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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 108 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 11 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.40% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.42% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
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£170 £183 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +65.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £183 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £183 £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.61 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.30 £18.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-8.92% +7.69%
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
2266 2122 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.02% 93.89% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1232 976
Average daily rate £355 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 96 160
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 27 January 2015. 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
North Yorkshire +4 5 - - 3
West Yorkshire -1 4 £225 - 10
East Yorkshire -4 2 £115 - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 14 (42.42%) MS Office
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.21%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
8 5 (15.15%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) SLA
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) Mitel
9 4 (12.12%) Firewall
9 4 (12.12%) VMware
9 4 (12.12%) WAN
9 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
10 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 3 (9.09%) SQL
10 3 (9.09%) VB
10 3 (9.09%) SAN
10 3 (9.09%) VLAN
10 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (6.06%) Incident Management

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Office
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 2 (6.06%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.03%) LDAP
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.03%) Android
8 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
1 2 (6.06%) Time Management
1 2 (6.06%) Change Management
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL
2 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (3.03%) Service Management
2 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
1 3 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Mitel
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco