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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Service Engineer
Rank 593 562 524
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Field Service Engineer 20 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.051% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.055% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £81 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £85 £118
% change year-on-year
+70.58% -27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.13 £25.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.50% +88.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.60 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £25.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.18%

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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

Field Service Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field Service 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 Service Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -29 18 £140 +55.55% 6
South East -11 8 £145 +107.14% 1
Hampshire +10 4 £145 +107.14%
London +7 4 £100 -16.66% 1
Portsmouth - 3 £145 -
South Wales +3 2 - -
Berkshire +1 2 - -
Manchester -5 2 £135 +58.82%
Wales -6 2 - -
North West -23 2 £135 +58.82% 2
South West +10 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - - 1
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Croydon -10 1 £160 -
West Midlands -10 1 - -
North East -11 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -12 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £160 -

Field Service Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) MS Office
3 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (32.35%) EPoS
7 10 (29.41%) Migration
7 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
7 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
8 8 (23.53%) MCSA
9 7 (20.59%) ITIL
9 7 (20.59%) Change Management
9 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
10 6 (17.65%) MCDST
10 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
10 6 (17.65%) MCSE
11 4 (11.76%) HP
12 3 (8.82%) Retail
12 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
12 3 (8.82%) Finance
13 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (5.88%) 3G
13 2 (5.88%) Symantec
13 2 (5.88%) Citrix
13 2 (5.88%) Lotus
13 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes

Field Service Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (61.76%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) GPRS
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
1 2 (5.88%) VPN
1 2 (5.88%) 3G
1 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) EPoS
2 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
1 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
2 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
2 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (23.53%) MCSA
5 6 (17.65%) MCSE
5 6 (17.65%) MCDST
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
3 2 (5.88%) Lotus
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
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