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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Engineer
Rank 522 536 522
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 134 91 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 30 34
Median daily rate £130 £165 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £96 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £260 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £115
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +56.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -28.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.77 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -28.37%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +24 128 £150 -9.09% 49
South West +17 32 £375 +44.23% 4
South East -7 29 £375 +76.47% 7
Berkshire +5 20 £438 +2.94% 1
East of England +20 17 £108 -17.30% 4
Reading +8 16 £438 +2.94%
Wiltshire +10 15 £375 - 3
North West -10 13 £108 -20.37% 4
London -14 12 £111 -14.42% 19
Salisbury - 12 £375 - 1
Bristol +7 9 £108 +16.21%
Manchester -14 9 £151 +12.03% 1
Cambridgeshire - 9 £108 -
West Midlands -7 7 £115 - 5
East Midlands +14 6 £115 -8.00% 1
Birmingham +7 5 £115 - 3
Scotland -12 5 £103 +28.12% 1
North East -42 5 £100 - 3
Tyne and Wear -46 5 £100 - 2
Yorkshire +11 4 £108 - 1
Gateshead - 4 £100 -
Cambridge - 4 £108 -
Essex -1 3 £130 -14.75% 2
Hampshire -5 3 £115 -20.68% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £115 - 1
Northamptonshire +5 2 £111 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 - - 1
Devon +1 2 £175 -32.69%
Liverpool 0 2 - - 1
Norfolk 0 2 £159 +22.11% 1

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 91 (37.60%) Windows
2 55 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 44 (18.18%) Cisco
4 42 (17.36%) DNS
4 42 (17.36%) Security Cleared
5 40 (16.53%) Firewall
6 39 (16.12%) LAN
7 38 (15.70%) Active Directory
8 36 (14.88%) ITIL
9 34 (14.05%) WAN
10 33 (13.64%) Wireless
10 33 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 28 (11.57%) MS Excel
12 26 (10.74%) Windows Server
13 25 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (9.50%) DHCP
15 22 (9.09%) SQL
15 22 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (9.09%) Degree
15 22 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
16 21 (8.68%) SLA
17 20 (8.26%) TCP/IP
17 20 (8.26%) MS Office
17 20 (8.26%) EPoS
17 20 (8.26%) Driving Licence
18 19 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (7.85%) Service Management
19 18 (7.44%) SQL Server
19 18 (7.44%) MCTS
19 18 (7.44%) MCITP

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 (3.31%) IIS
1 8 (3.31%) MS Exchange
1 8 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.65%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.83%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.13%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.36%) DNS
2 40 (16.53%) Firewall
3 39 (16.12%) LAN
4 34 (14.05%) WAN
5 33 (13.64%) Wireless
6 23 (9.50%) DHCP
7 20 (8.26%) TCP/IP
8 17 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (6.61%) VoIP
10 11 (4.55%) 3G
10 11 (4.55%) Internet
11 10 (4.13%) 2G
11 10 (4.13%) VPN
12 8 (3.31%) ATM
12 8 (3.31%) SAN
13 7 (2.89%) 4G
13 7 (2.89%) PBX
14 6 (2.48%) Broadband
14 6 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (2.48%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.89%) Big Data
3 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.07%) Power BI
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Datazen
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (0.83%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (7.44%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.02%) Retail
3 2 (0.83%) Back Office
3 2 (0.83%) Electronics
3 2 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.41%) Finance
4 1 (0.41%) French Language
4 1 (0.41%) German Language
4 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.41%) Local Government
4 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.07%) XML
3 4 (1.65%) DCOM
4 3 (1.24%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.83%) Ajax
5 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.83%) CSS
5 2 (0.83%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.83%) LINQ
5 2 (0.83%) REST
5 2 (0.83%) RSS
5 2 (0.83%) WCF
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (0.83%) WPF
6 1 (0.41%) Autofac
6 1 (0.41%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.41%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.41%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.26%) Driving Licence
1 20 (8.26%) EPoS
2 12 (4.96%) Clustering
3 10 (4.13%) PKI
4 7 (2.89%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.07%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) BYOD
8 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.41%) Handset
9 1 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 91 (37.60%) Windows
2 26 (10.74%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.44%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.96%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.83%) Linux
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.88%) ITIL
2 22 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 19 (7.85%) Service Management
4 12 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (4.55%) High Availability
6 10 (4.13%) Performance Optimisation
7 6 (2.48%) Identity Management
7 6 (2.48%) Migration
7 6 (2.48%) Network Architecture
7 6 (2.48%) Security Management
8 5 (2.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.07%) ETL
8 5 (2.07%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.07%) Supplier Management
9 4 (1.65%) Analytics
9 4 (1.65%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (1.65%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.65%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.09%) SQL
2 16 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.96%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.13%) C
5 9 (3.72%) VBScript
6 6 (2.48%) C#
7 4 (1.65%) Java
8 3 (1.24%) Python
9 2 (0.83%) C++
9 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.83%) PHP
9 2 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) R
10 1 (0.41%) Scala
10 1 (0.41%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (9.09%) Degree
5 18 (7.44%) MCITP
5 18 (7.44%) MCTS
6 16 (6.61%) CCNP
7 7 (2.89%) CCNA
8 5 (2.07%) MCSE
9 4 (1.65%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.24%) CWNA
10 3 (1.24%) MCP
11 2 (0.83%) CISSP
11 2 (0.83%) MCSA
12 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.41%) HND
12 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.68%) SLA
2 6 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 38 (15.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) ISA Server
2 9 (3.72%) UAG
3 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.83%) XenApp
5 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (5.79%) WSUS
2 9 (3.72%) SCCM
3 7 (2.89%) WMI
4 3 (1.24%) SCOM
4 3 (1.24%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.24%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.41%) DameWare
Vendors
1 55 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.18%) Cisco
3 17 (7.02%) CheckPoint
4 16 (6.61%) HP
5 15 (6.20%) Fortinet
6 10 (4.13%) Huawei
7 8 (3.31%) Ericsson
7 8 (3.31%) Juniper
7 8 (3.31%) NEC
7 8 (3.31%) Nortel
7 8 (3.31%) Remedy
8 7 (2.89%) BT
8 7 (2.89%) Citrix
8 7 (2.89%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.48%) Nokia
10 5 (2.07%) Siemens
10 5 (2.07%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 4 (1.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (1.65%) NetCracker
11 4 (1.65%) Panasonic
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