The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Technician was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 30 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.

First Line Support Technician
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% 1.05% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.12% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £133
% change year-on-year -9.37% +20.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.13 £11.75 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.44 £11.63 £12.39
% change year-on-year -1.59% -6.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 268 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 93.71% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 184 278
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

1st Line Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Technician in Southampton

1st Line Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support Technician in Southampton

1st Line Support Technician Skill Set
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 1st Line Support Technician 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 Southampton region featuring 1st Line Support Technician in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) ECDL

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

Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ECDL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory