The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 81 69 84
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 1.07% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.12% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £133 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -46.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £110 £133
% change year-on-year +4.54% -16.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -37.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.51 £12.00 £11.93
% change year-on-year +4.20% +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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 955 981 1165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.81% 95.43% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 501 527
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Milton Keynes -7 4 - - 1
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Genesys

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Genesys