The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank - 17 29
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 0 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich - 6.73% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category - 7.69% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £140 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £90 £112
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £9.63 £9.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich 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
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 91 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 96.55% 87.50% 98.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 155
Average daily rate £375 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £9.63 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.25% -37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.48 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £32.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

1st Line Support
Top 1 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office