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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 489 505 503
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 152 127 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 29 33
Median daily rate £175 £160 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £102 £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £270 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £180 £125
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 20
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% -26.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £12.36 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+61.87% -32.30%

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 +8 144 £210 +31.25% 41
South East +17 55 £369 +130.46% 9
Berkshire +36 44 £400 -5.88% 1
Reading +31 36 £400 -5.88%
South West +14 28 £375 +44.23% 5
East of England +19 15 £108 -17.30% 2
Wiltshire - 14 £375 - 3
London -28 12 £111 -30.46% 10
Salisbury - 11 £375 - 1
North West -18 10 £154 -7.51% 5
Bristol +2 7 £108 - 2
West Midlands -9 7 £115 - 3
Manchester -10 7 £200 +23.07% 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £108 - 1
East Midlands +8 6 £111 -
Scotland -8 6 £100 +25.00% 2
Birmingham -1 5 £115 - 1
North East -32 4 £100 - 2
Tyne and Wear -38 4 £100 - 2
Gateshead - 4 £100 -
Essex +3 3 £130 -14.75%
Hampshire +2 3 £115 -24.59% 1
Yorkshire -1 3 £108 +7.50% 5
Cambridge - 3 £108 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £115 -
Wales +8 2 £179 -5.92%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £111 -
East Sussex +1 2 £108 -52.22% 1
Surrey -3 2 £185 - 1
Norfolk -4 2 £159 +22.11%

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 97 (38.96%) Windows
2 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
3 46 (18.47%) Cisco
4 45 (18.07%) DNS
5 43 (17.27%) Security Cleared
6 42 (16.87%) Firewall
7 41 (16.47%) Active Directory
8 39 (15.66%) LAN
9 37 (14.86%) ITIL
10 34 (13.65%) Wireless
10 34 (13.65%) SC Cleared
11 32 (12.85%) WAN
12 29 (11.65%) MS Excel
12 29 (11.65%) Windows Server
13 28 (11.24%) SQL
13 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (10.84%) DHCP
15 24 (9.64%) Degree
15 24 (9.64%) Customer Engagement
16 23 (9.24%) Windows 7
16 23 (9.24%) MS Office
17 22 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
17 22 (8.84%) SLA
18 21 (8.43%) Service Management
18 21 (8.43%) SQL Server
19 20 (8.03%) TCP/IP
19 20 (8.03%) MCITP
19 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (8.03%) Driving Licence
20 19 (7.63%) MCTS

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 8 (3.21%) IIS
1 8 (3.21%) MS Exchange
1 8 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.80%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.82%) Office 365
3 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.07%) DNS
2 42 (16.87%) Firewall
3 39 (15.66%) LAN
4 34 (13.65%) Wireless
5 32 (12.85%) WAN
6 27 (10.84%) DHCP
7 20 (8.03%) TCP/IP
8 17 (6.83%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (6.43%) VoIP
10 12 (4.82%) Internet
11 11 (4.42%) 3G
11 11 (4.42%) VPN
12 10 (4.02%) 2G
13 8 (3.21%) SAN
14 7 (2.81%) 4G
14 7 (2.81%) Broadband
14 7 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (2.81%) Wireless Security
15 6 (2.41%) ATM
16 5 (2.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.42%) Big Data
4 10 (4.02%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.01%) Power BI
9 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.40%) Datazen
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.41%) JIRA
2 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.80%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (6.83%) Retail
2 15 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.80%) Back Office
3 2 (0.80%) Electronics
3 2 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.40%) Finance
4 1 (0.40%) French Language
4 1 (0.40%) German Language
4 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.40%) Local Government
4 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.42%) .NET
2 5 (2.01%) XML
3 4 (1.61%) DCOM
4 3 (1.20%) ADO.NET
4 3 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.80%) Ajax
5 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.80%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.80%) LINQ
5 2 (0.80%) REST
5 2 (0.80%) RSS
5 2 (0.80%) WCF
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (0.80%) WPF
6 1 (0.40%) Autofac
6 1 (0.40%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.40%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.03%) Driving Licence
2 18 (7.23%) EPoS
3 13 (5.22%) Clustering
4 11 (4.42%) PKI
5 9 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.81%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.80%) BYOD
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.40%) Handset
10 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (38.96%) Windows
2 29 (11.65%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.24%) Windows 7
4 13 (5.22%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.80%) Linux
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.86%) ITIL
2 24 (9.64%) Customer Engagement
3 21 (8.43%) Service Management
4 16 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (4.42%) High Availability
7 10 (4.02%) Performance Optimisation
8 8 (3.21%) Analytics
8 8 (3.21%) Use Case
9 7 (2.81%) Identity Management
9 7 (2.81%) Network Architecture
9 7 (2.81%) Security Management
10 6 (2.41%) Migration
11 5 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.01%) ETL
11 5 (2.01%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.01%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.01%) Supplier Management
12 4 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.24%) SQL
2 17 (6.83%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.22%) C
4 12 (4.82%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.61%) VBScript
6 7 (2.81%) C#
7 4 (1.61%) Java
8 3 (1.20%) Python
9 2 (0.80%) C++
9 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.80%) PHP
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
9 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) R
10 1 (0.40%) Scala
10 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (9.64%) Degree
5 22 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (8.03%) MCITP
7 19 (7.63%) MCTS
8 16 (6.43%) CCNP
9 7 (2.81%) CCNA
10 6 (2.41%) MCSE
11 4 (1.61%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.61%) MCP
12 3 (1.20%) CWNA
13 2 (0.80%) CISSP
13 2 (0.80%) MCSA
14 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.84%) SLA
2 6 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 41 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.42%) ISA Server
3 10 (4.02%) UAG
4 5 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.20%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.80%) XenApp
6 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.83%) WSUS
2 10 (4.02%) SCCM
3 7 (2.81%) WMI
4 4 (1.61%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.20%) SCOM
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) DameWare
Vendors
1 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 46 (18.47%) Cisco
3 17 (6.83%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.02%) Fortinet
4 15 (6.02%) HP
5 11 (4.42%) Huawei
5 11 (4.42%) Juniper
6 8 (3.21%) Ericsson
7 7 (2.81%) BT
7 7 (2.81%) Citrix
7 7 (2.81%) Remedy
8 6 (2.41%) Nokia
8 6 (2.41%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.01%) NEC
9 5 (2.01%) Nortel
9 5 (2.01%) Siemens
9 5 (2.01%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 4 (1.61%) NetCracker
10 4 (1.61%) Nokia Networks
10 4 (1.61%) ZTE
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