The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 10 July 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 Southampton 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 37 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 1 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.31% 3.81% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 3.97% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £135 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £125 £105
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
307 302 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.17% 95.87% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 178 110
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 47 67
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.50 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £24.05 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
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1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

1st Line Support
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy