Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £174 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Second Line Support
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 116 140
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 -31
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 20 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.79% 0.92% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.94% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Leeds median daily rate £174 £125 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.00% -18.17% -24.00%
10th Percentile £155 £113 £107
90th Percentile £354 £138 £181
West Yorkshire median daily rate £188 £125 £125
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -35.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Leeds median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +127.27% -37.14%
10th Percentile £13.58 £24.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.25 £25.50 £13.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £11.80
% change year-on-year +5.63% +20.34% -32.57%

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 2,421 2,126 2,873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 98.02% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,675 1,450 2,015
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £287 £291
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 19 49
Leeds median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.55% +16.00% -1.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £9.40
90th Percentile £40.80 £31.21 £17.95
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £12.50 £12.18
% change year-on-year +27.00% +2.67% -12.22%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Leeds

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Leeds

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Leeds

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (20.00%) SLA
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (20.00%) Time Management
5 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (15.00%) Office 365
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Logistics
7 2 (10.00%) PDA
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (5.00%) Workload Management
8 1 (5.00%) Xerox
8 1 (5.00%) Marketing
8 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.00%) Informatics
8 1 (5.00%) Mathematics

2nd 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 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) PDA
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Time Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Logistics
3 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
4 1 (5.00%) Informatics
4 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCDST
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Xerox