The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 92 90 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.22% 1.03% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 1.07% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 15
Median daily rate £125 £140 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £11.88 £12.05 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -2.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £20.60 £16.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +3.44% -1.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1862 1741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.28% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1268 1090
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 69 87
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire

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 2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire.

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

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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

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 2nd Line Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -8 1 £125 -10.71% 4
Wakefield - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
Yorkshire

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West Yorkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) SCCM
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
5 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Novell
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) SLA
6 3 (17.65%) Office 365
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.76%) Apple
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
8 1 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (5.88%) Nagios
8 1 (5.88%) MPLS
8 1 (5.88%) OpenView

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) ADSL
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Law
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) Case Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (5.88%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Novell
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) LexisNexis
5 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard