The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had 1st Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 417 422 412
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 14 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.053% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.056% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £130 £135 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £99 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £155 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £123 £123
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Median hourly rate £10.95 £12.25 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £12.05 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £12.45 £13.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
1st Line Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20419 21560 22362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 95.11% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14600 15240 16105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 350 445
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1st Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hounslow - 3 - -
City of London 0 2 £110 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
1st Line Support Engineer
England

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 1st Line 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 London region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (34.78%) Windows
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
4 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (8.70%) SLA
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Retail
7 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.35%) PKI
7 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) SCCM
7 1 (4.35%) Time Management
7 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (4.35%) Office 365
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) VMware