The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Engineer
UK
Rank 404 490 464
Rank change year-on-year +86 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 200 138 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 69 45
Median daily rate £130 £185 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.72% -28.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £108 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £193 £269
% change year-on-year -32.46% -28.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 16 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.34 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -21.11% +14.28%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +82 176 £130 -35.00% 28
South East +20 48 £100 -72.41% 7
London +38 36 £130 -13.33% 3
East of England +13 30 £130 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +7 18 £165 -56.00% 4
North West +24 16 £120 -35.13% 4
South West -3 16 £130 -65.33% 3
Yorkshire +17 15 £114 -22.22% 1
Wales +24 14 £113 +4.65% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 14 £130 +20.93% 3
Cambridge +21 12 £133 +35.89% 1
South Wales - 12 £113 - 1
Hampshire +15 11 £100 - 2
Scotland +26 10 £150 +50.00% 1
Manchester +20 9 £150 -18.91% 4
Bristol +8 8 £108 +4.87%
East Midlands +4 8 £95 -46.85% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £170 -
Slough +12 7 - -
West Yorkshire +10 7 £100 -45.94%
Newport - 7 £110 - 1
Romsey - 7 £100 -
Cheshire +35 6 £120 -
City of London +13 6 £226 -
North East -2 6 £125 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 6 £120 - 1
Tyne and Wear -7 6 £125 - 1
North Yorkshire +12 5 £128 +18.60% 1
Leeds +9 5 £100 -45.94%
Milton Keynes -2 5 £170 -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 176 (34.51%) HP
2 109 (21.37%) Windows
3 108 (21.18%) SLA
4 66 (12.94%) Microsoft
5 60 (11.76%) Pay per click
6 51 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 50 (9.80%) Active Directory
7 50 (9.80%) EPoS
8 46 (9.02%) Driving Licence
9 42 (8.24%) MS Office
10 39 (7.65%) Windows 7
11 33 (6.47%) Windows Server
12 23 (4.51%) Telecoms
13 22 (4.31%) Time Management
14 21 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (3.92%) Migration
16 16 (3.14%) SCCM
16 16 (3.14%) Cisco
16 16 (3.14%) LAN
16 16 (3.14%) 3G
16 16 (3.14%) Samsung
17 15 (2.94%) MS Exchange
17 15 (2.94%) Retail
17 15 (2.94%) Windows 8
17 15 (2.94%) Security Cleared
18 14 (2.75%) SC Cleared
19 13 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (2.55%) 2G
20 12 (2.35%) WAN
21 11 (2.16%) Incident Management

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 42 (8.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) assyst
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.14%) 3G
1 16 (3.14%) LAN
2 13 (2.55%) 2G
3 12 (2.35%) WAN
4 11 (2.16%) Firewall
5 8 (1.57%) Wireless
6 7 (1.37%) 4G
6 7 (1.37%) VoLTE
7 6 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (1.18%) RNC
7 6 (1.18%) SAN
7 6 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.78%) 3GPP
8 4 (0.78%) ATM
8 4 (0.78%) Internet
8 4 (0.78%) NAS
8 4 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.78%) VPN
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 23 (4.51%) Telecoms
2 15 (2.94%) Retail
3 4 (0.78%) Finance
4 2 (0.39%) Games
4 2 (0.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.20%) Banking
5 1 (0.20%) Electronics
5 1 (0.20%) German Language
5 1 (0.20%) Legal
5 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.39%) WAP
2 1 (0.20%) Middleware
2 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.80%) EPoS
2 46 (9.02%) Driving Licence
3 9 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 5 (0.98%) NHS
6 4 (0.78%) iPad
6 4 (0.78%) iPhone
7 3 (0.59%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.39%) Clustering
8 2 (0.39%) Handset
8 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.39%) Wiki
9 1 (0.20%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.20%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 109 (21.37%) Windows
2 39 (7.65%) Windows 7
3 33 (6.47%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 13 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.37%) Android
9 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.20%) Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (11.76%) Pay per click
2 22 (4.31%) Time Management
3 20 (3.92%) Migration
4 11 (2.16%) Incident Management
5 9 (1.76%) ITIL
6 7 (1.37%) Service Management
7 4 (0.78%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (0.78%) Asset Management
7 4 (0.78%) High Availability
7 4 (0.78%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (0.59%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.59%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (0.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (0.59%) ITSM
8 3 (0.59%) Service Delivery
8 3 (0.59%) Validation
9 2 (0.39%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (0.39%) Informatics
9 2 (0.39%) Line Management
9 2 (0.39%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
2 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.37%) CCNA
6 6 (1.18%) MCSE
7 5 (0.98%) Degree
8 4 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.78%) MCITP
8 4 (0.78%) MCTS
9 3 (0.59%) CCNP
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
11 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) DCSE
11 1 (0.20%) HNC
11 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) MCPD
11 1 (0.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (21.18%) SLA
2 6 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.14%) SCCM
2 4 (0.78%) WSUS
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.20%) DameWare
Vendors
1 176 (34.51%) HP
2 66 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.14%) Cisco
3 16 (3.14%) Samsung
4 11 (2.16%) Ericsson
5 10 (1.96%) Nokia
6 8 (1.57%) Dell
6 8 (1.57%) Huawei
6 8 (1.57%) NEC
6 8 (1.57%) Nortel
7 6 (1.18%) Citrix
7 6 (1.18%) VMware
8 5 (0.98%) Apple
9 4 (0.78%) BT
10 3 (0.59%) Avaya
10 3 (0.59%) Google
10 3 (0.59%) Novell
11 2 (0.39%) NetApp
11 2 (0.39%) Panasonic
11 2 (0.39%) Sun
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 18 days ago