The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 63 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 22 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.89% 1.07% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.13% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £100 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.50% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £100 £107
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £151
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £16.00 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -0.92%
2nd 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
1073 882 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.26% 94.64% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 518 509
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.10 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.70 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Leeds region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Leeds region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Linux
3 18 (40.00%) CentOS
3 18 (40.00%) Splunk
4 17 (37.78%) Incident Management
5 16 (35.56%) Ubuntu
6 13 (28.89%) Python
6 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
7 12 (26.67%) Service Management
7 12 (26.67%) UNIX
7 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 11 (24.44%) VMware
9 10 (22.22%) Workflow
10 8 (17.78%) NHS
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
12 6 (13.33%) SQL
12 6 (13.33%) Citrix
12 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
13 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (8.89%) Firewall
14 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
14 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
14 4 (8.89%) SAN
14 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
1 4 (8.89%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Linux
3 18 (40.00%) CentOS
4 16 (35.56%) Ubuntu
5 12 (26.67%) UNIX
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Incident Management
2 12 (26.67%) Service Management
3 10 (22.22%) Workflow
4 7 (15.56%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Python
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Nagios
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Splunk
2 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
3 11 (24.44%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
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