The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £255 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 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.

Field Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 65 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.61% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.64% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £255 £115 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.73% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £149 £185
% change year-on-year -29.29% -19.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £14.40 £13.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% +10.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 576 777 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.36% 94.41% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 548 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in Birmingham

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Pay per click
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft