The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 25 July 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 Kent 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 36 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.27% 0.72% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 0.76% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £105
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £7.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
255 263 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 96.59% 94.27% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 140 121
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells -7 2 £175 -
Maidstone - 1 £110 - 1
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) Veeam
4 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Solaris
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Data Security
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) Squid
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Security
1 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Squid
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Veeam
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £8 - £8.50 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago