Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 604 500
Rank change year-on-year -44 -104 +168
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 259 309 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 187 194
UK median daily rate £140 £111 £119
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.59% -6.13% -33.10%
10th Percentile £100 £91 £88
90th Percentile £300 £188 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £111 £118
% change year-on-year +25.59% -5.13% -34.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 150
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +1.72% +3.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.90 £11.98
90th Percentile £19.95 £31.38 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.72% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,293 98,050 96,502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,685 65,027 62,959
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,050 2,868 3,272
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% +1.46% -

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
England -22 226 £140 +25.59% 211
UK excluding London -90 186 £140 +25.59% 190
South East +5 55 £175 +45.83% 41
London +4 53 £148 +34.09% 28
North of England -69 49 £130 +30.00% 45
Midlands 0 30 £140 - 45
North West -10 27 £140 +47.37% 20
East of England -8 21 £150 +34.57% 30
Yorkshire -69 14 £110 +10.00% 17
East Midlands +24 13 £140 - 16
South West -30 13 £140 +25.59% 23
West Midlands -32 12 £135 -3.57% 29
Scotland -45 10 £122 +21.64% 4
North East -10 8 £110 +10.00% 8
Wales -34 7 £135 +21.11% 3
Northern Ireland +30 2 £123 -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Field Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (38.61%) Windows
2 81 (31.27%) Driving Licence
3 76 (29.34%) Break/Fix
4 75 (28.96%) Microsoft
5 34 (13.13%) Windows 10
5 34 (13.13%) Active Directory
6 27 (10.42%) EPoS
6 27 (10.42%) SLA
6 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
7 26 (10.04%) HP
8 23 (8.88%) Office 365
9 22 (8.49%) Telecoms
10 20 (7.72%) DBS Check
11 19 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.95%) Windows Server
12 18 (6.95%) Security Cleared
13 16 (6.18%) Wireless
14 15 (5.79%) Retail
15 14 (5.41%) LAN
15 14 (5.41%) SCCM
16 13 (5.02%) Windows 7
16 13 (5.02%) Cisco
16 13 (5.02%) Management Information System
17 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
18 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (4.25%) CCNA
18 11 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
19 10 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
20 9 (3.47%) Windows 8
20 9 (3.47%) 4G

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.93%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.88%) Office 365
2 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.93%) IaaS
4 4 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.18%) Wireless
2 14 (5.41%) LAN
3 9 (3.47%) 3G
3 9 (3.47%) 4G
3 9 (3.47%) LTE
3 9 (3.47%) MPLS
4 8 (3.09%) ATM
4 8 (3.09%) DNS
4 8 (3.09%) WAN
5 7 (2.70%) PABX
6 6 (2.32%) DHCP
6 6 (2.32%) PSTN
6 6 (2.32%) Skype
7 5 (1.93%) 2G
7 5 (1.93%) ISDN
7 5 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (1.93%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.93%) VoIP
8 4 (1.54%) Internet
8 4 (1.54%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 22 (8.49%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.79%) Retail
3 4 (1.54%) Marketing
4 2 (0.77%) Games
4 2 (0.77%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Electronics
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.39%) .NET
1 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (0.39%) CSS
1 1 (0.39%) DCOM
1 1 (0.39%) HTML
1 1 (0.39%) HTML5
1 1 (0.39%) JSON
1 1 (0.39%) REST
1 1 (0.39%) SOAP
1 1 (0.39%) WCF
1 1 (0.39%) Web Services
1 1 (0.39%) WPF
1 1 (0.39%) WSDL
1 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (31.27%) Driving Licence
2 27 (10.42%) EPoS
3 13 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.47%) NHS
6 7 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.32%) Handset
7 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.54%) User Experience
9 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.77%) iPad
10 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.77%) Social Media
11 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) Life Science
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.39%) PDA
11 1 (0.39%) SCADA
11 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 100 (38.61%) Windows
2 34 (13.13%) Windows 10
3 18 (6.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.02%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.47%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.32%) Android
6 6 (2.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.16%) Linux
10 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (29.34%) Break/Fix
2 19 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (3.47%) Asset Management
3 9 (3.47%) Incident Management
3 9 (3.47%) Migration
3 9 (3.47%) Service Management
3 9 (3.47%) Time Management
4 8 (3.09%) ITIL
5 7 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (2.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (2.32%) Network Management
6 6 (2.32%) Problem Management
6 6 (2.32%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (1.93%) Data Security
7 5 (1.93%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (1.93%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (1.93%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (1.93%) Planning and Forecasting
7 5 (1.93%) Workforce Productivity
8 4 (1.54%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.16%) SQL
3 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.77%) C++
3 2 (0.77%) Java
3 2 (0.77%) Python
4 1 (0.39%) C#
4 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.39%) VBScript
4 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (7.72%) DBS Check
2 18 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.25%) CCNA
4 11 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.93%) Degree
7 4 (1.54%) PhD
8 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.16%) MCITP
8 3 (1.16%) MCTS
9 2 (0.77%) CCNP
9 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.77%) MCSE
10 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.39%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.39%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) GMP
System Software
1 34 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) SCCM
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (28.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.04%) HP
3 13 (5.02%) Cisco
4 8 (3.09%) Citrix
4 8 (3.09%) Fujitsu
5 7 (2.70%) Sun
6 5 (1.93%) Dell
6 5 (1.93%) VMware
7 4 (1.54%) Apple
7 4 (1.54%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.54%) Intel
8 3 (1.16%) Avaya
8 3 (1.16%) Meraki
8 3 (1.16%) Panasonic
9 2 (0.77%) Aruba
9 2 (0.77%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) Juniper
9 2 (0.77%) Mitel
9 2 (0.77%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.77%) Samsung