The median contractor rate for a Field Support Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 640 623
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 11 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.022% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 15
Median daily rate £120 £128 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £111 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £356 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £128 £135
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.70

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 13 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +35 8 £126 -0.98% 9
Yorkshire +19 2 £126 -
East of England 0 2 £120 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 £120 - 1
Watford -5 2 £120 - 1
London - 2 £249 - 6
Aberdeen - 2 £110 -
Scotland - 2 £110 -
South East +26 1 - - 1
West Midlands +23 1 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
City of London - 1 £223 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £130 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (32.26%) Migration
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
7 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.68%) DHCP
8 3 (9.68%) DNS
8 3 (9.68%) SLA
8 3 (9.68%) MCTS
8 3 (9.68%) MCITP
8 3 (9.68%) Degree
8 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.45%) Office 365
9 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
9 2 (6.45%) SCCM
9 2 (6.45%) WSUS
9 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (6.45%) Wireless

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DHCP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.23%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.23%) Data Security
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) MCITP
1 3 (9.68%) MCTS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.23%) MCPD
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Apple
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
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