Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £118 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 23 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 > Kent
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.93% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Kent median daily rate £118 - £103
10th Percentile £102 - £96
90th Percentile £162 - £109
South East median daily rate £120 £120 £110
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -13.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £9.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.07% -26.08% +44.44%
South East median hourly rate £11.75 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% -7.41% +8.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 519 452 501
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.38% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 320 355
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £138 £181 £200
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 38
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £13.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.25% -22.21% +5.43%
10th Percentile £10.45 £9.68 £9.85
90th Percentile £40.32 £20.50 £39.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Kent

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Kent

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Kent

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 23 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £118 -
Canterbury - 1 - -
Dover - 1 £100 -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 1st Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Capita
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki