Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £158 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1st/2nd Line Support
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 154 167
Rank change year-on-year +29 +13 -47
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 22 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.73% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
West Yorkshire median daily rate £158 £110 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.18% -8.33% -31.43%
Yorkshire median daily rate £125 £115 £120
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 7
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -8.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.35 £10.76
90th Percentile £19.90 £21.05 £14.60
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2912 3307 4227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.25% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2135 2839
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.76%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £538 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 109 178
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £12.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -8.05% +8.76%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.75 £8.58
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.13 £25.15
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.73 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.29% +0.96% +0.70%

1st/2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire

1st/2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +11 13 £155 +40.91% 2
Wakefield - 6 £158 -
Pontefract - 2 - -
1st/2nd Line Support
Yorkshire

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 1st/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 West Yorkshire region featuring 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (31.82%) SCCM
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
6 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (22.73%) SLA
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (18.18%) Time Management
8 4 (18.18%) Office 365
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
9 2 (9.09%) Information Security
9 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
9 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (9.09%) Citrix
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco
9 2 (9.09%) LAN
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
9 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
General
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) BYOD
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.09%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) HNC
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.55%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) Reuters
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.55%) VMware