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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 253 245 236
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 16 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £130 £158 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +36.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £104 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £212 £121
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £160 £115
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +0.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £13.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £12.68 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-17.15% +10.21%
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
8732 8833 8410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.12% 94.63% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5259 4904 4621
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 £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 440 464
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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 +4 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Berkshire -5 3 - -
Surrey -12 2 £150 - 1
Kent -14 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £110 -
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 25 May 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 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 14 (46.67%) ITIL
5 12 (40.00%) Windows
5 12 (40.00%) SLA
6 11 (36.67%) Service Management
7 6 (20.00%) MS Office
8 5 (16.67%) LAN
8 5 (16.67%) WAN
8 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.33%) CCNA
9 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 2 (6.67%) Android
11 2 (6.67%) MCP
11 2 (6.67%) DNS
11 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
12 1 (3.33%) Office 365
12 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
12 1 (3.33%) IT Asset Management
12 1 (3.33%) Application Discovery
12 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
12 1 (3.33%) iPad
12 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000

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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Application Discovery
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCNA
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec