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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
Rank 75 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 8 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.73% 1.33% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.40% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 23
Median daily rate £180 £120 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -39.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £156 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £175
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +15.78%

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
1046 1353 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.44% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 915 736
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017, 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 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.93%) ITIL
4 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) WAN
5 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) SCCM
6 5 (18.52%) MS Office
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) Linux
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix
7 4 (14.81%) Firewall
7 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
7 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) Office 365
8 3 (11.11%) Splunk
8 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 3 (11.11%) CentOS
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Nagios
8 3 (11.11%) Novell
9 2 (7.41%) Apple

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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
1 7 (25.93%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) ADSL
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Law
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) CentOS
6 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (7.41%) Android
7 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.70%) Unix
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.70%) Case Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.70%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) MCP
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Nagios
3 2 (7.41%) Grafana
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Novell
3 3 (11.11%) Splunk
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) LexisNexis
5 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard