The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
First Line Support
Rank 38 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.24% 1.24% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.37% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £100 £105
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.35 £12.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.25% -16.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.50 £13.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £11.30
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.65%
1st Line Support
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
448 291 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.06% 90.37% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 173 111
Average daily rate £420 £420 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.16 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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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
Northampton -9 6 - - 1
1st Line Support
East Midlands

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 18 (62.07%) MS Office
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
3 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (44.83%) ITIL
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 12 (41.38%) Service Management
5 12 (41.38%) ITSM
5 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
5 12 (41.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (37.93%) C
7 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
8 5 (17.24%) iPad
9 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (6.90%) DHCP
11 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
11 1 (3.45%) DNS
11 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
11 1 (3.45%) IIS
11 1 (3.45%) HP
11 1 (3.45%) Dell
11 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (3.45%) Avaya
11 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (62.07%) MS Office
2 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 12 (41.38%) Service Management
2 12 (41.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Dell
2 1 (3.45%) Avaya
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