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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 68 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 1.44% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.61% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £235 £168
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +40.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 - £10.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
Field Engineer
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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
845 805 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.57% 89.05% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 359 386
Average daily rate £388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 43
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +6.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.39 £19.00 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
1 6 (66.67%) MCTS
1 6 (66.67%) MCITP
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) CMMI
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) IMAP
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Server Building
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) POP3
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) .NET

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) GroupWise
1 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) POP3
2 2 (22.22%) SMTP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) IMAP
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
1 6 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) CMMI
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Server Building
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (66.67%) MCTS
1 6 (66.67%) MCITP
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Novell
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson