The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 626 599
Rank change year-on-year +58 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 34 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.032% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.033% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 22
Median daily rate £130 £138 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.79% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £114 £130
% change year-on-year -3.29% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.98% +0.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £12.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.81 £12.50 £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 £11.17
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

PC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured PC Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 34 £130 -5.79% 1
London +11 12 £195 +41.30%
Tyne and Wear +85 7 £93 -
North East +74 7 £93 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £93 -
South East +12 5 £144 -29.87%
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £175 -
Dewsbury - 4 - -
South West +7 3 £110 -
Bristol -2 2 £110 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
West Midlands +13 1 - -
Warwickshire +8 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £110 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £200 -
Fareham - 1 £175 -
High Wycombe - 1 £113 -
Northampton - 1 £110 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £113 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £130 -
Filton - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £130 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hatfield - 1 - -

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, PC Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring PC Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (44.83%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
5 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.07%) Windows 10
6 7 (12.07%) VPN
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.34%) ITIL
7 6 (10.34%) Time Management
8 5 (8.62%) SCCM
8 5 (8.62%) HP
8 5 (8.62%) Wireless
8 5 (8.62%) Migration
8 5 (8.62%) Break/Fix
9 4 (6.90%) Office 365
9 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.90%) Apple
9 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.90%) LAN
9 4 (6.90%) WAN
9 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.90%) BC Cleared
10 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
10 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (5.17%) McAfee
10 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
10 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.17%) WinCC

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 3 (5.17%) WinCC
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) VPN
2 5 (8.62%) Wireless
3 4 (6.90%) LAN
3 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.90%) WAN
4 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.83%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.07%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.45%) Android
5 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.34%) ITIL
1 6 (10.34%) Time Management
2 5 (8.62%) Break/Fix
2 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.45%) IT Strategy
3 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.72%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.72%) Hardware Maintenance
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) BC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) HP
3 4 (6.90%) Apple
4 3 (5.17%) McAfee
5 2 (3.45%) Altiris
5 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) VMware