The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 35 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.45% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £100 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £120 £108
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.34%
1st Line Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
326 363 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.22% 94.78% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 250 318
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford +5 1 - -
1st Line Support
East of England

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) SLA

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) E-business
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix