The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Specialist
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 115 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.22% 0.051% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.053% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £355 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +2.07% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -46.66% +7.14%  

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 1301 1883 1746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.87% 96.56% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1289 1091
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 88
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £8.75 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 29 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 2 £355 - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MSMQ
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft