The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 1st Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 547 535 542
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 43 51 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.10% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.11% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
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£110 £130 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £118 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £153 £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £130 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.10 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.00 £17.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +22.10%
1st Line Support Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

1st Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer across the England region.

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer across the England region.

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 19 £95 -26.92% 5
London -8 9 £130 +8.33% 4
South West -3 4 £125 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -26 3 - - 1
North West - 3 - - 5
East Midlands -11 2 £110 -
East of England - 2 £90 - 2
West Midlands +7 1 - - 3
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1st Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 1st Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support Engineer in their job title.

1 54 (76.06%) Windows
2 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
3 39 (54.93%) Microsoft
4 33 (46.48%) Windows 7
5 27 (38.03%) MS Office
6 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
7 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
8 11 (15.49%) ITIL
9 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.68%) SLA
10 8 (11.27%) Linux
11 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
12 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.45%) Cisco
12 6 (8.45%) Sun
13 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.04%) MCP
13 5 (7.04%) UNIX
13 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (7.04%) SCCM
14 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
14 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
14 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (5.63%) Service Management
14 4 (5.63%) Firewall
14 4 (5.63%) VMware
14 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
14 4 (5.63%) LAN
15 3 (4.23%) DNS

1st Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 1st Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (38.03%) MS Office
2 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.63%) LAN
2 4 (5.63%) Firewall
3 3 (4.23%) SMS
3 3 (4.23%) VoIP
3 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) Internet
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.41%) SNMP
5 1 (1.41%) PBX
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
5 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.41%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.23%) Legal
1 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
2 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) EPoS
3 1 (1.41%) PDA
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (76.06%) Windows
2 33 (46.48%) Windows 7
3 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.27%) Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.04%) UNIX
7 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.63%) Service Management
4 3 (4.23%) Information Security
5 1 (1.41%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.41%) Regression Testing
5 1 (1.41%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.41%) Time Management
5 1 (1.41%) Network Management
5 1 (1.41%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCP
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) MCSA
4 3 (4.23%) CCNA
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.23%) MCITP
4 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Sun
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco
3 4 (5.63%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) Avaya
5 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.41%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Lotus
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.41%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) Brocade
6 1 (1.41%) NetScout
6 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.41%) Polycom
6 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.41%) Aerohive Networks
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