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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Support Engineer
Rank 629 614 632
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 10 43 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.074% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.078% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 4
Median daily rate £128 £135 £114
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +18.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £105 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £295 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £135 £114
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.45 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -38.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.40 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -34.54%

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 18 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 28 August 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 -28 9 £128 -5.55% 8
West Midlands -23 3 £120 - 2
East of England +16 2 £120 - 1
South East +7 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £120 - 1
Watford +1 1 £120 - 1
South West 0 1 £150 +11.11%
Bristol -2 1 £150 -10.44%
London -14 1 £220 +91.30% 4
Fareham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £120 -
Warwickshire - 1 £108 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £120 -
Rugby - 1 £108 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (34.48%) DNS
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco
5 8 (27.59%) Remedy
5 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (24.14%) ServiceNow
6 7 (24.14%) Driving Licence
7 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (13.79%) LAN
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
10 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.34%) C#
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (10.34%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) WAN
10 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
11 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
11 2 (6.90%) Big Data
11 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (6.90%) Mentoring

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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.79%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) WebEx
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.45%) Datazen
3 1 (3.45%) Power BI
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
1 1 (3.45%) Electronics
1 1 (3.45%) French Language
1 1 (3.45%) German Language
1 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
1 1 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Ajax
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) Autofac
3 1 (3.45%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.45%) LINQ
3 1 (3.45%) ODBC
3 1 (3.45%) OLE
3 1 (3.45%) OLE DB
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SAML
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (3.45%) WPF
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
2 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
2 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Coaching
3 1 (3.45%) High Availability
3 1 (3.45%) Information Governance
3 1 (3.45%) Logistics
3 1 (3.45%) Machine Learning
3 1 (3.45%) Memory Management
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.45%) MVC
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
3 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C#
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) R
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Scala
3 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) DameWare
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Remedy
3 7 (24.14%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Meraki
5 1 (3.45%) Novell
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.45%) VMware