Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £158 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wakefield during the 6 months to 18 November 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
West Yorkshire > Wakefield
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 8.57% 2.13% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.00% 2.17% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Wakefield median daily rate £158 £125 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.00% - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £158 £175 £125
% change year-on-year -10.00% +40.00% -44.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Wakefield median hourly rate £12.50 £15.32 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.41% +17.85% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.32 £10.90
90th Percentile £13.75 £15.32 £13.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.57 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.51% -2.90% +14.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield. 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
Wakefield
Contract vacancies in Wakefield with a recognized job title 100 92 45
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 97.87% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 23
Wakefield median daily rate £369 £263 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.48% -8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £137 £121 £173
90th Percentile £519 £438 £413
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 11
Wakefield median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.31 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.50 £16.30 £14.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wakefield.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Wakefield

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Wakefield.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Wakefield

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Wakefield

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Wakefield region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix