The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 23 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 Milton Keynes 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 58 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 12 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 1.30% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.41% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £153 £120 £127
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £120 £148
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £105 £105
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
836 497 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.36% 92.38% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 285 324
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 61
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.58 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
1st Line Support
Buckinghamshire

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) MS Office
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) UNIX
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 2 (8.70%) Automotive
9 2 (8.70%) Service Management
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (8.70%) MCSE
9 2 (8.70%) MCP
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (4.35%) HTML
10 1 (4.35%) Linux
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.35%) FTP
10 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.35%) Management Information System

1st Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix
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