The median contractor rate for a Field Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Support Engineer
UK
Rank 563 618 607
Rank change year-on-year +55 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 20 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.041% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.043% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 16
Median daily rate £130 £250 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +56.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £148 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £368 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £306 £160
% change year-on-year -59.18% +91.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £12.88 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.03% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £13.00 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £19.80 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.88 £19.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -33.97% +62.50%  

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
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

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Field Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 27 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 27 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
England +47 20 £130 -48.00% 9
South East +9 5 £130 -64.13% 4
East of England 0 5 £120 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire - 5 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Watford - 3 £120 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £120 - 1
London +27 2 £238 +46.15%
South West - 2 £150 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Scarborough - 2 - -
Berkshire +24 1 - -
Surrey +4 1 £130 -10.34% 1
City of London +3 1 £238 -
East Midlands -4 1 - - 1
Leicester -5 1 - -
Leicestershire -7 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £140 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
York - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £140 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £425 -
Suffolk - 1 £105 -

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 14 (29.17%) MS Office
6 12 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (20.83%) Migration
8 8 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 7 (14.58%) Driving Licence
9 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
10 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.50%) LAN
10 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 5 (10.42%) SCCM
11 5 (10.42%) Time Management
11 5 (10.42%) WAN
11 5 (10.42%) Cisco
11 5 (10.42%) Citrix
12 4 (8.33%) Firewall
12 4 (8.33%) Internet
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (8.33%) SLA
13 3 (6.25%) Novell
13 3 (6.25%) MCSE
13 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
13 3 (6.25%) Degree
14 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 14 (29.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) LAN
2 5 (10.42%) WAN
3 4 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) NAS
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.08%) German Language
1 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Time Management
3 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL
4 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.08%) Change Control
5 1 (2.08%) Change Management
5 1 (2.08%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.08%) Data Security
5 1 (2.08%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
3 2 (4.17%) MCTS
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
4 1 (2.08%) MCPD
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) DameWare
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
2 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) Novell
4 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 2 (4.17%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
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