The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Support Engineer
Rank 601 608 569
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 30 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.007% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.008% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 6
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£135 - £150
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 - £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £22.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £22.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.63 £22.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-38.06% +46.66%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Field Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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 -8 26 £135 - 7
London +9 7 £115 - 3
South West - 7 £135 - 1
North West - 4 £135 -
East of England - 4 £120 - 1
Manchester - 3 £135 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £120 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £263 -
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £135 -
Salisbury - 2 £135 -
Watford - 2 £120 -
Leicester - 2 £263 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £135 -
East Midlands - 2 £263 -
Birmingham +4 1 - -
West Midlands -4 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £98 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £98 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Clevedon - 1 - -
Galashiels - 1 £98 -
Bath - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
5 14 (36.84%) MS Office
6 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 11 (28.95%) ITIL
7 11 (28.95%) Migration
8 10 (26.32%) Change Management
8 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
8 10 (26.32%) MCSA
8 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
9 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
10 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
11 4 (10.53%) DHCP
11 4 (10.53%) DNS
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (10.53%) Firewall
11 4 (10.53%) VMware
11 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (7.89%) Android
12 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (7.89%) Wireless
2 3 (7.89%) VLAN
2 3 (7.89%) IPv4
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 3 (7.89%) PBX
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Replication
1 3 (7.89%) CMDB
2 1 (2.63%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Mac OS
5 3 (7.89%) Android
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ITIL
1 11 (28.95%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) Change Management
2 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
2 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.89%) Software Licensing
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) Logistics
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) MCSA
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.63%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Bloomberg
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
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Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
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