Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 112 118
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -44
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 23 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.02% 1.15% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.20% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 25
Leeds median daily rate £153 £203 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.69% +65.31% -43.02%
10th Percentile £113 £104 £120
90th Percentile £174 £291 £225
West Yorkshire median daily rate £158 £180 £123
% change year-on-year -12.50% +46.94% -42.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £14.57 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +21.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £10.95 £14.22 £10.94
90th Percentile £20.18 £21.98 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.23 £14.57 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +7.89% +5.88%

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 2,162 2,257 2,863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 95.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,458 1,934
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £564
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 81
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.30
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.25 £35.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £12.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +16.60% -15.25% +19.19%

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (91.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (30.43%) SLA
7 6 (26.09%) SCCM
7 6 (26.09%) Time Management
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Office 365
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (4.35%) VMware
12 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
12 1 (4.35%) Marketing
12 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
12 1 (4.35%) Informatics
12 1 (4.35%) Life Science
12 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (4.35%) LAN

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 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) Life Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
1 6 (26.09%) Time Management
2 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
2 1 (4.35%) Informatics
2 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) VMware