The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 382 354
Rank change year-on-year +4 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 46 36 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.17% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 40
Median daily rate £123 £120 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -9.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £95 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £166
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £120
% change year-on-year - -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 31
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £17.50 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.45 £11.38 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.45% -5.20%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in London

1st Line Support
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 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in London

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 1st Line Support in London

1st Line Support
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 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in London

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 1st Line Support in London

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
City of London -1 6 £215 +79.16% 1
Romford - 2 £125 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £110 -
Hammersmith - 2 £110 -
Croydon 0 1 £110 - 1
1st Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 50 (58.82%) Windows
2 36 (42.35%) Active Directory
3 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.12%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
5 18 (21.18%) ITIL
6 17 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 12 (14.12%) Office 365
8 10 (11.76%) Apple
8 10 (11.76%) Windows 8
9 9 (10.59%) Finance
10 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
11 7 (8.24%) LAN
11 7 (8.24%) Citrix
11 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
11 7 (8.24%) Cisco
12 6 (7.06%) Service Management
13 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
13 5 (5.88%) Banking
13 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
13 5 (5.88%) Law
13 5 (5.88%) iPhone
13 5 (5.88%) Fat Client
13 5 (5.88%) Thin Client
13 5 (5.88%) HP
13 5 (5.88%) SQL
14 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
14 4 (4.71%) VoIP
14 4 (4.71%) WAN
14 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange

1st Line Support 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
1 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) LAN
2 4 (4.71%) VoIP
2 4 (4.71%) VPN
2 4 (4.71%) WAN
3 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 3 (3.53%) Network Security
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.35%) Broadband
4 2 (2.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) Intranet
4 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.35%) VLAN
4 2 (2.35%) Wireless
5 1 (1.18%) DHCP
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
5 1 (1.18%) Extranet
5 1 (1.18%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) Skype
5 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
2 5 (5.88%) Law
3 4 (4.71%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Front Office
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 5 (5.88%) iPhone
1 5 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.71%) NHS
3 3 (3.53%) CMDB
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) iPad
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.18%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.82%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
3 17 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.71%) Android
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 6 (7.06%) Service Management
3 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.53%) Migration
5 2 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.18%) Break/Fix
6 1 (1.18%) Change Management
6 1 (1.18%) CRM
6 1 (1.18%) Data Management
6 1 (1.18%) Information Security
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.18%) Logistics
6 1 (1.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.71%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (42.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Apple
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco
3 7 (8.24%) Citrix
4 5 (5.88%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) Lotus
6 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 2 (2.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.18%) Avaya
8 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.18%) Google
8 1 (1.18%) Intel
8 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.18%) Mitel
8 1 (1.18%) NetApp
8 1 (1.18%) Novell
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle
8 1 (1.18%) VMware
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