Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 65 82
Rank change year-on-year -32 +17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.58% 1.57% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.61% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Essex median daily rate £120 £105 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% -20.59%
East of England median daily rate £120 £108 £125
% change year-on-year +11.63% -14.00% +22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Essex median hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% -29.69% +6.67%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% -4.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 823 868 1119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.25% 97.31% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 440 659
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £210 £205
90th Percentile £582 £519 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 163 104
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -42.12% +15.18%
10th Percentile £11.91 £15.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £62.65 £42.20 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Essex

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Essex

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Essex

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maldon - 3 £120 -
1st Line Support
East of England

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Essex region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) MS Project Server
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) DameWare
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) WebEx
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (40.00%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WebEx
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) DameWare
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP