The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 98 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 11 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.71% 2.23% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.35% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 13
Median daily rate £181 £173 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -6.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £19.00 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
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
1481 1359 1182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.92% 94.90% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 950 817
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 33
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.08% -15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) Internet
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
7 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) MS Office
8 4 (14.29%) DNS
8 4 (14.29%) SCCM
8 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Office 365
9 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
9 3 (10.71%) Firewall
9 3 (10.71%) Electronics
9 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
9 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (10.71%) Marketing
9 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence

2nd 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
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Domino
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Internet
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Electronics
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
3 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSA
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) DameWare
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) Avaya
4 2 (7.14%) Equitrac
4 2 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Novell