Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £176 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 26 April 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.

Second Line Support
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 136 135
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -32
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 34 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.01% 0.50% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.51% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 17
West Yorkshire median daily rate £176 £148 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.49% +13.46% -34.84%
10th Percentile £116 £112 £120
90th Percentile £341 £197 £225
Yorkshire median daily rate £163 £138 £130
% change year-on-year +18.18% +5.77% -34.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 17
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £11.88 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.86% -6.92%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.69 £10.20
90th Percentile £22.63 £13.56 £18.95
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £12.10
% change year-on-year +14.00% +3.31% -10.37%

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 3,237 2,727 3,848
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.74% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,183 1,783 2,606
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £556 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 94 125
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.83 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.92 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% -7.14% +7.69%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire.

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

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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 -8 18 £163 +30.00% 2
Wakefield +4 6 £125 -
Pontefract - 6 £363 -
Pudsey - 1 £220 -
Bradford - 1 £200 -
2nd Line Support
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (73.53%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
5 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (23.53%) Time Management
7 8 (23.53%) SLA
8 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
9 6 (17.65%) LAN
9 6 (17.65%) WAN
9 6 (17.65%) Office 365
10 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
10 5 (14.71%) Feasibility Study
10 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
10 5 (14.71%) MCP
10 5 (14.71%) HNC
10 5 (14.71%) Unix
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
10 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
10 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony

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 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) LAN
1 6 (17.65%) WAN
2 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.71%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Time Management
2 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
4 5 (14.71%) Feasibility Study
4 5 (14.71%) Information Security
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Informatics
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.94%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) HNC
2 5 (14.71%) MCP
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) VMware