Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £111 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 546 646
Rank change year-on-year -26 +100 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 315 369 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 164 131
UK median daily rate £111 £116 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -41.88% +13.64%
10th Percentile £98 £88 £115
90th Percentile £188 £247 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £108 £206
% change year-on-year +2.33% -47.75% +52.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 133 51
UK median hourly rate £15.53 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.13 £25.00 £18.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +9.48% +7.41% +3.85%

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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
UK excluding London +33 263 £110 +2.33% 15
England -39 243 £111 -3.07% 15
North of England +112 109 £100 -2.44% 3
Yorkshire +75 74 £100 - 2
London -20 72 £111 -3.07% 3
Scotland +16 61 £100 -2.44% 3
South East -22 38 £111 -12.57% 2
North West +34 28 £95 -20.83% 1
Midlands +13 20 £140 +7.69% 6
Wales +17 18 £111 -55.41%
South West -21 18 £111 +8.75% 1
East of England -28 17 £111 +8.75%
West Midlands +11 14 £128 -1.92% 4
North East +68 13 £100 -2.44%
East Midlands -2 4 £158 +38.46% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 157 (49.84%) Break/Fix
2 134 (42.54%) SLA
3 58 (18.41%) Windows
4 46 (14.60%) Driving Licence
5 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 27 (8.57%) Security Cleared
7 26 (8.25%) SC Cleared
8 24 (7.62%) Active Directory
8 24 (7.62%) EPoS
9 23 (7.30%) ITIL
10 21 (6.67%) HP
11 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (6.03%) Cisco
12 19 (6.03%) Service Management
12 19 (6.03%) Handset
12 19 (6.03%) MCTS
13 18 (5.71%) Degree
13 18 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
14 17 (5.40%) Windows 7
14 17 (5.40%) MCITP
15 13 (4.13%) SCOM
15 13 (4.13%) PowerShell
15 13 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (3.81%) CCNA
16 12 (3.81%) SQL
16 12 (3.81%) DNS
17 10 (3.17%) DHCP
17 10 (3.17%) XML
17 10 (3.17%) Office 365

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 6 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Maximo
1 1 (0.32%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.17%) Office 365
2 7 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) G Suite
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) iTunes
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.81%) DNS
2 10 (3.17%) DHCP
3 7 (2.22%) LAN
4 6 (1.90%) ATM
4 6 (1.90%) WAN
4 6 (1.90%) Wireless
5 5 (1.59%) 3G
6 4 (1.27%) 2G
6 4 (1.27%) Firewall
6 4 (1.27%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.27%) VSAN
7 3 (0.95%) 4G
7 3 (0.95%) DWDM
7 3 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.95%) RNC
7 3 (0.95%) VPN
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (0.63%) PABX
8 2 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.27%) Retail
3 2 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.32%) Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Finance
4 1 (0.32%) Games
4 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.32%) JSON
2 1 (0.32%) REST
2 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.60%) Driving Licence
2 24 (7.62%) EPoS
3 19 (6.03%) Handset
4 4 (1.27%) iPad
5 3 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.63%) CCTV
6 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.63%) IVR
6 2 (0.63%) NHS
6 2 (0.63%) SCADA
6 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.32%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) iPhone
7 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (18.41%) Windows
2 17 (5.40%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.95%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) VMS
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (49.84%) Break/Fix
2 23 (7.30%) ITIL
3 19 (6.03%) Service Management
4 18 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (2.22%) Migration
6 5 (1.59%) Pay per click
7 4 (1.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (1.27%) Time Management
8 3 (0.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (0.95%) ETL
8 3 (0.95%) PRINCE
8 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2
9 2 (0.63%) Data Migration
9 2 (0.63%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (0.63%) Information Security
9 2 (0.63%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (0.63%) Resource Allocation
9 2 (0.63%) Service Delivery
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.13%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.03%) MCTS
5 18 (5.71%) Degree
6 17 (5.40%) MCITP
7 13 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.81%) CCNA
9 2 (0.63%) CCENT
9 2 (0.63%) MCP
10 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.32%) CCNP
10 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (42.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (4.13%) SCOM
2 4 (1.27%) SCCM
2 4 (1.27%) WSUS
3 1 (0.32%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.67%) HP
3 19 (6.03%) Cisco
4 4 (1.27%) Citrix
4 4 (1.27%) Ericsson
4 4 (1.27%) Huawei
5 3 (0.95%) NEC
5 3 (0.95%) Nokia
5 3 (0.95%) Nortel
6 2 (0.63%) Avaya
6 2 (0.63%) Dell
6 2 (0.63%) Meraki
6 2 (0.63%) Sun
7 1 (0.32%) Apple
7 1 (0.32%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.32%) Mitel
7 1 (0.32%) Polycom
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
7 1 (0.32%) Wyse