The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support Engineer
Rank 72 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.39% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £130 - £115
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 £11.25 £10.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +4.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £11.50 £10.81
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +6.43%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
736 510 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.48% 93.24% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 324 278
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

1st Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

1st Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

1st Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

1st Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

1st Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

1st Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

1st Line Support Engineer
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

1st Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £8 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago