The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 152 138
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £195 £110 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.27% -18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £104 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £141 £197
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £149 £195
% change year-on-year -29.29% -23.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -8.33%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the North West

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in the North West

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in the North West

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in the North West

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cheshire - 7 £365 - 1
Manchester +12 3 £100 -20.31%
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (34.62%) Break/Fix
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) Driving Licence
4 4 (15.38%) EPoS
5 3 (11.54%) SLA
6 2 (7.69%) WSUS
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.85%) Broadband
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) OSPF
7 1 (3.85%) BGP
7 1 (3.85%) DOCSIS
7 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.85%) H.323
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) BGP
1 1 (3.85%) Broadband
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.85%) DOCSIS
1 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
1 1 (3.85%) H.323
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) OSPF
1 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 4 (15.38%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Break/Fix
2 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
2 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft