Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 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.

Support Specialist
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 172 168
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.065% 0.028% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.029% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
West Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £345 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +91.67% -28.00%
10th Percentile £346 £343 £163
90th Percentile £439 £348 £229
Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £410 £180
% change year-on-year -4.27% +127.78% -29.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 2957 3445 4195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.39% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 2238 2825
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £259 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%
10th Percentile £9.69 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £33.40 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
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 Support Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +9 2 £393 +13.77%
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Support Specialist 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) VMware