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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 531 462 440
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 93 154 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 46
Average daily rate £160 £268 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.18% +46.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £122 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £285 £310
% change year-on-year
-43.85% -8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £11.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+51.57% -20.83%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -91 81 £160 -40.18% 41
South East -25 24 £163 -61.76% 8
London -1 16 £160 -13.51% 10
Yorkshire -12 11 £185 +23.33% 2
Scotland +1 10 £110 -59.25% 2
Berkshire -15 10 £425 - 3
Reading -20 10 £425 -
Surrey 0 9 £163 -37.19% 1
East of England -5 9 £120 -7.69% 5
North West -12 8 £185 - 6
Hertfordshire +18 7 £120 - 3
Watford - 7 £120 - 1
Edinburgh -5 5 - - 1
Manchester -14 5 £185 - 4
Leatherhead -14 4 - -
South West -15 4 £123 -53.99% 3
West Midlands -15 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire -15 3 £163 +8.33% 1
East Yorkshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £140 -
Milton Keynes +6 2 £140 -
Merseyside -3 2 £185 -
Liverpool -5 2 £185 -
Wiltshire -6 2 £123 -54.20% 1
Kent -7 2 - - 1
East Midlands -11 2 £195 -39.06% 3
Leeds -12 2 £185 +23.33% 1
North East - 2 - -
Northampton +14 1 £140 -56.25%
Gloucestershire +11 1 - - 1

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 98 (44.55%) Windows
2 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 41 (18.64%) Active Directory
3 41 (18.64%) Windows 7
4 38 (17.27%) Security Cleared
4 38 (17.27%) Driving Licence
5 34 (15.45%) Cisco
6 33 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 30 (13.64%) MS Office
8 27 (12.27%) MS Excel
8 27 (12.27%) DHCP
8 27 (12.27%) DNS
9 25 (11.36%) SC Cleared
10 24 (10.91%) EPoS
10 24 (10.91%) Windows XP
11 21 (9.55%) SLA
12 20 (9.09%) Firewall
12 20 (9.09%) 3G
12 20 (9.09%) Retail
13 18 (8.18%) LAN
13 18 (8.18%) ITIL
13 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
14 17 (7.73%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (7.27%) Wireless
15 16 (7.27%) Ericsson
15 16 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (6.36%) Huawei
16 14 (6.36%) WSUS
16 14 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (6.36%) 2G

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.91%) Apache
5 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (13.64%) MS Office
2 27 (12.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.45%) Office 365
2 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.27%) DHCP
1 27 (12.27%) DNS
2 20 (9.09%) 3G
2 20 (9.09%) Firewall
3 18 (8.18%) LAN
4 17 (7.73%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (7.27%) Wireless
6 14 (6.36%) 2G
7 13 (5.91%) Internet
8 11 (5.00%) RNC
8 11 (5.00%) WAN
9 9 (4.09%) ATM
9 9 (4.09%) LTE
9 9 (4.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (3.64%) 4G
10 8 (3.64%) DWDM
11 7 (3.18%) Broadband
12 6 (2.73%) GPRS
12 6 (2.73%) VPN
13 5 (2.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.27%) Big Data
2 5 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.73%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Selenium
2 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.09%) Retail
3 5 (2.27%) Finance
3 5 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.45%) Advertising
4 1 (0.45%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) German Language
4 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.73%) WAP
2 1 (0.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.27%) Driving Licence
2 24 (10.91%) EPoS
3 10 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.27%) CMDB
4 5 (2.27%) Handset
4 5 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.27%) Replication
5 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.82%) NHS
5 4 (1.82%) PKI
6 3 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.91%) FMCG
7 2 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) PDA
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (44.55%) Windows
2 41 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 24 (10.91%) Windows XP
4 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
5 16 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.73%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.73%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.27%) Android
8 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.91%) Linux
10 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) NetWare
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.18%) ITIL
2 10 (4.55%) ETL
3 7 (3.18%) Incident Management
3 7 (3.18%) Migration
3 7 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (3.18%) Service Delivery
3 7 (3.18%) Time Management
4 5 (2.27%) Analytics
4 5 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (2.27%) Network Architecture
4 5 (2.27%) Problem Management
4 5 (2.27%) Service Management
4 5 (2.27%) Supplier Management
4 5 (2.27%) Trend Analysis
4 5 (2.27%) Use Case
5 4 (1.82%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (1.82%) Identity Management
5 4 (1.82%) Security Management
6 3 (1.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.00%) C
2 9 (4.09%) SQL
3 6 (2.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.64%) Degree
5 7 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.73%) CCNA
6 6 (2.73%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.73%) MCP
6 6 (2.73%) MCSE
7 5 (2.27%) MCITP
8 4 (1.82%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.82%) MCTS
9 3 (1.36%) MCSA
10 2 (0.91%) HND
11 1 (0.45%) CCNP
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.45%) MCDST
11 1 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.55%) SLA
2 8 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 41 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.09%) ISA Server
3 8 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.82%) UAG
6 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.91%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.91%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.91%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) WSUS
2 6 (2.73%) SCCM
3 5 (2.27%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) DameWare
5 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.45%) Cisco
3 16 (7.27%) Ericsson
4 14 (6.36%) Huawei
5 13 (5.91%) BT
5 13 (5.91%) Juniper
5 13 (5.91%) Nokia
6 11 (5.00%) Nortel
7 10 (4.55%) NEC
8 8 (3.64%) Citrix
8 8 (3.64%) VMware
9 6 (2.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (2.27%) Bloomberg
10 5 (2.27%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 4 (1.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (1.82%) HP
11 4 (1.82%) Lotus
11 4 (1.82%) NetCracker
11 4 (1.82%) Siemens
11 4 (1.82%) ZTE
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