Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £111 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 299 343
Rank change year-on-year -21 +44 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 38 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.42% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 24
South East median daily rate £111 £128 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.57% -52.78% +100.00%
10th Percentile £98 £93 £141
90th Percentile £413 £250 £438
England median daily rate £111 £115 £180
% change year-on-year -3.07% -36.11% +5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 40 11
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.55% -1.69% +1.72%
England median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +3.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the South East

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in the South East

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in the South East

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in the South East

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Thames Valley -24 14 £375 +68.54% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £375 +226.09%
Hampshire -1 7 £105 -17.65% 1
Surrey -19 4 £128 +21.43%
Oxfordshire +6 3 - - 1
West Sussex -5 3 £93 -12.94%
Kent -16 3 £130 +26.83%
East Sussex - 2 £111 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Field Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 14 (36.84%) Driving Licence
4 12 (31.58%) ITIL
5 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) Service Management
6 9 (23.68%) Degree
6 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
6 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.68%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (21.05%) MCTS
7 8 (21.05%) MCITP
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (18.42%) DNS
8 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
9 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (15.79%) DHCP
9 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.79%) EPoS
9 6 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (13.16%) SCOM
10 5 (13.16%) Office 365
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco
10 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
11 4 (10.53%) SQL
11 4 (10.53%) XML
11 4 (10.53%) CCNA
12 3 (7.89%) Remote Desktop

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) ATM
4 1 (2.63%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Driving Licence
2 6 (15.79%) EPoS
3 3 (7.89%) Handset
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) VMS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (23.68%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.63%) DevOps
5 1 (2.63%) Microservices
5 1 (2.63%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
1 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) MCITP
2 8 (21.05%) MCTS
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCOM
2 3 (7.89%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) Sun