Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Field Support Engineer was £118 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Field Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 852 804
Rank change year-on-year -6 -48 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 21 36 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.035% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.037% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 54
UK median daily rate £118 £120 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% -4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £101 £110 £105
90th Percentile £130 £175 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £120 £135
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 16
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -0.78% -0.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £11.53
90th Percentile £19.10 £17.13 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -9.38% +8.47% -8.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +28 19 £120 - 7
England +6 12 £130 +6.12% 7
Scotland -7 7 £113 +2.27%
East of England -18 4 £148 +22.92%
South East +6 3 £130 - 2
West Midlands +23 2 - - 1
Midlands +18 2 - - 1
North of England +50 1 £115 -2.13% 2
North West +21 1 £115 -14.81% 2
South West +8 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) DHCP
6 4 (19.05%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (14.29%) SLA
7 3 (14.29%) CCNA
7 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (9.52%) IIS
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (9.52%) EPoS
8 2 (9.52%) NHS
8 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
8 2 (9.52%) Service Management
8 2 (9.52%) Firewall
8 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (9.52%) Fat Client

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DHCP
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.52%) EPoS
2 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Break/Fix
3 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.76%) Logistics
3 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNA
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Avaya
3 1 (4.76%) Polycom