Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

PC Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 846 843
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +27
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 41 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.049% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.051% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 19
UK median daily rate £175 £130 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £105 £90 £96
90th Percentile £385 £423 £172
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £113 £120
% change year-on-year +55.56% -6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 16
UK median hourly rate £13.70 £16.35 £11.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +46.97% -17.59%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.40 £10.13
90th Percentile £27.30 £21.83 £13.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £11.13
% change year-on-year -2.14% +25.84% -16.04%

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 98,693 97,400 97,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,349 64,570 63,457
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,031 2,855 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

PC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PC Engineer over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PC Engineer over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PC Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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 -18 36 £188 +44.23% 6
UK excluding London -9 31 £175 +55.56% 6
South East -14 16 £262 +103.11% 1
Yorkshire -8 8 - - 1
North of England -14 8 - - 1
London +5 7 £188 +25.00%
West Midlands - 3 £188 -
Midlands - 3 £188 - 2
Scotland - 2 £120 -
East of England -6 1 - - 1
South West -27 1 - - 1

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, PC 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 PC Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
3 19 (46.34%) Windows 10
4 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
4 13 (31.71%) HP
5 10 (24.39%) ITIL
5 10 (24.39%) SCCM
6 9 (21.95%) Apple
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (14.63%) NHS
8 6 (14.63%) Office 365
9 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
10 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
10 4 (9.76%) Simulink
10 4 (9.76%) Assembly Language
10 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
10 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (9.76%) C
10 4 (9.76%) C#
10 4 (9.76%) C++
10 4 (9.76%) Python
10 4 (9.76%) Embedded C
10 4 (9.76%) Embedded C++
10 4 (9.76%) Automotive
10 4 (9.76%) Subversion
10 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
10 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (9.76%) Mercurial

PC 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 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.76%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) RS-232
2 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) Skype
4 1 (2.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Mercurial
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Automotive
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) NHS
2 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.88%) EPoS
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows 10
3 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.88%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) FMEA
2 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
2 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
2 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
3 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (2.44%) Change Management
4 1 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.44%) Data Security
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.44%) Time Management
4 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Assembly Language
1 4 (9.76%) C
1 4 (9.76%) C#
1 4 (9.76%) C++
1 4 (9.76%) Embedded C
1 4 (9.76%) Embedded C++
1 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
1 4 (9.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) MCSE
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) MISRA
1 4 (9.76%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) Apple
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Altiris
3 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.44%) BT
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Kaspersky
3 1 (2.44%) Okta
3 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow