The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 69 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.69% 1.06% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.12% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £107 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.28% -10.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -2.25%
IT 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
937 894 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.77% 94.50% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 490 607
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 30
Average hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.45% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £45.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

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

1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) SLA
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) WSUS
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) Puppet

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat