The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 100 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 22 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.86% 0.22% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.24% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £107 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.55% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £107 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £107 £153
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.80 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.13% -7.14%
IT Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2349 2087 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.01% 93.55% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1164 1201
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 126 125
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
West Yorkshire -1 11 £225 +110.28% 5
East Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire +4 3 £125 - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £123 - 2
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
4 16 (43.24%) MS Office
5 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (18.92%) VMware
9 6 (16.22%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) CentOS
11 4 (10.81%) Splunk
11 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
11 4 (10.81%) Internet
11 4 (10.81%) Python
11 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.81%) DNS
11 4 (10.81%) SLA
12 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
12 3 (8.11%) SAN
12 3 (8.11%) LAN
12 3 (8.11%) WAN
12 3 (8.11%) DHCP
12 3 (8.11%) Service Management
12 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.11%) Workflow
12 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
12 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) DNS
1 4 (10.81%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) IP Telephony
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.70%) DSL
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DataStage
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) NHS
1 1 (2.70%) DTV
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) CentOS
7 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Service Management
1 3 (8.11%) Workflow
1 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
1 3 (8.11%) Time Management
2 2 (5.41%) Change Management
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) MCP
1 1 (2.70%) MCSE
1 1 (2.70%) CCNA
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (2.70%) MCITP
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) Basel II
2 1 (2.70%) COREP
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
1 1 (2.70%) WSUS
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Splunk
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Mitel