The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Support
Rank 84 90 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.39% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £130 £245 £70
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +251.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £123 £138 £133
% change year-on-year -10.90% +3.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  

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 988 1345 1099
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.24% 96.48% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 936 725
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Help Desk Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Leeds

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Help Desk Support in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Leeds

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Support in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Leeds

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Legal
3 3 (42.86%) MOS
4 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
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