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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 497 523 489
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 129 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 21 32
Average daily rate
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£250 £255 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +59.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £118 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £468 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £250 £175
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.62 £25.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.38 £18.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-26.71% +21.66%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +30 115 £244 -6.25% 48
London +38 29 £115 -71.25% 14
South West +9 20 £143 - 6
Yorkshire -21 16 £250 +19.04% 7
South East -23 15 £270 -43.15% 9
North Yorkshire +5 12 £250 -
Middlesbrough +5 9 £250 -
West Midlands +2 9 £270 +107.69% 1
Berkshire -14 7 £270 -43.15% 3
North West -32 7 £135 - 3
Birmingham +6 6 £203 +58.82%
East of England +2 6 £120 -68.42% 4
Scotland -3 6 £119 -32.52% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £120 - 1
East Midlands -4 5 £270 - 3
Bristol 0 4 £175 - 4
Manchester -20 4 £135 - 1
West Yorkshire -24 4 £270 +28.57% 4
Leeds -27 4 £270 +13.08% 3
Chippenham - 4 £105 - 1
City of London - 4 £165 -
Leicestershire - 4 £260 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £120 - 2
Bradford -9 3 £270 +63.63%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £295 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £135 -
North East - 3 £295 - 1
Leicester - 3 £270 -
Oxford -19 2 £270 -

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 84 (38.89%) Windows
2 50 (23.15%) Telecoms
3 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
4 37 (17.13%) MS Office
5 34 (15.74%) Ericsson
5 34 (15.74%) Windows 7
6 31 (14.35%) 3G
7 27 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 26 (12.04%) Active Directory
9 25 (11.57%) Citrix
10 24 (11.11%) 2G
10 24 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
11 22 (10.19%) Huawei
12 21 (9.72%) VMware
13 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (8.80%) HP
14 19 (8.80%) WAN
14 19 (8.80%) ITIL
15 18 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (8.33%) LAN
15 18 (8.33%) SLA
16 17 (7.87%) Nokia
17 16 (7.41%) Cisco
17 16 (7.41%) Hyper-V
17 16 (7.41%) SCCM
18 14 (6.48%) Incident Management
18 14 (6.48%) SAN
18 14 (6.48%) Migration
19 13 (6.02%) DNS

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.85%) Lync
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (17.13%) MS Office
2 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.35%) 3G
2 24 (11.11%) 2G
3 19 (8.80%) WAN
4 18 (8.33%) LAN
5 14 (6.48%) SAN
6 13 (6.02%) DNS
7 12 (5.56%) ATM
7 12 (5.56%) 4G
8 11 (5.09%) RNC
9 10 (4.63%) LTE
9 10 (4.63%) UMTS
9 10 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.17%) DWDM
10 9 (4.17%) GSM
10 9 (4.17%) DHCP
11 8 (3.70%) Wireless
11 8 (3.70%) VLAN
12 7 (3.24%) Firewall
12 7 (3.24%) GPRS
13 6 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.46%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (23.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.24%) Finance
3 6 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Electronics
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.85%) WAP
2 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.46%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) CSS
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
3 1 (0.46%) Ajax
3 1 (0.46%) WCF
3 1 (0.46%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.46%) LINQ
3 1 (0.46%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.46%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) EPoS
2 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.31%) Handset
4 5 (2.31%) Replication
5 3 (1.39%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.39%) CMDB
6 2 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.46%) DTV
7 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.46%) PDA
7 1 (0.46%) FMCG
7 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 84 (38.89%) Windows
2 34 (15.74%) Windows 7
3 27 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 11 (5.09%) Windows 8
5 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.24%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.78%) Android
8 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.39%) Linux
10 1 (0.46%) UNIX
10 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.80%) ITIL
2 14 (6.48%) Migration
2 14 (6.48%) Incident Management
3 12 (5.56%) Change Management
3 12 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 9 (4.17%) ETL
5 7 (3.24%) Service Delivery
6 6 (2.78%) Logistics
7 5 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.85%) WFM
8 4 (1.85%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (1.85%) Line Management
8 4 (1.85%) Patch Management
9 3 (1.39%) Software Licensing
9 3 (1.39%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.39%) Time Management
9 3 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.39%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (1.39%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.31%) Java
2 3 (1.39%) C
2 3 (1.39%) SQL
3 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.46%) VBA
4 1 (0.46%) Python
4 1 (0.46%) Ruby
4 1 (0.46%) C#
4 1 (0.46%) C++
4 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.09%) MCSA
5 9 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.70%) CCNA
7 7 (3.24%) MCSE
8 4 (1.85%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.85%) MCDST
9 3 (1.39%) Degree
9 3 (1.39%) MCP
10 2 (0.93%) CCNP
10 2 (0.93%) MCTS
10 2 (0.93%) MCITP
11 1 (0.46%) DCSE
11 1 (0.46%) CNA
11 1 (0.46%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.33%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 26 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (7.41%) SCCM
2 3 (1.39%) WSUS
3 2 (0.93%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.46%) SCOM
4 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.46%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.74%) Ericsson
3 25 (11.57%) Citrix
4 22 (10.19%) Huawei
5 21 (9.72%) VMware
6 19 (8.80%) HP
7 17 (7.87%) Nokia
8 16 (7.41%) Cisco
9 10 (4.63%) Nortel
10 9 (4.17%) NEC
10 9 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 9 (4.17%) Dell
11 6 (2.78%) BT
12 4 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.39%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.39%) Sophos
13 3 (1.39%) IBM
14 2 (0.93%) Toshiba
14 2 (0.93%) Lotus
14 2 (0.93%) Cramer
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