) Puppet
5 5 (3.14%) TrustSec
6 4 (2.52%) Ansible
6 4 (2.52%) Consul
6 4 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.52%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.52%) Mesos
6 4 (2.52%) SCOM
6 4 (2.52%) Terraform
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.89%) DameWare
7 3 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.89%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (22.64%) VMware
3 24 (15.09%) Cisco
4 19 (11.95%) HP
5 15 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 14 (8.81%) Citrix
7 13 (8.18%) Mercator
8 12 (7.55%) Dell
9 9 (5.66%) Apple
9 9 (5.66%) Juniper
10 8 (5.03%) Oracle
10 8 (5.03%) Symantec
11 7 (4.40%) F5
12 6 (3.77%) McAfee
13 5 (3.14%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.14%) Splunk
14 3 (1.89%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.89%) Brocade
14 3 (1.89%) Draytek
14 3 (1.89%) SonicWALL