Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

IT Support
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 129 148
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19 -50
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 13 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% 0.67% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.70% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Leeds median daily rate £200 £155 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +24.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £146 £125 £113
90th Percentile £220 £220 £138
West Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £180 £125
% change year-on-year +11.11% +44.00% -35.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -21.88% +56.86%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.69 £14.60
90th Percentile £15.20 £14.75 £18.20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £11.44 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.83% -18.30% +37.25%

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 2,128 2,299 2,915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 95.83% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,490 1,491 1,965
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 84
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.36
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.25 £36.43
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +17.20% -10.71% +12.72%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured IT Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Leeds

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Leeds

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Leeds

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) COBOL
7 1 (7.69%) Skype
7 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

IT 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) System Testing
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) COBOL
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) VMware