Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Mechanical Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 884 843 -
Rank change year-on-year -41 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Mechanical Engineer 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median daily rate £538 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 97,107 90,805 103,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,602 58,946 67,571
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,117 2,812 3,109
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Mechanical Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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
UK excluding London -18 4 £538 - 6
England -30 4 £538 - 8
South East - 3 £538 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

Senior Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Senior Mechanical 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Validation
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) SysML
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) Electronics
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing

Senior Mechanical 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) SysML
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) IBM