The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
England / East Midlands
Rank 98 95 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -35
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 2 6 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.14% 0.38% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.40% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £100 £188 £81
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +131.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £119 £128
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 16
Median hourly rate - £10.44 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1415 1501 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.00% 95.54% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 865 797
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 68 96
Median hourly rate £13.55 £14.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +7 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -6 1 £100 -46.66%
1st Line Support
England

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 1st Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) iPad
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Chat Support
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Chat Support
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware