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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 499 528 490
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 122 83 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 18 27
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£250 £255 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +59.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £98 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £483 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £243 £168
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +44.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 31
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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 +10 105 £250 -3.84% 41
London +6 21 £180 -45.86% 15
South East -14 18 £270 -43.15% 9
Yorkshire -12 16 £250 +51.51% 3
North Yorkshire +9 12 £250 - 1
South West +3 12 £211 - 1
North West -19 11 £135 +68.75% 2
West Midlands +5 9 £270 +122.68% 4
Middlesbrough +2 9 £250 -
Berkshire -4 8 £270 -44.61% 4
Manchester -3 7 £135 +68.75% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £270 - 2
Birmingham +3 6 £270 +129.78% 3
Oxfordshire -20 4 £270 -
West Yorkshire -22 4 £270 +63.63% 2
Leicestershire - 4 £270 -
Leeds - 4 £270 - 2
City of London - 4 £165 - 4
Bristol - 4 £173 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £260 -
Wales -1 3 £250 -
Bradford -2 3 £270 +63.63%
East of England -3 3 £120 -67.91% 5
Scotland -8 3 £98 - 2
Cumbria -17 3 £190 -
Oxford -17 3 £270 -
North East -26 3 £295 -
Tyne and Wear -27 3 £295 -
Somerset - 3 £260 -
South Wales - 3 £250 -

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 89 (35.60%) Telecoms
2 78 (31.20%) Windows
3 75 (30.00%) Ericsson
4 56 (22.40%) SLA
5 52 (20.80%) ATM
6 50 (20.00%) RNC
6 50 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 48 (19.20%) UMTS
8 47 (18.80%) GSM
8 47 (18.80%) Microsoft
9 46 (18.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 46 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (18.00%) SDH
10 45 (18.00%) Ethernet
11 44 (17.60%) WFM
11 44 (17.60%) Line Management
12 35 (14.00%) MS Office
13 31 (12.40%) 3G
14 28 (11.20%) Windows 7
15 27 (10.80%) Windows XP
16 26 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (10.40%) 2G
17 25 (10.00%) Citrix
18 24 (9.60%) Active Directory
19 23 (9.20%) Security Cleared
20 22 (8.80%) Huawei
20 22 (8.80%) SC Cleared
20 22 (8.80%) ITIL
21 19 (7.60%) WAN
21 19 (7.60%) Nokia

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.60%) Lync
3 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.80%) GroupWise
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (14.00%) MS Office
2 10 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.80%) ATM
2 50 (20.00%) RNC
2 50 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
3 48 (19.20%) UMTS
4 47 (18.80%) GSM
5 45 (18.00%) SDH
5 45 (18.00%) Ethernet
6 31 (12.40%) 3G
7 26 (10.40%) 2G
8 19 (7.60%) WAN
9 18 (7.20%) LAN
10 15 (6.00%) SAN
10 15 (6.00%) 4G
11 13 (5.20%) DNS
12 9 (3.60%) DWDM
12 9 (3.60%) Wireless
13 7 (2.80%) LTE
13 7 (2.80%) VLAN
13 7 (2.80%) DHCP
14 5 (2.00%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) Fiddler
General
1 89 (35.60%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.00%) Finance
3 3 (1.20%) Retail
4 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) German Language
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.20%) .NET
2 2 (0.80%) WAP
3 1 (0.40%) Ajax
3 1 (0.40%) WCF
3 1 (0.40%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.40%) LINQ
3 1 (0.40%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.40%) FastCGI
3 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.40%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) CSS
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.60%) EPoS
2 7 (2.80%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.60%) Replication
5 3 (1.20%) Handset
5 3 (1.20%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.20%) NHS
6 2 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) PDA
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.20%) Windows
2 28 (11.20%) Windows 7
3 27 (10.80%) Windows XP
4 11 (4.40%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.80%) Android
7 2 (0.80%) Linux
8 1 (0.40%) UNIX
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.60%) WFM
2 44 (17.60%) Line Management
3 22 (8.80%) ITIL
4 17 (6.80%) Migration
5 13 (5.20%) Incident Management
6 12 (4.80%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.40%) ETL
7 11 (4.40%) Change Management
8 9 (3.60%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (3.20%) Service Management
10 6 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.00%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.60%) Service Delivery
12 4 (1.60%) Logistics
13 3 (1.20%) Feature Driven Development
13 3 (1.20%) Mobile Device Management
14 2 (0.80%) Performance Tuning
14 2 (0.80%) Performance Monitoring
14 2 (0.80%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.60%) C
1 4 (1.60%) SQL
2 3 (1.20%) C#
2 3 (1.20%) Java
3 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.40%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
4 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.40%) PHP
4 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.40%) MCSA
5 10 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.60%) CCNA
7 8 (3.20%) MCSE
7 8 (3.20%) Degree
8 7 (2.80%) MCTS
8 7 (2.80%) MCITP
9 5 (2.00%) MCDST
10 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.20%) MCP
11 2 (0.80%) CCNP
12 1 (0.40%) CNA
12 1 (0.40%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.40%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 24 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.40%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) WSUS
3 2 (0.80%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.40%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.40%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 75 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 47 (18.80%) Microsoft
3 46 (18.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (10.00%) Citrix
5 22 (8.80%) Huawei
6 19 (7.60%) Nokia
7 18 (7.20%) HP
7 18 (7.20%) VMware
8 15 (6.00%) Cisco
9 11 (4.40%) Nortel
9 11 (4.40%) NEC
10 9 (3.60%) Dell
11 4 (1.60%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.60%) BT
12 3 (1.20%) Sophos
12 3 (1.20%) Lotus
12 3 (1.20%) IBM
13 2 (0.80%) Novell
13 2 (0.80%) Toshiba
13 2 (0.80%) AirMagnet
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