Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 583 549
Rank change year-on-year +23 -34 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 67 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.093% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 42
London median daily rate £380 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +17.54% +44.44%
10th Percentile £217 £256 £155
90th Percentile £637 £714 £525
England median daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% +41.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
London median hourly rate £20.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.51% +57.50% +15.94%
England median hourly rate £14.20 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% -11.43% +12.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Central London +1 15 £350 -8.14% 3
West London +3 8 £240 - 1
North London - 6 - -
South London - 1 £250 -
Technical Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (23.88%) Python
3 16 (23.88%) Java
4 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
5 14 (20.90%) Finance
6 13 (19.40%) Mercator
6 13 (19.40%) Linux
6 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (16.42%) Unix
8 10 (14.93%) Public Cloud
8 10 (14.93%) SQL
8 10 (14.93%) VMware
8 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
9 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
9 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.43%) Firewall
10 8 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.94%) Web Services
10 8 (11.94%) Cisco
11 7 (10.45%) DNS
11 7 (10.45%) Perl
11 7 (10.45%) LAN
11 7 (10.45%) TDD
11 7 (10.45%) Wireless
11 7 (10.45%) nginx
11 7 (10.45%) PaaS

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 7 (10.45%) nginx
2 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (10.45%) Office 365
4 7 (10.45%) PaaS
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.97%) OpenShift
5 4 (5.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (4.48%) GitHub
6 3 (4.48%) IaaS
6 3 (4.48%) Serverless
7 2 (2.99%) SaaS
8 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 7 (10.45%) DNS
2 7 (10.45%) LAN
2 7 (10.45%) Wireless
3 6 (8.96%) WAN
4 5 (7.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (7.46%) Skype
5 4 (5.97%) 802.11
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (5.97%) HTTP
5 4 (5.97%) LDAP
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.99%) BGP
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.99%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.99%) MPLS
7 2 (2.99%) Multicast
7 2 (2.99%) SNMP
7 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 6 (8.96%) HTML
3 5 (7.46%) JSON
3 5 (7.46%) Regular Expression
3 5 (7.46%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) 802.1X
4 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.97%) J2EE
4 4 (5.97%) Node.js
4 4 (5.97%) Spring
5 3 (4.48%) Chai
5 3 (4.48%) OAuth
5 3 (4.48%) OAuth2
5 3 (4.48%) OpenID
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) SailPoint
7 1 (1.49%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.46%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Fintech
3 3 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) Linux
3 11 (16.42%) Unix
4 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.46%) Mac OS
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.99%) Android
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.49%) AIX
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
9 1 (1.49%) HPUX
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.49%) VMS
9 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.45%) DevOps
2 7 (10.45%) Runbook
2 7 (10.45%) TDD
3 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
4 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.46%) Presales
5 4 (5.97%) Microservices
5 4 (5.97%) Strategic Thinking
5 4 (5.97%) UML
6 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.48%) Information Security
6 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) Network Design
7 2 (2.99%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) Java
1 16 (23.88%) Python
2 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.93%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Perl
4 5 (7.46%) C#
4 5 (7.46%) C++
4 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) Ruby
4 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.48%) ECMAScript
5 3 (4.48%) ES6
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) Go
6 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) CCNP
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) CCDP
3 2 (2.99%) CCIE
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) GDPR
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) MiFID
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (7.46%) Docker
5 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.99%) XenApp
7 1 (1.49%) iptables
7 1 (1.49%) LXC
7 1 (1.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) vRealize
2 4 (5.97%) Ansible
2 4 (5.97%) Consul
2 4 (5.97%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.97%) Mesos
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
2 4 (5.97%) Terraform
2 4 (5.97%) TrustSec
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.99%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.49%) Packer
5 1 (1.49%) Puppet
5 1 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) Mercator
3 10 (14.93%) VMware
4 8 (11.94%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) Juniper
5 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.46%) Splunk
6 2 (2.99%) Apple
6 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.99%) F5
6 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.99%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.49%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.49%) Mitel
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia
7 1 (1.49%) Nortel
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) TIBCO