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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 499 470 463
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 107 104 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 32
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£135 £140 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £80 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £239 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £133 £130 £171
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -24.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 28
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +3.44%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -41 88 £133 -10.16% 35
South East +4 27 £115 -34.28% 7
Berkshire +24 19 £200 - 4
Reading - 18 £200 - 4
North West +3 13 - - 6
Yorkshire +3 11 £165 +106.25% 2
London -8 9 £318 +98.43% 6
West Midlands -14 9 £128 -15.00% 3
West Yorkshire -1 8 £210 +162.50% 2
East of England -32 8 £380 +157.62% 5
Manchester -7 7 - - 2
Scotland -8 7 £133 +2.30% 3
Birmingham -9 6 £128 -15.00%
Essex -5 5 £110 -
Leeds - 5 £239 -
Wales - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £100 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £100 -
Glasgow - 3 £90 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £90 -
South Wales - 3 - - 1
Aberdeen +9 2 - - 1
East Midlands 0 2 - -
East Sussex -8 2 £100 - 1
Brighton -9 2 £100 -
Bristol -19 2 - - 2
South West -40 2 - - 4
Derby - 2 - -
Doncaster - 2 £100 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £100 -

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 83 (42.13%) Windows
2 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (17.77%) Windows 7
4 33 (16.75%) EPoS
5 31 (15.74%) Telecoms
6 28 (14.21%) Active Directory
6 28 (14.21%) DNS
7 25 (12.69%) Windows XP
8 22 (11.17%) 3G
8 22 (11.17%) 2G
9 21 (10.66%) Ericsson
9 21 (10.66%) DHCP
10 20 (10.15%) MS Exchange
10 20 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
11 19 (9.64%) MS Office
12 17 (8.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 16 (8.12%) HP
13 16 (8.12%) TCP/IP
14 14 (7.11%) SLA
14 14 (7.11%) 4G
14 14 (7.11%) LTE
15 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
15 13 (6.60%) GSM
15 13 (6.60%) SDH
16 12 (6.09%) UMTS
16 12 (6.09%) ATM
16 12 (6.09%) MCITP
16 12 (6.09%) Huawei
16 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 20 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.55%) IIS
2 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (9.64%) MS Office
1 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) Office 365
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.21%) DNS
2 22 (11.17%) 3G
2 22 (11.17%) 2G
3 21 (10.66%) DHCP
4 16 (8.12%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.11%) LTE
5 14 (7.11%) 4G
6 13 (6.60%) GSM
6 13 (6.60%) SDH
7 12 (6.09%) UMTS
7 12 (6.09%) ATM
8 11 (5.58%) WAN
9 10 (5.08%) Ethernet
10 9 (4.57%) LAN
10 9 (4.57%) RNC
10 9 (4.57%) Radio Access Network
11 8 (4.06%) Wireless
11 8 (4.06%) Internet
12 5 (2.54%) VoIP
13 3 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.74%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.06%) Retail
3 4 (2.03%) Finance
4 2 (1.02%) French Language
4 2 (1.02%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Greek Language
5 1 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) DCOM
2 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.75%) EPoS
2 7 (3.55%) Replication
2 7 (3.55%) PKI
3 5 (2.54%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.03%) Clustering
4 4 (2.03%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.52%) DTV
5 3 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.02%) CCTV
6 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.02%) PMI
6 2 (1.02%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 83 (42.13%) Windows
2 35 (17.77%) Windows 7
3 25 (12.69%) Windows XP
4 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (5.58%) Line Management
2 9 (4.57%) ITIL
3 8 (4.06%) Service Management
3 8 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (4.06%) WFM
4 7 (3.55%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.54%) Time Management
7 4 (2.03%) Migration
8 3 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.52%) CRM
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.02%) TDD
9 2 (1.02%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.02%) Use Case
9 2 (1.02%) Project Management
9 2 (1.02%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (0.51%) Integration Testing
10 1 (0.51%) Network Management
10 1 (0.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.57%) SQL
2 7 (3.55%) T-SQL
2 7 (3.55%) VBScript
2 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.54%) C
4 1 (0.51%) C#
4 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) MCITP
4 7 (3.55%) MCDST
4 7 (3.55%) MCTS
4 7 (3.55%) MCSE
5 6 (3.05%) Degree
5 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) HNC
6 3 (1.52%) CCNA
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) PMP
7 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (14.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.03%) XenApp
4 4 (2.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (4.57%) SCCM
2 8 (4.06%) SCOM
2 8 (4.06%) WMI
3 5 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (2.54%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.66%) Ericsson
3 17 (8.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 16 (8.12%) HP
5 12 (6.09%) Huawei
6 10 (5.08%) Dell
7 9 (4.57%) Cisco
8 8 (4.06%) VMware
9 7 (3.55%) Toshiba
10 6 (3.05%) Symantec
10 6 (3.05%) Citrix
11 5 (2.54%) Nokia
12 4 (2.03%) Apple
12 4 (2.03%) Juniper
12 4 (2.03%) EMC
12 4 (2.03%) Meru Networks
13 3 (1.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 2 (1.02%) BT
15 1 (0.51%) ProCurve
15 1 (0.51%) IBM
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