Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 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.

First Line Support
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 168 150
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 -19
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 25 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.57% 0.59% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.62% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 18
Yorkshire median daily rate £110 £110 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% +3.23%
10th Percentile £95 £102 £91
90th Percentile £138 £120 £138
England median daily rate £120 £115 £120
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £10.20 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +4.62% -11.36%
10th Percentile £8.40 £8.25 £8.49
90th Percentile £13.00 £13.68 £13.00
England median hourly rate £12.32 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4240 5174 5880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.12% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 3323 3917
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Yorkshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
West Yorkshire +6 11 £125 - 3
South Yorkshire +19 7 £100 -4.76%
North Yorkshire +13 7 £118 -
1st Line Support
England

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 1st 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 Yorkshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 6 (24.00%) SCCM
6 6 (24.00%) Office 365
7 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
8 3 (12.00%) VMware
9 2 (8.00%) Citrix
9 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.00%) VoIP
10 1 (4.00%) SLA
10 1 (4.00%) Cisco
10 1 (4.00%) HP
10 1 (4.00%) SMS
10 1 (4.00%) Avaya
10 1 (4.00%) Apple
10 1 (4.00%) NHS
10 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
10 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (4.00%) Service Management
10 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 1 (4.00%) ITSM
10 1 (4.00%) Finance

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Law
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.00%) ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) HP