Field Engineer Contracts

Field Engineer
UK

The median Field Engineer daily rate in the UK is £200 according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 448 564 649
Rank change year-on-year +116 +85 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 140 131 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 101 130
10th Percentile £105 £105 £120
25th Percentile £150 £107 £136
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £141 £180
Median % change year-on-year +41.59% -21.53% +20.00%
75th Percentile £250 £220 £219
90th Percentile £400 £250 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £137 £168
% change year-on-year +46.52% -18.51% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 8 18
10th Percentile £11.75 £18.44 £13.00
25th Percentile £11.88 £19.87 £13.50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.98 £16.85
Median % change year-on-year -21.36% +24.53% +2.12%
75th Percentile £19.50 £31.13 £18.53
90th Percentile £23.40 - £19.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.30 £16.85
% change year-on-year -28.57% +20.47% +2.12%

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 39,824 53,123 83,534
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 94.61% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,845 37,082 58,755
10th Percentile £280 £313 £313
25th Percentile £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,796 1,480 1,998
10th Percentile £12.81 £14.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.30 £19.06 £15.90
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +87.50% +6.90%
75th Percentile £61.30 £65.75 £49.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £76.28 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +115.00% +5.26%

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Field Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Field Engineer over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Field Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Top 17 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +64 103 £200 +46.52% 795
England +90 100 £200 +33.33% 800
London +88 31 £230 +22.67% 91
Scotland +49 26 £200 +66.67% 65
South West +20 21 £165 +3.13% 99
South East 0 17 £200 - 218
Midlands +17 11 £200 +49.53% 153
North of England +15 11 £200 +70.39% 158
East of England +15 11 £400 +263.64% 126
Work from Home +124 10 £165 -17.50% 164
Wales +21 7 £220 +112.56% 15
East Midlands +11 7 £142 +5.09% 62
Yorkshire +8 7 £200 +81.82% 75
West Midlands +14 4 £200 +61.29% 91
North West +18 2 - - 58
North East +6 2 - - 30
Northern Ireland +4 1 - - 10

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Field Engineer contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 55 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (37.86%) Break/Fix
3 47 (33.57%) Customer Service
4 45 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (29.29%) Analytical Mindset
6 27 (19.29%) Public Sector
7 22 (15.71%) Social Skills
7 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
8 21 (15.00%) Windows
9 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 17 (12.14%) Firewall
11 13 (9.29%) Cisco
11 13 (9.29%) LAN
11 13 (9.29%) Windows 10
11 13 (9.29%) Microsoft 365
12 12 (8.57%) SLA
12 12 (8.57%) Dell
12 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
13 11 (7.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (7.86%) CCNA
13 11 (7.86%) ITIL
13 11 (7.86%) Driving Licence
14 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
14 10 (7.14%) DBS Check
14 10 (7.14%) MCSE
14 10 (7.14%) Wireless
14 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (7.14%) A+ Certification
14 10 (7.14%) Telecoms

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Exchange
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (6.43%) Azure
3 5 (3.57%) Entra ID
4 2 (1.43%) AWS
5 1 (0.71%) AWS IoT
5 1 (0.71%) GCP
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) Firewall
2 13 (9.29%) LAN
3 10 (7.14%) Wireless
4 9 (6.43%) SAN
4 9 (6.43%) WAN
4 9 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (5.71%) SD-WAN
6 4 (2.86%) DHCP
6 4 (2.86%) DNS
6 4 (2.86%) VPN
7 3 (2.14%) PBX
8 2 (1.43%) ATM
8 2 (1.43%) BGP
8 2 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.43%) MPLS
8 2 (1.43%) Network Security
8 2 (1.43%) WLAN
9 1 (0.71%) HSRP
9 1 (0.71%) LoRaWAN
9 1 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.71%) Hudson
1 1 (0.71%) Robot Framework
1 1 (0.71%) Selenium
1 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 45 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (19.29%) Public Sector
3 22 (15.71%) Social Skills
4 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.00%) Legal
6 6 (4.29%) Police
7 2 (1.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) CSS
1 1 (0.71%) HTML
1 1 (0.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.29%) Analytical Mindset
2 11 (7.86%) Driving Licence
3 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.57%) NHS
5 3 (2.14%) Handset
6 2 (1.43%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.43%) EPoS
6 2 (1.43%) iPad
6 2 (1.43%) Operational Technology
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.71%) IoT
7 1 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.00%) Windows
2 13 (9.29%) Windows 10
3 8 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (3.57%) Android
6 4 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.14%) Linux
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.43%) Unix
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (37.86%) Break/Fix
3 47 (33.57%) Customer Service
4 11 (7.86%) ITIL
5 8 (5.71%) Migration
6 6 (4.29%) Coaching
6 6 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.29%) Line Management
7 4 (2.86%) Decision-Making
7 4 (2.86%) Time Management
8 3 (2.14%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (1.43%) Incident Response
9 2 (1.43%) ITSM
9 2 (1.43%) Service Management
9 2 (1.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 1 (0.71%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.71%) Configuration Management
10 1 (0.71%) Security Management
10 1 (0.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.86%) CCNA
2 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 10 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 10 (7.14%) MCSE
3 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.43%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.43%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.71%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.71%) Netcool
4 1 (0.71%) Observium
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.29%) Cisco
3 12 (8.57%) Dell
4 6 (4.29%) BT
4 6 (4.29%) VMware
5 5 (3.57%) Apple
6 4 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.43%) Meraki
8 2 (1.43%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.43%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.71%) Altiris
9 1 (0.71%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.71%) EMC
9 1 (0.71%) Huawei
9 1 (0.71%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.71%) Splunk
9 1 (0.71%) Zscaler