The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 117 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 25 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.86% 1.03% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.08% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate £120 £105 £80
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £125 £80
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 14
Average hourly rate £9.98 £10.50 £10.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.53 £9.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £13.50 £12.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.34%
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 Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2761 2401 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 94.81% 94.71% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 1586 1251
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 116 102
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +1.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire -3 22 £120 +14.28% 5
North Yorkshire +6 2 £125 - 1
South Yorkshire -14 2 £120 -
East Yorkshire +1 1 £125 -
1st Line Support
England

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
2 42 (77.78%) Windows
3 23 (42.59%) MS Office
3 23 (42.59%) Windows 7
4 15 (27.78%) VMware
4 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (20.37%) Legal
7 11 (20.37%) MCSA
8 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
9 9 (16.67%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
12 5 (9.26%) NHS
12 5 (9.26%) LAN
12 5 (9.26%) WAN
12 5 (9.26%) SLA
12 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
13 4 (7.41%) Internet
14 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
14 3 (5.56%) Finance
14 3 (5.56%) ITSM
15 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
15 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
15 2 (3.70%) SCCM
15 2 (3.70%) HTML
15 2 (3.70%) HP
15 2 (3.70%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Office
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) LAN
1 5 (9.26%) WAN
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) VLAN
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
General
1 11 (20.37%) Legal
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Windows 7
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.85%) Service Management
4 1 (1.85%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.37%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) DameWare
2 1 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) VMware
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) Peregrine
4 1 (1.85%) Remedy
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