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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field Support Engineer
Rank 608 586 561
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 18 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.050% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.053% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 11
Average daily rate £120 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.36% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £100 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
-57.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £18.35 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.23 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.43 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £13.08 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+52.90% -9.79%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

Field Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 16 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 17 £120 -56.36% 6
London +11 7 £210 +50.00% 2
South East +10 5 - - 1
Leatherhead - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - - 1
East of England +1 3 £120 +20.00%
Hertfordshire - 2 £120 -
Watford - 2 £120 -
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Reading -8 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 1
Leicester - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £110 -
Scotland - 1 £110 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (48.44%) Windows 7
3 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
4 20 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.00%) MS Office
7 14 (21.88%) Driving Licence
8 12 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 11 (17.19%) DNS
9 11 (17.19%) DHCP
9 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
10 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
10 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (12.50%) Firewall
12 7 (10.94%) ITIL
12 7 (10.94%) SLA
12 7 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (10.94%) Wireless
12 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
13 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
13 6 (9.38%) VPN
13 6 (9.38%) MCSE
13 6 (9.38%) Internet
14 5 (7.81%) ISA Server
14 5 (7.81%) Bloomberg
14 5 (7.81%) Financial Institution
14 5 (7.81%) MCP
14 5 (7.81%) Broadband

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) DHCP
1 11 (17.19%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) Firewall
3 7 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (10.94%) Wireless
4 6 (9.38%) Internet
4 6 (9.38%) VPN
5 5 (7.81%) Broadband
6 3 (4.69%) SAN
7 2 (3.13%) IPv4
7 2 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) PBX
7 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.56%) VoIP
8 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) CSS
1 1 (1.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.81%) CMDB
3 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.69%) EPoS
5 2 (3.13%) FMCG
5 2 (3.13%) NHS
5 2 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (48.44%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.81%) Android
7 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.81%) Mac OS
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.13%) Linux
11 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.81%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (3.13%) Change Management
4 2 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.13%) Logistics
4 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.13%) Service Management
4 2 (3.13%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.13%) Web Filtering
5 1 (1.56%) CMMI
5 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) C
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.38%) MCSE
3 5 (7.81%) DBS Check
3 5 (7.81%) MCP
4 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) MCITP
6 2 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.56%) MCDST
7 1 (1.56%) MCSD
7 1 (1.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) ISA Server
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Sysprep
1 5 (7.81%) WSUS
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Bloomberg
3 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Altiris
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) Epicor
5 1 (1.56%) Mitel
5 1 (1.56%) ThinPrint