The median contractor rate for a Field Service Engineer was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Field Services Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 590 617
Rank change year-on-year +66 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Service Engineer 78 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.098% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 10
Median daily rate £100 £108 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -20.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £108 £135
% change year-on-year -6.97% -20.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +50.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -27.50% +50.94%  

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Field Service Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Field Service Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Field Service Engineer in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Service Engineer in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Service Engineer in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Service Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Field Service Engineer in the UK

Field Service 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 Service Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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 +26 44 £100 -13.04% 11
Scotland +58 21 £100 -2.43%
Yorkshire +44 21 £100 -
South Wales +10 12 £100 +11.11%
Wales +10 12 £100 +11.11%
Sheffield +20 11 £100 -
South Yorkshire +16 11 £100 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £100 -
Leeds - 11 £100 -
London +6 10 £100 -13.04% 5
Edinburgh - 10 £100 -
Glasgow - 9 £100 -
North West +29 8 £96 -6.09%
Cardiff - 7 £100 -
Croydon 0 6 £100 -16.66%
Warrington - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 3 - -
Tyne and Wear +75 3 - -
North East +64 3 - -
Inverness 0 3 - -
Highlands 0 3 - -
Manchester +13 2 £96 -6.09%
South West +1 2 £105 -8.69% 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 £120 - 2
Aberdeen -4 2 £90 -12.19%
Watford -6 2 £120 - 1
East of England -11 2 £120 +7.86% 3
Newport - 2 - -
Birmingham +12 1 £110 -4.34%

Field Service Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Field Service 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 Service Engineer in the job title.

1 142 (82.56%) Break/Fix
2 77 (44.77%) SLA
3 51 (29.65%) HP
4 15 (8.72%) EPoS
5 14 (8.14%) Pay per click
6 9 (5.23%) Windows
7 8 (4.65%) Retail
7 8 (4.65%) Driving Licence
8 7 (4.07%) Cisco
9 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
10 3 (1.74%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.74%) Sun
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.16%) WSUS
12 1 (0.58%) Time Management
12 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.58%) VMware
12 1 (0.58%) Banking
12 1 (0.58%) ITIL
12 1 (0.58%) Citrix
12 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.58%) MCSE

Field Service 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 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) ATM
General
1 8 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (0.58%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) EPoS
2 8 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.23%) Windows
2 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (82.56%) Break/Fix
2 14 (8.14%) Pay per click
3 1 (0.58%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (0.58%) ITIL
3 1 (0.58%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (0.58%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
1 1 (0.58%) MCSA
1 1 (0.58%) MCSE
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (44.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (29.65%) HP
2 7 (4.07%) Cisco
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.74%) Sun
4 1 (0.58%) Citrix
4 1 (0.58%) Samsung
4 1 (0.58%) VMware
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