The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 401 414
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 13 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.11% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 16
Median daily rate £500 £384 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.37% +61.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £248 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £830 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -30.00% +18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £15.50
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Engineer in London

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Engineer in London

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Engineer in London

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Engineer in London

Technical Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
Enfield - 2 - -
Technical Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Unix
5 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Office 365
5 5 (19.23%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 4 (15.38%) Banking
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) Perl
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) DNS
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) Informatica
7 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
7 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 10

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) DMS-100
3 1 (3.85%) DPNSS
3 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) Q.931
3 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) Skype
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) Java EE
2 2 (7.69%) JMS
2 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) boto
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) OAuth
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) VMS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (3.85%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNA
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (7.69%) NFS
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
1 4 (15.38%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Informatica
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Mercator
3 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.85%) GENBAND
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia
4 1 (3.85%) Nortel
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds