The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Field Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 108 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 2 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.76% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£175 £136 £104
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £145 £120
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
Field Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Field Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Field Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Field Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Field Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Field Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Field Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Field Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Field Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Field Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Field Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Birmingham -18 1 - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Field Engineer
England

Field Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Field 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) ATM
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) SDH
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) EPoS
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) 4G
3 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) 2G
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) RNC
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL

Field Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Field 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) GSM
2 1 (11.11%) SDH
2 1 (11.11%) UMTS
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) 3G
2 1 (11.11%) 2G
2 1 (11.11%) RNC
2 1 (11.11%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
1 1 (11.11%) WFM
1 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
1 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks