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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 111 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 4 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.20% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.58% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 3
Median daily rate - £225 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -65.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £250
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -18.84%
Technical 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
1938 1895 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.75% 94.75% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1193 1101
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 70
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.87 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 -13 4 - - 5
Technical Support
Yorkshire

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) DB2
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) ThinApp
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Virgin Media
5 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) GPON
5 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) GPON
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (10.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) NEC
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Virgin Media