Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 134 119
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 18 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.85% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.69% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Leeds median daily rate £138 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +13.64%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £115 £125 £125
% change year-on-year -8.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Leeds median hourly rate £11.16 £11.50 £10.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +7.60% +4.78%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.69 £15.00 £12.06
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.16 £11.50 £10.69
% change year-on-year -2.96% +7.60% +6.88%

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 2,010 2,448 2,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.49% 97.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,420 1,687 1,356
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 57 31
Leeds median hourly rate £19.06 £21.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.35% +58.15% +8.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.48 £42.40 £29.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.23 £14.83 £12.18
% change year-on-year +9.48% +21.77% -2.60%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) NHS
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 7 (38.89%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
6 4 (22.22%) Break/Fix
7 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) LAMP
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Python
7 3 (16.67%) Tech Ops
7 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) LAN
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) CentOS
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Break/Fix
2 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Tech Ops
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
3 3 (16.67%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Samsung
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec