The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Field Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 115
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 18 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 1.38% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 10
Median daily rate £165 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.25% -13.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £155 £268
% change year-on-year -16.12% -42.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £19.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -25.26% +58.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in Berkshire

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in Berkshire

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in Berkshire

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Slough +12 7 - -
Reading -4 5 £165 -55.25% 4
Bracknell - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Field Engineer
South East

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Field 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (28.13%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
2 6 (18.75%) Pay per click
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (6.25%) Windows
6 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
6 2 (6.25%) SLA
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) EPoS
6 2 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) NEC
7 1 (3.13%) TDMA
7 1 (3.13%) Toshiba
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) Retail
7 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (3.13%) Middleware
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Nortel
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) ATM
7 1 (3.13%) LAN
7 1 (3.13%) PBX

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
1 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
2 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) ATM
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) PABX
4 1 (3.13%) PBX
4 1 (3.13%) TDMA
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.25%) EPoS
2 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Pay per click
2 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 1 (3.13%) Power Management
3 1 (3.13%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
3 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) BT
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) NEC
3 1 (3.13%) Nortel
3 1 (3.13%) Panasonic
3 1 (3.13%) Samsung
3 1 (3.13%) Toshiba
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago