The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 62 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.66% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£103 - £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £90 £110
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £10.75 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £14.17 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
786 912 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.76% 91.20% 87.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 433 377
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 25
Average hourly rate £17.29 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.70% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £50.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (28.57%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Altiris
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Law
7 1 (7.14%) Legal
7 1 (7.14%) MCTS
7 1 (7.14%) Dutch Language
7 1 (7.14%) French Language
7 1 (7.14%) German Language
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Law
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Dutch Language
1 1 (7.14%) French Language
1 1 (7.14%) German Language
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
2 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
2 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCP
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Altiris
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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