The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Field Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 247 262 230
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 14 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £172 £270 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.29% +134.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £248 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £313 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £250 £171
% change year-on-year
-52.00% +46.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -43.61%
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
8278 9272 8687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.04% 94.81% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4990 5586 4794
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 428 424
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Field Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 6 - - 1
Kent - 4 £172 -
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £178 -
Hampshire +1 2 £195 -13.33%
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Field Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 11 (22.45%) DNS
4 11 (22.45%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
5 10 (20.41%) Service Management
5 10 (20.41%) Degree
6 9 (18.37%) MCTS
6 9 (18.37%) MCITP
6 9 (18.37%) Clustering
6 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
7 8 (16.33%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (16.33%) VBScript
8 7 (14.29%) .NET
8 7 (14.29%) PBX
8 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 7 (14.29%) WMI
9 6 (12.24%) Panasonic
9 6 (12.24%) High Availability
9 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.04%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) PBX
3 5 (10.20%) PABX
3 5 (10.20%) Wireless
4 4 (8.16%) Internet
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.12%) DHCP
5 3 (6.12%) VoIP
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) Intranet
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) Skype
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 2 (4.08%) WLAN
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.04%) IPsec
7 1 (2.04%) Nortel Norstar
7 1 (2.04%) WiMAX
7 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.16%) Power BI
5 3 (6.12%) Big Data
5 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.04%) Datazen
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) DCOM
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) ADO
4 1 (2.04%) Ajax
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.04%) LINQ
4 1 (2.04%) ODBC
4 1 (2.04%) OLE
4 1 (2.04%) OLE DB
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) RSS
4 1 (2.04%) SAML
4 1 (2.04%) WCF
4 1 (2.04%) WPF
4 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) PKI
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Customer Engagement
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Service Management
3 8 (16.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.24%) High Availability
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.08%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.04%) Coaching
8 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.04%) Information Governance
8 1 (2.04%) Memory Management
8 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.04%) Network Optimisation
8 1 (2.04%) Open Source
8 1 (2.04%) Security Management
8 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
3 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
4 8 (16.33%) VBScript
5 4 (8.16%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) R
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) MCITP
2 9 (18.37%) MCTS
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.08%) CWNA
6 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.04%) UAG
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) WMI
2 5 (10.20%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Panasonic
3 5 (10.20%) Avaya
3 5 (10.20%) NEC
3 5 (10.20%) Nortel
3 5 (10.20%) Samsung
3 5 (10.20%) Toshiba
4 4 (8.16%) Ciena
5 3 (6.12%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) Siemens
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) Huawei
7 1 (2.04%) Mitel
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) Polycom
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) SAP