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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Support Engineer
Rank 576 529 563
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 11 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.020% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £120 £140 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £138 £100
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.11% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.65 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £17.05 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +8.92%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 11 £120 -14.28% 2
London -4 9 £120 -14.28% 1
South East -2 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Woking - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP
8 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.33%) LAN
9 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) Citrix
9 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (8.33%) Terminal Server
9 2 (8.33%) WSUS
9 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 2 (8.33%) SCCM
9 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.17%) 3G
10 1 (4.17%) UTRAN
10 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 1 (4.17%) Lync
10 1 (4.17%) 4G
10 1 (4.17%) SAN
10 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (4.17%) IIS

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) UMTS
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) UTRAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) HSDPA
4 1 (4.17%) 4G
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Handset
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
1 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.17%) Service Management
2 1 (4.17%) Change Management
2 1 (4.17%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCDST
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
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