Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 464 504
Rank change year-on-year +61 +40 -31
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 619 482 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 276 269
UK median daily rate £175 £150 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -31.76%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £460 £378 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £150 £123
% change year-on-year +3.33% +22.45% -35.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 128 96
UK median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £33.13 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.46% -13.33% +11.11%

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 98,581 97,095 98,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,074 64,004 64,347
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,064 2,905 3,280
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +68 555 £170 +13.33% 295
UK excluding London +23 393 £155 +3.33% 238
London +53 207 £205 +36.67% 73
South East +1 122 £173 +15.00% 73
North of England -8 74 £120 -20.00% 53
East of England +28 63 £175 +25.00% 34
Midlands -2 54 £130 -18.75% 37
South West -22 34 £115 -28.13% 25
Yorkshire -7 28 £125 -21.88% 22
North West -10 28 £118 -21.67% 29
West Midlands -17 28 £113 -29.69% 23
East Midlands +10 26 £214 +35.71% 14
Scotland -30 22 £112 -13.85% 6
Wales -7 21 £310 +138.46% 10
North East +7 18 £120 -20.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £100 -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 356 (57.51%) Windows
2 221 (35.70%) Active Directory
3 183 (29.56%) Microsoft
4 156 (25.20%) Office 365
5 123 (19.87%) Windows Server
6 122 (19.71%) Windows 7
7 115 (18.58%) Windows 10
8 104 (16.80%) VMware
9 87 (14.05%) Microsoft Office
10 84 (13.57%) ITIL
11 76 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 73 (11.79%) Cisco
13 72 (11.63%) SCCM
14 69 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
15 63 (10.18%) Finance
16 57 (9.21%) DNS
17 56 (9.05%) LAN
18 54 (8.72%) Apple
19 53 (8.56%) MS Exchange
20 52 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (7.92%) PowerShell
21 49 (7.92%) Firewall
22 45 (7.27%) Migration
22 45 (7.27%) DHCP
22 45 (7.27%) Citrix
23 43 (6.95%) SLA
23 43 (6.95%) WAN
23 43 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 41 (6.62%) Apple iOS
25 39 (6.30%) HP

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 (8.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.88%) Skype for Business
3 21 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.78%) Apache
6 9 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.13%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.13%) IIS
8 6 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.97%) JBoss
9 4 (0.65%) Confluence
9 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.48%) CMS
10 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.16%) Mendix
11 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (14.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 156 (25.20%) Office 365
2 29 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.29%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.97%) IaaS
6 6 (0.97%) PaaS
7 5 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.81%) SaaS
8 4 (0.65%) Akamai
8 4 (0.65%) G Suite
8 4 (0.65%) GoToWebinar
9 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 2 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.21%) DNS
2 56 (9.05%) LAN
3 49 (7.92%) Firewall
4 45 (7.27%) DHCP
5 43 (6.95%) WAN
6 37 (5.98%) Skype
7 33 (5.33%) TCP/IP
8 32 (5.17%) VPN
9 28 (4.52%) VoIP
10 23 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.58%) Internet
11 16 (2.58%) Network Security
12 14 (2.26%) Wireless
12 14 (2.26%) WLAN
13 13 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (1.62%) SAN
15 9 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (1.45%) Telepresence
16 8 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (1.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.97%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.81%) GIS
4 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.32%) Power BI
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.16%) ArangoDB
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) Flink
8 1 (0.16%) MySQL
8 1 (0.16%) Scylla
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.13%) JIRA
2 6 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.48%) Maven
5 3 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.48%) Subversion
6 2 (0.32%) Ant
6 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.32%) dbdeploy
6 2 (0.32%) Gradle
6 2 (0.32%) Hudson
6 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.16%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.16%) GitLab
7 1 (0.16%) JUnit
7 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 63 (10.18%) Finance
2 35 (5.65%) Banking
3 31 (5.01%) Retail
4 16 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.29%) Legal
6 8 (1.29%) Mandarin Language
6 8 (1.29%) Marketing
7 7 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.81%) Law
10 4 (0.65%) Billing
10 4 (0.65%) French Language
10 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.65%) .NET
2 3 (0.48%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (0.48%) XMPP
3 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.32%) Middleware
3 2 (0.32%) Web Services
3 2 (0.32%) XML
4 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.16%) Django
4 1 (0.16%) JSON
4 1 (0.16%) Kafka
4 1 (0.16%) OAuth
4 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.16%) RESTful
4 1 (0.16%) SAML
4 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.16%) WCF
4 1 (0.16%) WF
4 1 (0.16%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.82%) EPoS
2 34 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 21 (3.39%) Smartphone
5 18 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.91%) iPhone
6 17 (2.75%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.26%) NHS
9 11 (1.78%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.78%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.62%) CMDB
11 8 (1.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.13%) Clustering
12 7 (1.13%) iPad
12 7 (1.13%) PKI
13 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 356 (57.51%) Windows
2 123 (19.87%) Windows Server
3 122 (19.71%) Windows 7
4 115 (18.58%) Windows 10
5 52 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (6.62%) Apple iOS
7 37 (5.98%) Linux
8 28 (4.52%) Android
8 28 (4.52%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (4.20%) Mac OS
11 19 (3.07%) Windows XP
12 15 (2.42%) Unix
13 10 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.29%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.29%) Solaris
15 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.48%) CentOS
18 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.57%) ITIL
2 76 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 69 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (7.27%) Migration
5 27 (4.36%) Break/Fix
6 17 (2.75%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (2.58%) Asset Management
7 16 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (2.58%) Information Security
8 15 (2.42%) Change Control
9 14 (2.26%) Service Delivery
10 13 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (2.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (1.94%) Coaching
11 12 (1.94%) ITSM
12 11 (1.78%) Project Management
13 10 (1.62%) Change Management
13 10 (1.62%) Service Management
13 10 (1.62%) Software Deployment
13 10 (1.62%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.92%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.98%) SQL
3 12 (1.94%) C
4 8 (1.29%) Java
5 7 (1.13%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.97%) Python
6 6 (0.97%) VB
6 6 (0.97%) VBA
7 5 (0.81%) Perl
7 5 (0.81%) VBScript
8 3 (0.48%) C#
8 3 (0.48%) Go
9 2 (0.32%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby
9 2 (0.32%) Scala
9 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.98%) Degree
3 24 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.26%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.94%) MCSE
8 11 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.62%) CCNP
9 10 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (1.62%) MCSA
10 9 (1.45%) MCP
11 8 (1.29%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.13%) CCNA
12 7 (1.13%) CISSP
12 7 (1.13%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.65%) CISM
14 4 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.95%) SLA
2 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.48%) PMO
4 2 (0.32%) GDPR
4 2 (0.32%) GMP
4 2 (0.32%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) FINRA
5 1 (0.16%) GxP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 221 (35.70%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.91%) XenApp
5 13 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.10%) vSphere
6 9 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.13%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.81%) vCloud
11 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.32%) Docker
13 2 (0.32%) RACF
13 2 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (11.63%) SCCM
2 9 (1.45%) Backup Exec
2 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.29%) WSUS
4 6 (0.97%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.81%) Terraform
6 3 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Ansible
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.32%) SCOM
7 2 (0.32%) SCSM
7 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 183 (29.56%) Microsoft
2 104 (16.80%) VMware
3 73 (11.79%) Cisco
4 54 (8.72%) Apple
5 45 (7.27%) Citrix
6 39 (6.30%) HP
7 17 (2.75%) ServiceNow
8 13 (2.10%) Polycom
9 12 (1.94%) SolarWinds
10 11 (1.78%) Remedy
11 10 (1.62%) Avaya
11 10 (1.62%) Juniper
12 9 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.29%) Dell
13 8 (1.29%) Oracle
14 7 (1.13%) McAfee
14 7 (1.13%) Veritas
15 6 (0.97%) Lotus
15 6 (0.97%) Symantec
15 6 (0.97%) Wyse