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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 252 219 209
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 11 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
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£250 £98 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.10% -44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £118 £175
% change year-on-year
+112.76% -32.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £22.50 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-30.26% +26.66%
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
8702 8440 7744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.50% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4626 3966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
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 421 419 592
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 -10 3 - - 1
Hampshire -4 2 £225 +221.42% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £281 -
Surrey - 2 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 36 (62.07%) Windows
2 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (32.76%) ITIL
5 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 16 (27.59%) Service Management
5 16 (27.59%) Degree
5 16 (27.59%) Customer Engagement
6 15 (25.86%) MCTS
6 15 (25.86%) MCITP
6 15 (25.86%) DNS
7 14 (24.14%) MS Office
8 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
9 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
10 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
11 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
11 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.79%) UMTS
11 8 (13.79%) Lotus
11 8 (13.79%) Clustering
11 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
12 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (12.07%) SLA
12 7 (12.07%) GSM
12 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.07%) IIS
13 6 (10.34%) SQL
13 6 (10.34%) ATM

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) IIS
3 6 (10.34%) GroupWise
4 5 (8.62%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.45%) Lync
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Office
2 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) DNS
2 8 (13.79%) UMTS
3 7 (12.07%) GSM
4 6 (10.34%) ATM
4 6 (10.34%) SDH
4 6 (10.34%) POP3
4 6 (10.34%) SMTP
4 6 (10.34%) Ethernet
4 6 (10.34%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) RNC
4 6 (10.34%) IMAP
4 6 (10.34%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (8.62%) DHCP
6 4 (6.90%) 3G
7 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.45%) LTE
7 2 (3.45%) 4G
7 2 (3.45%) 2G
7 2 (3.45%) GPRS
7 2 (3.45%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) XML
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) COM
2 1 (1.72%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) Ajax
2 1 (1.72%) WCF
2 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.72%) LINQ
2 1 (1.72%) REST
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (1.72%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Clustering
2 4 (6.90%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) EPoS
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (62.07%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) ITIL
2 16 (27.59%) Service Management
2 16 (27.59%) Customer Engagement
3 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
4 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.34%) Migration
5 6 (10.34%) WFM
5 6 (10.34%) Line Management
6 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.90%) Patch Management
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.17%) Change Management
9 2 (3.45%) Scrum
9 2 (3.45%) CMMI
9 2 (3.45%) Kanban
9 2 (3.45%) Server Building
10 1 (1.72%) Network Management
10 1 (1.72%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.17%) C#
2 3 (5.17%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (27.59%) Degree
3 15 (25.86%) MCTS
3 15 (25.86%) MCITP
4 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) MCSE
7 4 (6.90%) MCSA
8 2 (3.45%) MCDST
9 1 (1.72%) DCSE
9 1 (1.72%) CCNP
9 1 (1.72%) CCNA
9 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 3 (5.17%) WMI
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) SCSM
3 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.72%) MOM
3 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Lotus
3 6 (10.34%) Citrix
3 6 (10.34%) Ericsson
3 6 (10.34%) Novell
3 6 (10.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco
4 5 (8.62%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Dell
5 2 (3.45%) Symantec
5 2 (3.45%) BT
5 2 (3.45%) AirMagnet
6 1 (1.72%) Huawei