Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 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.

IT Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 159 186
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 28 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 25
West Midlands median daily rate £125 £160 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +60.00% -41.18%
England median daily rate £170 £155 £150
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -18.64% +2.79%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.30 £11.90
90th Percentile £21.75 £15.70 £21.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,761 4,385 5,879
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.71% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,891 2,759 3,497
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £541
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 192 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -12.38%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.21 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the West Midlands

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Engineer in the West Midlands

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in the West Midlands

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in the West Midlands

IT Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Birmingham +8 14 £100 -37.50% 4
Dudley - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £128 - 2
Wolverhampton -3 1 - - 1
Coventry -21 1 - - 4
Solihull - 1 £225 - 3
IT Engineer
England

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT 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 across the West Midlands region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
5 5 (17.86%) Wyse
5 5 (17.86%) EPoS
5 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
5 5 (17.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (14.29%) Thin Client
6 4 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.29%) WSUS
6 4 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) SCCM
6 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 4 (14.29%) Line Management
6 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
7 3 (10.71%) Office 365
7 3 (10.71%) Retail
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.71%) VBScript

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (17.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) Junos
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
1 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
1 5 (17.86%) EPoS
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 4 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 4 (14.29%) Line Management
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) ITSM
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.71%) VB
1 3 (10.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
1 4 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Wyse
3 4 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) McAfee
4 1 (3.57%) NetApp
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec