The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 18 April 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 Essex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 60 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.79% 2.68% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.92% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Average daily rate £90 £100 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £105 £101
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £49.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.53% 91.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
1st Line Support
East of England

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +3 4 - - 1
Chelmsford -8 2 £90 -10.00% 1
Brentwood - - - -
1st Line Support
East of England

1st Line Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Publishing
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix