The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 248 256 232
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 14 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £115 £85 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £85 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £89 £134
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £140 £115
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £17.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

1st Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Hampshire +12 5 £175 - 1
Surrey -3 4 £110 - 1
Berkshire -3 2 £115 - 2
Kent +5 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £110 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
1st Line Support Engineer
England

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 South East region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Cisco
4 11 (33.33%) SLA
5 10 (30.30%) Service Management
6 8 (24.24%) MS Office
7 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.15%) LAN
7 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) CCNA
9 3 (9.09%) Symantec
9 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
9 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
10 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.06%) Android
10 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
10 2 (6.06%) VMware
10 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (6.06%) DNS
10 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.06%) MCP

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Service Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.03%) Application Discovery
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Intel Security