The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 27 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 108 128
Rank change year-on-year +11 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 30 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.41% 0.61% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.63% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 1
Median daily rate £130 £111 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -14.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £185 £268
% change year-on-year -29.72% -30.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2371 2568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.48% 96.38% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1381 1443
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 173 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the East of England

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in the East of England

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in the East of England

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in the East of England

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Field Engineer in the East of England

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cambridgeshire +17 14 £130 +20.93% 4
Hertfordshire +1 6 £120 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £118 -
Bedfordshire +2 3 £200 +33.33%
Norfolk +2 3 £150 +39.53%
Essex -5 1 £425 +226.92%
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (37.04%) HP
2 19 (35.19%) Windows
3 13 (24.07%) EPoS
4 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
4 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
5 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
5 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.41%) NHS
6 4 (7.41%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Retail
7 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
7 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.56%) MS Office
7 3 (5.56%) Samsung
8 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.70%) SLA
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.70%) Internet
8 2 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.70%) SCCM
8 2 (3.70%) Pay per click
9 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) WSUS
9 1 (1.85%) QA

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) assyst
1 1 (1.85%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
General
1 3 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) EPoS
2 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Handset
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.41%) Migration
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL
2 2 (3.70%) Pay per click
3 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (1.85%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (1.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) MCTS
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) DameWare
2 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) HP
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Samsung
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.85%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.85%) Nokia
5 1 (1.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.85%) VMware