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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 558 525 527
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 93 121 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 21
Median daily rate £110 £250 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £126 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £292 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £109 £250 £165
% change year-on-year
-56.50% +51.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £14.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -21.21%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -34 86 £115 -54.00% 26
London +7 22 £120 -38.46% 5
South East +9 16 £184 -32.03% 4
South West +4 14 £103 -51.47% 2
East of England +29 9 £93 -22.91% 1
North West +2 9 £110 -18.51% 5
City of London +51 7 £128 -22.57% 1
Yorkshire -10 7 £100 -60.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +28 6 £91 - 1
Berkshire -3 6 - -
Bristol +1 5 £114 -34.05%
Manchester -4 5 £126 -7.03% 4
Cambridge - 5 £91 - 1
Kent - 5 £172 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 4 - - 2
Leeds -5 4 - - 1
North East -33 4 - -
Tyne and Wear -49 4 - -
Croydon - 4 £113 - 1
South Wales +17 3 £170 -32.00%
Wales +14 3 £170 -32.00%
Scotland -1 3 £103 +5.12% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -45 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Liverpool - 3 - - 1
Sheffield - 3 £100 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £100 - 2
Hertfordshire +17 2 £113 -6.25%
Somerset +14 2 £103 -60.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £178 -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 76 (30.89%) Windows
2 45 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.82%) Active Directory
5 33 (13.41%) DNS
5 33 (13.41%) SLA
6 32 (13.01%) ITIL
6 32 (13.01%) SC Cleared
7 30 (12.20%) LAN
8 29 (11.79%) WAN
8 29 (11.79%) Cisco
9 28 (11.38%) Firewall
10 27 (10.98%) Wireless
11 23 (9.35%) EPoS
11 23 (9.35%) MS Excel
12 21 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (8.54%) Customer Engagement
13 20 (8.13%) SQL
14 19 (7.72%) Service Management
15 18 (7.32%) SQL Server
15 18 (7.32%) VoIP
15 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (7.32%) Degree
15 18 (7.32%) Driving Licence
15 18 (7.32%) Windows Server
16 17 (6.91%) MCTS
16 17 (6.91%) MCITP
16 17 (6.91%) CheckPoint
17 16 (6.50%) TCP/IP

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 10 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.25%) IIS
3 7 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.85%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.81%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.41%) DNS
2 30 (12.20%) LAN
3 29 (11.79%) WAN
4 28 (11.38%) Firewall
5 27 (10.98%) Wireless
6 18 (7.32%) VoIP
7 16 (6.50%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (5.28%) DHCP
10 12 (4.88%) PBX
11 8 (3.25%) ATM
11 8 (3.25%) PABX
12 7 (2.85%) 2G
12 7 (2.85%) 3G
12 7 (2.85%) 4G
12 7 (2.85%) Internet
12 7 (2.85%) VPN
13 6 (2.44%) SAN
14 5 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (2.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.85%) Big Data
3 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.03%) Power BI
6 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Datazen
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Fiddler
1 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (5.28%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.07%) Retail
3 5 (2.03%) Banking
3 5 (2.03%) Marketing
4 4 (1.63%) Finance
5 3 (1.22%) Electronics
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (2.03%) XML
3 4 (1.63%) DCOM
4 3 (1.22%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.81%) Ajax
5 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.81%) CSS
5 2 (0.81%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.81%) LINQ
5 2 (0.81%) REST
5 2 (0.81%) RSS
5 2 (0.81%) WCF
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (0.81%) WPF
6 1 (0.41%) Autofac
6 1 (0.41%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.41%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.41%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.35%) EPoS
2 18 (7.32%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.88%) Clustering
4 8 (3.25%) NHS
5 7 (2.85%) PKI
6 5 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.63%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.22%) Health Informatics
8 3 (1.22%) Informatics
9 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.81%) BYOD
9 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.41%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.41%) iPad
10 1 (0.41%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.89%) Windows
2 18 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.28%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.85%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.81%) Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.01%) ITIL
2 21 (8.54%) Customer Engagement
3 19 (7.72%) Service Management
4 12 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (4.47%) High Availability
6 10 (4.07%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (2.03%) Migration
8 4 (1.63%) Analytics
8 4 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.63%) Mentoring
8 4 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (1.63%) Problem Management
8 4 (1.63%) Use Case
9 3 (1.22%) Coaching
9 3 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.22%) Identity Management
9 3 (1.22%) Network Architecture
9 3 (1.22%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.22%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.13%) SQL
2 15 (6.10%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 9 (3.66%) C
4 9 (3.66%) VBScript
5 6 (2.44%) C#
6 3 (1.22%) Java
6 3 (1.22%) Python
7 2 (0.81%) C++
7 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 2 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.41%) R
8 1 (0.41%) Scala
8 1 (0.41%) VB
8 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.32%) Degree
5 17 (6.91%) MCITP
5 17 (6.91%) MCTS
6 16 (6.50%) CCNP
7 6 (2.44%) CCNA
8 3 (1.22%) CWNA
9 2 (0.81%) CISSP
9 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.81%) MCSA
9 2 (0.81%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.41%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.44%) UAG
3 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) WSUS
2 7 (2.85%) SCCM
2 7 (2.85%) WMI
3 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.22%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) SCSM
6 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.41%) DameWare
7 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 45 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.79%) Cisco
3 17 (6.91%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.10%) Fortinet
4 15 (6.10%) HP
5 11 (4.47%) Remedy
6 9 (3.66%) Panasonic
6 9 (3.66%) Samsung
7 8 (3.25%) Avaya
7 8 (3.25%) Huawei
7 8 (3.25%) NEC
7 8 (3.25%) Nortel
7 8 (3.25%) Toshiba
8 7 (2.85%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.44%) Ciena
10 3 (1.22%) Citrix
10 3 (1.22%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.81%) Siemens
11 2 (0.81%) VMware
12 1 (0.41%) Mitel
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