The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 551 574 570
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 32 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.088% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.092% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 4
Median daily rate £110 £120 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -34.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £91 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £138 £234
UK excluding London median daily rate £121 £134 £130
% change year-on-year -9.34% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -15.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £25.00 £17.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -6.89%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
South East +28 18 £123 +16.66% 5
London +20 4 £90 -25.00% 2
North West +28 3 £150 - 5
West Midlands +8 3 £200 -
South West - 3 £105 - 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £95 +5.55%
1st Line Support Engineer
UK

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 61 (72.62%) Windows
2 37 (44.05%) Active Directory
3 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 34 (40.48%) MS Office
4 31 (36.90%) Windows 7
5 15 (17.86%) SLA
6 13 (15.48%) Apple
6 13 (15.48%) VMware
7 11 (13.10%) Network Management
7 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
7 11 (13.10%) ITIL
7 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
7 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
8 10 (11.90%) Time Management
8 10 (11.90%) DBS Check
9 8 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 7 (8.33%) Citrix
10 7 (8.33%) Firewall
11 6 (7.14%) Service Management
11 6 (7.14%) Migration
11 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
11 6 (7.14%) Office 365
11 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
12 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
12 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
12 5 (5.95%) iPhone
12 5 (5.95%) Mac OS
12 5 (5.95%) Internet
12 5 (5.95%) Blackberry

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (40.48%) MS Office
2 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.33%) Firewall
3 5 (5.95%) Internet
4 4 (4.76%) DHCP
4 4 (4.76%) DNS
4 4 (4.76%) LAN
4 4 (4.76%) VPN
4 4 (4.76%) Wireless
5 3 (3.57%) VoIP
5 3 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.19%) 3G
6 1 (1.19%) Skype
6 1 (1.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Blackberry
1 5 (5.95%) iPhone
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Handset
4 1 (1.19%) iPad
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (72.62%) Windows
2 31 (36.90%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.95%) Mac OS
5 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.10%) ITIL
1 11 (13.10%) Network Management
1 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
2 10 (11.90%) Time Management
3 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 6 (7.14%) Migration
3 6 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (2.38%) Change Management
5 1 (1.19%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.19%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.19%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.19%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.19%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.19%) Fault Management
5 1 (1.19%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Process Improvement
5 1 (1.19%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) MCSA
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (44.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.48%) Apple
2 13 (15.48%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (1.19%) GENBAND
6 1 (1.19%) Remedy
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago