The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 34 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.23% 1.92% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.13% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£100 £108 £96
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% +11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £108 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £108 £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -4.34%
1st Line Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry 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
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
294 329 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 90.74% 90.38% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 171 53
Average daily rate £343 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 48 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £37.80 £37.80
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 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 21 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) NHS
3 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) PDA
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix