Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 103 125
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 23 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.96% 1.46% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.50% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 16
Leeds median daily rate £220 £155 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% -22.50% +53.85%
10th Percentile £164 £113 £103
90th Percentile £237 £171 £294
West Yorkshire median daily rate £220 £158 £175
% change year-on-year +39.68% -10.00% +37.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +30.45% -1.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.15 £14.22
90th Percentile £21.75 £23.25 £21.10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £14.20 £14.57
% change year-on-year -6.69% -2.51% -4.55%

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 2,290 2,131 2,614
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.48% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,600 1,480 1,750
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £275
90th Percentile £575 £545 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 32 45
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £9.93
90th Percentile £30.00 £27.30 £31.20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £13.78 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.94% +6.00% -4.38%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
7 3 (13.04%) MCP
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (13.04%) Logistics
7 3 (13.04%) Office 365
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
7 3 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Storage Management
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (8.70%) VMware
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (8.70%) PDA
8 2 (8.70%) Computer Science

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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) PDA
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) CCTV
3 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Logistics
1 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Storage Management
3 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCDST
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Xerox