Period
to 9 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 April 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.

IT Engineer
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 390 465
Rank change year-on-year +120 +75 -13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 557 631 485
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 377 268
Median daily rate £175 £170 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £113 £100 £100
90th Percentile £394 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 118 108
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.44% -6.66%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £21.13 £26.00 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.39 £14.50 £14.47
% change year-on-year -0.76% +0.24% -0.24%

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 56,815 91,627 95,863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,037 60,733 63,151
Median daily rate £455 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £227 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,816 2,914
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.05% +0.03%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.16 £50.00 £48.12
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Top 17 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 9 April 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 +131 496 £175 +2.94% 201
UK excluding London +101 424 £175 +16.67% 182
South East +105 141 £175 -12.50% 48
London +79 118 £175 -12.50% 31
North of England +82 74 £181 +50.42% 41
Midlands +71 62 £170 +27.10% 32
South West +54 58 £164 +31.00% 23
East of England +21 43 £160 +16.15% 26
Scotland +21 40 £143 +5.56% 7
West Midlands +73 39 £170 +30.77% 25
North West +57 38 £185 +32.14% 20
Yorkshire +68 30 £178 +48.13% 14
East Midlands +35 23 £165 +20.00% 7
North East +29 6 £165 +65.00% 7
Work from Home +14 5 £120 -72.25% 6
Northern Ireland +17 3 £305 +37.85% 1
Wales +9 3 £190 -30.91% 4

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 359 (64.45%) Windows
2 197 (35.37%) Windows 10
3 189 (33.93%) Active Directory
4 157 (28.19%) Microsoft
5 147 (26.39%) Office 365
6 120 (21.54%) Windows 7
7 109 (19.57%) Windows Server
8 74 (13.29%) VMware
9 70 (12.57%) SCCM
10 69 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
11 68 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 62 (11.13%) ITIL
12 62 (11.13%) Migration
13 53 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (9.16%) MS Exchange
14 51 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (8.98%) DNS
16 47 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
17 45 (8.08%) Firewall
17 45 (8.08%) DHCP
18 44 (7.90%) Citrix
19 43 (7.72%) HP
20 42 (7.54%) Public Sector
21 41 (7.36%) Cisco
22 39 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
23 38 (6.82%) Driving Licence
24 37 (6.64%) Azure
24 37 (6.64%) LAN
25 34 (6.10%) Linux
25 34 (6.10%) Retail

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 51 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.69%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.97%) IIS
6 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.90%) Apache
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) FileNet
10 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Confluence
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.72%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Line 500
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 147 (26.39%) Office 365
2 37 (6.64%) Azure
3 16 (2.87%) AWS
4 9 (1.62%) SaaS
5 8 (1.44%) IaaS
5 8 (1.44%) PaaS
6 7 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.90%) G Suite
8 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.36%) GCP
9 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.98%) DNS
2 45 (8.08%) DHCP
2 45 (8.08%) Firewall
3 37 (6.64%) LAN
4 27 (4.85%) WAN
5 24 (4.31%) VPN
6 18 (3.23%) SAN
6 18 (3.23%) VoIP
7 17 (3.05%) Internet
8 16 (2.87%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.69%) Skype
10 12 (2.15%) NetScaler
10 12 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (1.97%) Wireless
12 10 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.62%) VLAN
14 8 (1.44%) SSL
15 6 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.90%) IP Telephony
16 5 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.90%) MySQL
3 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.36%) EDMS
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.72%) JIRA
2 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (7.54%) Public Sector
2 34 (6.10%) Retail
3 29 (5.21%) Finance
4 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.08%) Back Office
5 6 (1.08%) Local Government
5 6 (1.08%) Marketing
6 4 (0.72%) Banking
6 4 (0.72%) Electronics
6 4 (0.72%) Law
7 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.36%) Police
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.36%) .NET
1 2 (0.36%) Middleware
1 2 (0.36%) SAML
1 2 (0.36%) Web Services
2 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.18%) Flask
2 1 (0.18%) LDAP
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (0.18%) REST
2 1 (0.18%) SciPy
2 1 (0.18%) Spring
2 1 (0.18%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.18%) XML
2 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.82%) Driving Licence
2 24 (4.31%) NHS
3 20 (3.59%) Fat Client
3 20 (3.59%) Thin Client
4 19 (3.41%) EPoS
5 17 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.87%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.08%) PKI
9 6 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.90%) FMCG
10 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.72%) PDA
11 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (0.54%) Replication
13 2 (0.36%) Clustering
13 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 359 (64.45%) Windows
2 197 (35.37%) Windows 10
3 120 (21.54%) Windows 7
4 109 (19.57%) Windows Server
5 53 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (6.10%) Linux
9 13 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.15%) Android
10 12 (2.15%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.97%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.26%) Unix
13 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.90%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (11.13%) ITIL
2 62 (11.13%) Migration
3 39 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (5.03%) Time Management
5 27 (4.85%) Break/Fix
6 22 (3.95%) Creative Thinking
6 22 (3.95%) Decision-Making
7 20 (3.59%) ITSM
8 16 (2.87%) Incident Management
8 16 (2.87%) Service Management
9 13 (2.33%) Service Delivery
10 11 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (1.97%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (1.80%) Data Migration
11 10 (1.80%) Project Delivery
11 10 (1.80%) Security Patching
12 9 (1.62%) Line Management
12 9 (1.62%) Server Management
12 9 (1.62%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.13%) SQL
2 17 (3.05%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.44%) Java
4 4 (0.72%) C#
4 4 (0.72%) Python
5 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.54%) C
6 2 (0.36%) C++
6 2 (0.36%) Ruby
6 2 (0.36%) VBA
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.05%) DBS Check
5 16 (2.87%) MCSE
6 14 (2.51%) Degree
7 10 (1.80%) A+ Certification
7 10 (1.80%) MCSA
8 8 (1.44%) MCITP
9 7 (1.26%) CCNA
9 7 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.90%) MCTS
11 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.72%) MCP
12 3 (0.54%) ACSP
12 3 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.92%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.72%) BS7799
4 3 (0.54%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 189 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.92%) Hyper-V
3 29 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.05%) XenApp
5 14 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.97%) vSphere
7 9 (1.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 8 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.90%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.18%) Docker
14 1 (0.18%) Firmware
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (12.57%) SCCM
2 12 (2.15%) AirWatch
3 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.44%) SCOM
6 7 (1.26%) WSUS
7 5 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.72%) Ansible
8 4 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.54%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.36%) Graylog
10 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.36%) vRealize
11 1 (0.18%) Nagios
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 157 (28.19%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.29%) VMware
3 44 (7.90%) Citrix
4 43 (7.72%) HP
5 41 (7.36%) Cisco
6 30 (5.39%) Apple
7 25 (4.49%) Dell
8 11 (1.97%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.80%) Google
10 9 (1.62%) Adobe
10 9 (1.62%) Oracle
11 8 (1.44%) Fujitsu
11 8 (1.44%) Remedy
12 7 (1.26%) Avaya
12 7 (1.26%) EMC
12 7 (1.26%) McAfee
12 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.26%) SAP
12 7 (1.26%) Symantec
13 5 (0.90%) NetApp