The Fees Bureau Calculator

How to use The Fees Bureau Calculator

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Select Profession

You will see four icons showing the professional groups covered by The Fees Bureau.

Architects   Architects Architects  Architects

Click on the appropriate icon to select the profession you are interested in (choose from architects, surveyors, civil/structural engineers, M&E engineers). You may only select from the professions you have subscribed to. If you wish to upgrade your subscription to include other professions, please go to the ‘account’ page.

Select Tool

 

Select the Professional Fees Calculator icon to perform fee calculations.

 

 

Select the Hourly Rates Calculator icon to perform hourly rate calculations.

 

If you are interested in reading about fees generally, select the ‘context’ icon, where you will find information about average fees for new build, refurbishment, regional variations, and trends over time of average fees (the Fees Index) and average hourly rates.

 

 If you want to learn more about how the data was collected and analysed, select the ‘methodology’ icon.

 

Using The Professional Fees Calculator Tool

 

This tool shows the average fee recorded by survey respondents for a particular building type. The fee relates to the full service provided by architects, consulting engineers or quantity surveyors.

To use the tool you need to enter information about the job - building sector, contract type, build type. You need to complete all five steps to obtain the average fee calculation.

STEP 1

To start, select the broad building type - select from housing, commercial, health/education or other (and civil engineering for the Engineers Calculator).

STEP 2

Your selected building type will remain red while the other options will turn a shade lighter. Now, choose a main sector - for example, offices.

STEP 3

Next, select whether the building is a new build or refurbishment.

STEP 4

Now you are offered a choice of all the different building types we have within the sector you have selected. The choice shows you the buildings by contract type - traditional contract or design & build contract. Make your selection here. Some permutations of contract and building type will be marked n/a (not available) which means we don’t have sufficient data to report average fees for that combination.

STEP 5

The final step, please enter the construction contract value in pounds sterling. This is the building cost, excluding the cost of the land and excluding professional fees. Please enter the sum in full, so £100k would be entered as 100,000 or £1.1 million as 1100000.

 

Click  SHOW RESULTS to view the average fees figure. This figure is presented as both a GBP value and as a percentage of the contract value. This figure is the average fee recorded by survey respondents for this combination of building type and contract type, and is the average fee for a full service, see “Definitions” in the “Help” section for more information. To see the defintions please click here.

Go back to previous page. 

Click ADJUST if you wish to adjust your calculation. This will take you back to your previous screen where you can amend any variable (eg project cost) or try different contract or job types. Make your amendments and then click “show results” to display the revised results.



 

To return to the Calculator click START AGAIN or the  “HOME” button at the top of the page.

Using the Hourly Rates Calculator Tool 

 

This tool shows the average hourly charge-out rates for different professional staff.

To use the tool you need to select the staff category and can then refine this by adding region or practice size. You need to complete both of the two steps to obtain the average hourly rate calculation.

STEP 1

To start, select the category of staff who you wish to calculate hourly rates - select from Principals, Associates, senior professionals (with more than 5 years’ post-qualification experience), junior professionals (with up to 5 years’ experience), technical staff.  

STEP 2

 

You may choose to refine the data by either practice size or UK location. Either: 

Select the practice size. The default setting is “all practice sizes” which means the average hourly rate for all practices is calculated.

 Or:  Select the location. The default setting is “all locations” which means the average hourly rate for the whole of the UK is calculated.

If you do not wish to refine by practice size or region, choose the first option, “all sizes and locations”.  

 

Click SHOW RESULTS to view the average hourly rates figure. This figure is presented as a GBP value. This figure is the average hourly rate recorded by survey respondents. Three figures are shown:

MEDIAN = the average (the middle value [50%] when values are listed in order of magnitude)

LOWER QUARTILE = the value which occurs one quarter (25%) the way up this ordered list of values

UPPER QUARTILE = the value which occurs three quarters (75%) the way up this ordered list of values  

Go back to previous page. 

Click ADJUST if you wish to adjust your calculation. This will take you back to your previous screen where you can amend any variable (eg size of practice) or calculate average hourly rates for a different staff type.

Make your amendments and then click “show results” to display the revised results.



 

To return to the Calculator click START AGAIN or the  “HOME” button at the top of the page.

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