The median contractor rate for a Project Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Project Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 603 556
Rank change year-on-year +48 -47  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Engineer 55 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.100% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 58
Median daily rate £300 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £303 £320
% change year-on-year +7.43% -5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £47.33
% change year-on-year +66.66% -52.46%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Project Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Engineer in the UK

Project Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Engineer in the UK

Project Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Engineer in the UK

Project Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Engineer in the UK

Project Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Engineer in the UK

Project 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 Project Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +26 54 £300 -7.69% 22
South East +18 16 £275 -4.34% 7
South West +5 9 £390 +16.41% 7
Berkshire +27 8 £425 +93.18%
Yorkshire - 7 £111 -
Reading +24 6 £425 +47.82%
North West +18 6 - - 1
East Midlands 0 6 £108 -69.28% 1
Derby - 6 £108 -
Derbyshire - 6 £108 -
Bristol -4 5 £370 +10.44% 4
London -8 5 £281 -22.41% 3
West Yorkshire - 5 £108 -
Leeds - 5 £108 -
Surrey +9 4 £275 +57.14%
East of England 0 4 £190 -57.77% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £410 - 1
North East - 3 £410 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £410 - 1
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cheshire +22 2 - - 1
West Midlands +21 2 £375 +56.25% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £338 -
Hampshire - 2 £225 - 1
Guildford - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
City of London - 2 £286 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -

Project Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Project 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 Project Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (33.68%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
3 22 (23.16%) Cisco
3 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
4 19 (20.00%) Migration
5 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
6 16 (16.84%) Telecoms
6 16 (16.84%) Project Management
7 15 (15.79%) Firewall
7 15 (15.79%) VMware
8 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
8 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
9 13 (13.68%) Finance
10 12 (12.63%) Linux
10 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (12.63%) Office 365
11 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
12 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (10.53%) DNS
12 10 (10.53%) WAN
12 10 (10.53%) F5
13 9 (9.47%) LAN
13 9 (9.47%) VPN
13 9 (9.47%) Manufacturing
14 8 (8.42%) DHCP
14 8 (8.42%) HP
14 8 (8.42%) Windows 10
14 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills

Project 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 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.11%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.11%) JBoss
3 2 (2.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Site Server
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.05%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Office 365
2 6 (6.32%) IaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) PaaS
3 2 (2.11%) SaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Yammer
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) Firewall
2 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 10 (10.53%) WAN
3 9 (9.47%) LAN
3 9 (9.47%) VPN
4 8 (8.42%) DHCP
5 7 (7.37%) SAN
6 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security
8 4 (4.21%) LDAP
9 3 (3.16%) BGP
9 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (3.16%) GSM
9 3 (3.16%) Internet
9 3 (3.16%) LTE
9 3 (3.16%) MPLS
9 3 (3.16%) UMTS
9 3 (3.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (16.84%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.68%) Finance
3 9 (9.47%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.32%) Military
5 5 (5.26%) Retail
6 4 (4.21%) Electronics
7 3 (3.16%) Back Office
7 3 (3.16%) French Language
7 3 (3.16%) Marketing
8 2 (2.11%) Banking
9 1 (1.05%) Billing
9 1 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.05%) Front Office
9 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) J2EE
2 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) EPoS
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.11%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.05%) iPhone
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) PMI
6 1 (1.05%) Social Network
6 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.68%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.63%) Linux
4 8 (8.42%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.26%) Unix
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.16%) AIX
8 3 (3.16%) HPUX
9 2 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.11%) Solaris
9 2 (2.11%) SUSE
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Migration
2 16 (16.84%) Project Management
3 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.37%) Change Control
4 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (7.37%) Validation
5 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.32%) Integration Testing
5 6 (6.32%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.21%) ITIL
7 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.21%) Network Design
7 4 (4.21%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.21%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.16%) Network Management
8 3 (3.16%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) Perl
2 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) C
3 1 (1.05%) C-shell
3 1 (1.05%) Java
3 1 (1.05%) Korn
3 1 (1.05%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.26%) APMP
4 5 (5.26%) CCNP
4 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.16%) MCSE
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.11%) PMP
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CCIE
8 1 (1.05%) CCSP
8 1 (1.05%) CISSP
8 1 (1.05%) HNC
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (7.37%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) ProxySG
5 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.11%) KVM
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.05%) Samba
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.11%) OpenView
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.11%) vRealize
3 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.05%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.05%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Cisco
2 15 (15.79%) VMware
3 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.53%) F5
5 8 (8.42%) HP
6 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.26%) Siemens
7 4 (4.21%) Citrix
7 4 (4.21%) Dell
7 4 (4.21%) NetApp
8 3 (3.16%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.16%) BT
8 3 (3.16%) Ericsson
8 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.16%) IBM
8 3 (3.16%) Juniper
8 3 (3.16%) McAfee
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) Veeam
9 2 (2.11%) Opsware
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