The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 90 73
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.29% 0.84% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.88% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 21
Median daily rate £125 £181 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.74% +3.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £153
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Median hourly rate - £10.60 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £14.85
% change year-on-year +9.09% -7.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1018 1482 1283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.98% 96.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1058 852
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 40
Median hourly rate £15.86 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 25 April 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Novell
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 1 (9.09%) Apple
7 1 (9.09%) Nagios
7 1 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (9.09%) OpenView
7 1 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
7 1 (9.09%) Incident 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix
1 2 (18.18%) Novell
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft