The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 225 232 244
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 19 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.083% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.090% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 - £110
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.95 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% +29.50%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
1st Line Support Engineer
England

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 23 July 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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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
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £130 -
Oxfordshire -4 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £105 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
1st Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (62.16%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (37.84%) Windows XP
4 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.62%) SLA
7 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (18.92%) MS Office
7 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Vista
8 6 (16.22%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) LAN
8 6 (16.22%) WAN
9 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.81%) CCNA
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (8.11%) Citrix
11 3 (8.11%) VMware
11 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (5.41%) Broadband
12 2 (5.41%) MCP
13 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
13 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.22%) LAN
2 6 (16.22%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) Broadband
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
General
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows XP
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Vista
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 1 (2.70%) Change Management
2 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
2 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
2 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CCNA
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
4 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) ZENworks
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
2 3 (8.11%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) Novell
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) Altiris
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Dell
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