Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 116 126
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -53
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 25 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.12% 1.11% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.16% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 24
Leeds median daily rate £155 £180 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +45.45% -43.69%
10th Percentile £113 £104 £120
90th Percentile £176 £290 £278
West Yorkshire median daily rate £159 £180 £124
% change year-on-year -11.81% +45.45% -42.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £14.57 £11.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.72% +23.07% -9.66%
10th Percentile £11.15 £14.22 £10.94
90th Percentile £20.70 £21.10 £18.06
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.53 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.29% +3.80% +7.69%

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 2153 2422 3080
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 95.73% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1597 2110
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £553
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 95
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.72% -11.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.07 £8.81
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.23 £33.80
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £12.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year +14.80% -8.05% +8.76%

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 16 December 2017, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) SCCM
7 6 (24.00%) Office 365
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (20.00%) Android
8 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.00%) VPN
8 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 4 (16.00%) Lotus
9 4 (16.00%) SLA
9 4 (16.00%) IBM Notes
9 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.00%) BYOD
10 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
10 3 (12.00%) Coaching
10 3 (12.00%) Time Management
10 3 (12.00%) Finance
11 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) BYOD
3 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Life Science
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Android
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Coaching
2 3 (12.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.00%) Informatics
3 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Lotus
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.00%) Reuters
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow