The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Field Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 504 542 525
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 149 131 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 36
Median daily rate £110 £173 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £114 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £104 £188 £135
% change year-on-year
-44.66% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.35 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Field Engineer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England +5 121 £103 -41.00% 28
London +14 29 £110 -4.34% 6
South West +12 24 £103 -24.07% 1
South East +15 19 £123 -54.62% 6
Scotland +20 14 £103 -13.68% 3
Bristol +2 14 £150 -11.76%
Yorkshire +18 13 £95 -63.46% 1
North West +22 12 £111 -44.78% 2
East of England +8 9 £93 -22.91% 7
City of London +20 8 £90 -45.45%
Berkshire +4 8 £123 -52.88% 3
Leeds +13 7 £94 -65.27% 1
West Yorkshire +10 7 £94 -65.27% 1
West Midlands -30 7 £120 -55.55% 4
Edinburgh +22 6 £100 -28.57% 1
Manchester -6 6 £183 - 1
South Wales +25 5 £281 -
Cardiff +24 5 £281 -
Wales +21 5 £281 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £91 - 3
Croydon - 5 £110 -
Cambridge - 5 £91 - 3
Somerset +26 4 £103 -6.81%
Dorset +10 4 £103 -
Cheshire +6 4 £103 -49.13% 1
East Midlands -10 4 £186 -31.01% 1
North East - 4 £103 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £99 -
Sheffield - 4 - -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (24.19%) Windows
2 52 (20.97%) SLA
3 35 (14.11%) EPoS
4 31 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 30 (12.10%) HP
6 28 (11.29%) Active Directory
7 24 (9.68%) Driving Licence
8 20 (8.06%) Pay per click
9 19 (7.66%) Security Cleared
9 19 (7.66%) Windows 7
10 18 (7.26%) Telecoms
11 14 (5.65%) Nortel
11 14 (5.65%) MS Excel
11 14 (5.65%) ITIL
11 14 (5.65%) SC Cleared
12 13 (5.24%) DNS
13 12 (4.84%) Cisco
13 12 (4.84%) 3G
13 12 (4.84%) LAN
13 12 (4.84%) 4G
14 11 (4.44%) Ciena
14 11 (4.44%) Banking
14 11 (4.44%) PBX
14 11 (4.44%) ATM
14 11 (4.44%) WAN
14 11 (4.44%) MS Office
14 11 (4.44%) Avaya
14 11 (4.44%) NEC
14 11 (4.44%) Samsung
15 10 (4.03%) Windows Server

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (2.42%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.21%) IIS
3 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) Office 365
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.24%) DNS
2 12 (4.84%) 3G
2 12 (4.84%) 4G
2 12 (4.84%) LAN
3 11 (4.44%) ATM
3 11 (4.44%) PBX
3 11 (4.44%) WAN
4 10 (4.03%) PABX
4 10 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.03%) Wireless
5 8 (3.23%) 2G
6 7 (2.82%) Internet
7 6 (2.42%) Firewall
7 6 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.02%) DHCP
9 4 (1.61%) DWDM
9 4 (1.61%) LTE
9 4 (1.61%) VoIP
9 4 (1.61%) VPN
10 3 (1.21%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (1.21%) Power BI
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.81%) Big Data
3 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
General
1 18 (7.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.44%) Banking
3 6 (2.42%) Finance
3 6 (2.42%) Marketing
3 6 (2.42%) Retail
4 1 (0.40%) Back Office
4 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.40%) Electronics
4 1 (0.40%) Games
4 1 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.61%) DCOM
2 3 (1.21%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.11%) EPoS
2 24 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.63%) NHS
4 8 (3.23%) Clustering
5 6 (2.42%) Health Informatics
5 6 (2.42%) Informatics
5 6 (2.42%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.21%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.40%) Handset
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.19%) Windows
2 19 (7.66%) Windows 7
3 10 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.02%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.06%) Pay per click
2 14 (5.65%) ITIL
3 7 (2.82%) Customer Engagement
3 7 (2.82%) Migration
3 7 (2.82%) Service Management
4 6 (2.42%) Resource Management
5 5 (2.02%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (1.21%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (1.21%) High Availability
6 3 (1.21%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (1.21%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (1.21%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (1.21%) Project Management
7 2 (0.81%) Coaching
7 2 (0.81%) Machine Learning
7 2 (0.81%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (0.40%) Data Protection
8 1 (0.40%) Presales
8 1 (0.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.63%) SQL
2 8 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.23%) VBScript
3 6 (2.42%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.21%) C
5 2 (0.81%) C#
6 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.82%) Degree
4 6 (2.42%) MCITP
4 6 (2.42%) MCTS
4 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.21%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.21%) CCNA
6 3 (1.21%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.63%) SCCM
2 7 (2.82%) WMI
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.21%) SCOM
3 3 (1.21%) SCSM
4 1 (0.40%) DameWare
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.10%) HP
3 14 (5.65%) Nortel
4 12 (4.84%) Cisco
5 11 (4.44%) Avaya
5 11 (4.44%) Ciena
5 11 (4.44%) NEC
5 11 (4.44%) Samsung
6 10 (4.03%) Panasonic
6 10 (4.03%) Toshiba
7 9 (3.63%) Huawei
8 7 (2.82%) Remedy
9 5 (2.02%) Dell
10 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.61%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.21%) BT
11 3 (1.21%) NCR
11 3 (1.21%) Nokia
11 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.21%) Wincor Nixdorf
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