Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

First Line Support
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 130 139
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 11 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.46% 0.23% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.23% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Leeds median daily rate £165 £125 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £138 £125 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Leeds median hourly rate £12.75 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% -8.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.00 £10.06
90th Percentile £14.73 £12.00 £12.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £9.66 £10.10
% change year-on-year +19.02% -4.33% +3.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,270 2,131 2,653
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.48% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,480 1,775
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £281
90th Percentile £575 £545 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 47
Leeds median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +18.52% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.02
90th Percentile £30.30 £27.30 £31.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £13.78 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +6.00% -4.38%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Leeds

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Leeds

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Leeds

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 1st Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Mac OS
3 5 (45.45%) Android
3 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (45.45%) Office 365
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (9.09%) CMDB
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (9.09%) Finance

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Android
3 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (45.45%) Mac OS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Change Management
1 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Logistics
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft