The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 48 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 34 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.70% 0.98% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 1.07% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 6
Average daily rate
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£132 £125 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £90 £112
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.75 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.75 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1162 936 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.22% 92.04% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 451 382
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 92 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Milton Keynes +15 28 £132 +5.60% 2
High Wycombe - 3 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 33 (63.46%) ITIL
2 23 (44.23%) Windows
3 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Citrix
6 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
7 16 (30.77%) Finance
8 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (25.00%) MCP
9 13 (25.00%) MS Office
9 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (23.08%) MCSE
10 12 (23.08%) Service Management
10 12 (23.08%) Backup Exec
10 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (21.15%) SLA
12 10 (19.23%) Windows Vista
12 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
12 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
13 9 (17.31%) OVSD
13 9 (17.31%) UNIX
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
14 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
15 5 (9.62%) ITSM
15 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
16 4 (7.69%) C
16 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) MPLS
2 1 (1.92%) DSL
2 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
1 1 (1.92%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Vista
4 9 (17.31%) UNIX
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Service Management
3 5 (9.62%) ITSM
4 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.92%) System Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (25.00%) MCP
3 12 (23.08%) MCSE
4 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) MCITP
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 9 (17.31%) OVSD
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) Remedy
3 1 (1.92%) New Relic
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8.00 - £8.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
Posted: 4 days ago