The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
First Line Support
Rank 84 113 87
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -26
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 46 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.77% 0.81% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.87% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 9
Average daily rate
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£126 £100 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £93 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £102 £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £100 £105
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £10.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.13 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £11.30
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.65%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2460 2657 2170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.47% 93.20% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1477 1130
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 215 237
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +11 18 - - 2
Essex +14 9 £135 +50.00% 1
Hertfordshire +6 5 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £115 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
1st Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 48 (64.86%) Windows
2 44 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 42 (56.76%) MS Office
4 36 (48.65%) ITIL
5 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
6 23 (31.08%) Citrix
7 18 (24.32%) Incident Management
8 16 (21.62%) Cisco
9 14 (18.92%) Lotus
9 14 (18.92%) Adobe
9 14 (18.92%) IBM Notes
9 14 (18.92%) Symantec
9 14 (18.92%) McAfee
10 13 (17.57%) Service Delivery
10 13 (17.57%) MCP
11 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
12 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
13 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
14 7 (9.46%) Windows Vista
15 5 (6.76%) SLA
15 5 (6.76%) Service Management
15 5 (6.76%) Finance
16 4 (5.41%) Legal
16 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
16 4 (5.41%) Apple
16 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (5.41%) French Language
17 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
17 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (4.05%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (18.92%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (56.76%) MS Office
2 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (2.70%) DHCP
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Legal
2 4 (5.41%) French Language
3 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Mathematics
1 3 (4.05%) NHS
1 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) EPoS
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.86%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
3 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Vista
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) Android
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.70%) Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) ITIL
2 18 (24.32%) Incident Management
3 13 (17.57%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.76%) Service Management
5 3 (4.05%) Time Management
5 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 2 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (2.70%) Change Management
6 2 (2.70%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (2.70%) Line Management
6 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.35%) ITSM
7 1 (1.35%) Migration
7 1 (1.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.35%) SQL
1 1 (1.35%) VBScript
1 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) MCP
2 2 (2.70%) CCNA
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
2 2 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) DameWare
Vendors
1 44 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.08%) Citrix
3 16 (21.62%) Cisco
4 14 (18.92%) Lotus
4 14 (18.92%) Adobe
4 14 (18.92%) McAfee
4 14 (18.92%) Symantec
5 4 (5.41%) Apple
6 3 (4.05%) VMware
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
7 2 (2.70%) Kerio
7 2 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (1.35%) BMC
8 1 (1.35%) NetApp
8 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.35%) Mitel
8 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
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