Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Build Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 718 744
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26 -92
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 183 181 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 108 87
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £113 £196 £173
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £359
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.53% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% - -38.95%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £20.71 £22.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% -41.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Engineer within the UK 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
England +27 175 £335 -10.67% 8
UK excluding London +5 104 £300 -20.00% 5
London -1 79 £419 -1.47% 3
South East -16 41 £330 -12.00%
East of England +12 26 £120 -20.00% 2
North of England +67 13 £313 -16.67%
Midlands +23 10 £295 -9.23% 3
West Midlands +28 8 £295 -9.23% 2
Scotland -16 8 £350 +1.45%
North West +13 6 £360 -26.15%
South West -3 6 £168 -60.59%
Yorkshire +19 5 £120 -68.00%
North East +68 2 £363 +26.09%
East Midlands -6 2 - - 1

Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Build 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 featuring Build Engineer in the job title.

1 94 (51.37%) Windows
2 48 (26.23%) DevOps
3 46 (25.14%) Security Cleared
4 37 (20.22%) SC Cleared
5 34 (18.58%) Linux
6 32 (17.49%) Finance
7 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
8 27 (14.75%) Banking
8 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
9 25 (13.66%) TeamCity
9 25 (13.66%) Active Directory
10 22 (12.02%) Windows 7
10 22 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (12.02%) Docker
10 22 (12.02%) Windows 10
11 21 (11.48%) Ansible
11 21 (11.48%) Migration
12 19 (10.38%) Java
13 18 (9.84%) VMware
13 18 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
13 18 (9.84%) SCCM
14 17 (9.29%) Python
15 16 (8.74%) Windows Server
16 15 (8.20%) Investment Banking
16 15 (8.20%) JavaScript
16 15 (8.20%) C++
17 14 (7.65%) Apache
17 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server

Build Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (7.65%) Apache
2 8 (4.37%) IIS
2 8 (4.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.64%) JBoss
4 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.55%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.92%) Office 365
3 5 (2.73%) G Suite
4 4 (2.19%) Akamai
4 4 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.64%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.55%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.55%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) DNS
2 6 (3.28%) LAN
3 4 (2.19%) SAN
3 4 (2.19%) Skype
3 4 (2.19%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (2.19%) WAN
4 3 (1.64%) Firewall
4 3 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.64%) VLAN
4 3 (1.64%) Wireless
5 2 (1.09%) BGP
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.09%) DHCP
5 2 (1.09%) HTTP
5 2 (1.09%) OSPF
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.01%) Flink
2 8 (4.37%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.28%) Big Data
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
2 25 (13.66%) TeamCity
3 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.10%) Bitbucket
6 12 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (4.37%) JIRA
9 5 (2.73%) Maven
10 4 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.19%) MSI
10 4 (2.19%) Subversion
11 3 (1.64%) Ant
11 3 (1.64%) CMake
11 3 (1.64%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.09%) GoCD
12 2 (1.09%) Gradle
12 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.09%) NuGet
12 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (17.49%) Finance
2 27 (14.75%) Banking
3 15 (8.20%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.01%) Billing
4 11 (6.01%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.64%) Electronics
5 3 (1.64%) Law
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.28%) Kafka
2 4 (2.19%) .NET
3 3 (1.64%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.09%) CGI
4 2 (1.09%) mod_proxy
4 2 (1.09%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) XML
5 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Data Centre
1 11 (6.01%) Hedge funds
1 11 (6.01%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.73%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.64%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.64%) iPad
4 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) EPoS
6 1 (0.55%) Fintech
6 1 (0.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.55%) Robotics
6 1 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 94 (51.37%) Windows
2 34 (18.58%) Linux
3 22 (12.02%) Windows 10
3 22 (12.02%) Windows 7
4 16 (8.74%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.46%) Unix
6 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.09%) VMS
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.55%) AIX
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Debian
10 1 (0.55%) HPUX
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE
10 1 (0.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.23%) DevOps
2 21 (11.48%) Migration
3 18 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.65%) Test Automation
5 13 (7.10%) ITIL
6 11 (6.01%) AOP
6 11 (6.01%) Code Optimisation
6 11 (6.01%) SDLC
6 11 (6.01%) TDD
6 11 (6.01%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.92%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.92%) Server Building
9 7 (3.83%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (3.28%) High Availability
11 5 (2.73%) ITIL V3
12 4 (2.19%) Data Centre Operations
12 4 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (2.19%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.38%) Java
2 17 (9.29%) Python
3 15 (8.20%) C++
3 15 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.37%) SQL
6 5 (2.73%) C#
7 4 (2.19%) C
7 4 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.09%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) Go
9 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (25.14%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.10%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.73%) CCNP
4 5 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.19%) MCSA
5 4 (2.19%) MCSE
6 3 (1.64%) CCNA
6 3 (1.64%) Degree
7 2 (1.09%) CCIE
7 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.09%) HNC
7 2 (1.09%) HND
8 1 (0.55%) CCSA
8 1 (0.55%) CCSE
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.02%) Docker
3 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.19%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.09%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (11.48%) Ansible
2 18 (9.84%) SCCM
3 6 (3.28%) Rancher
4 5 (2.73%) Puppet
5 4 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.55%) SELinux
7 1 (0.55%) Terraform
7 1 (0.55%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.84%) VMware
3 8 (4.37%) Cisco
4 6 (3.28%) HP
4 6 (3.28%) McAfee
4 6 (3.28%) Splunk
5 5 (2.73%) Acronis
5 5 (2.73%) Google
6 4 (2.19%) Borland
6 4 (2.19%) Lumension
7 3 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.09%) Apple
8 2 (1.09%) F5
8 2 (1.09%) Juniper
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle
8 2 (1.09%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.09%) SAP
8 2 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (0.55%) IBM