Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 442 698 786
Rank change year-on-year +256 +88 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 50 126 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 82 72
Median daily rate £340 £160 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -58.71% +29.17%
10th Percentile £130 £121 £141
90th Percentile £538 £520 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £160 £350
% change year-on-year +32.81% -54.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 27 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +7.69% +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +5.77% +9.31%

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 27,467 82,290 96,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.41% 94.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,255 53,980 63,414
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,116 2,855 3,154
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +12.68% -5.64%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.34% +6.84% -2.78%

Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Build Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Build Engineer over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Build Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Top 13 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 September 2020. 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 +241 41 £475 +196.88% 4
UK excluding London +207 33 £213 +32.81% 5
London +202 16 £488 +160.00%
South East +182 10 £548 +204.17% 1
Scotland +70 7 £225 -13.46% 1
Midlands +103 5 £130 +4.00%
West Midlands +77 5 £130 +6.12%
East of England +69 5 £135 -70.00%
South West +105 4 £100 -65.22% 2
Work from Home - 4 £525 -
North of England +112 1 £220 +37.50% 1
North West +67 1 £220 +39.68%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, Build Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Build Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
2 14 (28.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
5 10 (20.00%) Finance
5 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (18.00%) Windows 10
7 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
7 8 (16.00%) RedGate
7 8 (16.00%) Banking
7 8 (16.00%) Asset Management
7 8 (16.00%) Perl
8 7 (14.00%) Confluence
8 7 (14.00%) SCCM
8 7 (14.00%) Groovy
8 7 (14.00%) JIRA
8 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (12.00%) ServiceNow
9 6 (12.00%) ITSM
9 6 (12.00%) Service Management
9 6 (12.00%) Linux
9 6 (12.00%) ITIL
9 6 (12.00%) HP
10 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.00%) Micro Focus
10 5 (10.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) SQL 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 7 (14.00%) Confluence
2 5 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) GitHub
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LAN
1 5 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) PBX
3 3 (6.00%) Skype
3 3 (6.00%) VPN
4 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
5 1 (2.00%) Junos
5 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
3 7 (14.00%) JIRA
4 5 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 5 (10.00%) IBM UrbanCode
4 5 (10.00%) Liquibase
4 5 (10.00%) Subversion
4 5 (10.00%) VisualSVN
5 1 (2.00%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.00%) CMake
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) International Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) NHS
2 2 (4.00%) Tandem
3 1 (2.00%) Derivative
3 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.00%) Linux
4 5 (10.00%) OpenVMS
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (16.00%) Asset Management
4 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) ITSM
5 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.00%) Service Management
6 5 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) DevOps
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) Chaos Engineering
8 2 (4.00%) Code Coverage
8 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) Perl
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) Groovy
3 3 (6.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) RedGate
2 6 (12.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) ServiceNow
3 5 (10.00%) Micro Focus
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.00%) Perforce
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) VMware