Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £129 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 840 837
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 47 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.039% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.041% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 22
UK median daily rate £129 £125 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -7.41% +5.88%
10th Percentile £89 £96 £93
90th Percentile £654 £172 £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £120 £135
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 22
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £11.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% -14.42% +0.21%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.13 £9.22
90th Percentile £21.83 £12.38 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year +25.84% -14.42% +4.46%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Top 10 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 21 November 2017. 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 +28 47 £129 -3.92%
UK excluding London +21 35 £113 -6.25%
South East +4 15 £113 -20.77%
North of England +61 12 £371 +215.96%
London -14 12 £205 +48.82%
Yorkshire +26 6 £650 -
North East - 6 £93 -
East of England -1 5 - -
South West -13 3 £95 -22.45%
North West +23 1 £85 -27.66%

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
3 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) SCCM
5 8 (17.02%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.89%) LAN
6 7 (14.89%) WAN
6 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.77%) HP
7 6 (12.77%) Apple
7 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
7 6 (12.77%) VPN
7 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
7 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
8 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.51%) Break/Fix
9 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
10 3 (6.38%) Office 365
10 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.38%) Wireless
10 3 (6.38%) NHS
10 3 (6.38%) Dell
10 3 (6.38%) Linux
11 2 (4.26%) Python
11 2 (4.26%) Unix
11 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.26%) C#

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 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) LAN
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.77%) VPN
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) DAB
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Android
7 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.26%) Unix
8 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Break/Fix
3 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
3 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
3 2 (4.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.26%) Data Transformation
3 2 (4.26%) IT Strategy
3 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Security Management
3 2 (4.26%) Service Management
3 2 (4.26%) SIEM
3 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.26%) Time Management
4 1 (2.13%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (2.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.26%) C#
1 2 (4.26%) Java
1 2 (4.26%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Apple
1 6 (12.77%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Dell
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
4 2 (4.26%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) BT