The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Build Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 555 533
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 69 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 61
Median daily rate £350 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.03% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Median hourly rate £29.25 £13.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.50% -11.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £10.60 £13.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £31.60 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £13.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +113.50% -16.96%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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
England +22 62 £350 -16.41% 9
London +19 24 £381 -10.29% 4
South East +18 19 £350 -6.66% 2
South West -4 10 £120 -63.07%
Berkshire +27 6 £325 -27.77%
West Midlands +18 5 £300 -
Dorset +3 4 £110 -61.73%
East of England -4 4 £325 +3.17%
City of London -8 4 £363 -
Bournemouth - 4 £110 -
West Wales - 4 £475 -
Swansea - 4 £475 -
Wales - 4 £475 -
Surrey +15 3 £425 - 1
Scotland +14 3 £335 +21.81%
Hampshire +10 3 £130 -65.33%
West Sussex +9 3 £160 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Crawley - 3 £160 -
Shropshire - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £120 -
Cheltenham - 3 £120 -
Telford - 3 £400 -
Renfrewshire +17 2 £318 +19.81%
Erskine +16 2 £318 +15.45%
Slough +7 2 £165 -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £325 -17.72%
Oxford - 2 £350 - 1
Bath - 2 £450 -
Newbury - 2 £350 -

Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 56 (43.75%) Windows
2 30 (23.44%) Jenkins
3 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 27 (21.09%) Linux
5 26 (20.31%) DevOps
6 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
6 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
7 19 (14.84%) SCCM
8 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
9 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
9 15 (11.72%) Migration
9 15 (11.72%) Windows 10
10 14 (10.94%) Configuration Management
10 14 (10.94%) Unix
10 14 (10.94%) Maven
11 13 (10.16%) .NET
11 13 (10.16%) VMware
11 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (9.38%) Firewall
12 12 (9.38%) Java
12 12 (9.38%) SQL
13 11 (8.59%) Subversion
13 11 (8.59%) ITIL
13 11 (8.59%) Ansible
14 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
14 10 (7.81%) SSL

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 6 (4.69%) Apache
1 6 (4.69%) CICS
2 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.34%) Confluence
4 2 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Office 365
2 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.91%) GitHub
3 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.34%) G Suite
5 2 (1.56%) Bluemix
5 2 (1.56%) IaaS
5 2 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) Firewall
2 10 (7.81%) SSL
2 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.03%) LAN
4 8 (6.25%) WAN
5 7 (5.47%) SNMP
6 3 (2.34%) DNS
6 3 (2.34%) Wireless
7 2 (1.56%) Internet
7 2 (1.56%) Skype
7 2 (1.56%) VPN
8 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.78%) HTTP
8 1 (0.78%) NAS
8 1 (0.78%) PSTN
8 1 (0.78%) SSH
8 1 (0.78%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.78%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) DB2
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.34%) Redis
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.56%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 30 (23.44%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.94%) Maven
4 11 (8.59%) Subversion
5 9 (7.03%) Bitbucket
5 9 (7.03%) JIRA
5 9 (7.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.69%) Ant
7 5 (3.91%) ClearQuest
7 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.13%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.34%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.56%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.56%) CMake
10 2 (1.56%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.56%) Hudson
10 2 (1.56%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (5.47%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Banking
2 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.56%) Front Office
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
3 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) HTML5
4 1 (0.78%) Java EE
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) LLVM
4 1 (0.78%) Memcached
4 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 7 (5.47%) Device Driver
2 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.47%) iPad
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) EPoS
4 2 (1.56%) Equities
4 2 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.78%) Social Media
5 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (43.75%) Windows
2 27 (21.09%) Linux
3 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.72%) Windows 10
4 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.94%) Unix
6 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.03%) Windows Server
8 7 (5.47%) zOS
9 5 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.78%) AIX
11 1 (0.78%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.78%) HPUX
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Solaris
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) DevOps
2 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (11.72%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.59%) ITIL
5 9 (7.03%) Service Management
6 8 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (6.25%) Open Source
6 8 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 7 (5.47%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.47%) Build Automation
7 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.47%) ITSM
7 7 (5.47%) Test Automation
7 7 (5.47%) Unit Testing
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.69%) Functional Testing
8 6 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (3.91%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.38%) Java
2 12 (9.38%) SQL
3 9 (7.03%) Perl
3 9 (7.03%) Python
4 5 (3.91%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.91%) C#
4 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.34%) C++
6 2 (1.56%) C
6 2 (1.56%) VBScript
6 2 (1.56%) XAML
7 1 (0.78%) Groovy
7 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.91%) Degree
3 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.25%) Docker
3 7 (5.47%) Firmware
3 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.34%) vSphere
7 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.78%) Corosync
8 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) SCCM
2 11 (8.59%) Ansible
3 7 (5.47%) CA Endevor
3 7 (5.47%) CA Service Virtualization
3 7 (5.47%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (5.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.69%) Puppet
5 2 (1.56%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.56%) Control-M
5 2 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.56%) Terraform
6 1 (0.78%) collectd
6 1 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.78%) Netcool
6 1 (0.78%) OpenView
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) VMware
3 10 (7.81%) CA
3 10 (7.81%) IBM
4 8 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.47%) Sonatype
5 7 (5.47%) Splunk
5 7 (5.47%) Syncsort
6 6 (4.69%) Citrix
6 6 (4.69%) Google
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle
7 5 (3.91%) HP
8 4 (3.13%) Cisco
9 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.56%) Apple
10 2 (1.56%) Dell
10 2 (1.56%) Informatica
10 2 (1.56%) Perforce
10 2 (1.56%) Symantec
10 2 (1.56%) Toshiba
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