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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Engineer
Rank 414 411 430
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 168 155 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 31
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£270 £225 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £113 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £310 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +106.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.40 £69.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.86% +11.11%

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +17 152 £275 +96.42% 52
South East +6 47 £425 +161.53% 15
Berkshire +28 32 £425 +161.53% 5
London -29 31 £160 +28.00% 15
Reading +26 22 £425 -10.52% 3
North West -9 18 £163 -45.83% 7
South West +5 14 £268 +15.05% 6
Yorkshire -5 14 £150 -9.09% 2
West Yorkshire -9 12 £150 -9.09%
Leeds - 11 £150 -
Hampshire -6 9 £160 - 1
East of England +10 8 £130 -10.34% 4
East Midlands +8 7 £320 +156.00% 1
Scotland -7 7 - - 5
West Midlands -16 7 £175 +40.00% 1
Manchester -18 7 £163 -45.83% 2
Merseyside - 7 - - 1
Liverpool - 6 - -
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Cheshire - 4 - - 2
Southampton - 4 £130 -
Bristol - 4 - - 3
Essex +14 3 - -
Surrey -3 3 £263 - 3
Northern Ireland -3 3 - - 1
Birmingham -11 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Croydon - 3 £160 -
Ipswich +3 2 £415 -
Suffolk +2 2 £415 - 1

Field Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 114 (35.74%) Windows
2 107 (33.54%) Telecoms
3 101 (31.66%) Ericsson
4 93 (29.15%) SLA
5 79 (24.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 78 (24.45%) Radio Access Network
7 76 (23.82%) RNC
8 74 (23.20%) GSM
9 73 (22.88%) SDH
9 73 (22.88%) UMTS
9 73 (22.88%) ATM
10 72 (22.57%) Ethernet
10 72 (22.57%) Microsoft
10 72 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (22.57%) Line Management
11 68 (21.32%) WFM
12 48 (15.05%) Windows 7
13 45 (14.11%) Active Directory
14 43 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (13.48%) MS Office
15 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
16 37 (11.60%) ITIL
17 32 (10.03%) EPoS
18 29 (9.09%) Service Management
18 29 (9.09%) 3G
18 29 (9.09%) Degree
18 29 (9.09%) MCTS
18 29 (9.09%) MCITP
18 29 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
19 28 (8.78%) 2G

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.76%) IIS
3 9 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.51%) GroupWise
5 6 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.94%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (0.94%) Lync
7 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (13.48%) MS Office
2 26 (8.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.82%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (24.45%) Radio Access Network
2 76 (23.82%) RNC
3 74 (23.20%) GSM
4 73 (22.88%) SDH
4 73 (22.88%) UMTS
4 73 (22.88%) ATM
5 72 (22.57%) Ethernet
6 29 (9.09%) 3G
7 28 (8.78%) 2G
7 28 (8.78%) DNS
8 22 (6.90%) 4G
9 19 (5.96%) DHCP
10 9 (2.82%) Wireless
11 8 (2.51%) LAN
11 8 (2.51%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.51%) POP3
11 8 (2.51%) SMTP
11 8 (2.51%) SAN
11 8 (2.51%) IMAP
12 7 (2.19%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 107 (33.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.51%) Retail
3 5 (1.57%) Finance
4 2 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.31%) Marketing
5 1 (0.31%) Back Office
5 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.51%) XML
2 6 (1.88%) .NET
3 2 (0.63%) WAP
3 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.03%) EPoS
2 12 (3.76%) Clustering
3 7 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.88%) Chip and PIN
5 5 (1.57%) NHS
5 5 (1.57%) Replication
6 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.94%) PKI
7 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.94%) Handset
8 2 (0.63%) iPhone
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
9 1 (0.31%) CMDB
9 1 (0.31%) PACS
9 1 (0.31%) PDA
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 114 (35.74%) Windows
2 48 (15.05%) Windows 7
3 27 (8.46%) Windows XP
4 10 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.63%) Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (22.57%) Line Management
2 68 (21.32%) WFM
3 37 (11.60%) ITIL
4 29 (9.09%) Service Management
4 29 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 17 (5.33%) Migration
6 15 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (2.82%) Incident Management
8 8 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.19%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.88%) ETL
11 4 (1.25%) Scrum
11 4 (1.25%) CMMI
11 4 (1.25%) Kanban
12 3 (0.94%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (0.94%) Change Management
13 2 (0.63%) Project Management
13 2 (0.63%) Logistics
14 1 (0.31%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.76%) SQL
2 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.51%) VBScript
3 8 (2.51%) C
4 4 (1.25%) C#
4 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 29 (9.09%) Degree
3 29 (9.09%) MCTS
3 29 (9.09%) MCITP
4 19 (5.96%) VCP4
4 19 (5.96%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.02%) MCSE
6 8 (2.51%) MCDST
7 7 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.88%) MCSA
9 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.25%) CCNA
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.31%) CCNP
11 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (29.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.31%) DICOM
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) SCCM
2 9 (2.82%) SCOM
3 8 (2.51%) WMI
3 8 (2.51%) SCSM
4 4 (1.25%) MOM
4 4 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 101 (31.66%) Ericsson
2 79 (24.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 72 (22.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.21%) Nokia
5 19 (5.96%) HP
6 14 (4.39%) Huawei
7 11 (3.45%) Cisco
7 11 (3.45%) Lotus
8 10 (3.13%) Nortel
9 8 (2.51%) Novell
10 6 (1.88%) NEC
11 5 (1.57%) Google
12 4 (1.25%) Altiris
13 3 (0.94%) Citrix
13 3 (0.94%) Avaya
13 3 (0.94%) Juniper
13 3 (0.94%) Symantec
13 3 (0.94%) VMware
14 2 (0.63%) BT
14 2 (0.63%) Dell
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