The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 108 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 21 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.76% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £125 £128 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +24.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £105 £101
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £14.84 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £14.15 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
1st Line Support
South East

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 8 £130 +8.33% 2
Slough +11 3 £135 - 2
Maidenhead -7 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 12 (36.36%) MS Office
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) VPN
7 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
8 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) Service Management
9 5 (15.15%) ITSM
9 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
10 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (12.12%) MCP
10 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.12%) Remedy
10 4 (12.12%) Replication
10 4 (12.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
11 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (9.09%) Altiris
11 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
11 3 (9.09%) MCSE
11 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
11 3 (9.09%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (36.36%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) VPN
2 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) GSM
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Service Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITSM
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.03%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) MCP
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) HNC
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Remedy
2 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
3 3 (9.09%) Altiris
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Lotus
4 1 (3.03%) HP
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