The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.35% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £108 £178
% change year-on-year +2.32% -39.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 540 1022 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.90% 93.33% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 700 579
Median daily rate £405 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 57
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.30% -34.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £30.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

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

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

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

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Chester - 2 - -
1st Line Support Engineer
North West

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cheshire region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (25.00%) Skype

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Lotus
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft