The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 451 494 455
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 142 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 35
Average daily rate
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£170 £125 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £315 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £130 £150
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 16
Average hourly rate £12.36 £18.50 £16.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.21% +14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £110.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.18 £18.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-32.34% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Field Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK.

Field Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Field Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK.

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
England +39 128 £163 +35.41% 46
South East +7 36 £225 -13.46% 10
London -18 26 £160 +33.33% 12
Berkshire +18 16 £425 -5.55% 1
North West -3 16 £166 +44.08% 3
South West +17 14 £285 +216.66% 4
Reading +15 12 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire +1 11 £153 +117.85% 3
Manchester +2 9 £163 - 2
Yorkshire -10 9 £100 -39.39% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £320 +156.00% 1
West Midlands -10 8 £205 +127.77% 3
West Yorkshire -4 7 - - 1
Leeds - 7 - - 1
Scotland +1 6 £80 -41.17% 4
Derbyshire - 6 - -
East of England +16 5 £130 - 10
Merseyside - 5 - -
Essex +9 4 £153 - 3
Birmingham -8 4 - - 3
Bristol - 4 - - 3
Liverpool - 4 - -
Croydon -3 3 £160 -
Dorset - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - - 2
North East - 3 - - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £145 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - - 2
Surrey +3 2 - - 3

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 108 (36.99%) Telecoms
2 102 (34.93%) Windows
3 100 (34.25%) Ericsson
4 87 (29.79%) SLA
5 81 (27.74%) Radio Access Network
6 76 (26.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 76 (26.03%) RNC
7 74 (25.34%) GSM
8 73 (25.00%) SDH
8 73 (25.00%) UMTS
8 73 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 73 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (24.66%) ATM
10 71 (24.32%) Line Management
11 70 (23.97%) WFM
12 66 (22.60%) Microsoft
13 44 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 41 (14.04%) ITIL
15 40 (13.70%) MS Office
16 38 (13.01%) Windows 7
17 37 (12.67%) Active Directory
18 31 (10.62%) Customer Engagement
18 31 (10.62%) Security Cleared
19 30 (10.27%) Degree
19 30 (10.27%) Service Management
20 29 (9.93%) MCTS
20 29 (9.93%) MCITP
21 28 (9.59%) DNS
22 26 (8.90%) 3G
23 24 (8.22%) 2G

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (5.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.45%) IIS
3 10 (3.42%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.74%) GroupWise
5 6 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.03%) Lync
6 3 (1.03%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (13.70%) MS Office
2 20 (6.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (27.74%) Radio Access Network
2 76 (26.03%) RNC
3 74 (25.34%) GSM
4 73 (25.00%) SDH
4 73 (25.00%) UMTS
4 73 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 72 (24.66%) ATM
6 28 (9.59%) DNS
7 26 (8.90%) 3G
8 24 (8.22%) 2G
9 19 (6.51%) 4G
10 16 (5.48%) DHCP
11 10 (3.42%) Wireless
12 8 (2.74%) IMAP
12 8 (2.74%) SAN
12 8 (2.74%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.74%) POP3
12 8 (2.74%) SMTP
13 7 (2.40%) LAN
13 7 (2.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
General
1 108 (36.99%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.40%) Retail
3 5 (1.71%) Finance
4 2 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) XML
2 6 (2.05%) .NET
3 2 (0.68%) WAP
3 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.34%) WCF
4 1 (0.34%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.34%) LINQ
4 1 (0.34%) REST
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.34%) FastCGI
4 1 (0.34%) Ajax
4 1 (0.34%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.51%) EPoS
2 12 (4.11%) Clustering
3 9 (3.08%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.40%) NHS
5 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.03%) Handset
5 3 (1.03%) PKI
6 2 (0.68%) PDA
6 2 (0.68%) FMCG
6 2 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.68%) Replication
6 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.34%) PACS
7 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.34%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (34.93%) Windows
2 38 (13.01%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.22%) Windows XP
4 13 (4.45%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.32%) Line Management
3 70 (23.97%) WFM
4 41 (14.04%) ITIL
5 31 (10.62%) Customer Engagement
6 30 (10.27%) Service Management
7 20 (6.85%) Migration
8 12 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.08%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (2.05%) ETL
12 6 (2.05%) Change Management
13 3 (1.03%) Network Load Balancing
13 3 (1.03%) Kanban
13 3 (1.03%) CMMI
13 3 (1.03%) Scrum
14 2 (0.68%) Logistics
14 2 (0.68%) Service Delivery
15 1 (0.34%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.11%) SQL
2 9 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.74%) VBScript
4 7 (2.40%) C
5 4 (1.37%) C#
6 3 (1.03%) Java
6 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) PHP
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.62%) Security Cleared
3 30 (10.27%) Degree
4 29 (9.93%) MCTS
4 29 (9.93%) MCITP
5 17 (5.82%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.79%) MCSE
7 9 (3.08%) MCSA
8 6 (2.05%) CCNA
8 6 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.05%) MCDST
9 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (29.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) DICOM
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.05%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.42%) SCOM
2 9 (3.08%) SCCM
3 8 (2.74%) WMI
3 8 (2.74%) SCSM
4 4 (1.37%) MOM
5 1 (0.34%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 100 (34.25%) Ericsson
2 76 (26.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 66 (22.60%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.53%) Nokia
5 18 (6.16%) HP
6 15 (5.14%) Huawei
7 14 (4.79%) Cisco
8 12 (4.11%) Lotus
9 10 (3.42%) Nortel
10 8 (2.74%) Novell
11 6 (2.05%) Citrix
11 6 (2.05%) NEC
12 5 (1.71%) Google
13 4 (1.37%) BT
14 3 (1.03%) VMware
14 3 (1.03%) Avaya
14 3 (1.03%) Juniper
14 3 (1.03%) Dell
14 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.03%) Symantec
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