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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 493 484 473
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 102 94 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 35
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£223 £160 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.06% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £126 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £259 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £193 £175 £160
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 19
Average hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+56.66% +13.20%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -25 81 £210 +20.00% 39
South East +6 20 £295 +68.57% 5
Berkshire +24 17 £475 - 1
North West +4 10 - - 4
London +5 9 £318 +98.43% 9
East of England -23 9 £110 - 3
Yorkshire +5 8 £210 +68.00% 8
West Midlands -28 8 £128 -36.25% 5
West Yorkshire - 6 £210 - 6
Essex +3 5 £110 -
Manchester -6 5 - - 1
Scotland -17 4 £176 +35.38% 2
Leeds - 4 £239 - 4
East Midlands +2 3 - - 3
Wales -10 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
Norfolk - 2 £98 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
North East -20 1 - -
Bristol -22 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -24 1 - -
South West -38 1 - - 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £650 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 2

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 92 (48.68%) Windows
2 40 (21.16%) Windows 7
3 36 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.46%) Windows XP
5 30 (15.87%) Active Directory
6 29 (15.34%) Telecoms
7 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 25 (13.23%) MS Exchange
9 23 (12.17%) DNS
10 22 (11.64%) MS Office
11 20 (10.58%) EPoS
12 18 (9.52%) TCP/IP
13 17 (8.99%) Ericsson
13 17 (8.99%) 3G
13 17 (8.99%) 2G
14 16 (8.47%) HP
14 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (8.47%) DHCP
15 15 (7.94%) GSM
16 14 (7.41%) SDH
16 14 (7.41%) UMTS
16 14 (7.41%) WAN
17 13 (6.88%) LAN
17 13 (6.88%) ATM
17 13 (6.88%) SLA
17 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared
17 13 (6.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 12 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (6.35%) LTE
18 12 (6.35%) Dell

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (3.70%) IIS
4 5 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.17%) DNS
2 18 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.99%) 3G
3 17 (8.99%) 2G
4 16 (8.47%) DHCP
5 15 (7.94%) GSM
6 14 (7.41%) SDH
6 14 (7.41%) UMTS
6 14 (7.41%) WAN
7 13 (6.88%) LAN
7 13 (6.88%) ATM
8 12 (6.35%) LTE
9 11 (5.82%) Ethernet
10 10 (5.29%) 4G
11 8 (4.23%) Radio Access Network
11 8 (4.23%) Wireless
11 8 (4.23%) Internet
12 7 (3.70%) RNC
13 4 (2.12%) VoIP
14 3 (1.59%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.23%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (15.34%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (2.12%) Finance
4 2 (1.06%) French Language
4 2 (1.06%) German Language
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.70%) DCOM
2 1 (0.53%) EDI
2 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) EPoS
2 7 (3.70%) PKI
3 5 (2.65%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.59%) Clustering
4 3 (1.59%) Replication
4 3 (1.59%) DTV
5 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.06%) NHS
5 2 (1.06%) PMI
5 2 (1.06%) CCTV
5 2 (1.06%) Handset
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 92 (48.68%) Windows
2 40 (21.16%) Windows 7
3 33 (17.46%) Windows XP
4 12 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (4.23%) Migration
2 7 (3.70%) ITIL
2 7 (3.70%) WFM
3 6 (3.17%) Service Management
4 5 (2.65%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (2.65%) Time Management
5 4 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.59%) CRM
7 2 (1.06%) Use Case
7 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.06%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (1.06%) TDD
7 2 (1.06%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.06%) Project Management
8 1 (0.53%) Validation
8 1 (0.53%) Business Analysis
8 1 (0.53%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.53%) Network Design
8 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.23%) SQL
2 7 (3.70%) T-SQL
2 7 (3.70%) VBScript
2 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.29%) MCITP
4 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) MCDST
5 5 (2.65%) MCTS
5 5 (2.65%) MCSE
6 4 (2.12%) Degree
7 3 (1.59%) CCNA
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.59%) HNC
8 2 (1.06%) PMP
8 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) XenApp
5 3 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) SCCM
2 8 (4.23%) SCOM
2 8 (4.23%) WMI
3 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.59%) WSUS
5 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.99%) Ericsson
3 16 (8.47%) HP
4 13 (6.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (6.35%) Dell
6 9 (4.76%) Huawei
7 8 (4.23%) VMware
7 8 (4.23%) Toshiba
8 7 (3.70%) Cisco
9 6 (3.17%) Symantec
9 6 (3.17%) Citrix
10 4 (2.12%) Meru Networks
10 4 (2.12%) Apple
10 4 (2.12%) EMC
10 4 (2.12%) Juniper
11 3 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.59%) Nokia
12 2 (1.06%) BT
13 1 (0.53%) Nortel
13 1 (0.53%) IBM
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