The median contractor rate for a Technical Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 583 565
Rank change year-on-year +32 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 63 66 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 50
Median daily rate £350 £375 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +42.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £328 £270
% change year-on-year -27.48% +21.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.28 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.39% +12.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.19 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £19.40 £24.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £18.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year -21.47% +10.75%  

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Top 9 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 29 June 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
UK excluding London +67 48 £238 -27.48% 31
England +9 41 £350 -6.66% 43
London -2 14 £500 +30.89% 12
Wales +6 11 £180 -57.64%
Scotland +42 10 £500 -
South East +16 10 £275 -7.56% 13
North of England +51 7 £425 +30.76% 6
East of England -6 6 £138 -54.16% 5
Midlands +13 4 - - 5

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
3 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
4 35 (32.11%) Cisco
5 33 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (29.36%) ITIL
7 31 (28.44%) VMware
8 29 (26.61%) Firewall
8 29 (26.61%) CCNA
9 28 (25.69%) Windows Server
10 23 (21.10%) Linux
10 23 (21.10%) HP
11 18 (16.51%) Oracle
11 18 (16.51%) Tivoli
11 18 (16.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (15.60%) Office 365
12 17 (15.60%) Internet
12 17 (15.60%) HP Data Protector
13 16 (14.68%) Citrix
14 15 (13.76%) Java
14 15 (13.76%) SQL
14 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
15 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
16 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
16 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
16 13 (11.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (11.01%) Ansible

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 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.92%) SAS
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.60%) Office 365
3 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.61%) Firewall
2 17 (15.60%) Internet
3 12 (11.01%) LAN
4 9 (8.26%) WAN
5 6 (5.50%) DNS
6 4 (3.67%) HTTP
6 4 (3.67%) SAN
7 3 (2.75%) MPLS
7 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.75%) Wireless
7 3 (2.75%) WLAN
8 2 (1.83%) BGP
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.83%) FTP
8 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.83%) Skype
8 2 (1.83%) VoIP
8 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.92%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.92%) BODI
4 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.92%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.92%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.92%) Toad
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) J2EE
2 2 (1.83%) Java EE
2 2 (1.83%) JMS
2 2 (1.83%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.83%) SOAP
2 2 (1.83%) Spring
2 2 (1.83%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.92%) boto
3 1 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.92%) OAuth
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.92%) REST
3 1 (0.92%) RESTful
3 1 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.67%) NHS
3 4 (3.67%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.83%) PDA
5 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) CMDB
6 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 28 (25.69%) Windows Server
3 23 (21.10%) Linux
4 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.34%) Unix
6 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.59%) AIX
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.92%) HPUX
11 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.92%) Solaris
11 1 (0.92%) SUSE
11 1 (0.92%) VMS
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.36%) ITIL
2 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
3 9 (8.26%) Migration
4 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.34%) DevOps
5 7 (6.42%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.50%) Matrix Management
6 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.59%) ITSM
8 4 (3.67%) High Availability
8 4 (3.67%) Line Management
8 4 (3.67%) Service Management
9 3 (2.75%) Change Control
9 3 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.75%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.75%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.75%) SOA
9 3 (2.75%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) Java
1 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
1 15 (13.76%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Perl
2 5 (4.59%) Python
3 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.92%) C#
4 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.92%) PHP
4 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.92%) Ruby
4 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.61%) CCNA
3 13 (11.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) Degree
7 4 (3.67%) MCSE
8 3 (2.75%) CCNP
8 3 (2.75%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.75%) MCSA
9 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.83%) MCP
9 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.92%) CCDP
10 1 (0.92%) CCIE
10 1 (0.92%) CCIP
10 1 (0.92%) CCSE
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.75%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.83%) NFS
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.92%) Docker
5 1 (0.92%) Firmware
5 1 (0.92%) vCloud
5 1 (0.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) Tivoli
1 18 (16.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 17 (15.60%) HP Data Protector
3 12 (11.01%) Ansible
4 6 (5.50%) SCCM
5 4 (3.67%) SCOM
6 3 (2.75%) DameWare
7 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) Puppet
8 1 (0.92%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.92%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 35 (32.11%) Cisco
3 31 (28.44%) VMware
4 23 (21.10%) HP
5 18 (16.51%) Oracle
6 16 (14.68%) Citrix
7 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.75%) Informatica
8 3 (2.75%) Juniper
8 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.75%) Symantec
8 3 (2.75%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.83%) Dell
9 2 (1.83%) F5
9 2 (1.83%) Mercator
9 2 (1.83%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.83%) Remedy
9 2 (1.83%) Splunk
9 2 (1.83%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago