The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Engineer
UK
Rank 547 527 535
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 46 117 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 49
Median daily rate £325 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £180 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £482 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £300 £283
% change year-on-year -20.41% +6.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.66 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.21% +30.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.93 £12.50
% change year-on-year +26.99% +35.44%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -41 36 £345 +10.40% 42
London +15 13 £380 +24.08% 16
South Wales +25 10 £170 +21.42% 2
Wales +18 10 £170 +21.42% 4
South East -18 9 £309 +2.91% 12
Caerphilly - 7 £170 -
North West +29 4 £350 -
East of England 0 4 £450 - 1
Cardiff +21 3 £170 +21.42%
Manchester +16 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire +7 3 £375 - 1
City of London +2 3 £325 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 3 £390 +26.82%
North East -11 3 £390 +26.82% 1
Tyne and Wear -12 3 £390 +26.82% 1
Hampshire - 3 £325 -
West Midlands +10 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £348 - 1
Watford - 2 £450 -
Kent +6 1 £145 -27.50%
Berkshire 0 1 £293 -23.02% 7
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - - 6
Essex -7 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 £145 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £590 -
Weybridge - 1 £105 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (47.41%) Windows
2 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
3 35 (30.17%) Cisco
4 33 (28.45%) VMware
5 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 28 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 25 (21.55%) ITIL
8 24 (20.69%) Linux
9 23 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
11 21 (18.10%) CCNA
12 20 (17.24%) Firewall
13 19 (16.38%) MS Exchange
13 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
14 18 (15.52%) HP
15 17 (14.66%) Unix
15 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
16 15 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
16 15 (12.93%) Internet
17 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (12.07%) DevOps
18 12 (10.34%) Citrix
18 12 (10.34%) Perl
19 11 (9.48%) Java
19 11 (9.48%) Red Hat

Technical 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 19 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.45%) JBoss
4 4 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.59%) FileNet
5 3 (2.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.72%) Apache
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.72%) Confluence
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.72%) SAS
6 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.86%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (8.62%) Office 365
2 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.86%) IaaS
3 1 (0.86%) PaaS
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) Firewall
2 15 (12.93%) Internet
3 10 (8.62%) SSL
4 9 (7.76%) LAN
4 9 (7.76%) SAN
4 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.76%) WAN
5 7 (6.03%) VPN
5 7 (6.03%) Wireless
6 6 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (5.17%) IPsec
7 5 (4.31%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (4.31%) MPLS
8 4 (3.45%) BGP
8 4 (3.45%) DNS
8 4 (3.45%) Network Security
8 4 (3.45%) Skype
9 3 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.59%) OSPF
9 3 (2.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.45%) Big Data
2 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) Flink
4 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) BODI
5 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 2 (1.72%) JMeter
2 2 (1.72%) Selenium
2 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (3.45%) Finance
1 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.86%) Automotive
3 1 (0.86%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Electronics
3 1 (0.86%) Front Office
3 1 (0.86%) Local Government
3 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.86%) Marketing
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Regular Expression
1 6 (5.17%) Software Packaging
2 4 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.72%) J2EE
4 2 (1.72%) Java EE
4 2 (1.72%) JMS
4 2 (1.72%) Kafka
4 2 (1.72%) SOAP
4 2 (1.72%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (1.72%) Spring
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.86%) boto
5 1 (0.86%) CSS
5 1 (0.86%) LAMP
5 1 (0.86%) Node.js
5 1 (0.86%) REST
5 1 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (2.59%) Clustering
3 3 (2.59%) DataPower
3 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.59%) NHS
3 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.72%) CMDB
4 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.72%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.72%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (47.41%) Windows
2 28 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 24 (20.69%) Linux
4 17 (14.66%) Unix
4 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (8.62%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.31%) CentOS
8 4 (3.45%) AIX
8 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.86%) Android
10 1 (0.86%) HPUX
10 1 (0.86%) SUSE
10 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) ITIL
2 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.07%) DevOps
3 11 (9.48%) Migration
4 8 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.03%) Change Control
6 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (4.31%) Service Management
8 4 (3.45%) OO
8 4 (3.45%) Scrum
9 3 (2.59%) Coaching
9 3 (2.59%) High Availability
9 3 (2.59%) ITSM
9 3 (2.59%) Open Source
9 3 (2.59%) SOA
9 3 (2.59%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.59%) Workflow
10 2 (1.72%) Change Data Capture
10 2 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Perl
2 11 (9.48%) Java
3 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.90%) SQL
5 6 (5.17%) Python
5 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.86%) C#
8 1 (0.86%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Groovy
8 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.10%) CCNA
3 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.03%) MCSE
7 6 (5.17%) Degree
7 6 (5.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.72%) CCNP
8 2 (1.72%) ISEB
8 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.72%) MCSA
8 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.86%) CCDP
9 1 (0.86%) CCIE
9 1 (0.86%) CCIP
9 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.86%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.86%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.90%) vSphere
5 7 (6.03%) vCloud
6 2 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.72%) Docker
6 2 (1.72%) XenApp
7 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.86%) Firmware
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.86%) NFS
7 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) HP Data Protector
1 10 (8.62%) Tivoli
1 10 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (7.76%) SCCM
3 7 (6.03%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.31%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.31%) Puppet
5 4 (3.45%) SCOM
6 3 (2.59%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.72%) Ansible
7 2 (1.72%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.86%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) Cisco
2 33 (28.45%) VMware
3 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.52%) HP
5 12 (10.34%) Citrix
6 11 (9.48%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.90%) Oracle
8 7 (6.03%) NetApp
9 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.17%) Splunk
10 5 (4.31%) F5
11 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.45%) IBM
11 4 (3.45%) Informatica
11 4 (3.45%) Remedy
11 4 (3.45%) Siebel
12 3 (2.59%) Dell
12 3 (2.59%) Juniper
12 3 (2.59%) Sun
12 3 (2.59%) TIBCO
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