The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 498 490 487
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 82 79 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 27
Average daily rate
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£248 £160 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £111 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £243 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £168 £160
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.76 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £18.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -12 72 £248 +41.42% 31
South East -4 22 £475 +171.42% 3
Berkshire +18 16 £488 -
London 0 13 £333 +107.81% 9
North West -3 7 £95 -49.33% 1
West Midlands -19 7 £121 -32.63%
Yorkshire +8 5 £165 - 3
East of England -21 5 £374 - 4
Manchester 0 4 £95 -49.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - - 1
North East - 3 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - - 5
Essex -2 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £165 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
Croydon - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Dorset +8 1 - -
Bournemouth +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - -
Wales -18 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 - - 2
Hampshire -20 1 - - 1
South West -32 1 - - 4
West Sussex - 1 £98 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £650 - 2

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 91 (48.15%) Windows
2 40 (21.16%) Windows 7
3 39 (20.63%) Telecoms
4 36 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 35 (18.52%) Windows XP
6 34 (17.99%) Microsoft
7 29 (15.34%) Ericsson
7 29 (15.34%) MS Excel
8 28 (14.81%) MS Exchange
9 24 (12.70%) 3G
10 23 (12.17%) 2G
11 22 (11.64%) DNS
12 20 (10.58%) RNC
13 18 (9.52%) EPoS
14 17 (8.99%) DHCP
14 17 (8.99%) UMTS
14 17 (8.99%) ATM
14 17 (8.99%) GSM
14 17 (8.99%) MS Office
15 16 (8.47%) SDH
15 16 (8.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 15 (7.94%) Ethernet
16 15 (7.94%) TCP/IP
16 15 (7.94%) SLA
16 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (7.41%) HP
18 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (6.35%) WAN
19 12 (6.35%) LAN
20 11 (5.82%) Nokia

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.17%) IIS
4 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (15.34%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.70%) 3G
2 23 (12.17%) 2G
3 22 (11.64%) DNS
4 20 (10.58%) RNC
5 17 (8.99%) DHCP
5 17 (8.99%) ATM
5 17 (8.99%) GSM
5 17 (8.99%) UMTS
6 16 (8.47%) SDH
7 15 (7.94%) Ethernet
7 15 (7.94%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.35%) WAN
8 12 (6.35%) LAN
9 10 (5.29%) Wireless
10 9 (4.76%) Internet
11 8 (4.23%) 4G
12 7 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (3.70%) LTE
13 3 (1.59%) TETRA
13 3 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 39 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (2.12%) Finance
3 4 (2.12%) German Language
4 3 (1.59%) French Language
5 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.53%) Billing
5 1 (0.53%) Greek Language
5 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) DCOM
2 2 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) EDI
3 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) EPoS
2 6 (3.17%) PKI
3 5 (2.65%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.59%) NHS
4 3 (1.59%) DTV
4 3 (1.59%) Clustering
5 2 (1.06%) iPad
5 2 (1.06%) PMI
5 2 (1.06%) Replication
5 2 (1.06%) CCTV
5 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 91 (48.15%) Windows
2 40 (21.16%) Windows 7
3 35 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) Android
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (4.23%) Migration
2 7 (3.70%) ITIL
3 6 (3.17%) Service Management
4 5 (2.65%) WFM
4 5 (2.65%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (2.12%) Time Management
5 4 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (1.59%) CRM
6 3 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.06%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.06%) ETL
7 2 (1.06%) Project Management
7 2 (1.06%) Incident Management
8 1 (0.53%) Network Management
8 1 (0.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (0.53%) Service Desk Management
8 1 (0.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (0.53%) Data Modelling
8 1 (0.53%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.76%) SQL
2 6 (3.17%) T-SQL
2 6 (3.17%) VBScript
2 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.06%) C
3 2 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.29%) MCITP
3 9 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.65%) MCTS
5 4 (2.12%) MCDST
5 4 (2.12%) Degree
6 3 (1.59%) HNC
6 3 (1.59%) MCSE
7 2 (1.06%) CCNA
7 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.06%) PMP
7 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) XenApp
5 3 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) WMI
1 7 (3.70%) SCCM
1 7 (3.70%) SCOM
2 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.59%) WSUS
4 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.34%) Ericsson
3 16 (8.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 14 (7.41%) HP
5 11 (5.82%) Nokia
6 9 (4.76%) Cisco
7 7 (3.70%) Dell
7 7 (3.70%) VMware
8 6 (3.17%) Symantec
8 6 (3.17%) Toshiba
9 5 (2.65%) Citrix
9 5 (2.65%) Huawei
10 4 (2.12%) Meru Networks
10 4 (2.12%) EMC
10 4 (2.12%) Apple
10 4 (2.12%) Juniper
11 3 (1.59%) BT
11 3 (1.59%) Nortel
12 2 (1.06%) SAP
12 2 (1.06%) Kaseya
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Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £14 to £14 per hour This is an initial 3-month contract
Posted: 2 days ago