Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Technical Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 682 764 752
Rank change year-on-year +82 -12 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 196 130 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 86 88
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +15.20% +25.00%
10th Percentile £140 £187 £166
90th Percentile £538 £616 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £329 £300
% change year-on-year -16.32% +9.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 9
UK median hourly rate £14.28 £14.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% -18.86% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.40 £13.05
90th Percentile £20.00 £25.65 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% -20.86% -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England +55 158 £350 -2.78% 36
UK excluding London +67 123 £275 -16.32% 31
London +23 67 £380 -0.52% 7
South East +13 35 £275 -29.03% 10
Midlands +34 18 £325 -18.75% 8
North of England +49 16 £375 +17.19% 5
Wales +21 16 £180 -60.00% 2
Scotland +5 16 £500 +13.64%
East of England -16 13 £138 -29.03% 3
West Midlands +25 12 £335 -16.25% 3
South West +9 10 £145 -39.58% 3
North West +20 7 £175 -41.67% 3
East Midlands +6 6 £250 +19.05% 5
Yorkshire +26 5 £425 +28.79% 2
North East +62 4 £450 +28.57%

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 95 (48.47%) Windows
2 61 (31.12%) Active Directory
3 53 (27.04%) Microsoft
4 46 (23.47%) VMware
5 42 (21.43%) Linux
6 34 (17.35%) Java
7 32 (16.33%) Firewall
7 32 (16.33%) Windows Server
8 31 (15.82%) SQL
8 31 (15.82%) Cisco
8 31 (15.82%) Windows 10
9 30 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
10 29 (14.80%) Office 365
11 27 (13.78%) HP
11 27 (13.78%) MS Exchange
12 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
13 25 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
15 23 (11.73%) Citrix
15 23 (11.73%) SLA
15 23 (11.73%) Oracle
15 23 (11.73%) Unix
16 21 (10.71%) ITIL
16 21 (10.71%) Finance
16 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
17 20 (10.20%) LAN
18 19 (9.69%) DNS

Technical 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 27 (13.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.59%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.08%) nginx
5 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.04%) IIS
6 4 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.02%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.51%) SAS
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.51%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.51%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (14.80%) Office 365
2 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.59%) PaaS
5 6 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (2.55%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.04%) Boomi
7 4 (2.04%) IaaS
8 3 (1.53%) GitHub
8 3 (1.53%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.53%) SaaS
8 3 (1.53%) Serverless
9 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.33%) Firewall
2 20 (10.20%) LAN
3 19 (9.69%) DNS
4 16 (8.16%) WAN
5 13 (6.63%) SAN
6 11 (5.61%) DHCP
6 11 (5.61%) Wireless
7 9 (4.59%) Internet
8 8 (4.08%) Skype
9 7 (3.57%) LDAP
10 6 (3.06%) BGP
10 6 (3.06%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.06%) VLAN
10 6 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.55%) EIGRP
11 5 (2.55%) HTTP
11 5 (2.55%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (2.55%) WLAN
12 4 (2.04%) 802.11
12 4 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 21 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (2.55%) Banking
2 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.04%) Publishing
4 3 (1.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.51%) International Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) Web Services
2 10 (5.10%) HTML
3 9 (4.59%) JSON
3 9 (4.59%) XML
4 5 (2.55%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.55%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.04%) J2EE
5 4 (2.04%) Node.js
5 4 (2.04%) REST
5 4 (2.04%) Spring
5 4 (2.04%) XSD
5 4 (2.04%) XSL
6 3 (1.53%) Chai
6 3 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.53%) OAuth
6 3 (1.53%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.53%) OpenID
6 3 (1.53%) RESTful
6 3 (1.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.10%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.06%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.55%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.55%) NHS
6 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.53%) Clustering
7 3 (1.53%) Fintech
7 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) EPoS
8 2 (1.02%) iPhone
8 2 (1.02%) PDA
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (48.47%) Windows
2 42 (21.43%) Linux
3 32 (16.33%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.82%) Windows 10
5 23 (11.73%) Unix
5 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
6 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.57%) AIX
8 7 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.06%) Android
10 5 (2.55%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.04%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.53%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.53%) Solaris
12 3 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.71%) ITIL
2 17 (8.67%) Migration
3 15 (7.65%) Test Automation
4 14 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.63%) DevOps
6 12 (6.12%) Network Management
6 12 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.59%) Break/Fix
7 9 (4.59%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.08%) Information Security
8 8 (4.08%) UML
9 7 (3.57%) Change Management
9 7 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.57%) Line Management
9 7 (3.57%) Matrix Management
9 7 (3.57%) Runbook
9 7 (3.57%) TDD
10 6 (3.06%) Presales
10 6 (3.06%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.06%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.35%) Java
2 31 (15.82%) SQL
3 16 (8.16%) Python
4 13 (6.63%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.59%) Perl
5 9 (4.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.55%) C#
6 5 (2.55%) C++
6 5 (2.55%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.55%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.55%) Ruby
7 4 (2.04%) XPath
7 4 (2.04%) XQuery
8 3 (1.53%) ECMAScript
8 3 (1.53%) ES6
9 2 (1.02%) C
10 1 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.16%) CCNA
5 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.10%) CCNP
7 8 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (3.06%) DBS Check
8 6 (3.06%) Degree
8 6 (3.06%) MCSE
9 4 (2.04%) CCDP
9 4 (2.04%) MCP
9 4 (2.04%) MCSA
10 3 (1.53%) CCIE
10 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.73%) SLA
2 7 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) MiFID
5 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
System Software
1 61 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.55%) Docker
5 5 (2.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.04%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.53%) Firmware
7 3 (1.53%) vSphere
7 3 (1.53%) XenApp
7 3 (1.53%) XenServer
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) RACF
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (8.16%) Ansible
2 13 (6.63%) SCCM
3 9 (4.59%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 8 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.57%) vRealize
5 7 (3.57%) WSUS
6 6 (3.06%) Puppet
7 5 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.55%) TrustSec
8 4 (2.04%) Consul
8 4 (2.04%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.04%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.04%) Mesos
8 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.04%) SCOM
8 4 (2.04%) Terraform
9 3 (1.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 53 (27.04%) Microsoft
2 46 (23.47%) VMware
3 31 (15.82%) Cisco
4 27 (13.78%) HP
5 23 (11.73%) Citrix
5 23 (11.73%) Oracle
6 15 (7.65%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.63%) Mercator
8 12 (6.12%) Dell
9 10 (5.10%) Apple
10 9 (4.59%) Juniper
10 9 (4.59%) Symantec
11 8 (4.08%) McAfee
12 7 (3.57%) F5
13 5 (2.55%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.55%) Splunk
14 3 (1.53%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.53%) Brocade
14 3 (1.53%) Draytek
14 3 (1.53%) SonicWALL