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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 514 490 471
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 91 91 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 16
Average daily rate
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£165 £120 £139
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £85 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £296 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £115 £138
% change year-on-year
+56.26% -16.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 30
Average hourly rate £13.25 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.37% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £15.50 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-28.37% +23.33%

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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +6 81 £165 +37.50% 37
South East +3 22 £213 +116.83% 9
London -2 19 £130 -32.46% 8
North West -18 11 £135 +38.46% 6
Berkshire +1 8 £425 -5.55% 3
Manchester -10 8 £135 +58.82% 3
South West +11 7 £260 +188.88% 2
Hampshire +9 5 £145 +107.14% 2
Reading +8 5 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England -6 5 £130 +42.07% 4
Wales +3 4 £220 - 1
Tyne and Wear -8 4 - - 1
North East -8 4 - - 1
East Midlands -9 4 £125 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 4 - - 1
South Wales +6 3 £250 - 1
Portsmouth +2 3 £145 - 1
Essex -8 3 £153 +79.41% 1
East Sussex -12 3 £225 -
West Midlands -12 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £250 -
Somerset - 3 £260 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £125 -
Oxford - 3 £250 -
Dorset +1 2 £260 -
City of London 0 2 - - 1
Basildon -5 2 £153 -
Scotland -10 2 £80 -41.17% 1
Birmingham -11 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 - -

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 96 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 86 (33.59%) Ericsson
3 80 (31.25%) Windows
4 75 (29.30%) SLA
5 71 (27.73%) Radio Access Network
6 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 64 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 64 (25.00%) SDH
7 64 (25.00%) GSM
8 63 (24.61%) UMTS
8 63 (24.61%) ATM
8 63 (24.61%) RNC
9 62 (24.22%) WFM
9 62 (24.22%) Line Management
10 56 (21.88%) Microsoft
11 42 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 37 (14.45%) ITIL
13 33 (12.89%) MS Office
13 33 (12.89%) Active Directory
14 29 (11.33%) Windows 7
15 28 (10.94%) Customer Engagement
16 27 (10.55%) Degree
16 27 (10.55%) Service Management
17 26 (10.16%) MCTS
17 26 (10.16%) MCITP
18 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
19 22 (8.59%) 3G
19 22 (8.59%) DNS
20 20 (7.81%) Windows XP

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.30%) IIS
3 10 (3.91%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.13%) GroupWise
5 6 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (1.95%) Lync
7 3 (1.17%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (12.89%) MS Office
2 18 (7.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.73%) Radio Access Network
2 64 (25.00%) GSM
2 64 (25.00%) SDH
2 64 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 63 (24.61%) UMTS
3 63 (24.61%) ATM
3 63 (24.61%) RNC
4 22 (8.59%) DNS
4 22 (8.59%) 3G
5 19 (7.42%) 2G
5 19 (7.42%) 4G
6 10 (3.91%) Wireless
6 10 (3.91%) DHCP
7 8 (3.13%) POP3
7 8 (3.13%) SMTP
7 8 (3.13%) SAN
7 8 (3.13%) IMAP
8 7 (2.73%) LTE
9 4 (1.56%) VLAN
9 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) MSI
3 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
General
1 96 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.34%) Retail
3 4 (1.56%) Finance
4 2 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.34%) XML
2 4 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.39%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.39%) COM
3 1 (0.39%) CSS
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
3 1 (0.39%) WAP
3 1 (0.39%) Ajax
3 1 (0.39%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.39%) WCF
3 1 (0.39%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.39%) LINQ
3 1 (0.39%) REST
3 1 (0.39%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.39%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.86%) EPoS
2 11 (4.30%) Clustering
3 10 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.73%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.95%) NHS
6 4 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.17%) PKI
8 2 (0.78%) Handset
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) PDA
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.39%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.25%) Windows
2 29 (11.33%) Windows 7
3 20 (7.81%) Windows XP
4 12 (4.69%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (24.22%) WFM
2 62 (24.22%) Line Management
3 37 (14.45%) ITIL
4 28 (10.94%) Customer Engagement
5 27 (10.55%) Service Management
6 19 (7.42%) Migration
7 13 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 12 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.30%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.13%) Change Management
11 7 (2.73%) Patch Management
12 6 (2.34%) ETL
12 6 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (1.56%) Service Delivery
14 3 (1.17%) CMMI
14 3 (1.17%) Scrum
14 3 (1.17%) Server Building
14 3 (1.17%) Kanban
14 3 (1.17%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.30%) SQL
2 7 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.34%) VBScript
4 4 (1.56%) C
4 4 (1.56%) C#
5 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) C++
7 1 (0.39%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.39%) Ruby
7 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (10.55%) Degree
3 26 (10.16%) MCTS
3 26 (10.16%) MCITP
4 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.69%) MCSE
7 11 (4.30%) CCNA
7 11 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.91%) MCSA
9 6 (2.34%) MCDST
10 3 (1.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.39%) CNA
11 1 (0.39%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.39%) DCSE
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (29.30%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 33 (12.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.91%) SCCM
2 8 (3.13%) SCOM
3 6 (2.34%) WMI
3 6 (2.34%) SCSM
4 3 (1.17%) MOM
5 2 (0.78%) WSUS
5 2 (0.78%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.39%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 86 (33.59%) Ericsson
2 64 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 56 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.42%) Cisco
5 16 (6.25%) Nokia
6 14 (5.47%) Huawei
7 12 (4.69%) Lotus
7 12 (4.69%) HP
8 10 (3.91%) Citrix
9 9 (3.52%) Nortel
10 8 (3.13%) Novell
11 6 (2.34%) NEC
12 5 (1.95%) Dell
13 3 (1.17%) Avaya
13 3 (1.17%) Juniper
13 3 (1.17%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.17%) BT
14 2 (0.78%) AirMagnet
14 2 (0.78%) VMware
14 2 (0.78%) Google
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