The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Engineer
Rank 108 96 95
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Field Engineer 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£121 £180 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £146 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £242 £172
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £168 £160
% change year-on-year
+44.77% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Field Engineer
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Field Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
6 1 (9.09%) NHS
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Kaseya

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
1 1 (9.09%) Kaseya