The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Field Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Support Engineer
UK
Rank 577 609 595
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 19 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.029% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.031% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 17
Median daily rate £120 £145 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -47.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £114 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £295 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £133 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.43% -53.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £20.40 £15.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +100.00%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Field Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Field Support Engineer in the job title.

Field Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Field Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Field Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +33 18 £120 -39.24% 6
South East +18 7 £121 -16.37% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
East of England +5 3 £120 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £115 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Surrey +13 2 £121 -16.37% 1
London +5 2 £129 -60.38% 1
Watford +4 2 £120 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 2 £120 - 1
South West - 2 £150 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Wales - 1 £175 -
South Wales - 1 £175 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £140 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £118 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £118 -
Swindon - 1 £140 -
Scarborough - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £175 -
Cambridge - 1 £118 -

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Field Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 12 (27.27%) MS Office
6 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
7 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
8 8 (18.18%) Driving Licence
8 8 (18.18%) LAN
9 7 (15.91%) WAN
9 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
10 6 (13.64%) Internet
10 6 (13.64%) Migration
10 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco
11 5 (11.36%) Firewall
11 5 (11.36%) SCCM
11 5 (11.36%) Time Management
11 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
12 4 (9.09%) SLA
12 4 (9.09%) Citrix
13 3 (6.82%) HP
13 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (6.82%) Novell
13 3 (6.82%) MCSE
13 3 (6.82%) Wireless
13 3 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (6.82%) Smartphone

Field Support 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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) LAN
2 7 (15.91%) WAN
3 6 (13.64%) Internet
4 5 (11.36%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) SAN
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) DHCP
7 1 (2.27%) DNS
7 1 (2.27%) DSLAM
7 1 (2.27%) GPON
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) Network Security
7 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.82%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) Time Management
3 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Change Control
5 1 (2.27%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL
5 1 (2.27%) Presales
5 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) MCSE
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) HNC
3 1 (2.27%) MCITP
3 1 (2.27%) MCPD
3 1 (2.27%) MCSA
3 1 (2.27%) MCTS
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) DameWare
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Novell
5 2 (4.55%) Google
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe
6 1 (2.27%) Apple
6 1 (2.27%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.27%) MobileIron
UK
onezeero.
Rate: £11.30 - £12.11 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 21 days ago