The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 1st Line Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support Technician
Rank 139 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.095% 0.045% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.048% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - £111
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £9.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.42% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.88 £11.00 £9.44
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +16.55%
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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 South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2964 2072 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.83% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1282 1706
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

1st Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

1st Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

1st Line Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

1st Line Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South West

1st Line Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

1st Line Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

1st Line Support Technician
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 1st Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL

1st Line Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 1st Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA