The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 96 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.070% 0.31% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £120 £375 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +63.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £263 £280
% change year-on-year
-26.57% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

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
1379 1857 1680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.30% 96.22% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 1259 1112
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 66 76
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical 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 Technical Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 -3 1 £120 -68.00%
Technical Support
Yorkshire

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall

Technical 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard