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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 115 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.87% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.92% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 4
Median daily rate £198 £258 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.30% +39.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £19.73
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -18.91%
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
1991 2074 1596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.89% 95.18% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1459 1013
Median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 58
Median hourly rate £12.82 £13.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -11 2 £270 -8.47% 3
Wakefield - 1 £125 - 1
Technical Support
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management

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 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
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