The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 22 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.39% 1.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £78 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £115 £110
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £11.88
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +1.05%
1st Line Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
132 59 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.67% 86.76% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 59
Median daily rate £300 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £93 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northern Ireland region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -10 2 £78 -55.71%
1st Line Support
UK

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 1st Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Sun
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) People Management

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) People Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sun