The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Maidstone 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 29 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 Maidstone 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 5 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidstone 10.00% - 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.11% - 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£110 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £108 £123 £108
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +13.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
Job Titles Category
Maidstone
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidstone 90.00% 100.00% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 22
Average daily rate £118 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Maidstone

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Maidstone

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidstone

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Maidstone

1st Line Support
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidstone 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidstone 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory