The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 1st Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
First Line Support
Rank 111 94 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 12 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.91% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.02% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£108 £100 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £100 £139
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.38 £14.25 £12.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.88 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -4.34%
1st Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2258 2262 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.37% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1118 919
Average daily rate £380 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 119
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 5 - - 2
Slough +1 3 - -
Maidenhead +4 1 £90 -
Bracknell - 1 £125 -
Thatcham - 1 - -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 1st Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) MS Office
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.04%) Retail
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) CRM
8 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Games
8 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (4.35%) eTOM
9 1 (4.35%) Google
9 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (4.35%) Web Development
9 1 (4.35%) WCF
9 1 (4.35%) Time Management

1st Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 1st Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) eTOM
3 1 (4.35%) Web Development
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) HP
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