The median contractor rate for a Field Service Engineer was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Services Engineer
UK
Rank 502 604 600
Rank change year-on-year +102 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Service Engineer 94 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.072% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.075% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 12
Median daily rate £113 £108 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £98 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £120 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £108 £160
% change year-on-year +4.65% -32.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 4 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -20.00%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Service Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field Service Engineer in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +84 83 £113 +4.65% 4
London +44 20 £120 +11.62% 1
South East +37 18 £100 -6.97%
East of England +6 18 £120 +11.62% 1
North West +37 11 £120 -21.95% 2
Wales +19 10 £113 +4.65% 1
Cambridge +13 10 £133 +23.25%
Cambridgeshire +10 10 £133 +23.25%
South West +4 9 £108 +10.25%
South Wales - 9 £106 - 1
Hampshire +16 7 £100 -13.04%
Bristol +8 7 £108 +10.25%
Romsey - 7 £100 -
Berkshire +29 6 - -
Newport - 6 - - 1
Slough - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 £120 -
Manchester +13 5 £135 -32.50% 2
Hertfordshire +5 5 £120 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £100 -6.97%
Tyne and Wear -8 4 - -
North East -10 4 - -
Scotland +19 3 - - 1
Croydon +11 3 £120 -
Watford 0 3 £120 -
Gateshead 0 3 - -
City of London - 3 £90 -
Chester - 3 £130 -
Norfolk +4 2 £135 +25.58%
East Midlands -3 2 £93 -16.85%

Field Service Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 144 (47.52%) HP
2 90 (29.70%) SLA
3 60 (19.80%) Pay per click
4 34 (11.22%) EPoS
5 25 (8.25%) Windows
6 14 (4.62%) Microsoft
7 13 (4.29%) MS Excel
8 10 (3.30%) MS Office
8 10 (3.30%) Active Directory
9 9 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.97%) Samsung
10 7 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.31%) Windows Server
10 7 (2.31%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.31%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.31%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.98%) Retail
12 5 (1.65%) Time Management
12 5 (1.65%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.65%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.65%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.99%) Finance
14 2 (0.66%) Marketing
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.66%) Dell
14 2 (0.66%) Sun
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.66%) Health Informatics
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008

Field Service Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.33%) ATM
1 1 (0.33%) Wireless
General
1 6 (1.98%) Retail
2 3 (0.99%) Finance
3 2 (0.66%) Marketing
4 1 (0.33%) Banking
4 1 (0.33%) German Language
4 1 (0.33%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.22%) EPoS
2 9 (2.97%) Driving Licence
3 7 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.25%) Windows
2 9 (2.97%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.65%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.65%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.80%) Pay per click
2 7 (2.31%) Incident Management
3 5 (1.65%) Time Management
4 2 (0.66%) Health Informatics
4 2 (0.66%) Informatics
4 2 (0.66%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 7 (2.31%) SC Cleared
1 7 (2.31%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.33%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (29.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (47.52%) HP
2 14 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.97%) Samsung
4 2 (0.66%) Dell
4 2 (0.66%) Sun
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco
5 1 (0.33%) Citrix
5 1 (0.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.33%) Google
5 1 (0.33%) Nokia
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