Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 120 117
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -36
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 18 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.72% 0.51% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.53% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 17
Leeds median daily rate £163 £125 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -3.85% -27.78%
10th Percentile £114 £112 £120
90th Percentile £289 £203 £225
West Yorkshire median daily rate £176 £148 £130
% change year-on-year +19.49% +13.46% -34.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 15
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.10
10th Percentile £10.50 - £10.20
90th Percentile £30.25 - £19.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £11.88 £12.10
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.86% -6.92%

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 2,420 2,091 2,860
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.90% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,386 1,980
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £264 £275
90th Percentile £538 £552 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 34 62
Leeds median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.11% +8.00% +0.64%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.56 £9.32
90th Percentile £40.60 £28.27 £19.98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -3.70%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (33.33%) SLA
5 6 (33.33%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (11.11%) Citrix
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.56%) CCNA
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco
9 1 (5.56%) LAN
9 1 (5.56%) WAN
9 1 (5.56%) XenApp
9 1 (5.56%) XenServer
9 1 (5.56%) Marketing
9 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
9 1 (5.56%) Informatics
9 1 (5.56%) Network Security
9 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (5.56%) VMware
9 1 (5.56%) Workload Management

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 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Time Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Coaching
3 1 (5.56%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Workload Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) VMware