The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £309 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Engineer
England / South East
Rank 236 218 251
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 9 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.48% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 7
Median daily rate £309 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £227 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £488 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £295 £285
% change year-on-year -19.06% +3.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £160.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.66 £12.50
% change year-on-year +15.21% +49.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Engineer in the South East

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Engineer in the South East

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Engineer in the South East

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Engineer in the South East

Technical Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire - 3 £325 -
Surrey - 2 £348 - 1
Kent +13 1 £145 -27.50%
Berkshire -3 1 £293 -23.02% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 1
Technical Engineer
England

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 6 (25.00%) SSL
5 6 (25.00%) SAN
5 6 (25.00%) vSphere
6 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.83%) IPsec
6 5 (20.83%) Firewall
6 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) vCloud
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 4 (16.67%) CentOS
7 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.50%) F5
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) SNMP

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) SSL
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) IPsec
3 5 (20.83%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) SNMP
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (8.33%) BGP
6 2 (8.33%) OSPF
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) DSL
7 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.17%) L2TP
7 1 (4.17%) WLAN
7 1 (4.17%) X.21
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) CentOS
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Microservices
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Network Management
4 1 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCIP
5 1 (4.17%) CCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
5 1 (4.17%) HP MASE
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIE
5 1 (4.17%) MCDST
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) vSphere
2 5 (20.83%) vCloud
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Docker
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) Aruba
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Veeam