Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £139 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 774 860
Rank change year-on-year -65 +86 -58
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 29 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.064% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.067% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 16
UK median daily rate £139 £153 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.02% +23.23% -13.91%
10th Percentile £93 £101 £100
90th Percentile £192 £253 £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £110 £110
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 38 5
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £11.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.34 £11.00
90th Percentile £15.53 £18.40 £155.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.13 £81.25
% change year-on-year +25.84% -86.31% +490.91%

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 94,397 86,272 100,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,783 55,878 65,278
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,875 3,066
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +18.96%

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 18 June 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
Top 14 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 18 June 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 -72 27 £139 -9.02%
UK excluding London -37 23 £130 +18.18%
North of England -21 6 £108 +16.22%
London -51 6 £170 -15.00%
Midlands -5 5 £175 +59.09%
South East -15 5 £150 -14.29%
South West +17 4 £110 -
West Midlands -18 4 £175 -
North West - 4 £85 -
Scotland -41 2 £140 -
East Midlands +2 1 £200 +81.82%
North East -1 1 - -
East of England -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 £130 -

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
4 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
5 4 (13.79%) Break/Fix
6 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.34%) SCCM
6 3 (10.34%) Office 365
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) Acrobat
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (6.90%) DAB
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.90%) Electronics
7 2 (6.90%) G Suite
8 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.45%) RS-232
8 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
8 1 (3.45%) MISRA

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Acrobat
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.90%) DAB
3 1 (3.45%) 802.11
3 1 (3.45%) ATM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) RS-232
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
1 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) BYOD
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
1 4 (13.79%) Break/Fix
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Decision-Making
4 1 (3.45%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (3.45%) FMEA
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
1 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Dell
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) BT
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) VMware