The median contractor rate for a PC Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 626 594
Rank change year-on-year +53 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a PC Engineer 27 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.026% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.027% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 15
Median daily rate £180 £120 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £104 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £151 £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £110 £145
% change year-on-year - -24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 14
Median hourly rate £11.13 £80.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.18% +419.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £24.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £136.10 £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.13 £150.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -92.58% +852.38%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 +60 25 £145 +11.53% 3
South East +27 11 £180 +23.07% 1
London +36 6 £200 +42.85% 1
South West +5 4 £110 -
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Bristol +10 3 £110 -
Surrey +9 3 - -
Chertsey - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Enfield - 2 £200 -
Maidenhead - 2 £180 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £180 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Scotland +22 1 - -
West Midlands +17 1 - -
East of England +3 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £110 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 -
Filton - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -

PC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Time Management
3 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.67%) MS Office
5 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (12.50%) ITIL
7 5 (10.42%) Office 365
7 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
7 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.33%) Wireless
8 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
8 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (8.33%) HP
8 4 (8.33%) BC Cleared
8 4 (8.33%) SCCM
8 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
9 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
9 3 (6.25%) Apple
9 3 (6.25%) LAN
9 3 (6.25%) WAN
9 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.25%) VPN
10 2 (4.17%) Service Management
10 2 (4.17%) Internet
10 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.17%) Android
10 2 (4.17%) Problem Management

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 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Wireless
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) VPN
2 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
General
1 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Time Management
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (2.08%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (2.08%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) Apple
3 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.08%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
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