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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 489 478 469
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 125 99 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 32
Average daily rate
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£135 £125 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £75 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £237 £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £100 £133
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 33
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.00 £18.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.13 £15.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -7 108 £135 +8.00% 42
South East +7 39 £135 +83.67% 6
North West +2 16 - - 4
London -7 16 £252 +70.84% 14
Berkshire +20 15 £135 - 1
Reading - 15 £135 - 1
Yorkshire +2 13 £155 +93.75% 3
West Yorkshire -3 10 £239 +198.43% 2
Scotland -2 8 £133 +2.30% 1
East of England -17 8 £110 -21.42% 3
Manchester +3 7 - - 2
Leeds +1 7 £239 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £100 -
Oxfordshire -4 6 £90 -
West Midlands -22 5 £153 -8.65% 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £100 -
Hampshire -14 4 £85 +15.64% 3
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 - - 1
Basingstoke +5 3 - - 1
Bristol -23 3 - - 2
South West -40 3 - - 5
South Wales - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 £90 -
Aberdeen +9 2 - - 1
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2
Birmingham -8 2 £199 +13.57%
Bedfordshire -14 2 - -
Hertfordshire -28 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £100 - 1

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 96 (45.71%) Windows
2 53 (25.24%) Microsoft
3 47 (22.38%) Windows 7
4 37 (17.62%) Active Directory
5 33 (15.71%) MS Office
5 33 (15.71%) Windows XP
5 33 (15.71%) Telecoms
6 32 (15.24%) EPoS
7 26 (12.38%) Ericsson
7 26 (12.38%) DNS
7 26 (12.38%) SLA
8 23 (10.95%) 2G
8 23 (10.95%) 3G
8 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
9 22 (10.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (9.52%) HP
12 19 (9.05%) MS Excel
12 19 (9.05%) DHCP
13 17 (8.10%) 4G
14 15 (7.14%) LTE
14 15 (7.14%) Line Management
15 14 (6.67%) MS Exchange
15 14 (6.67%) ATM
15 14 (6.67%) GSM
15 14 (6.67%) SDH
16 13 (6.19%) UMTS
16 13 (6.19%) SCCM
17 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (5.71%) Radio Access Network

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.33%) IIS
3 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (15.71%) MS Office
2 19 (9.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.76%) Office 365
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.38%) DNS
2 23 (10.95%) 3G
2 23 (10.95%) 2G
3 19 (9.05%) DHCP
4 17 (8.10%) 4G
5 15 (7.14%) LTE
6 14 (6.67%) ATM
6 14 (6.67%) GSM
6 14 (6.67%) SDH
7 13 (6.19%) UMTS
8 12 (5.71%) Ethernet
8 12 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.71%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (5.71%) RNC
9 11 (5.24%) Wireless
10 10 (4.76%) WAN
10 10 (4.76%) LAN
11 8 (3.81%) Internet
12 7 (3.33%) VPN
13 5 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (15.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.38%) Retail
3 4 (1.90%) Finance
4 2 (0.95%) French Language
4 2 (0.95%) German Language
5 1 (0.48%) Greek Language
5 1 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.33%) DCOM
2 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.24%) EPoS
2 7 (3.33%) Replication
2 7 (3.33%) PKI
3 6 (2.86%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.90%) Clustering
6 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.43%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.95%) CCTV
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.95%) Handset
7 2 (0.95%) PMI
7 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) iPhone
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
8 1 (0.48%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 96 (45.71%) Windows
2 47 (22.38%) Windows 7
3 33 (15.71%) Windows XP
4 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (7.14%) Line Management
2 11 (5.24%) ITIL
3 10 (4.76%) WFM
4 8 (3.81%) Service Management
4 8 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (2.38%) Migration
7 4 (1.90%) Time Management
8 3 (1.43%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.43%) Project Management
9 2 (0.95%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (0.95%) TDD
9 2 (0.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2
10 1 (0.48%) Configuration Management
10 1 (0.48%) CMMI
10 1 (0.48%) Scrum
10 1 (0.48%) Business Continuity
10 1 (0.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.81%) SQL
2 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 7 (3.33%) VBScript
2 7 (3.33%) C
2 7 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.48%) C#
3 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.24%) MCITP
4 10 (4.76%) MCDST
4 10 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.76%) MCSE
5 7 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.33%) MCTS
6 6 (2.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.43%) CCNA
7 3 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.95%) PMP
8 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.95%) HNC
9 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 37 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.90%) XenApp
3 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.19%) SCCM
2 7 (3.33%) SCOM
2 7 (3.33%) WMI
3 5 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.90%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.38%) Ericsson
3 22 (10.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 20 (9.52%) HP
5 12 (5.71%) Huawei
6 9 (4.29%) Dell
6 9 (4.29%) Cisco
7 7 (3.33%) Symantec
7 7 (3.33%) VMware
8 6 (2.86%) Nokia
8 6 (2.86%) Citrix
8 6 (2.86%) Toshiba
9 5 (2.38%) Apple
10 4 (1.90%) Altiris
10 4 (1.90%) Juniper
10 4 (1.90%) EMC
10 4 (1.90%) Meru Networks
11 2 (0.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (0.48%) IBM
12 1 (0.48%) Remedy
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