Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Field Hardware Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 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 Hardware Engineer
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 750 870 868
Rank change year-on-year +120 -2 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Field Hardware Engineer 42 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.027% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 20
UK median daily rate £140 £140 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.44% -11.76%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £155 £145 £119
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £140 £110
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -13.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.50

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Field Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Field Hardware Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Hardware Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Hardware Engineer in the UK

Field Hardware Engineer
Top 10 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 7 December 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 +118 33 £143 +1.79% 11
UK excluding London +109 29 £140 - 9
London +104 13 £150 +50.00% 2
North of England +36 11 £150 +7.14% 2
Scotland +52 9 £125 +25.00%
East of England +47 6 £100 - 2
Yorkshire +40 6 £120 - 2
North West +20 5 £150 +7.14%
Midlands +49 3 £150 +7.14% 5
East Midlands +31 3 £150 +7.14% 5

Field Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 40 (95.24%) Break/Fix
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) HP
3 21 (50.00%) Driving Licence
4 20 (47.62%) SLA
4 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Office 365
6 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.38%) Broadband
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) Problem-Solving

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Broadband
1 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) Break/Fix
2 1 (2.38%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) HP
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft