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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Support Engineer
Rank 642 630 598
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 22 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.030% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.032% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Median daily rate £306 £160 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.40% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £160 -
% change year-on-year
+126.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Field Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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 1 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 +1 22 £306 +91.40% 5
South East -14 8 £363 +137.70%
Berkshire +6 7 £369 -
Reading 0 6 £369 -
Manchester -1 6 - -
North West -7 6 - -
London -19 5 £163 +1.56% 4
Northwood 0 1 - -
Croydon -13 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £145 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £150 -
City of London - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £150 -
Leicester - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £150 -

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
4 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (35.56%) DNS
6 13 (28.89%) ITIL
6 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
7 11 (24.44%) Driving Licence
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (20.00%) MS Office
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 7 (15.56%) DHCP
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco
11 7 (15.56%) Firewall
12 6 (13.33%) VPN
12 6 (13.33%) Remedy
12 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
13 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
13 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
13 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
13 5 (11.11%) .NET
13 5 (11.11%) C#
13 5 (11.11%) Broadband
13 5 (11.11%) Degree
14 4 (8.89%) ISA Server
14 4 (8.89%) Service Management

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 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) DHCP
2 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.33%) VPN
4 5 (11.11%) Broadband
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) HTTP
6 2 (4.44%) PBX
6 2 (4.44%) SSL
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.22%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) PSTN
7 1 (2.22%) Skype
7 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Big Data
2 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Datazen
4 1 (2.22%) Power BI
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.22%) Electronics
1 1 (2.22%) French Language
1 1 (2.22%) German Language
1 1 (2.22%) Italian Language
1 1 (2.22%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (2.22%) Retail
1 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET
3 2 (4.44%) Ajax
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) FastCGI
3 2 (4.44%) LINQ
3 2 (4.44%) REST
3 2 (4.44%) WCF
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (4.44%) WPF
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) Autofac
4 1 (2.22%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.22%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.22%) ODBC
4 1 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) EPoS
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (8.89%) Service Management
4 3 (6.67%) High Availability
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Logistics
5 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) MVC
5 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.44%) Web Development
6 1 (2.22%) B2B
6 1 (2.22%) B2C
6 1 (2.22%) CMMI
6 1 (2.22%) Coaching
6 1 (2.22%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) C
3 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) R
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) DBS Check
3 4 (8.89%) MCITP
3 4 (8.89%) MCP
3 4 (8.89%) MCSE
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) MCTS
5 2 (4.44%) MCSA
6 1 (2.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Sysprep
2 3 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) DameWare
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco
3 6 (13.33%) Remedy
3 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Altiris
5 1 (2.22%) BT
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Epicor
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Sophos