The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 482 550 546
Rank change year-on-year +68 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 128 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 43
Median daily rate £105 £149 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.29% -27.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £101 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £415 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £149 £225
% change year-on-year -29.29% -34.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 16
Median hourly rate £16.53 £16.58 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +25.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £125.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £14.40 £13.13
% change year-on-year +18.05% +9.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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
England +10 87 £111 -30.33% 34
Yorkshire +54 26 £100 - 1
Scotland +57 25 £100 -2.43% 1
London +14 24 £134 -7.75% 13
Wales +8 14 £106 -37.80%
South Wales +9 13 £100 +11.11%
West Yorkshire +28 12 £100 -
Sheffield +22 12 £100 - 1
South Yorkshire +16 12 £100 - 1
South East +4 12 £150 -60.00% 5
Leeds +28 11 £100 -
North West +20 10 £195 +77.27% 2
Edinburgh - 10 £100 -
Glasgow - 9 £100 -
Croydon +3 8 £110 -8.33%
Cardiff - 8 £100 -
Cheshire - 7 £365 - 1
Warrington - 6 - -
North East +70 5 £225 +125.00% 1
West Midlands +17 4 £150 +30.43% 1
Inverness +1 4 - - 1
Highlands +1 4 - - 1
Aberdeen -3 4 £95 -7.31%
East of England -5 4 £116 +1.74% 6
South West -11 4 £105 -61.81% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +73 3 - -
Tyne and Wear +69 3 - - 1
Manchester +12 3 £100 -20.31% 1
Berkshire +12 3 - - 1
Hampshire +12 3 £111 -42.83% 1

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 146 (45.63%) Break/Fix
2 89 (27.81%) SLA
3 78 (24.38%) Windows
4 66 (20.63%) HP
5 43 (13.44%) Microsoft
6 40 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 36 (11.25%) Driving Licence
8 29 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
9 28 (8.75%) Windows 7
10 25 (7.81%) Migration
11 23 (7.19%) Windows Server
12 22 (6.88%) EPoS
13 19 (5.94%) Cisco
13 19 (5.94%) Telecoms
13 19 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (4.69%) ITIL
15 15 (4.69%) MCTS
15 15 (4.69%) Office 365
15 15 (4.69%) Security Cleared
16 14 (4.38%) Pay per click
17 13 (4.06%) Retail
18 12 (3.75%) MCITP
18 12 (3.75%) Service Management
18 12 (3.75%) MS Exchange
18 12 (3.75%) LAN
18 12 (3.75%) SC Cleared
18 12 (3.75%) Degree
19 11 (3.44%) Customer Engagement
19 11 (3.44%) Cisco Certification

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 12 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) G Suite
3 1 (0.31%) iTunes
3 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.75%) LAN
2 11 (3.44%) Wireless
3 9 (2.81%) DNS
3 9 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.19%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (2.19%) VoLTE
4 7 (2.19%) WAN
5 6 (1.88%) 3G
5 6 (1.88%) DHCP
5 6 (1.88%) Firewall
6 5 (1.56%) 2G
7 4 (1.25%) 3GPP
7 4 (1.25%) Network Security
7 4 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.25%) SAN
8 3 (0.94%) 4G
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.94%) NAS
8 3 (0.94%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (0.94%) MSI
General
1 19 (5.94%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.06%) Retail
3 1 (0.31%) Banking
3 1 (0.31%) Electronics
3 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.25%) XML
2 1 (0.31%) Middleware
2 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.25%) Driving Licence
2 22 (6.88%) EPoS
3 6 (1.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (1.88%) Handset
4 5 (1.56%) NHS
5 4 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.94%) iPhone
7 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.31%) Replication
8 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.31%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.38%) Windows
2 28 (8.75%) Windows 7
3 23 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.19%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.56%) Android
7 5 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.63%) Linux
10 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (45.63%) Break/Fix
2 25 (7.81%) Migration
3 15 (4.69%) ITIL
4 14 (4.38%) Pay per click
5 12 (3.75%) Service Management
6 11 (3.44%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (2.19%) Time Management
8 5 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (1.25%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.25%) High Availability
9 4 (1.25%) Validation
10 3 (0.94%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.94%) Fault Analysis
10 3 (0.94%) Problem Management
10 3 (0.94%) Resource Allocation
11 2 (0.63%) Business Continuity
11 2 (0.63%) Incident Management
11 2 (0.63%) Line Management
11 2 (0.63%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.56%) SQL
3 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.69%) MCTS
2 15 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.75%) Degree
3 12 (3.75%) MCITP
3 12 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.19%) CCNA
6 4 (1.25%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.63%) MCSA
8 2 (0.63%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) CCENT
9 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (27.81%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) SCCM
2 7 (2.19%) WSUS
3 6 (1.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (20.63%) HP
2 43 (13.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.94%) Cisco
4 6 (1.88%) Apple
4 6 (1.88%) VMware
5 5 (1.56%) Citrix
6 4 (1.25%) NEC
6 4 (1.25%) Nortel
6 4 (1.25%) Samsung
7 3 (0.94%) Ericsson
7 3 (0.94%) Huawei
7 3 (0.94%) Sun
8 2 (0.63%) Avaya
8 2 (0.63%) BT
8 2 (0.63%) Google
8 2 (0.63%) NetApp
8 2 (0.63%) Nokia
8 2 (0.63%) Panasonic
8 2 (0.63%) Toshiba
9 1 (0.31%) Dell
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