Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 June 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.

Support Specialist
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 142 174
Rank change year-on-year -27 +32 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.089% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.18% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £348 -
% change year-on-year -6.47% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.03 - £21.50
10th Percentile £18.05 - £20.75
90th Percentile £20.02 - £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.03 - £21.50

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 3,246 2,708 3,769
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 97.45% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,180 1,784 2,574
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 85 104
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -4.38%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.60 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.51 £22.78
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.73 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +31.18% -8.93% +7.69%

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 18 June 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
Bradford -2 2 £325 -
Pontefract - 1 - -
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PM
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP