The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 94 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £90 £70 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -30.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £121 £105
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +15.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Median hourly rate £10.20 £10.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £11.86 £12.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
1st Line Support
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1467 1254 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.76% 94.36% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 838 734
Median daily rate £408 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 35
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 1st Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (28.57%) MS Office
5 7 (25.00%) MCSA
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (25.00%) Internet
5 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (21.43%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) HTML
7 5 (17.86%) Legal
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) SLA
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
10 2 (7.14%) Finance
10 2 (7.14%) ITSM
10 2 (7.14%) DameWare
10 2 (7.14%) VPN
10 2 (7.14%) Symantec
10 2 (7.14%) MCSE
10 2 (7.14%) MCP
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle
10 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) ITSM
3 2 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) MCSA
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCITP
2 2 (7.14%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) DameWare
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix