The median contractor rate for a Implementation Engineer was £488 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.

Implementation Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 593 589
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Implementation Engineer 32 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.086% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 19
Median daily rate £488 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  

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%  

Implementation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Implementation Engineer in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Implementation Engineer in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Implementation Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Implementation Engineer in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Implementation Engineer in the UK

Implementation Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Implementation 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 +19 31 £488 +30.00% 6
North West - 12 £233 -
London +21 11 £488 +37.32% 2
Manchester - 10 £233 -
West Midlands +11 3 £363 -7.05%
Telford +35 2 - -
Shropshire +35 2 - -
Yorkshire +17 2 £585 - 2
Liverpool - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £444 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Scotland +24 1 - -
Bournemouth +7 1 - -
Dorset +5 1 - -
Hampshire +3 1 £575 +53.33%
South Yorkshire +3 1 £585 -
South East +2 1 £575 +53.33% 2
Birmingham -4 1 £363 +2.11%
South West -7 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £585 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -

Implementation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Implementation 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 Implementation Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (32.89%) Firewall
2 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (27.63%) Fortinet
4 20 (26.32%) Cisco
5 17 (22.37%) Network Security
6 16 (21.05%) Network Design
7 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
7 15 (19.74%) MPLS
7 15 (19.74%) Windows
7 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
8 14 (18.42%) FortiGate
8 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
9 13 (17.11%) WAN
9 13 (17.11%) CCSP
10 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 10 (13.16%) BGP
11 10 (13.16%) LAN
11 10 (13.16%) Unix
11 10 (13.16%) C
11 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
11 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
11 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (11.84%) System Testing
12 9 (11.84%) CheckPoint
12 9 (11.84%) Finance
13 8 (10.53%) Migration
13 8 (10.53%) Military
13 8 (10.53%) Information Security
13 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing

Implementation 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 3 (3.95%) Apache
1 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Project
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Office 365
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
4 2 (2.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.89%) Firewall
2 17 (22.37%) Network Security
3 15 (19.74%) MPLS
4 13 (17.11%) WAN
5 10 (13.16%) BGP
5 10 (13.16%) LAN
6 9 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (10.53%) OSPF
8 4 (5.26%) Multicast
8 4 (5.26%) Wireless
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.63%) HTTP
10 2 (2.63%) VPN
11 1 (1.32%) EIGRP
11 1 (1.32%) ICMP
11 1 (1.32%) IPv6
11 1 (1.32%) NNTP
11 1 (1.32%) SAN
11 1 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Military
3 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.32%) JSON
2 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) DataPower
4 1 (1.32%) iPad
4 1 (1.32%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.16%) Unix
4 8 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) CatOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Network Design
2 9 (11.84%) System Testing
3 8 (10.53%) Information Security
3 8 (10.53%) ITIL
3 8 (10.53%) Migration
3 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 8 (10.53%) SDLC
3 8 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.58%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.26%) ITSM
6 4 (5.26%) Network Management
6 4 (5.26%) Service Management
7 3 (3.95%) Product Management
7 3 (3.95%) Project Management
7 3 (3.95%) QMS
8 2 (2.63%) CRM
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.63%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) C
2 5 (6.58%) C++
3 4 (5.26%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) Perl
3 4 (5.26%) Python
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.11%) CCSP
4 8 (10.53%) CCNA
4 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.89%) CCNP
7 3 (3.95%) CCIE
8 2 (2.63%) CCDA
9 1 (1.32%) CCDP
9 1 (1.32%) MCITP
9 1 (1.32%) MCSE
9 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.32%) PMP
9 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
3 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.95%) Puppet
4 2 (2.63%) Nagios
4 2 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.32%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.32%) OPNET
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Fortinet
2 20 (26.32%) Cisco
3 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.84%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.21%) Blue Coat
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle
6 6 (7.89%) Aruba
7 5 (6.58%) HP
7 5 (6.58%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.26%) Splunk
8 4 (5.26%) VMware
9 3 (3.95%) AppDynamics
9 3 (3.95%) BT
9 3 (3.95%) Dynatrace
9 3 (3.95%) F5
10 2 (2.63%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) Siemens
11 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.32%) TippingPoint