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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 225 240 248
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 55 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 2
Median daily rate £369 £160 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.46% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £145 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £180 £125
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £14.63 £18.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £18.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £12.36 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+61.87% -32.30%
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
9183 9368 8743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.21% 94.31% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5137 4795
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 449 482
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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
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 5 May 2016.

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
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 5 May 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 +36 44 £400 -5.88% 1
Hampshire -5 3 £115 -24.59% 1
East Sussex +4 2 £108 -52.22% 1
Surrey -5 2 £185 - 1
West Sussex -22 2 £121 - 1
Kent - 1 £108 -
Field Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 45 (52.94%) Windows
2 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
3 30 (35.29%) DNS
4 27 (31.76%) SQL
4 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
6 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
7 23 (27.06%) ITIL
8 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
8 22 (25.88%) Service Management
8 22 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (25.88%) Degree
9 21 (24.71%) MCITP
9 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
10 20 (23.53%) MCTS
11 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
11 18 (21.18%) DHCP
12 17 (20.00%) WSUS
13 16 (18.82%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (18.82%) MS Excel
14 13 (15.29%) Firewall
14 13 (15.29%) Wireless
14 13 (15.29%) Clustering
14 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
15 12 (14.12%) Big Data
16 11 (12.94%) High Availability
16 11 (12.94%) Office 365
16 11 (12.94%) Hadoop

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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.35%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.94%) Office 365
3 4 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.29%) DNS
2 18 (21.18%) DHCP
3 13 (15.29%) Firewall
3 13 (15.29%) Wireless
4 10 (11.76%) Internet
5 9 (10.59%) VPN
6 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (8.24%) Wireless Security
7 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.53%) PBX
8 3 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.53%) Skype
9 2 (2.35%) BGP
9 2 (2.35%) IPsec
9 2 (2.35%) OSPF
9 2 (2.35%) PSTN
9 2 (2.35%) RTP
9 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) WiMAX
9 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (14.12%) Big Data
4 11 (12.94%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (7.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (5.88%) Power BI
9 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.18%) Datazen
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.71%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) French Language
4 1 (1.18%) German Language
4 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) DCOM
2 4 (4.71%) XML
3 3 (3.53%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.35%) Ajax
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.35%) CSS
4 2 (2.35%) FastCGI
4 2 (2.35%) LINQ
4 2 (2.35%) REST
4 2 (2.35%) RSS
4 2 (2.35%) WCF
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (2.35%) WPF
5 1 (1.18%) Autofac
5 1 (1.18%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.18%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.18%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Clustering
2 11 (12.94%) PKI
3 9 (10.59%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.53%) EPoS
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.35%) BYOD
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 45 (52.94%) Windows
2 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
2 23 (27.06%) ITIL
3 22 (25.88%) Service Management
4 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (18.82%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (12.94%) High Availability
6 10 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
7 9 (10.59%) Analytics
7 9 (10.59%) Use Case
8 7 (8.24%) Identity Management
8 7 (8.24%) Network Architecture
8 7 (8.24%) Security Management
9 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.71%) Migration
11 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.35%) Machine Learning
12 2 (2.35%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) SQL
2 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
4 8 (9.41%) VBScript
5 6 (7.06%) C#
6 3 (3.53%) Java
6 3 (3.53%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby
7 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) R
8 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (25.88%) Degree
3 21 (24.71%) MCITP
4 20 (23.53%) MCTS
5 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
6 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.06%) MCSE
8 4 (4.71%) CCNA
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.71%) DBS Check
8 4 (4.71%) MCP
9 2 (2.35%) CISSP
9 2 (2.35%) CWNA
10 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.94%) ISA Server
3 10 (11.76%) UAG
4 3 (3.53%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.53%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) WSUS
2 10 (11.76%) SCCM
3 7 (8.24%) WMI
4 4 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (4.71%) Sysprep
5 3 (3.53%) SCOM
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Intune
6 2 (2.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Citrix
3 4 (4.71%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Lotus
5 2 (2.35%) Novell
5 2 (2.35%) Siemens
6 1 (1.18%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.18%) BT
6 1 (1.18%) Huawei
6 1 (1.18%) NEC
6 1 (1.18%) NetCracker
6 1 (1.18%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.18%) Nortel
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle
6 1 (1.18%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.18%) Telindus
6 1 (1.18%) Tellabs
6 1 (1.18%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.18%) ZTE