The first table below looks at the demand for the Field Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Support Engineer
Rank 588 560 577
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.021% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £160 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £85
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.68 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £16.70 £15.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -2.08%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Field Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 6 - - 7
London +15 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
South East -9 1 - - 2
South West - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Thetford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Field Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.56%) PMI
7 1 (5.56%) PMP
7 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.56%) SLA
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (5.56%) Finance
7 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) TETRA
7 1 (5.56%) Network Design
7 1 (5.56%) MCDST

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Field Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) TETRA
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PMI
1 1 (5.56%) CCTV
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
1 1 (5.56%) Project Management
1 1 (5.56%) Network Design
1 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.56%) PMP
1 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCDST
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
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