Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

First Line Support Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 174 184
Rank change year-on-year +39 +10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 13 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.34% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Berkshire median daily rate £125 £113 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £121 £106 £110
90th Percentile £129 £117 £130
South East median daily rate £121 £115 £100
% change year-on-year +5.43% +15.00% -18.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £10.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -40.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £32.35 £11.35 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £14.63 £15.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year -2.50% +12.36% -2.91%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3507 4547 5094
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.46% 92.87% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1707 2392 2674
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.75% +0.87%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 166 197
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 1st Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +42 8 - - 1
Bracknell +18 5 £125 +11.11%
1st Line Support Engineer
South East

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) MCP
6 3 (23.08%) MCSE
6 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Android
7 2 (15.38%) iPhone
7 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (7.69%) Retail
8 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Android
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
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