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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 345 532 488
Rank change year-on-year
+187 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 297 113 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 48 46
Median daily rate £118 £143 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £110 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £425 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £140 £158
% change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 27 47
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.90 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £16.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.88 £11.88
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +33.68%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 December 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 9 December 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 +150 255 £118 -18.96% 24
London +63 71 £115 -29.23% 8
South East +52 63 £124 -70.88% 6
Scotland +35 30 £100 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire +37 26 £100 -27.92% 2
West Midlands +10 26 £130 -38.09% 2
East of England +9 21 £103 -14.58% 3
Surrey +34 18 £113 -38.35%
South West +19 17 £120 +11.62% 1
Berkshire -6 17 £115 -72.94% 3
Hampshire +33 15 £128 - 1
City of London +8 15 £90 -48.57% 2
Cambridgeshire - 14 £90 - 2
East Midlands +7 13 £110 -13.72%
Edinburgh - 12 £100 -
West Yorkshire +32 11 £100 -28.57% 1
Staffordshire +10 11 £128 -
North West +9 11 £180 +14.28% 2
Reading -5 11 £108 -74.70% 2
Cambridge - 11 £90 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 11 £128 -
Leeds +28 10 £100 -
Bristol +13 10 £95 - 1
Birmingham +2 10 £108 -48.80% 1
North East -15 10 £95 -
Guildford - 10 - -
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £115 -17.85%
Tyne and Wear -23 9 £95 -
Southampton +12 8 £128 -
High Wycombe - 8 - -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 121 (28.88%) HP
2 89 (21.24%) SLA
3 79 (18.85%) Windows
4 61 (14.56%) Pay per click
5 54 (12.89%) EPoS
6 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
7 37 (8.83%) Driving Licence
8 34 (8.11%) Active Directory
9 29 (6.92%) MS Office
9 29 (6.92%) Windows 7
10 24 (5.73%) MS Excel
11 20 (4.77%) Telecoms
11 20 (4.77%) Security Cleared
12 17 (4.06%) 3G
13 16 (3.82%) SC Cleared
13 16 (3.82%) Windows Server
13 16 (3.82%) Samsung
14 15 (3.58%) Time Management
15 14 (3.34%) 4G
16 12 (2.86%) LAN
16 12 (2.86%) Cisco
17 11 (2.63%) 2G
17 11 (2.63%) Banking
17 11 (2.63%) Huawei
17 11 (2.63%) Ciena
18 10 (2.39%) Windows 8
18 10 (2.39%) WAN
18 10 (2.39%) Dell
18 10 (2.39%) Nortel
19 9 (2.15%) Finance

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 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.19%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.24%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (6.92%) MS Office
2 24 (5.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.06%) 3G
2 14 (3.34%) 4G
3 12 (2.86%) LAN
4 11 (2.63%) 2G
5 10 (2.39%) WAN
6 8 (1.91%) ATM
7 7 (1.67%) Firewall
7 7 (1.67%) Internet
8 6 (1.43%) PBX
8 6 (1.43%) Wireless
9 5 (1.19%) PABX
9 5 (1.19%) VPN
9 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.95%) DSLAM
10 4 (0.95%) DWDM
10 4 (0.95%) LTE
11 3 (0.72%) DNS
11 3 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 20 (4.77%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.63%) Banking
3 9 (2.15%) Finance
4 7 (1.67%) Marketing
5 5 (1.19%) Retail
6 2 (0.48%) Games
6 2 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.48%) WAP
2 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.89%) EPoS
2 37 (8.83%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.91%) NHS
5 7 (1.67%) Health Informatics
5 7 (1.67%) Informatics
5 7 (1.67%) Smartphone
6 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.48%) Handset
7 2 (0.48%) iPad
7 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.48%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.24%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.24%) Clustering
8 1 (0.24%) iPhone
8 1 (0.24%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.85%) Windows
2 29 (6.92%) Windows 7
3 16 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.39%) Windows 8
5 9 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.91%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.56%) Pay per click
2 15 (3.58%) Time Management
3 9 (2.15%) Migration
4 8 (1.91%) Incident Management
5 7 (1.67%) Resource Management
6 5 (1.19%) ITIL
7 4 (0.95%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (0.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (0.48%) Coaching
9 2 (0.48%) Mentoring
9 2 (0.48%) Project Management
9 2 (0.48%) Service Delivery
10 1 (0.24%) Change Management
10 1 (0.24%) CRM
10 1 (0.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (0.24%) ITSM
10 1 (0.24%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (0.24%) Service Management
10 1 (0.24%) Software Engineering
10 1 (0.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.24%) Java
1 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (4.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.95%) CCNA
5 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.48%) Degree
6 2 (0.48%) MCP
6 2 (0.48%) MCSE
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.24%) DCSE
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (21.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.15%) SCCM
2 3 (0.72%) SCSM
3 1 (0.24%) DameWare
Vendors
1 121 (28.88%) HP
2 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.82%) Samsung
4 12 (2.86%) Cisco
5 11 (2.63%) Ciena
5 11 (2.63%) Huawei
6 10 (2.39%) Dell
6 10 (2.39%) Nortel
7 8 (1.91%) Ericsson
8 7 (1.67%) NEC
8 7 (1.67%) Nokia
9 6 (1.43%) Avaya
10 5 (1.19%) BT
10 5 (1.19%) Citrix
10 5 (1.19%) Panasonic
10 5 (1.19%) Toshiba
11 4 (0.95%) VMware
12 3 (0.72%) NCR
12 3 (0.72%) Remedy
12 3 (0.72%) Wincor Nixdorf
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