The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire 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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 106 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.73% 1.76% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.86% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 14
Median daily rate £153 £173 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.44% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £118 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £238 £196
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £12.10 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £19.00 £16.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
2nd Line Support
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 West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1980 1938 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.16% 95.00% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1290 1132
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 65
Median hourly rate £11.75 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -21 11 £181 +4.63% 7
Wakefield -3 2 £125 +11.11%
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
Yorkshire

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 8 (25.00%) Internet
4 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (21.88%) ITIL
5 7 (21.88%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (18.75%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) MS Office
7 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (12.50%) SCCM
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.50%) Firewall
8 4 (12.50%) LAN
8 4 (12.50%) DNS
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
9 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
9 3 (9.38%) SAP
9 3 (9.38%) MCSE
9 3 (9.38%) MCSA
9 3 (9.38%) Electronics
9 3 (9.38%) Telecoms

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Domino
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Intranet
5 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.13%) OpenScape
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.13%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.38%) Data Entry
3 3 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSA
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) DameWare
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 2 (6.25%) Avaya
5 2 (6.25%) Equitrac
5 2 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Novell
6 1 (3.13%) Siemens
6 1 (3.13%) Wyse