Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 351 358
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 35 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 15
South East median daily rate £275 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% +29.17% +76.47%
10th Percentile £123 £177 £152
90th Percentile £400 £457 £462
England median daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.49% -13.94% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £14.10 £12.53
90th Percentile £19.00 £14.30 £24.88
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley -9 20 £188 -37.42% 3
Berkshire +1 9 £263 -12.50% 1
Surrey -11 7 £375 -13.79%
Oxfordshire - 7 £151 - 2
Buckinghamshire -23 4 £269 +53.57%
Hampshire +9 3 £238 -48.37% 3
West Sussex -5 3 £275 -
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Technical Engineer
England

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (37.14%) Office 365
4 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
6 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.86%) Firewall
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) CCNA
8 6 (17.14%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) SLA
9 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (14.29%) Linux
9 5 (14.29%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Network Management
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (11.43%) Publishing
10 4 (11.43%) Information Security
10 4 (11.43%) QA
10 4 (11.43%) ISMS
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) LAN
2 6 (17.14%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) VLAN
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) LDAP
4 1 (2.86%) Skype
4 1 (2.86%) SNMP
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.71%) EPoS
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Social Media
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (11.43%) Unix
7 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) Android
9 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Solaris
9 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Network Management
2 4 (11.43%) Information Security
2 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
2 4 (11.43%) ISMS
2 4 (11.43%) Security Management
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.71%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.71%) Line Management
4 2 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Presales
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) MCSA
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCDP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) BitLocker
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.86%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.86%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.86%) TrustSec
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco
1 7 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.57%) Dell
4 3 (8.57%) Draytek
4 3 (8.57%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) McAfee
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) Acronis
6 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.86%) Proofpoint