Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Field Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 674 431
Rank change year-on-year +109 -243 +213
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 305 205 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.20% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.21% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 110 225
UK median daily rate £150 £134 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +11.78% -25.00%
10th Percentile £114 £91 £91
90th Percentile £402 £375 £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £133 £120
% change year-on-year +5.05% +11.06% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 19 144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +30.34% -19.44%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.37 £30.61 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% +24.14% -27.50%

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 90,071 95,967 87,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 63,121 56,727
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,813 2,950 2,999
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.76 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.57 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -5.26%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +97 271 £150 +12.55% 201
UK excluding London +76 231 £140 +5.05% 195
South East +46 94 £165 -1.49% 56
London +46 56 £148 +8.81% 22
North of England -1 38 £140 +47.37% 26
East of England +41 32 £165 +78.35% 26
Midlands +13 31 £150 +20.00% 48
Scotland +21 21 £139 -27.92% 13
North West -2 19 £140 +47.37% 11
West Midlands -10 15 £150 +5.26% 25
East Midlands +23 13 £152 +38.18% 23
Yorkshire +5 12 £140 +27.27% 12
South West -23 11 £165 +23.79% 26
North East +2 7 £138 +37.50% 3
Wales 0 4 £175 +27.27% 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 £133 +16.42% 2

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 128 (41.97%) Windows
2 90 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 77 (25.25%) Break/Fix
4 66 (21.64%) Driving Licence
5 65 (21.31%) Windows 10
6 48 (15.74%) Active Directory
7 45 (14.75%) Windows 7
8 36 (11.80%) Security Cleared
9 35 (11.48%) SCCM
9 35 (11.48%) Windows Server
10 33 (10.82%) HP
11 32 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (9.84%) SC Cleared
13 30 (9.84%) Network Management
14 27 (8.85%) SLA
15 26 (8.52%) Office 365
16 25 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (8.20%) Time Management
16 25 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (5.90%) Azure Active Directory
18 18 (5.90%) Retail
18 18 (5.90%) Java RMI
19 17 (5.57%) Cisco
20 16 (5.25%) Migration
20 16 (5.25%) Skype
21 15 (4.92%) Apple
22 14 (4.59%) MS Exchange

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 14 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.52%) Office 365
3 18 (5.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (3.93%) IaaS
5 5 (1.64%) Serverless
6 3 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 3 (0.98%) SaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.25%) Skype
2 11 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (3.61%) Wireless
3 10 (3.28%) DNS
4 9 (2.95%) 3G
4 9 (2.95%) 4G
4 9 (2.95%) DHCP
4 9 (2.95%) LAN
4 9 (2.95%) LTE
4 9 (2.95%) WAN
5 8 (2.62%) Firewall
6 7 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.30%) UMTS
7 5 (1.64%) VPN
8 4 (1.31%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.98%) ATM
9 3 (0.98%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.98%) H.323
9 3 (0.98%) WebEx
10 2 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (0.98%) Data Lake
1 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.98%) Power BI
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (5.90%) Retail
2 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.66%) Law
3 2 (0.66%) Local Government
4 1 (0.33%) Electronics
4 1 (0.33%) Finance
4 1 (0.33%) Games
4 1 (0.33%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.90%) Java RMI
2 3 (0.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.64%) Driving Licence
2 13 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.93%) EPoS
4 11 (3.61%) NHS
5 7 (2.30%) Handset
6 6 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.64%) iPhone
7 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Celerra
10 2 (0.66%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.66%) Clustering
10 2 (0.66%) EMC Centera
10 2 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (41.97%) Windows
2 65 (21.31%) Windows 10
3 45 (14.75%) Windows 7
4 35 (11.48%) Windows Server
5 25 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.97%) Linux
7 4 (1.31%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.98%) Android
8 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.25%) Break/Fix
2 31 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (9.84%) Network Management
4 25 (8.20%) Time Management
5 19 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (5.25%) Migration
7 11 (3.61%) Technical Leadership
8 9 (2.95%) Asset Management
8 9 (2.95%) High Availability
8 9 (2.95%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.62%) ITIL
10 7 (2.30%) Information Security
10 7 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (2.30%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (2.30%) Service Management
11 5 (1.64%) Creative Thinking
11 5 (1.64%) Decision-Making
11 5 (1.64%) Mentoring
11 5 (1.64%) Planning and Forecasting
11 5 (1.64%) Workforce Productivity
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.97%) C#
3 5 (1.64%) Python
3 5 (1.64%) SQL
4 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.66%) C++
4 2 (0.66%) Java
4 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.26%) DBS Check
4 12 (3.93%) CCNA
4 12 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.64%) A+ Certification
5 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.31%) MCSE
7 3 (0.98%) CNE
7 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) MCP
7 3 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.98%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 1 (0.33%) Degree
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSA
9 1 (0.33%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.85%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 48 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.66%) Docker
6 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (11.48%) SCCM
2 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 90 (29.51%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.82%) HP
3 17 (5.57%) Cisco
4 15 (4.92%) Apple
5 8 (2.62%) Dell
6 7 (2.30%) Intel
7 5 (1.64%) Citrix
7 5 (1.64%) Lotus
7 5 (1.64%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.31%) Mitel
8 4 (1.31%) Sophos
8 4 (1.31%) VMware
9 3 (0.98%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.98%) Nokia
9 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.66%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (0.66%) EMC
10 2 (0.66%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.66%) SAP
10 2 (0.66%) Sony