The median contractor rate for a Project Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Engineer
UK
Rank 557 586 546
Rank change year-on-year +29 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Engineer 39 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 33
Median daily rate £338 £374 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £132 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -16.40% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +80.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £21.45 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £65.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +32.17% +27.77%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 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 +16 32 £312 -16.86% 15
South West +4 9 £300 +13.20% 1
South East +17 7 £245 -35.09% 2
London +17 6 £440 +25.71% 3
North West +23 4 £225 -40.00% 1
Bristol +5 4 £410 +54.71%
Dorset - 4 £110 -
South Wales - 4 £438 -
Bridgend - 4 £438 -
Wales - 4 £438 -
City of London - 4 £440 - 1
Bournemouth - 4 £110 -
Scotland +21 3 £400 +255.55%
East Midlands -3 3 £290 -6.45% 1
Derby -6 3 £290 - 1
Derbyshire -9 3 £290 -6.45% 1
Edinburgh +20 2 £400 +321.05%
Hampshire +3 2 £319 -18.33% 1
Oxford -7 2 £175 -30.00%
Oxfordshire -12 2 £175 -30.00%
West Midlands - 2 - - 5
Solihull - 2 - -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
Surrey +10 1 - -
Manchester +8 1 £350 +42.13%
Kent +7 1 £140 -65.85% 1
Cheshire - 1 £175 - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £305 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £305 - 1

Project Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 24 (25.26%) Cisco
3 20 (21.05%) Migration
4 19 (20.00%) Firewall
5 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
6 17 (17.89%) Project Management
7 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
7 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
8 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 15 (15.79%) Finance
8 15 (15.79%) VMware
9 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
9 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
10 12 (12.63%) ITIL
11 11 (11.58%) Unix
11 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.58%) Manufacturing
11 11 (11.58%) Configuration Management
12 10 (10.53%) Linux
12 10 (10.53%) Degree
12 10 (10.53%) F5
12 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
12 10 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (9.47%) Integration Testing
13 9 (9.47%) WAN

Project Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (5.26%) Apache
1 5 (5.26%) iPlanet
1 5 (5.26%) JBoss
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
1 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) Documentum
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
2 7 (7.37%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Primavera
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) IaaS
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.47%) WAN
4 8 (8.42%) LAN
4 8 (8.42%) Network Security
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.26%) DNS
6 5 (5.26%) OSPF
7 4 (4.21%) BGP
7 4 (4.21%) MPLS
7 4 (4.21%) NX-OS
8 3 (3.16%) DHCP
8 3 (3.16%) SAN
8 3 (3.16%) SDH
8 3 (3.16%) UMTS
8 3 (3.16%) VoIP
8 3 (3.16%) VPN
8 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.16%) Billing
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Military
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) French Language
7 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (2.11%) EDIFACT
2 2 (2.11%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Clustering
2 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.16%) CMDB
4 3 (3.16%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Tandem
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.05%) iPhone
6 1 (1.05%) RIA
6 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.58%) Unix
4 10 (10.53%) Linux
5 7 (7.37%) Solaris
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) Android
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.05%) CatOS
10 1 (1.05%) HPUX
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 17 (17.89%) Project Management
3 12 (12.63%) ITIL
4 11 (11.58%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (9.47%) Integration Testing
6 8 (8.42%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.42%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (6.32%) High Availability
8 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.21%) Change Control
9 4 (4.21%) Document Management
9 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.16%) DevOps
10 3 (3.16%) Network Design
10 3 (3.16%) Network Management
10 3 (3.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) Perl
1 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) C
2 1 (1.05%) Java
2 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) Degree
4 8 (8.42%) CCNP
5 4 (4.21%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) CCIE
6 2 (2.11%) CCSP
6 2 (2.11%) CISSP
6 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) MCSE
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.05%) APMP
7 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.05%) HNC
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.11%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (3.16%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
2 2 (2.11%) vRealize
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Cisco
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) VMware
3 10 (10.53%) F5
4 9 (9.47%) Siemens
5 7 (7.37%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) HP
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle
7 5 (5.26%) Sun
7 5 (5.26%) Veritas
8 4 (4.21%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.16%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.16%) Juniper
10 2 (2.11%) Apple
10 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) Nokia
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.11%) Symantec
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