The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 426 407
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 6 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.029% 0.005% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.005% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £110 £100 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £100 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £100 £256
UK excluding London median daily rate £123 £115 £140
% change year-on-year +6.52% -17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £16.00
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in London

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Dell