The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Service 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 Service Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Service Engineer
Rank 592 570 534
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Field Service Engineer 20 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.045% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.048% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
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£160 £115 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -2.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £85 £134
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -36.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £12.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +47.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.78 £15.80 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £25.00 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £12.71
% change year-on-year
- +96.69%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Field Service Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Field Service Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Field Service Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Field Service Engineer within the UK.

Field Service Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Field Service Engineer within the UK.

Field Service Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Service Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Field Service Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field Service Engineer
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Service Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 -19 19 £160 +39.13% 9
South East -2 9 £160 +128.57% 2
London -11 7 £160 +33.33% 2
Hampshire -3 6 £160 +128.57%
Croydon -1 3 £160 -
Portsmouth - 3 £145 -
Aldershot - 3 £160 -
South West +11 1 - -
South Wales +2 1 - -
Wales -4 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Sheffield -8 1 £100 -
South Yorkshire -10 1 £100 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £100 +17.64%
Manchester -18 1 £163 +66.66% 1
North West -19 1 £163 +66.66% 2
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £160 -
Reading - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

Field Service Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Field Service 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 Service Engineer in their job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) MS Office
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) EPoS
5 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 8 (26.67%) Migration
8 7 (23.33%) MCSA
8 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
9 6 (20.00%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) MCSE
10 5 (16.67%) Change Management
10 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
10 5 (16.67%) MCDST
11 3 (10.00%) Retail
11 3 (10.00%) Finance
11 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
12 2 (6.67%) HP
12 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
12 2 (6.67%) Lotus
12 2 (6.67%) Symantec
12 2 (6.67%) VPN
12 2 (6.67%) Citrix
12 2 (6.67%) SCCM
12 2 (6.67%) SCOM
12 2 (6.67%) Windows 8

Field Service Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Field Service 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 Service Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) 3G
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) GPRS
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) MCSA
4 5 (16.67%) MCSE
4 5 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) Lotus
2 2 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) Dell