The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 1st Line Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support Technician
Rank 627 627 609
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 20 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.017% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £150 £115 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -24.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £115 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £115 £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £115 £120
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.35 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.53 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.48 £10.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £12.35 £10.24
% change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.63%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

1st Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

1st Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

1st Line Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

1st Line Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

1st Line Support Technician
Top 24 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 Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England -10 18 £130 - 5
South East 0 8 £150 - 1
West Yorkshire +10 5 - -
Yorkshire +2 5 - -
Huddersfield - 4 - -
Southampton +15 3 - -
Hampshire +3 3 - -
Surrey -4 3 £150 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £110 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Buckingham - 2 - -
London - 2 £123 -
South West - 2 £110 -
East of England +9 1 - - 1
Wales +1 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £110 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £150 -
City of London - 1 £95 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 1st Line Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 19 (48.72%) Windows
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.51%) SLA
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Finance
6 4 (10.26%) VMware
6 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 4 (10.26%) MS Office
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.26%) Banking
6 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.69%) Spanish Language
7 3 (7.69%) NHS
7 3 (7.69%) Intranet
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
7 3 (7.69%) Back Office
8 2 (5.13%) ZENworks
8 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.13%) Apple
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
8 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.13%) Northgate

1st Line Support Technician 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.56%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.56%) Release Management
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CCNA
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) Apple
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Northgate
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
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