The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 222 247 247
Rank change year-on-year +25 0  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 18 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Median daily rate £123 £105 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -53.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £134 £130
% change year-on-year -10.28% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 3
Median hourly rate £14.63 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.40 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £25.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% -1.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in the South East

1st Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Oxfordshire -6 8 £100 - 1
Surrey +13 5 £123 +45.40%
Berkshire +27 2 £125 +13.63% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +3 1 £140 - 2
1st Line Support Engineer
England

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows 7
3 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
4 18 (48.65%) MS Office
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL
7 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (21.62%) VMware
8 7 (18.92%) Firewall
9 5 (13.51%) Service Management
9 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.51%) Office 365
10 4 (10.81%) iPhone
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
10 4 (10.81%) SLA
10 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco
12 2 (5.41%) Time Management
12 2 (5.41%) LAN
12 2 (5.41%) WAN
12 2 (5.41%) VPN
12 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
12 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
12 2 (5.41%) Windows Server

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (48.65%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) WebEx
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.81%) iPhone
2 1 (2.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
3 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) MCP
1 1 (2.70%) MCSA
1 1 (2.70%) MCSE
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
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