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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 448 459 444
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 149 123 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 34
Average daily rate
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£251 £138 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.88% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £86 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £313 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £136 £120
% change year-on-year
+94.85% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 16 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £19.00 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +2 140 £250 +83.82% 52
South East +10 48 £400 +183.18% 14
London +15 28 £215 +53.57% 11
Berkshire +20 22 £400 +146.15% 3
Reading - 19 £400 - 3
South West -10 15 £265 +253.33% 2
East of England -16 13 £130 - 6
Yorkshire -3 10 £330 +32.00% 5
Hampshire -9 10 £85 +26.86% 4
Basingstoke +10 9 - -
West Yorkshire -2 9 £330 - 4
East Midlands +5 7 £250 +160.41% 2
Devon -1 7 £175 +133.33%
North West -12 7 - - 4
Leeds 0 6 £330 - 2
Scotland -3 5 £270 - 4
Surrey -3 5 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £100 - 4
Buckinghamshire -8 5 - - 1
Dorset +4 4 £265 +253.33%
Oxfordshire -23 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -1 3 - - 2
Manchester -11 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Oxford - 3 - - 1
Plymouth - 3 £85 -
Leicestershire +14 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire -14 2 £250 - 1
West Midlands -26 2 £175 +28.67% 6

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 105 (40.54%) Windows
2 63 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 60 (23.17%) Telecoms
4 53 (20.46%) Ericsson
5 43 (16.60%) SLA
5 43 (16.60%) Windows 7
6 40 (15.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 40 (15.44%) MS Office
7 39 (15.06%) Active Directory
8 34 (13.13%) EPoS
8 34 (13.13%) Security Cleared
9 32 (12.36%) 3G
9 32 (12.36%) 2G
10 31 (11.97%) RNC
11 29 (11.20%) ATM
11 29 (11.20%) GSM
11 29 (11.20%) SDH
11 29 (11.20%) Line Management
12 28 (10.81%) UMTS
12 28 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (10.42%) Radio Access Network
14 26 (10.04%) DNS
14 26 (10.04%) Ethernet
15 25 (9.65%) MS Excel
16 23 (8.88%) WFM
17 22 (8.49%) 4G
17 22 (8.49%) HP
18 21 (8.11%) ITIL
18 21 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (7.34%) Nokia

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.86%) IIS
3 3 (1.16%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (1.16%) Lync
4 2 (0.77%) GroupWise
4 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 40 (15.44%) MS Office
2 25 (9.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.47%) Office 365
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.36%) 3G
1 32 (12.36%) 2G
2 31 (11.97%) RNC
3 29 (11.20%) ATM
3 29 (11.20%) GSM
3 29 (11.20%) SDH
4 28 (10.81%) UMTS
5 27 (10.42%) Radio Access Network
6 26 (10.04%) DNS
6 26 (10.04%) Ethernet
7 22 (8.49%) 4G
8 16 (6.18%) LTE
8 16 (6.18%) DHCP
9 15 (5.79%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.47%) LAN
11 8 (3.09%) WAN
12 7 (2.70%) Internet
12 7 (2.70%) VPN
13 5 (1.93%) VoIP
13 5 (1.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 60 (23.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (0.39%) Marketing
3 1 (0.39%) French Language
3 1 (0.39%) German Language
3 1 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.39%) Back Office
3 1 (0.39%) Finance
3 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.54%) DCOM
1 4 (1.54%) XML
2 3 (1.16%) .NET
3 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.39%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.13%) EPoS
2 7 (2.70%) PKI
2 7 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.70%) Chip and PIN
3 5 (1.93%) Clustering
3 5 (1.93%) Replication
4 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.54%) Handset
4 4 (1.54%) NHS
5 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.77%) iPhone
6 2 (0.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) PACS
7 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.39%) PDA
7 1 (0.39%) CMDB
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 105 (40.54%) Windows
2 43 (16.60%) Windows 7
3 19 (7.34%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.77%) Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.20%) Line Management
2 23 (8.88%) WFM
3 21 (8.11%) ITIL
3 21 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (5.79%) Service Management
5 14 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.09%) Migration
8 6 (2.32%) Incident Management
9 4 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.16%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (0.77%) Project Management
11 2 (0.77%) ETL
11 2 (0.77%) Time Management
11 2 (0.77%) Logistics
11 2 (0.77%) TDD
12 1 (0.39%) Knowledge Management
12 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis
12 1 (0.39%) Asset Management
12 1 (0.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.86%) C
2 9 (3.47%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.47%) SQL
3 8 (3.09%) VBScript
4 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.39%) C#
5 1 (0.39%) Java
5 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.18%) MCSE
4 14 (5.41%) MCTS
4 14 (5.41%) MCITP
5 13 (5.02%) Degree
6 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.63%) MCDST
7 7 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.16%) CCNA
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.77%) MCSA
9 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.39%) CCNP
10 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (16.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) HL7
3 1 (0.39%) DICOM
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) SCCM
2 8 (3.09%) SCOM
2 8 (3.09%) WMI
3 4 (1.54%) SCSM
4 3 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.16%) MOM
5 2 (0.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 53 (20.46%) Ericsson
3 40 (15.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 22 (8.49%) HP
5 19 (7.34%) Nokia
6 17 (6.56%) Huawei
7 11 (4.25%) Cisco
8 6 (2.32%) Dell
8 6 (2.32%) Nortel
9 5 (1.93%) Google
10 4 (1.54%) VMware
10 4 (1.54%) Lotus
10 4 (1.54%) Altiris
11 3 (1.16%) Avaya
11 3 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.16%) Symantec
12 2 (0.77%) NEC
12 2 (0.77%) Toshiba
12 2 (0.77%) Citrix
12 2 (0.77%) Novell
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