The median contractor rate for a Field Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Support Engineer
England / South West
Rank 133 - 145
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.078% - 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% - 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £150 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £306 £163
% change year-on-year -59.18% +88.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +62.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2433 2768 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.26% 96.55% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1785 1862
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 187 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.65 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Field Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Field Support Engineer in the South West

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Field Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 1 £140 -
Field Support Engineer
England

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Field Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (33.33%) DBS Check

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft