The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 243 229 216
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 18 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£270 £475 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% +171.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £243 £168
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +44.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 11
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £14.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.00 £22.50
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Field Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Field Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -4 8 £270 -44.61% 2
Oxfordshire -20 4 £270 -
Hampshire -6 2 £225 - 1
Surrey - 2 £200 - 2
West Sussex -7 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) MS Office
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
5 10 (21.28%) ITIL
6 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
6 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
6 8 (17.02%) DNS
6 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.89%) UMTS
7 7 (14.89%) Service Management
7 7 (14.89%) Migration
7 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) Degree
7 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.89%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.77%) MCTS
8 6 (12.77%) MCITP
8 6 (12.77%) GSM
8 6 (12.77%) Ericsson
9 5 (10.64%) SDH
9 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
9 5 (10.64%) SLA
9 5 (10.64%) Cisco
9 5 (10.64%) ATM
9 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.64%) WFM

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (6.38%) IIS
1 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
1 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.38%) Lync
2 2 (4.26%) GroupWise
2 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) DNS
2 7 (14.89%) UMTS
3 6 (12.77%) GSM
4 5 (10.64%) ATM
4 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
4 5 (10.64%) 3G
4 5 (10.64%) SDH
4 5 (10.64%) RNC
4 5 (10.64%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (8.51%) 2G
6 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.38%) LAN
6 3 (6.38%) WAN
7 2 (4.26%) POP3
7 2 (4.26%) SMTP
7 2 (4.26%) DHCP
7 2 (4.26%) Broadband
7 2 (4.26%) GPRS
7 2 (4.26%) Wireless
7 2 (4.26%) IMAP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) COM
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) Ajax
2 1 (2.13%) WCF
2 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.13%) LINQ
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (2.13%) FastCGI
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) EPoS
1 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
2 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Service Management
2 7 (14.89%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (10.64%) Line Management
3 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.64%) WFM
4 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Server Building
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) CMMI
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 2 (4.26%) Kanban
7 1 (2.13%) Web Development
7 1 (2.13%) Document Management
7 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) C#
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) MCTS
3 6 (12.77%) MCITP
4 4 (8.51%) MCSA
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) MCDST
6 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
1 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Ericsson
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
3 5 (10.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Lotus
6 2 (4.26%) Novell
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) AirMagnet
6 2 (4.26%) BT
7 1 (2.13%) Huawei
7 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec