The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 558 576 568
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 63 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 12
Median daily rate £110 £125 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £76
10% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £190 £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £123 £123
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 30
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.66 £9.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.55 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

1st Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
England +22 60 £110 -12.00% 10
South East +41 25 £105 -7.69% 2
London -2 14 £130 -3.70% 1
Hampshire +31 10 £105 -
Surrey +20 9 £105 - 2
South West +15 9 £111 -41.29%
Farnborough - 6 - -
Berkshire +8 5 £100 -20.00%
Gloucestershire +2 5 £113 -40.63%
Reading -5 5 £100 -20.00%
Gloucester - 5 £113 -
Farnham - 5 £105 -
Yorkshire +10 4 £100 -16.66% 3
East of England +5 4 £115 +21.05% 1
Southampton +9 3 - -
North West +9 3 £110 -68.57% 1
Bristol +4 3 £120 -
Hounslow - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £110 -
City of London -8 2 £110 -
Sheffield -12 2 £100 -16.66%
South Yorkshire -17 2 £100 -16.66%
Leeds - 2 - - 2
Peterborough - 2 £110 -
Cheshire - 2 £110 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Norfolk +10 1 £120 -
Essex +5 1 £163 +71.05% 1
Kent +1 1 - -

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (65.00%) Windows
2 48 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 38 (38.00%) Microsoft
4 37 (37.00%) Windows 7
5 32 (32.00%) MS Office
6 19 (19.00%) SLA
7 15 (15.00%) ITIL
8 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (12.00%) VMware
10 11 (11.00%) Citrix
11 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (9.00%) Cisco
12 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.00%) Service Management
13 8 (8.00%) Firewall
13 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
13 8 (8.00%) Time Management
14 7 (7.00%) Network Management
14 7 (7.00%) DBS Check
14 7 (7.00%) Apple
14 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
14 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
15 6 (6.00%) Windows 8
15 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
16 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
16 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
16 5 (5.00%) Windows XP
16 5 (5.00%) DNS

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) SAS
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (32.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.00%) Firewall
3 5 (5.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) LAN
4 4 (4.00%) VPN
5 3 (3.00%) Internet
5 3 (3.00%) VoIP
5 3 (3.00%) Wireless
6 2 (2.00%) IPv4
6 2 (2.00%) WAN
6 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.00%) ATM
7 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.00%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.00%) FTP
7 1 (1.00%) HTTP
7 1 (1.00%) IPv6
7 1 (1.00%) ISDN
7 1 (1.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Billing
3 1 (1.00%) French Language
3 1 (1.00%) German Language
3 1 (1.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.00%) iPhone
2 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.00%) iPad
3 1 (1.00%) IPTV
3 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.00%) PKI
3 1 (1.00%) STB
3 1 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 65 (65.00%) Windows
2 37 (37.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.00%) AIX
9 1 (1.00%) Unix
9 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.00%) Service Management
3 8 (8.00%) Time Management
4 7 (7.00%) Network Management
4 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.00%) Change Management
7 1 (1.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.00%) CRM
7 1 (1.00%) ERP
7 1 (1.00%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.00%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.00%) Validation
7 1 (1.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) C
2 1 (1.00%) Java
2 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.00%) PHP
2 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) DBS Check
2 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) CCNA
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.00%) CCIP
5 1 (1.00%) CCNP
5 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) VMware
3 11 (11.00%) Citrix
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco
5 7 (7.00%) Apple
6 4 (4.00%) Lotus
7 2 (2.00%) Avaya
7 2 (2.00%) Juniper
7 2 (2.00%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.00%) Remedy
7 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.00%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.00%) Dell
8 1 (1.00%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.00%) Mitel
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle
8 1 (1.00%) Peregrine
8 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.00%) Symantec
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £8.00 - £12.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £8.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago