Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Build Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 544 762 739
Rank change year-on-year +218 -23 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Build Engineer 81 103 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 67 100
Median daily rate £180 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -28.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £132 £113 £140
90th Percentile £426 £523 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £180 £295
% change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 19
Median hourly rate £15.95 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.11% -12.90% +19.23%
10th Percentile £14.24 £11.17 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.88 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.95 £13.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year +22.65% -17.75% +21.58%

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 44,774 86,664 96,308
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 94.55% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,168 57,043 63,217
Median daily rate £465 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £244 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £412
% change year-on-year - +3.16% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,879 2,780 3,023
Median hourly rate £21.15 £18.78 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.62% +4.31% -4.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.40 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.86% - -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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Build Engineer over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Build Engineer in the UK

Build Engineer
Top 16 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 25 May 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 +218 71 £178 -16.47% 4
UK excluding London +180 71 £175 -2.78% 3
Midlands +87 23 £155 +29.17% 1
North of England +102 21 £200 -46.67%
North West +68 18 £200 -50.00%
East Midlands +52 12 £170 -53.42%
West Midlands +73 11 £140 +16.67% 1
South East +114 10 £388 +61.46% 1
East of England +57 10 £135 -75.45%
London +157 6 £185 -31.80% 1
Scotland +36 4 £263 -27.59%
Yorkshire +62 2 - -
Wales - 2 £285 -
South West +39 1 - - 1
North East +26 1 £180 -27.27%
Work from Home - 1 £180 -

Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Windows 10
3 30 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 25 (30.86%) SCCM
4 25 (30.86%) Dell
5 23 (28.40%) HP
5 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
6 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
6 22 (27.16%) ITIL
6 22 (27.16%) Telecoms
7 20 (24.69%) Banking
7 20 (24.69%) Retail
7 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
8 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
9 17 (20.99%) Driving Licence
10 14 (17.28%) Workflow
11 12 (14.81%) Office 365
12 11 (13.58%) Migration
13 10 (12.35%) NHS
13 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.35%) LAN
14 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
15 8 (9.88%) ITIL V3
16 7 (8.64%) Azure
16 7 (8.64%) User Experience
16 7 (8.64%) Break/Fix
17 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
17 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
17 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
17 6 (7.41%) SharePoint

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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Office 365
2 7 (8.64%) Azure
3 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.47%) AWS
4 2 (2.47%) GCP
4 2 (2.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) LAN
2 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.94%) PBX
4 3 (3.70%) Firewall
4 3 (3.70%) Skype
4 3 (3.70%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.23%) DHCP
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) SAN
6 1 (1.23%) VPN
6 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.47%) Maven
3 1 (1.23%) Ant
3 1 (1.23%) CMake
3 1 (1.23%) GitLab
3 1 (1.23%) Hudson
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) YouTrack
General
1 22 (27.16%) Telecoms
2 20 (24.69%) Banking
2 20 (24.69%) Retail
3 5 (6.17%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.70%) Finance
4 3 (3.70%) Local Government
5 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 2 (2.47%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 17 (20.99%) Driving Licence
3 10 (12.35%) NHS
4 7 (8.64%) User Experience
5 5 (6.17%) iPad
6 2 (2.47%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.47%) Tandem
7 1 (1.23%) Derivative
7 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Windows 10
3 30 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.70%) Linux
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) ITIL
2 14 (17.28%) Workflow
3 11 (13.58%) Migration
4 8 (9.88%) ITIL V3
5 7 (8.64%) Break/Fix
6 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.17%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.94%) Application Packaging
8 4 (4.94%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.94%) DevOps
8 4 (4.94%) Server Building
8 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.70%) Disk Encryption
9 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (2.47%) Collaborative Working
10 2 (2.47%) Deployment Automation
10 2 (2.47%) Fintech
10 2 (2.47%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.47%) Release Management
10 2 (2.47%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) Python
2 2 (2.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.23%) C++
3 1 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) Scala
3 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) ISEB
3 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.23%) MCSA
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) VCP6
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.47%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
4 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (30.86%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Graylog
4 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.23%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Dell
2 23 (28.40%) HP
3 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.41%) VMware
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco
5 5 (6.17%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.70%) Citrix
6 3 (3.70%) McAfee
6 3 (3.70%) Wyse
7 1 (1.23%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.23%) EMC
7 1 (1.23%) Lumension
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) Perforce
7 1 (1.23%) SolidFire
7 1 (1.23%) Sophos