The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 116 106
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 17 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.93% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £125 £110 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £120
% change year-on-year - -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £10.20 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £70.40 £15.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% -4.16%  

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 1682 2191 2300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.71% 92.72% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1170 1162
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -32.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Berkshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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
Reading +18 6 - - 3
Bracknell +10 6 £125 +11.11%
1st Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.13%) ServiceNow
5 5 (16.13%) Retail
5 5 (16.13%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) SLA
6 4 (12.90%) Wireless
6 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (12.90%) Handset
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
7 3 (9.68%) Office 365
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (9.68%) ITSM
7 3 (9.68%) MCSE
7 3 (9.68%) MCP
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
7 3 (9.68%) Remedy
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (6.45%) Replication
8 2 (6.45%) VMware

1st Line Support 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:

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) ATM
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Frame Relay
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) IGMP
2 1 (3.23%) IPv4
2 1 (3.23%) IPv6
2 1 (3.23%) MPLS
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) VPLS
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (16.13%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Handset
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.23%) STB
3 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) ITSM
3 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) MCP
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCIP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) ServiceNow
3 3 (9.68%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.23%) Huawei
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper