The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 24 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.71% 1.03% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.03% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£110 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £90 £112
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
134 97 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 95.71% 100.00% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 37 38
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £46.80 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Watford

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

1st Line Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft