The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 84 85 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.60% 0.84% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.89% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
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£225 £107 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.28% -7.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £150 £148
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -34.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.04 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.98 £66.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
IT 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
1559 1453 1856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.30% 94.11% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 773 1010
Average daily rate £340 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 74 76
Average hourly rate £13.20 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 6 £225 +110.28% 2
Huddersfield 0 2 - -
Wakefield -2 1 - - 1
Keighley - 1 - -
Bradford - - - - 3
Castleford - - - -
Mirfield - - - -
IT Support
Yorkshire

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) MS Office
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (16.67%) Time Management
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (16.67%) CentOS
7 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.11%) Splunk
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) WSUS
7 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (5.56%) MCITP
8 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.56%) VLAN
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) DSL
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) CentOS
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) Workflow
2 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat