Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 123 158
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35 -35
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 33 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.94% 1.13% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.22% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Hampshire median daily rate £123 £92 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.79% -12.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £98 £85 £88
90th Percentile £155 £112 £158
South East median daily rate £120 £115 £110
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 21
Hampshire median hourly rate £10.25 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% -11.11% +14.89%
10th Percentile £8.81 £11.00 £8.68
90th Percentile £12.75 £14.40 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £11.75 £12.50 £13.23
% change year-on-year -6.00% -5.48% +5.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,292 3,361 3,915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 92.34% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 2,088 2,397
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.04%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £257
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 227 245
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.52% +56.44%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.03 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Hampshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Hampshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Hampshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Fareham -3 10 £150 +62.16% 1
Havant - 8 - -
Winchester - 5 £70 - 1
Portsmouth +3 2 £120 - 1
Farnborough -3 2 - - 2
Southampton -10 2 £125 +38.89% 1
Basingstoke -21 2 £160 - 1
1st Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Hampshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Windows
4 14 (42.42%) Citrix
5 10 (30.30%) Office 365
6 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 8 (24.24%) HP
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (18.18%) Skype
9 6 (18.18%) Skype for Business
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
11 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
11 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
11 4 (12.12%) SLA
11 4 (12.12%) Internet
11 4 (12.12%) VMware
12 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
13 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
13 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
13 2 (6.06%) Symantec
13 2 (6.06%) Firewall

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 6 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Skype
2 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Informix
General
1 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Time Management
3 1 (3.03%) Change Management
3 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (3.03%) Document Management
3 1 (3.03%) Service Management
3 1 (3.03%) Software License Management
3 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Citrix
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase