Period
to 15 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Field Hardware Engineer was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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 Hardware Engineer
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 522 813 875
Rank change year-on-year +291 +62 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Field Hardware Engineer 12 31 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.034% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.036% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 6
Median daily rate £138 £125 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £98
90th Percentile £213 £145 £141
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £125 £113
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 31,709 85,426 97,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 94.31% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,667 56,076 63,573
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.97%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,315 2,905 3,112
Median hourly rate £26.87 £19.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.16% +10.44% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.35 £52.50 £47.98
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% +5.71% -1.52%

Field Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2020. 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 +289 9 £200 +42.86% 1
UK excluding London +219 7 £138 +10.00% 1
London +214 5 £200 +66.67%
North of England +111 3 £100 -28.57%
North West +92 3 £100 -28.57%
Scotland +68 3 £138 +10.00%
East of England +77 1 £100 -

Field Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, Field Hardware 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 Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Break/Fix
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Smartphone
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) SLA
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) EPoS
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence

Field Hardware 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft