Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 588 556
Rank change year-on-year +54 -32 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 67 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.075% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.079% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 14
London median daily rate £128 £111 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.61% -30.47% +18.52%
10th Percentile £100 £93 £90
90th Percentile £425 £202 £240
England median daily rate £120 £147 £250
% change year-on-year -18.23% -41.30% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
London median hourly rate £15.00 £49.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.85% +220.97% -13.89%
10th Percentile £13.80 £20.68 £12.42
90th Percentile £22.00 £78.63 £52.33
England median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -2.07% +9.43% -27.40%

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 39859 43170 43828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.11% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28376 31059 30421
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 485 765
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.37 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.40 £53.15
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
South London +25 28 £100 -4.76% 1
Central London +3 6 £238 +85.91% 2
West London +29 3 £130 +23.81% 1
East London -8 3 £180 +28.57%
Field Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 36 (53.73%) Break/Fix
2 32 (47.76%) SLA
3 18 (26.87%) Windows
4 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
5 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (14.93%) ITIL
6 10 (14.93%) MCTS
7 8 (11.94%) Degree
7 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.94%) Migration
8 7 (10.45%) Service Management
8 7 (10.45%) SQL
8 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (10.45%) SCOM
8 7 (10.45%) MCITP
8 7 (10.45%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
9 6 (8.96%) Cisco
10 5 (7.46%) XML
10 5 (7.46%) SCCM
11 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
11 4 (5.97%) Firewall
11 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
11 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.48%) HP
12 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.48%) Retail
12 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (4.48%) Data Centre

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 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) ATM
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (2.99%) DMZ
3 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.99%) IPsec
3 2 (2.99%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.99%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (2.99%) VLAN
3 2 (2.99%) VPN
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) 2G
4 1 (1.49%) LTE
4 1 (1.49%) Node B
4 1 (1.49%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.99%) EPoS
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Android
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Break/Fix
2 10 (14.93%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
4 7 (10.45%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (10.45%) Service Management
5 3 (4.48%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (2.99%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) High Availability
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.49%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (1.49%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.93%) MCTS
3 8 (11.94%) Degree
4 7 (10.45%) MCITP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.99%) CCNA
6 2 (2.99%) CCNP
6 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (47.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCOM
2 5 (7.46%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco
3 3 (4.48%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) NetApp
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Altiris
5 1 (1.49%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix
5 1 (1.49%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.49%) Huawei
5 1 (1.49%) Meraki
5 1 (1.49%) Wyse