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 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 211 210 214
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 47 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £163 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £87 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £298 £207
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £145 £120
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.13 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.80 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
Field Engineer
England

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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Field Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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 +14 22 £400 +146.15%
Hampshire -10 10 £85 +26.86% 2
Surrey -3 5 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -12 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -17 4 - - 1
Kent -2 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (65.33%) Windows
2 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 19 (25.33%) DNS
4 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
4 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
5 17 (22.67%) Windows 7
6 16 (21.33%) ITIL
6 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (20.00%) MS Office
8 14 (18.67%) Service Management
9 13 (17.33%) MCTS
9 13 (17.33%) MCITP
9 13 (17.33%) Degree
9 13 (17.33%) HP
9 13 (17.33%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (14.67%) EPoS
11 10 (13.33%) SCCM
11 10 (13.33%) SQL
11 10 (13.33%) IIS
12 9 (12.00%) SLA
12 9 (12.00%) DHCP
12 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
12 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (10.67%) WMI
13 8 (10.67%) SCOM
13 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
13 8 (10.67%) VBScript
14 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.33%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (13.33%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (4.00%) Lync
4 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.67%) GroupWise
4 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) DNS
2 9 (12.00%) DHCP
3 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.67%) VPN
4 5 (6.67%) Internet
5 3 (4.00%) RTP
5 3 (4.00%) Wireless
5 3 (4.00%) LAN
5 3 (4.00%) PBX
5 3 (4.00%) PSTN
6 2 (2.67%) WAN
6 2 (2.67%) POP3
6 2 (2.67%) SMTP
6 2 (2.67%) IMAP
6 2 (2.67%) Firewall
6 2 (2.67%) SAN
7 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) .NET
1 4 (5.33%) DCOM
1 4 (5.33%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) EPoS
2 7 (9.33%) PKI
3 4 (5.33%) Replication
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (65.33%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) ITIL
2 14 (18.67%) Service Management
3 13 (17.33%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.67%) Migration
7 2 (2.67%) Scrum
7 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.67%) CMMI
7 2 (2.67%) Kanban
8 1 (1.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.33%) Project Management
8 1 (1.33%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.33%) Release Management
8 1 (1.33%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.33%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.33%) High Availability
8 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.67%) VBScript
4 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.67%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (17.33%) MCTS
3 13 (17.33%) MCITP
3 13 (17.33%) Degree
4 7 (9.33%) MCSE
4 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) MCDST
7 2 (2.67%) CCNA
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 25 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 8 (10.67%) SCOM
2 8 (10.67%) WMI
3 4 (5.33%) SCSM
4 3 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.00%) MOM
5 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco
4 4 (5.33%) Lotus
5 3 (4.00%) Nortel
5 3 (4.00%) Avaya
5 3 (4.00%) Altiris
6 2 (2.67%) Novell
7 1 (1.33%) Huawei
7 1 (1.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.33%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec
7 1 (1.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) VMware