The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +37 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 15 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.13% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 7
Median daily rate £125 £110 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £110 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £110 £154
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £111 £125
% change year-on-year +3.37% -11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.10 £10.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £11.93
% change year-on-year +8.33% +0.60%  

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 1727 2278 2702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.56% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1177 1385
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Berkshire

1st Line Support
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 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Berkshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Berkshire

1st Line Support
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Bracknell +5 9 £125 +13.63% 1
Reading +20 3 £155 - 2
Slough - 2 £105 -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Berkshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
2 4 (15.38%) Juniper
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Handset
2 4 (15.38%) IPTV
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) CCIP
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 4 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) IPv4
3 3 (11.54%) IPv6
3 3 (11.54%) Middleware
3 3 (11.54%) MPLS
3 3 (11.54%) OSPF
3 3 (11.54%) BGP
3 3 (11.54%) ICMP
3 3 (11.54%) RSVP
3 3 (11.54%) VRRP
3 3 (11.54%) ATM
3 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
3 3 (11.54%) FTP
3 3 (11.54%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) SNMP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) ATM
3 3 (11.54%) BGP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
3 3 (11.54%) Frame Relay
3 3 (11.54%) FTP
3 3 (11.54%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) ICMP
3 3 (11.54%) IGMP
3 3 (11.54%) IPv4
3 3 (11.54%) IPv6
3 3 (11.54%) MPLS
3 3 (11.54%) OSPF
3 3 (11.54%) RSVP
3 3 (11.54%) SNMP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) VLAN
3 3 (11.54%) VPLS
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Handset
1 4 (15.38%) IPTV
2 3 (11.54%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (11.54%) STB
2 3 (11.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CCIP
1 4 (15.38%) CCNA
1 4 (15.38%) CCNP
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
1 4 (15.38%) HP
1 4 (15.38%) Juniper
2 3 (11.54%) Huawei
2 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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