The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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 Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 578 587
Rank change year-on-year +33 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 37 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
Median daily rate £113 £115 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £102 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £166 £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £123 £115 £140
% change year-on-year +6.52% -17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 15
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £7.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £15.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £10.98 £11.38
% change year-on-year +22.97% -3.49%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

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

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 1st Line Support Engineer in England

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
South East +35 20 £110 -4.34% 3
London +21 6 £110 +10.00% 3
South West +1 5 £118 -21.66% 1
North West +20 3 £175 - 2
East Midlands -6 2 £120 - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £113 - 2
1st Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
3 28 (40.58%) Windows 7
4 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (18.84%) Office 365
6 13 (18.84%) Windows 10
7 12 (17.39%) ITIL
8 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
9 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (10.14%) VMware
10 6 (8.70%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 6 (8.70%) SLA
11 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
11 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
11 5 (7.25%) HP
11 5 (7.25%) Apple
11 5 (7.25%) VPN
11 5 (7.25%) LAN
12 4 (5.80%) Service Management
12 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
12 4 (5.80%) Firewall
12 4 (5.80%) MCSE
12 4 (5.80%) MCP
12 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (5.80%) WAN
12 4 (5.80%) iPhone

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.25%) LAN
2 5 (7.25%) VPN
3 4 (5.80%) Firewall
3 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) 3G
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.45%) WebEx
5 1 (1.45%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) WLAN
General
1 2 (2.90%) Military
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.80%) iPhone
2 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.84%) Windows 10
4 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Linux
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Migration
3 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.80%) Service Management
4 3 (4.35%) Network Management
5 2 (2.90%) Break/Fix
5 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.90%) Workload Management
6 1 (1.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.45%) Change Management
6 1 (1.45%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.45%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.45%) Process Improvement
6 1 (1.45%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.45%) Time Management
6 1 (1.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) DBS Check
2 4 (5.80%) MCP
2 4 (5.80%) MCSE
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) VMware
3 5 (7.25%) Apple
3 5 (7.25%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
4 3 (4.35%) Dell
4 3 (4.35%) Lotus
4 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.45%) CA
5 1 (1.45%) Peregrine
5 1 (1.45%) Remedy
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Spiceworks
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