The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 July 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 Coventry 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 34 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.63% 1.20% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 1.27% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £100 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £103 £125 £108
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £10.00 £8.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +12.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
Job Titles Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
343 237 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 90.26% 94.42% 90.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 72 146
Average daily rate £325 £300 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 26
Average hourly rate £17.85 £28.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.36% +34.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

1st Line Support
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Lotus
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 5 (33.33%) SLA
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 5 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Lotus
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
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