Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 November 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 51 81
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.43% 0.96% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.01% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Cambridge median daily rate £123 £125 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -10.71% -13.85%
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £125 £110 £80
% change year-on-year +13.64% +37.50% -50.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Cambridge median hourly rate - £16.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.14% -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.83 £12.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.46% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 662 596 900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.06% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 302 587
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +6.29%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £243
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 62 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +22.64%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.84 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.29% +65.85% -18.00%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Cambridge

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Cambridge

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Cambridge

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft