The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £223 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 April 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 / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 429 407
Rank change year-on-year +39 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 21 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.056% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.059% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
Median daily rate £223 £115 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.47% -28.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £230 £180
% change year-on-year -43.47% +27.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £55.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -74.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.00 £23.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.00 £87.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £12.18
% change year-on-year -27.50% +64.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19186 21880 21155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.69% 94.97% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13688 15808 14517
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 249 378
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in London

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in London

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in London

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in London

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
City of London +3 4 £275 -
Croydon +12 2 £120 -
Ilford - 1 £180 -
Field Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 London region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (47.25%) HP
2 20 (21.98%) SLA
3 17 (18.68%) Windows
4 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 12 (13.19%) Pay per click
5 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.09%) EPoS
7 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
8 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (5.49%) Migration
10 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (5.49%) SCCM
10 5 (5.49%) Time Management
11 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
11 4 (4.40%) Office 365
11 4 (4.40%) Driving Licence
11 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
11 4 (4.40%) Firewall
11 4 (4.40%) ITIL
11 4 (4.40%) LAN
11 4 (4.40%) Cisco
11 4 (4.40%) Samsung
12 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
12 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
12 3 (3.30%) Retail
12 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Firewall
1 4 (4.40%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) ATM
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (2.20%) DMZ
2 2 (2.20%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.20%) IPsec
2 2 (2.20%) Network Security
2 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.20%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (2.20%) VLAN
2 2 (2.20%) VPN
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.10%) NAS
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
3 1 (1.10%) Skype
3 1 (1.10%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.30%) Retail
1 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.10%) Banking
2 1 (1.10%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) EPoS
2 4 (4.40%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) iPhone
5 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.68%) Windows
2 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Linux
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) Pay per click
2 5 (5.49%) Migration
2 5 (5.49%) Time Management
3 4 (4.40%) ITIL
4 2 (2.20%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.20%) High Availability
4 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.10%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.10%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (1.10%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.10%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.20%) CCNP
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
4 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.10%) MCITP
4 1 (1.10%) MCSA
4 1 (1.10%) MCSE
4 1 (1.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (47.25%) HP
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Cisco
3 4 (4.40%) Samsung
4 2 (2.20%) Apple
4 2 (2.20%) Dell
4 2 (2.20%) NetApp
4 2 (2.20%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix
5 1 (1.10%) Google