The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 66 50 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 10 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 2.51% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 2.64% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £293 £310
% change year-on-year
-45.29% -5.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
Field Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Field Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Field Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) WSUS
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
5 8 (34.78%) DHCP
5 8 (34.78%) DNS
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) Office 365
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
8 5 (21.74%) Use Case
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) MS Office
8 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Service Management
8 5 (21.74%) Big Data
8 5 (21.74%) Analytics
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
8 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
9 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (17.39%) Wireless Security
9 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DHCP
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (17.39%) Wireless
2 4 (17.39%) Wireless Security
3 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Big Data
1 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics
1 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (21.74%) Service Management
1 5 (21.74%) Use Case
2 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
2 4 (17.39%) Security Management
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) CMMI
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Kanban
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) MCITP
3 4 (17.39%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) ISA Server
2 4 (17.39%) UAG
3 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) WSUS
2 3 (13.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) BT
3 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks