Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 486 528
Rank change year-on-year +88 +42 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 626 418 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 232 275
UK median daily rate £175 £165 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% -31.11%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £456 £412 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £135
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 121 72
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +6.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.25 £25.00 £24.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.46% -13.33% +7.14%

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 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

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 21 September 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 21 September 2018.

Contractor 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 21 September 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 +89 558 £175 - 267
UK excluding London +72 406 £150 -4.76% 210
London +55 198 £208 +15.28% 71
South East +20 119 £175 +16.67% 54
North of England +11 81 £130 -16.80% 47
Midlands -5 57 £160 - 33
East of England +23 53 £164 +21.30% 35
South West -1 47 £170 -35.24% 27
North West -4 30 £118 -21.67% 28
West Midlands -11 30 £130 -29.73% 20
Yorkshire -10 28 £130 -38.46% 14
Scotland -14 28 £118 +6.82% 8
East Midlands +9 27 £225 +50.00% 13
North East +8 23 £130 - 5
Wales -18 16 £175 +34.62% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 £100 -
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 338 (53.99%) Windows
2 215 (34.35%) Active Directory
3 180 (28.75%) Microsoft
4 146 (23.32%) Office 365
5 120 (19.17%) Windows Server
6 110 (17.57%) Windows 7
7 99 (15.81%) Windows 10
8 93 (14.86%) VMware
9 85 (13.58%) ITIL
10 77 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
11 75 (11.98%) Cisco
12 63 (10.06%) SCCM
13 62 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (9.58%) DNS
15 58 (9.27%) LAN
15 58 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (8.95%) Migration
16 56 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 53 (8.47%) Firewall
18 52 (8.31%) MS Exchange
18 52 (8.31%) Apple
18 52 (8.31%) Security Cleared
19 50 (7.99%) DHCP
19 50 (7.99%) Finance
20 47 (7.51%) WAN
20 47 (7.51%) Linux
20 47 (7.51%) PowerShell
21 45 (7.19%) SLA
22 42 (6.71%) HP
22 42 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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 52 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 32 (5.11%) Skype for Business
3 23 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.28%) IIS
6 7 (1.12%) Apache
7 6 (0.96%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.80%) Confluence
8 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.64%) JBoss
10 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) CMS
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.16%) Mendix
11 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 77 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 146 (23.32%) Office 365
2 37 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.12%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.96%) IaaS
6 6 (0.96%) PaaS
6 6 (0.96%) SaaS
7 5 (0.80%) Akamai
7 5 (0.80%) G Suite
8 4 (0.64%) Yammer
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.16%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.58%) DNS
2 58 (9.27%) LAN
3 53 (8.47%) Firewall
4 50 (7.99%) DHCP
5 47 (7.51%) WAN
6 38 (6.07%) Skype
7 35 (5.59%) TCP/IP
8 29 (4.63%) VPN
9 27 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (3.19%) SAN
11 19 (3.04%) VoIP
12 18 (2.88%) Internet
13 14 (2.24%) Network Security
13 14 (2.24%) Wireless
14 12 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (1.60%) NAS
15 10 (1.60%) VLAN
15 10 (1.60%) WLAN
16 9 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.96%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.96%) Power BI
3 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.48%) GIS
5 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.32%) MySQL
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.16%) ArangoDB
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Jenkins
1 8 (1.28%) JIRA
2 7 (1.12%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.64%) Maven
5 4 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Ant
6 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.48%) Gradle
6 3 (0.48%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.32%) dbdeploy
8 1 (0.16%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.16%) Hudson
8 1 (0.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (7.99%) Finance
2 33 (5.27%) Banking
3 30 (4.79%) Retail
4 17 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
7 6 (0.96%) Law
7 6 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.80%) Legal
9 4 (0.64%) French Language
9 4 (0.64%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.64%) .NET
2 3 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (0.48%) Middleware
3 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.32%) OAuth
3 2 (0.32%) SAML
3 2 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.16%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.16%) Django
4 1 (0.16%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.16%) Flask
4 1 (0.16%) Kafka
4 1 (0.16%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.16%) React
4 1 (0.16%) RESTful
4 1 (0.16%) WCF
4 1 (0.16%) WF
4 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.63%) EPoS
2 26 (4.15%) Driving Licence
3 25 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.67%) Smartphone
5 18 (2.88%) iPhone
5 18 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.24%) NHS
8 13 (2.08%) Clustering
8 13 (2.08%) Fat Client
8 13 (2.08%) PKI
8 13 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.08%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.44%) CMDB
11 8 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.12%) iPad
12 7 (1.12%) Replication
13 5 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 338 (53.99%) Windows
2 120 (19.17%) Windows Server
3 110 (17.57%) Windows 7
4 99 (15.81%) Windows 10
5 58 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (7.51%) Linux
7 38 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.79%) Apple iOS
9 29 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.51%) Android
10 22 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.72%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.56%) Unix
13 14 (2.24%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.96%) CentOS
15 6 (0.96%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.80%) Solaris
17 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (13.58%) ITIL
2 62 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (8.95%) Migration
4 35 (5.59%) Break/Fix
5 16 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (2.40%) Asset Management
7 14 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (2.08%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (2.08%) High Availability
8 13 (2.08%) Information Security
8 13 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 12 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (1.92%) ITSM
9 12 (1.92%) Workflow
10 11 (1.76%) Change Control
10 11 (1.76%) Change Management
10 11 (1.76%) Incident Management
11 10 (1.60%) Coaching
11 10 (1.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 47 (7.51%) PowerShell
2 35 (5.59%) SQL
3 9 (1.44%) Java
4 8 (1.28%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.28%) C
5 7 (1.12%) Python
5 7 (1.12%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.12%) VBA
6 6 (0.96%) Perl
7 5 (0.80%) VB
8 3 (0.48%) C#
9 2 (0.32%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) Go
9 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) Scala
9 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.32%) VBScript
10 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.43%) Degree
3 31 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.56%) DBS Check
6 11 (1.76%) CCNP
6 11 (1.76%) MCSA
7 10 (1.60%) MCSE
8 9 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.44%) MCP
9 8 (1.28%) CCNA
9 8 (1.28%) CISSP
10 7 (1.12%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.80%) CCA
12 5 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.19%) SLA
2 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) GDPR
3 3 (0.48%) PMO
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) GMP
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.32%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.16%) FINRA
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 215 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.56%) XenApp
5 14 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.24%) vSphere
6 10 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.28%) XenServer
8 7 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.80%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.80%) vCloud
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.48%) Xen
13 2 (0.32%) KVM
13 2 (0.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 63 (10.06%) SCCM
2 18 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.92%) WSUS
4 9 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.80%) SCOM
7 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.48%) Ansible
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.48%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.32%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.32%) Puppet
9 2 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.32%) SCSM
9 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 180 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 93 (14.86%) VMware
3 75 (11.98%) Cisco
4 52 (8.31%) Apple
5 42 (6.71%) HP
6 35 (5.59%) Citrix
7 12 (1.92%) Juniper
8 11 (1.76%) Remedy
9 10 (1.60%) McAfee
9 10 (1.60%) Polycom
9 10 (1.60%) Splunk
10 9 (1.44%) Dell
10 9 (1.44%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.28%) Symantec
12 7 (1.12%) Oracle
12 7 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.12%) Veeam
13 5 (0.80%) IBM