The median contractor rate for a Software Build Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Software Build Engineer
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 656 645
Rank change year-on-year +64 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Build Engineer 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £160 - £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Software Build Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Build Engineer in the UK

Software Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Build Engineer in the UK

Software Build Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Build Engineer over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Build Engineer in the UK

Software Build Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Build Engineer in the UK

Software Build Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Build Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +61 3 £160 - 1
Crawley - 2 £160 -
West Sussex - 2 £160 -
South East - 2 £160 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £325 -

Software Build Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Software Build 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 Software Build Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Bitbucket
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Toshiba
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) OpenView

Software Build 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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Bitbucket
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Retalix
2 1 (14.29%) Toshiba