Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Field Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Field Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 367 375
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.019% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
South East median daily rate £150 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
England median daily rate £150 £130 £135
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £19.00 - £12.00
10th Percentile £18.50 - £11.50
90th Percentile £19.50 - £12.50
England median hourly rate £17.43 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +34.08% -18.75% +8.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,556 15,395 16,075
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.67% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,332 9,121 9,631
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £241 £230
90th Percentile £579 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 635 788
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Field Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Field Support Engineer in the South East

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Field Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Support Engineer in the South East

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Support Engineer in the South East

Field Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 4 £150 -
Field Support Engineer
England

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Field Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft