Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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.

IT Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 456 475
Rank change year-on-year +58 +19 +31
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 605 488 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 276 244
UK median daily rate £163 £150 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -21.05%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £425 £385 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £150 £135
% change year-on-year -4.17% +11.11% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 113 106
UK median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +1.87% +5.18%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.95 £27.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.36 £13.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.50% -4.31% +9.43%

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 93,691 96,392 91,066
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,021 63,987 59,364
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 2,852 3,246
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.04 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT 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 IT Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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 +54 533 £163 +8.33% 311
UK excluding London +33 393 £144 -4.17% 263
London +71 197 £200 +33.33% 67
South East -14 129 £190 +18.75% 60
North of England -12 66 £120 -7.69% 69
Midlands +12 50 £160 - 40
East of England +17 49 £150 +3.45% 42
South West -15 43 £115 -28.13% 33
West Midlands +5 33 £130 -18.75% 28
Scotland +8 30 £120 -20.00% 12
Yorkshire +6 28 £110 -18.52% 30
North West -25 28 £120 -4.00% 31
Wales +17 24 £318 +217.50% 7
East Midlands +19 17 £238 +61.02% 12
North East -5 10 £100 - 8
Northern Ireland +15 3 £221 -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT 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 IT Engineer in the job title.

1 344 (56.86%) Windows
2 198 (32.73%) Active Directory
3 163 (26.94%) Microsoft
4 136 (22.48%) Office 365
5 117 (19.34%) Windows 10
6 107 (17.69%) VMware
7 106 (17.52%) Windows Server
8 91 (15.04%) Windows 7
9 75 (12.40%) SCCM
10 74 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 72 (11.90%) ITIL
12 71 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
13 61 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
14 56 (9.26%) Driving Licence
14 56 (9.26%) Citrix
15 54 (8.93%) SLA
15 54 (8.93%) Cisco
15 54 (8.93%) Migration
15 54 (8.93%) Break/Fix
16 53 (8.76%) MS Exchange
17 52 (8.60%) EPoS
17 52 (8.60%) Finance
18 51 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 49 (8.10%) LAN
19 49 (8.10%) DNS
20 47 (7.77%) HP
21 43 (7.11%) Linux
22 40 (6.61%) SQL
22 40 (6.61%) Firewall
22 40 (6.61%) Analytical Skills

IT 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 53 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.98%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.32%) Apache
6 8 (1.32%) JBoss
7 7 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.99%) IIS
8 6 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.50%) CMS
9 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.50%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.33%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
Applications
1 71 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.17%) Maximo
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 136 (22.48%) Office 365
2 37 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.83%) G Suite
6 5 (0.83%) GitHub
7 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.50%) GoToWebinar
7 3 (0.50%) IaaS
7 3 (0.50%) PaaS
7 3 (0.50%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.33%) Yammer
9 1 (0.17%) Akamai
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.10%) DNS
1 49 (8.10%) LAN
2 40 (6.61%) Firewall
3 38 (6.28%) WAN
4 37 (6.12%) VPN
5 35 (5.79%) DHCP
6 28 (4.63%) Skype
6 28 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.64%) VoIP
8 16 (2.64%) Network Security
9 14 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.31%) Wireless
10 12 (1.98%) SAN
11 11 (1.82%) Internet
11 11 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (1.82%) WLAN
12 7 (1.16%) SNMP
13 6 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.83%) ATM
14 5 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.50%) GIS
6 3 (0.50%) MySQL
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Redis
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.16%) JIRA
2 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.50%) GitLab
4 2 (0.33%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Maven
5 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.17%) TestComplete
General
1 52 (8.60%) Finance
2 32 (5.29%) Banking
3 22 (3.64%) Retail
4 19 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.81%) Law
6 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.82%) Legal
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
8 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
9 6 (0.99%) Marketing
10 5 (0.83%) Billing
11 4 (0.66%) French Language
11 4 (0.66%) German Language
11 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.16%) .NET
2 4 (0.66%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.66%) REST
3 3 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (0.50%) XMPP
4 2 (0.33%) Celery
4 2 (0.33%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.17%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.17%) CSS
5 1 (0.17%) Flash
5 1 (0.17%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.17%) JSON
5 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.17%) Spring
5 1 (0.17%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.17%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) WSDL
5 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.26%) Driving Licence
2 52 (8.60%) EPoS
3 40 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.47%) Smartphone
5 18 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.64%) NHS
7 13 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.65%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.65%) iPhone
10 9 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.16%) CMDB
11 7 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
12 6 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.99%) iPad
12 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.83%) User Experience
14 4 (0.66%) Clustering
15 3 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 344 (56.86%) Windows
2 117 (19.34%) Windows 10
3 106 (17.52%) Windows Server
4 91 (15.04%) Windows 7
5 43 (7.11%) Linux
6 36 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (4.63%) Apple iOS
9 26 (4.30%) Android
10 23 (3.80%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.64%) Mac OS
12 15 (2.48%) Windows XP
13 13 (2.15%) Unix
14 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.66%) Solaris
18 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (11.90%) ITIL
3 61 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (8.93%) Break/Fix
4 54 (8.93%) Migration
5 22 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (2.64%) Time Management
7 15 (2.48%) Change Control
8 13 (2.15%) Change Management
8 13 (2.15%) Project Management
8 13 (2.15%) Service Delivery
8 13 (2.15%) Service Management
9 12 (1.98%) Incident Management
9 12 (1.98%) Information Security
10 11 (1.82%) Asset Management
10 11 (1.82%) ITSM
10 11 (1.82%) Problem Management
11 10 (1.65%) ITIL V3
11 10 (1.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.61%) SQL
2 38 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.15%) C
4 9 (1.49%) VB
5 5 (0.83%) Java
5 5 (0.83%) Python
5 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.66%) C#
6 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.66%) VBA
6 4 (0.66%) VBScript
7 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.33%) Go
7 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.33%) Ruby
8 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
8 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (4.96%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.46%) Degree
3 25 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.15%) DBS Check
5 13 (2.15%) MCSE
6 12 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.49%) MCSA
8 8 (1.32%) CCNP
8 8 (1.32%) MCP
9 6 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.83%) CCNA
11 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.33%) CCA
12 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.93%) SLA
2 8 (1.32%) GDPR
3 6 (0.99%) PMO
4 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.83%) QA
5 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 198 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 51 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.64%) XenApp
5 14 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.98%) vSphere
7 7 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.99%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.50%) Docker
10 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.33%) XenServer
12 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.17%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 75 (12.40%) SCCM
2 16 (2.64%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.15%) Terraform
4 7 (1.16%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.83%) WSUS
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
6 3 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
7 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 163 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 107 (17.69%) VMware
3 56 (9.26%) Citrix
4 54 (8.93%) Cisco
5 47 (7.77%) HP
6 25 (4.13%) Apple
7 19 (3.14%) ServiceNow
8 14 (2.31%) Dell
9 13 (2.15%) Veritas
10 12 (1.98%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.49%) Avaya
11 9 (1.49%) Polycom
11 9 (1.49%) Remedy
11 9 (1.49%) Symantec
12 8 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.32%) McAfee
12 8 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.16%) F5
13 7 (1.16%) Meraki
13 7 (1.16%) Oracle