The first table below looks at the demand for the Field Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Field Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 56 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £90 £113 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £150 £120
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 487 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.45% 93.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 262 317
Average daily rate £350 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 37
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Field Engineer
West Midlands

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Field Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Field Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Field Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Field Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Field Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Windows
1 8 (42.11%) Ericsson
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (36.84%) 2G
2 7 (36.84%) 3G
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) RNC
3 6 (31.58%) Nokia
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Nortel
4 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) Apple
4 5 (26.32%) Huawei
4 5 (26.32%) Android
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) DWDM
5 3 (15.79%) NEC
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) ATM
6 2 (10.53%) GSM
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) UMTS
6 2 (10.53%) TETRA
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Kaseya

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Field Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Field Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) 2G
1 7 (36.84%) 3G
2 6 (31.58%) RNC
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) DWDM
4 3 (15.79%) ATM
5 2 (10.53%) GSM
5 2 (10.53%) UMTS
5 2 (10.53%) TETRA
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Android
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
1 3 (15.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Ericsson
2 6 (31.58%) Nokia
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Nortel
3 5 (26.32%) Apple
3 5 (26.32%) Huawei
4 3 (15.79%) NEC
5 1 (5.26%) Kaseya
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix