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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 50 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 19 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.10% 0.092% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +112.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £145 £120
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
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
819 986 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.40% 90.79% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 524 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Field Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014, 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) DNS
3 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
4 15 (40.54%) ITIL
5 14 (37.84%) Service Management
6 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (35.14%) MCTS
6 13 (35.14%) MCITP
6 13 (35.14%) Degree
7 12 (32.43%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 9 (24.32%) DHCP
9 8 (21.62%) IIS
9 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
10 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
10 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
10 7 (18.92%) SCOM
10 7 (18.92%) WMI
10 7 (18.92%) VBScript
10 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.22%) SLA
11 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.51%) PKI
12 5 (13.51%) SCCM
12 5 (13.51%) Office 365
13 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) GroupWise
3 2 (5.41%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
3 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) RTP
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) IMAP
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
5 2 (5.41%) LAN
5 2 (5.41%) PBX
5 2 (5.41%) PSTN
5 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) POP3
5 2 (5.41%) SMTP
6 1 (2.70%) VPN
6 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) DCOM
3 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 14 (37.84%) Service Management
3 12 (32.43%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) Kanban
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) CMMI
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (18.92%) VBScript
4 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) MCTS
1 13 (35.14%) MCITP
1 13 (35.14%) Degree
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) WMI
1 7 (18.92%) SCOM
2 5 (13.51%) SCCM
3 4 (10.81%) SCSM
4 3 (8.11%) MOM
4 3 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Lotus
4 2 (5.41%) Novell
4 2 (5.41%) Nortel
4 2 (5.41%) Avaya
5 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) Huawei
5 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks