The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 404 426 389
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -37
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 10 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.028% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.030% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£165 £135 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +25.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £103 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £135 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £133 £90 £120
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £11.50 £11.40
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.85%
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
22433 23506 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.34% 93.09% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15862 16190 15310
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 404 538
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
1st Line Support Engineer
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1st Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 41 (82.00%) Active Directory
3 40 (80.00%) MS Office
4 38 (76.00%) Windows 7
5 36 (72.00%) MS Excel
6 33 (66.00%) ITIL
7 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (8.00%) CRM
11 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
12 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
12 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (4.00%) Internet
12 2 (4.00%) VPN
12 2 (4.00%) Citrix
12 2 (4.00%) Apple
12 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
12 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
12 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
12 2 (4.00%) Office 365
12 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
13 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
13 1 (2.00%) Banking
13 1 (2.00%) Retail
13 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (2.00%) Android
13 1 (2.00%) Mac OS

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (80.00%) MS Office
2 36 (72.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) DHCP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.00%) French Language
2 1 (2.00%) German Language
2 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.00%) Social Media
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 38 (76.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) ITIL
2 4 (8.00%) CRM
3 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 41 (82.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
2 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.00%) Citrix
2 2 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (2.00%) Veritas
3 1 (2.00%) Reuters
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