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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Engineer
UK
Rank 341 506 440
Rank change year-on-year
+165 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 271 112 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 45 55
Median daily rate £118 £160 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -39.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £108 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £160 £268
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -40.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 23 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +47.91%

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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +173 244 £118 -26.56% 39
London +71 71 £113 -29.68% 13
South East +42 57 £115 -72.94% 10
East of England +21 29 £118 -2.08% 5
Yorkshire +23 23 £100 -28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire - 22 £93 - 2
Scotland +39 21 £100 -2.43% 1
East Midlands +21 20 £189 +34.82% 3
Cambridge - 20 £91 - 1
Hampshire +33 19 £128 - 1
West Midlands +4 16 £130 - 4
South West +31 15 £124 +30.26% 2
Surrey +23 14 £119 -26.92% 1
City of London - 12 £90 - 3
North West +26 11 £180 -2.70% 3
West Yorkshire +18 11 £100 -38.46%
Berkshire +4 11 £113 -73.52% 3
Southampton - 11 £128 -
Leeds +18 10 £100 -45.94%
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £115 -17.85% 2
Manchester +17 8 £190 +2.70% 3
North East -5 8 - -
Staffordshire - 8 £128 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 - -
Bristol - 8 £95 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £128 -
High Wycombe - 7 - -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £128 - 1
Slough +13 6 £113 - 1
Guildford +1 6 - -

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 152 (32.48%) HP
2 115 (24.57%) SLA
3 86 (18.38%) Windows
4 67 (14.32%) Pay per click
5 52 (11.11%) EPoS
6 49 (10.47%) Microsoft
7 37 (7.91%) Active Directory
8 35 (7.48%) Driving Licence
9 34 (7.26%) MS Office
10 32 (6.84%) Windows 7
11 29 (6.20%) MS Excel
12 22 (4.70%) Windows Server
13 19 (4.06%) Time Management
13 19 (4.06%) 3G
14 17 (3.63%) LAN
14 17 (3.63%) Telecoms
15 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
15 15 (3.21%) Samsung
16 13 (2.78%) 4G
16 13 (2.78%) SC Cleared
16 13 (2.78%) 2G
16 13 (2.78%) WAN
17 12 (2.56%) Dell
17 12 (2.56%) Cisco
18 11 (2.35%) SCCM
18 11 (2.35%) Windows 8
18 11 (2.35%) Ericsson
19 10 (2.14%) Nortel
19 10 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (2.14%) Incident Management

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 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (7.26%) MS Office
2 29 (6.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.06%) 3G
2 17 (3.63%) LAN
3 13 (2.78%) 2G
3 13 (2.78%) 4G
3 13 (2.78%) WAN
4 9 (1.92%) ATM
5 8 (1.71%) Firewall
6 7 (1.50%) Wireless
7 6 (1.28%) Internet
8 5 (1.07%) RNC
8 5 (1.07%) SAN
8 5 (1.07%) VPN
8 5 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.85%) DSLAM
10 3 (0.64%) NAS
10 3 (0.64%) PBX
10 3 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.43%) SDH
11 2 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (3.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (1.71%) Retail
3 7 (1.50%) Banking
3 7 (1.50%) Finance
4 5 (1.07%) Marketing
5 2 (0.43%) Games
5 2 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.43%) WAP
2 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.11%) EPoS
2 35 (7.48%) Driving Licence
3 9 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 5 (1.07%) Health Informatics
4 5 (1.07%) Informatics
5 4 (0.85%) iPad
5 4 (0.85%) NHS
6 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.64%) iPhone
7 2 (0.43%) Handset
7 2 (0.43%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.21%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.21%) Clustering
8 1 (0.21%) IVR
8 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.38%) Windows
2 32 (6.84%) Windows 7
3 22 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.35%) Windows 8
5 10 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.07%) Android
9 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.32%) Pay per click
2 19 (4.06%) Time Management
3 10 (2.14%) Incident Management
4 8 (1.71%) Migration
5 5 (1.07%) ITIL
5 5 (1.07%) Resource Management
6 4 (0.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (0.64%) Asset Management
7 3 (0.64%) ITSM
7 3 (0.64%) Service Delivery
7 3 (0.64%) Service Management
8 2 (0.43%) Project Management
9 1 (0.21%) Change Management
9 1 (0.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (0.21%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 1 (0.21%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (0.21%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.21%) Presales
9 1 (0.21%) Software Engineering
9 1 (0.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.21%) Java
1 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.50%) CCNA
5 5 (1.07%) MCSE
5 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.64%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.43%) Degree
7 2 (0.43%) MCP
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DCSE
8 1 (0.21%) HNC
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (24.57%) SLA
2 5 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 37 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.35%) SCCM
2 2 (0.43%) WSUS
3 1 (0.21%) DameWare
3 1 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 152 (32.48%) HP
2 49 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.21%) Samsung
4 12 (2.56%) Cisco
4 12 (2.56%) Dell
5 11 (2.35%) Ericsson
6 10 (2.14%) Huawei
6 10 (2.14%) Nortel
7 9 (1.92%) Nokia
8 7 (1.50%) NEC
9 5 (1.07%) BT
9 5 (1.07%) Ciena
9 5 (1.07%) Citrix
9 5 (1.07%) VMware
10 3 (0.64%) Avaya
10 3 (0.64%) NCR
10 3 (0.64%) Novell
10 3 (0.64%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 2 (0.43%) Apple
11 2 (0.43%) Toshiba
Slough, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + Depending on exp + 45ppm
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £115 - £150 per day + 45p per mile
Posted: Yesterday
Calne, Wiltshire
IT Support 365 Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £125 - £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 5 days ago