The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
England / South East
Rank 187 197 182
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 53 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.76% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 22
Median daily rate £130 £120 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £88 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £150 £162
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £120 £125
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 41
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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
7212 8261 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4213 5055 4897
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 378 431
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

1st Line Support
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 across the South East region.

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 1st Line Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

1st Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

1st Line Support
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 across the South East region.

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Surrey +12 15 £240 +92.00% 3
Berkshire +30 14 £130 +18.18% 2
Oxfordshire +7 8 £123 - 2
Hampshire -5 7 £105 - 3
West Sussex -11 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £133 +10.41% 3
East Sussex +5 1 £225 +181.25%
1st Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 1st Line Support 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 in the job title.

1 61 (49.59%) Windows
2 55 (44.72%) MS Office
3 50 (40.65%) Active Directory
4 43 (34.96%) Microsoft
5 40 (32.52%) Windows 7
6 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
6 23 (18.70%) ITIL
7 18 (14.63%) VMware
8 14 (11.38%) Firewall
9 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (8.13%) Service Management
10 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
10 10 (8.13%) Windows XP
10 10 (8.13%) MS Exchange
10 10 (8.13%) SLA
10 10 (8.13%) Cisco
10 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.32%) ServiceNow
12 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
13 7 (5.69%) Office 365
13 7 (5.69%) Time Management
13 7 (5.69%) Retail
13 7 (5.69%) Wireless
13 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
13 7 (5.69%) Finance
14 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (4.88%) Windows 10
15 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
15 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
15 5 (4.07%) HP

1st Line Support 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 10 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (44.72%) MS Office
2 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Office 365
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.38%) Firewall
3 7 (5.69%) Wireless
4 5 (4.07%) ATM
5 4 (3.25%) Broadband
5 4 (3.25%) DNS
5 4 (3.25%) LAN
5 4 (3.25%) VPN
6 3 (2.44%) BGP
6 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.44%) FTP
6 3 (2.44%) ICMP
6 3 (2.44%) Internet
6 3 (2.44%) IPv4
6 3 (2.44%) IPv6
6 3 (2.44%) MPLS
6 3 (2.44%) OSPF
6 3 (2.44%) RSVP
6 3 (2.44%) SSL
6 3 (2.44%) VRRP
General
1 7 (5.69%) Finance
1 7 (5.69%) Retail
1 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (2.44%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.63%) French Language
4 1 (0.81%) German Language
4 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) EPoS
3 4 (3.25%) Handset
3 4 (3.25%) IPTV
4 3 (2.44%) iPhone
4 3 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (2.44%) STB
4 3 (2.44%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (49.59%) Windows
2 40 (32.52%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.13%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.88%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.63%) Linux
6 2 (1.63%) Unix
6 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.70%) ITIL
2 10 (8.13%) Service Management
3 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.69%) Time Management
5 3 (2.44%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.44%) ITSM
5 3 (2.44%) Network Architecture
5 3 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (1.63%) Migration
7 1 (0.81%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 1 (0.81%) Change Control
7 1 (0.81%) Change Management
7 1 (0.81%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection
7 1 (0.81%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (0.81%) Release Management
7 1 (0.81%) Workflow
7 1 (0.81%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.25%) CCIP
2 4 (3.25%) CCNA
2 4 (3.25%) CCNP
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.44%) JNCIA
4 2 (1.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.81%) ECDL
5 1 (0.81%) MCP
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (40.65%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Nagios
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) SCSM
2 1 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.81%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 43 (34.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.63%) VMware
3 10 (8.13%) Cisco
4 9 (7.32%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.07%) HP
6 4 (3.25%) Juniper
7 3 (2.44%) Huawei
7 3 (2.44%) Remedy
8 2 (1.63%) Apple
8 2 (1.63%) BMC
8 2 (1.63%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.63%) Lotus
9 1 (0.81%) Avaya
9 1 (0.81%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.81%) Genesys
9 1 (0.81%) LANDesk
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