The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 247 258
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 13 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 5
Median daily rate £150 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £111 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £475 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £115 £158
% change year-on-year -8.69% -26.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.16% -5.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.53 £19.38 £13.25
% change year-on-year -14.70% +46.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 South East

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

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 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 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +13 3 £111 -3.06% 2
Berkshire +3 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Surrey +4 1 £160 -28.88%
East Sussex +1 1 £150 +39.53%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Field Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Break/Fix
3 18 (30.00%) Driving Licence
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.33%) HP
6 9 (15.00%) SLA
7 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (11.67%) VoLTE
8 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
10 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
11 4 (6.67%) 3GPP
11 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
11 4 (6.67%) Office 365
12 3 (5.00%) MCTS
12 3 (5.00%) MCITP
12 3 (5.00%) LAN
12 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (5.00%) DNS
12 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (5.00%) EPoS
12 3 (5.00%) Validation
12 3 (5.00%) Wireless
13 2 (3.33%) Retail
13 2 (3.33%) Migration
13 2 (3.33%) Service Management
13 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi

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 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) VoLTE
2 6 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (6.67%) 3GPP
4 3 (5.00%) DNS
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) Wireless
5 2 (3.33%) DHCP
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.67%) 3G
6 1 (1.67%) GPRS
6 1 (1.67%) GSM
6 1 (1.67%) LTE
6 1 (1.67%) Network Security
6 1 (1.67%) PABX
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) TDMA
6 1 (1.67%) UMTS
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Middleware
1 1 (1.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.00%) EPoS
3 2 (3.33%) Handset
4 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Break/Fix
2 3 (5.00%) Validation
3 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.33%) ITIL
3 2 (3.33%) Migration
3 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.33%) Service Management
3 2 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.67%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (1.67%) Power Management
4 1 (1.67%) Project Management
4 1 (1.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) MCITP
2 3 (5.00%) MCTS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) CCNP
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.67%) MCPD
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (1.67%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Avaya
3 1 (1.67%) BT
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco
3 1 (1.67%) Citrix
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) NEC
3 1 (1.67%) Nortel
3 1 (1.67%) Panasonic
3 1 (1.67%) Samsung
3 1 (1.67%) Sun
3 1 (1.67%) Toshiba
3 1 (1.67%) VMware
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