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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 544 544 538
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 94 99 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 29
Median daily rate £149 £250 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.60% +92.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £119 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £283 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £149 £250 £110
% change year-on-year
-40.60% +127.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 21
Median hourly rate £14.34 £13.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.22% -27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.21 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £18.65 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.42 £13.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.28% -30.26%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +11 90 £165 -21.42% 27
South East +15 20 £225 -10.00% 7
London -8 19 £155 -20.51% 8
South West +10 16 £175 -32.69% 2
Berkshire +8 12 £463 -
North West -11 9 £110 -18.51% 5
Reading +2 8 £463 -
East of England +11 7 £113 -10.00% 1
Bristol +10 7 £114 +22.97%
North East -55 6 £100 -66.10% 1
Tyne and Wear -56 6 £100 -66.10% 1
Wiltshire 0 5 £375 -
Manchester -6 5 £126 -7.03% 4
West Midlands -18 5 £115 - 2
City of London +33 4 £170 -
East Midlands -3 4 £175 -2.77%
Hertfordshire +19 3 £113 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £90 - 1
Watford +16 3 £113 -
Birmingham -4 3 £115 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -63 3 - -
Gateshead - 3 £100 -
Salisbury - 3 £375 -
Croydon - 3 £113 - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £172 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £178 -
Devon +5 2 £175 -13.04%
Surrey -2 2 £225 +12.50% 3

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 86 (34.40%) Windows
2 48 (19.20%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.40%) Security Cleared
4 40 (16.00%) Active Directory
5 38 (15.20%) DNS
6 37 (14.80%) Cisco
7 36 (14.40%) LAN
8 34 (13.60%) Firewall
9 33 (13.20%) SC Cleared
9 33 (13.20%) WAN
9 33 (13.20%) ITIL
10 30 (12.00%) Wireless
11 27 (10.80%) SLA
12 25 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (8.80%) SQL
13 22 (8.80%) Windows Server
14 21 (8.40%) Driving Licence
14 21 (8.40%) Customer Engagement
14 21 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (7.60%) EPoS
15 19 (7.60%) Telecoms
15 19 (7.60%) Degree
16 18 (7.20%) Service Management
16 18 (7.20%) SQL Server
16 18 (7.20%) MS Office
16 18 (7.20%) TCP/IP
16 18 (7.20%) DHCP
16 18 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (6.80%) Windows 7

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 10 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.20%) IIS
4 7 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.80%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.20%) DNS
2 36 (14.40%) LAN
3 34 (13.60%) Firewall
4 33 (13.20%) WAN
5 30 (12.00%) Wireless
6 18 (7.20%) DHCP
6 18 (7.20%) TCP/IP
7 17 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (6.80%) VoIP
8 12 (4.80%) 3G
9 11 (4.40%) 2G
9 11 (4.40%) PBX
10 10 (4.00%) ATM
10 10 (4.00%) Internet
11 9 (3.60%) 4G
12 8 (3.20%) SAN
12 8 (3.20%) VPN
13 7 (2.80%) PABX
14 5 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.80%) Big Data
3 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.40%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.00%) Power BI
6 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Datazen
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Fiddler
1 2 (0.80%) JIRA
1 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (7.60%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.20%) Retail
3 4 (1.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Electronics
5 2 (0.80%) Back Office
5 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.40%) Finance
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.00%) .NET
2 5 (2.00%) XML
3 4 (1.60%) DCOM
4 3 (1.20%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.80%) Ajax
5 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.80%) CSS
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%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.40%) Autofac
6 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.40%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.40%) Driving Licence
2 19 (7.60%) EPoS
3 12 (4.80%) Clustering
4 8 (3.20%) PKI
5 6 (2.40%) NHS
6 5 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.80%) BYOD
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.40%) Handset
10 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (34.40%) Windows
2 22 (8.80%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.80%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.60%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.80%) Linux
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.20%) ITIL
2 21 (8.40%) Customer Engagement
3 18 (7.20%) Service Management
4 12 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (4.40%) High Availability
6 10 (4.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 6 (2.40%) Migration
8 4 (1.60%) Analytics
8 4 (1.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.60%) ETL
8 4 (1.60%) Identity Management
8 4 (1.60%) Mentoring
8 4 (1.60%) Network Architecture
8 4 (1.60%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (1.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (1.60%) Security Management
8 4 (1.60%) Use Case
9 3 (1.20%) Coaching
9 3 (1.20%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.80%) SQL
2 15 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.80%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.00%) C
5 9 (3.60%) VBScript
6 6 (2.40%) C#
7 4 (1.60%) 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
10 1 (0.40%) R
10 1 (0.40%) Scala
10 1 (0.40%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (7.60%) Degree
6 17 (6.80%) MCITP
6 17 (6.80%) MCTS
7 16 (6.40%) CCNP
8 6 (2.40%) CCNA
9 3 (1.20%) CWNA
9 3 (1.20%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.20%) MCSE
10 2 (0.80%) CISSP
10 2 (0.80%) MCSA
11 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 40 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.80%) UAG
3 6 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.00%) ISA Server
4 5 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.80%) XenApp
6 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) WSUS
2 7 (2.80%) SCCM
2 7 (2.80%) WMI
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.20%) SCOM
6 2 (0.80%) SCSM
6 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) DameWare
7 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 48 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.80%) Cisco
3 17 (6.80%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.00%) Fortinet
4 15 (6.00%) HP
5 11 (4.40%) NEC
5 11 (4.40%) Nortel
6 10 (4.00%) Huawei
7 9 (3.60%) Remedy
8 8 (3.20%) Panasonic
8 8 (3.20%) Samsung
9 7 (2.80%) Avaya
9 7 (2.80%) Ericsson
9 7 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.80%) Toshiba
10 6 (2.40%) Ciena
11 5 (2.00%) BT
11 5 (2.00%) Citrix
11 5 (2.00%) Nokia
11 5 (2.00%) Siemens
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