Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

PC Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 811 880
Rank change year-on-year -57 +69 -47
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 29 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.059% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.062% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 22
UK median daily rate £200 £138 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +6.18% -4.07%
10th Percentile £105 £99 £100
90th Percentile £385 £357 £149
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £113 £119
% change year-on-year +77.78% -5.26% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 38 5
UK median hourly rate £13.70 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.96% +31.98% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.65 £11.55
90th Percentile £20.03 £21.83 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +11.88% -2.04% -3.85%

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 97,576 93,827 102,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.94% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,061 61,282 66,875
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 3,176 2,822 3,179
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 20 September 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 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PC Engineer in the UK

PC Engineer
Top 13 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 20 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 -62 28 £200 +45.45% 3
UK excluding London -26 24 £200 +77.78% 3
South East -16 11 £373 +231.56% 2
North of England -26 5 £130 -80.00% 1
London -32 5 £170 -15.00%
Midlands -15 4 £200 +81.82%
Yorkshire -19 4 £130 -80.00%
West Midlands -28 3 £188 -
East of England 0 2 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £200 +81.82%
South West -6 1 £95 -7.32%
Scotland - 1 £130 -
North West - 1 - - 1

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
3 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (24.14%) SCCM
5 7 (24.14%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Software Architecture
7 5 (17.24%) Office 365
7 5 (17.24%) Mercurial
7 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) RS-232
7 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
7 5 (17.24%) MISRA C
7 5 (17.24%) MISRA
7 5 (17.24%) FMEA
7 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
7 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++
7 5 (17.24%) Assembly Language
7 5 (17.24%) Apple
7 5 (17.24%) Python
7 5 (17.24%) C
7 5 (17.24%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
7 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
7 5 (17.24%) Simulink

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 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (17.24%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) RS-232
2 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.24%) Mercurial
1 5 (17.24%) Subversion
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.34%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
3 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.90%) Android
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) FMEA
2 5 (17.24%) Software Architecture
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Security
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Assembly Language
1 5 (17.24%) C
1 5 (17.24%) C#
1 5 (17.24%) C++
1 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
1 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++
1 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
1 5 (17.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) MISRA
1 5 (17.24%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Apple
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow