The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 91 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 21 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.79% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£90 £96 £106
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £66 £96 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £96 £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £113 £83 £113
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £9.85 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £12.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
1st Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2160 1905 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.85% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1211 1011 926
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 149 195
Average hourly rate £16.93 £17.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -22.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.28 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 5 - -
Warwickshire -1 4 £120 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Wolverhampton -1 2 - - 1
Birmingham -2 2 £60 -37.50% 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
1st Line Support
England

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Active Directory
3 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 22 (37.93%) Windows XP
4 21 (36.21%) MS Office
5 17 (29.31%) ITIL
6 16 (27.59%) Citrix
6 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
7 8 (13.79%) SLA
7 8 (13.79%) Lotus
7 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
8 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
10 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
10 4 (6.90%) LAN
10 4 (6.90%) WAN
11 3 (5.17%) Retail
11 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (3.45%) Remedy
12 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
12 2 (3.45%) SAN
12 2 (3.45%) Cisco
12 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
12 2 (3.45%) VPN
12 2 (3.45%) CRM
12 2 (3.45%) PDA

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
2 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (36.21%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) LAN
1 4 (6.90%) WAN
2 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) ADSL
General
1 3 (5.17%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.45%) PDA
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows XP
3 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) HPUX
7 1 (1.72%) Linux
7 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 2 (3.45%) CRM
3 1 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
3 1 (1.72%) Data Entry
3 1 (1.72%) WFM
3 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
3 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.72%) ITSM
3 1 (1.72%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (60.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Citrix
3 8 (13.79%) Lotus
4 2 (3.45%) Remedy
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (1.72%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) HP
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