The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Specialist
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.070% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.072% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £355 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +2.07% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -46.66% +7.14%  

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 990 1386 1109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.86% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 969 729
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Leeds

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Leeds

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Leeds

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

Support Specialist 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM