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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 68 79 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 27 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.02% 0.60% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 0.64% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 2
Average daily rate
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£180 £150 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £145
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +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
1214 1087 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.80% 93.22% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 726 374
Average daily rate £350 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 30
Average hourly rate £13.60 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £110.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015, 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 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Incident Management
3 18 (36.00%) Ubuntu
4 17 (34.00%) Splunk
5 16 (32.00%) CentOS
5 16 (32.00%) UNIX
5 16 (32.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (24.00%) ITIL
7 11 (22.00%) Python
7 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (22.00%) VMware
7 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) SLA
9 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (18.00%) Service Management
10 8 (16.00%) Workflow
10 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
10 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
11 7 (14.00%) SAN
11 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (12.00%) Fault Management
12 6 (12.00%) Network Architecture
12 6 (12.00%) HSPA
12 6 (12.00%) LTE
12 6 (12.00%) 3G
12 6 (12.00%) Change Management
12 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.00%) 2G

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) SAN
2 6 (12.00%) 3G
2 6 (12.00%) 2G
2 6 (12.00%) HSPA
2 6 (12.00%) LTE
2 6 (12.00%) UMTS
2 6 (12.00%) GPRS
2 6 (12.00%) GSM
3 4 (8.00%) LDAP
4 3 (6.00%) SSL
4 3 (6.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.00%) Windows
3 18 (36.00%) Ubuntu
4 16 (32.00%) UNIX
4 16 (32.00%) CentOS
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (8.00%) Debian
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Incident Management
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Service Management
4 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (16.00%) Workflow
5 6 (12.00%) Change Management
5 6 (12.00%) Fault Management
5 6 (12.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.00%) MCITP
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nagios
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Splunk
2 16 (32.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (22.00%) VMware
4 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) Amdocs
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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