The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 235 251 231
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £105 - £123
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 - £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £124 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £130 £123
% change year-on-year
- +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +24.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.60 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.30% +15.34%
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +9 6 - -
Surrey -7 2 £84 - 1
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Berkshire +7 1 £110 -
West Sussex - 1 £130 -
1st Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 17 (47.22%) ITIL
4 16 (44.44%) SLA
5 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
6 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.78%) MCP
8 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
9 8 (22.22%) Cisco
9 8 (22.22%) MCSE
9 8 (22.22%) HP
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 8 (22.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Service Management
10 6 (16.67%) MS Office
10 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (8.33%) LAN
12 3 (8.33%) WAN
12 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
13 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
13 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
13 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007

1st Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (16.67%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) Application Discovery
4 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.78%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (2.78%) Migration
4 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.78%) Ticket Management
4 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) MCP
3 8 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) MCSE
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
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