The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 62 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 30 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.87% 3.26% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 3.49% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 43 1
Average daily rate
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£105 £70 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £80 £115
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -30.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £9.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £12.70 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £11.50 £11.35
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.32%
1st Line Support
England

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
1473 1488 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 91.72% 93.17% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 797 607
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £80 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 115 142
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -32.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £36.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Northamptonshire -4 15 £120 - 3
Leicestershire +21 9 £75 -6.25%
Nottinghamshire -1 3 - -
Derbyshire -8 1 - -
1st Line Support
England

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 21 (48.84%) Windows
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) MS Office
3 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
4 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
5 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
5 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
6 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (23.26%) Service Management
8 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
8 9 (20.93%) ITIL
9 8 (18.60%) C
9 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
9 8 (18.60%) ITSM
9 8 (18.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (6.98%) SCCM
11 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
11 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
11 3 (6.98%) VoIP
12 2 (4.65%) DHCP
12 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
12 2 (4.65%) Remedy
12 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (4.65%) Finance
12 2 (4.65%) Banking
12 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
12 2 (4.65%) International Banking

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Office
2 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) VoIP
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
1 2 (4.65%) International Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Service Management
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
3 8 (18.60%) ITSM
4 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Remedy
3 1 (2.33%) Capita
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) Avaya
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