Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Computer Engineer was £129 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Computer Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 881 900
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Engineer 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.005% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
UK median daily rate £129 £86 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.24% -55.00% -41.54%
10th Percentile £112 £85 £185
90th Percentile £399 £86 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £234 - £190
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £85.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Computer Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +47 10 £129 +51.24% 10
London -3 8 £141 +65.06% 2
UK excluding London +38 5 £234 - 9
Scotland - 3 £350 - 1
Midlands - 2 £118 -
West Midlands - 1 £118 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Computer Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Computer 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 Computer Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) C++
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Vision
2 4 (25.00%) Android
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
3 3 (18.75%) TensorFlow
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
4 2 (12.50%) Master's Degree
4 2 (12.50%) Vulkan
4 2 (12.50%) HEVC
4 2 (12.50%) Torch
4 2 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence

Computer 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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) 3G
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) TensorFlow
2 2 (12.50%) HEVC
2 2 (12.50%) OpenCL
2 2 (12.50%) OpenCV
2 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 2 (12.50%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (12.50%) Torch
2 2 (12.50%) Vulkan
3 1 (6.25%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) CUDA
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Android
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Vision
2 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
2 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
3 2 (12.50%) Android Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Deep Learning
3 2 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Video Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Neural Network
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Physics
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C++
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) C
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Xerox