The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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.

Second Line Support
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 114 102
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 13 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.90% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.93% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 20
Median daily rate £145 £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £118 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £187 £223
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.30% -6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.90 £16.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2060 2782 2549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.03% 96.77% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1866 1605
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 115 137
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.28 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Yorkshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Yorkshire

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Yorkshire

2nd 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 2nd Line Support within the 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
South Yorkshire +8 7 £165 -22.35% 2
North Yorkshire +6 3 £125 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 3 £125 -10.71% 4
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
3 20 (64.52%) Windows 7
4 14 (45.16%) SCCM
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
7 7 (22.58%) LAN
8 6 (19.35%) SLA
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (19.35%) Office 365
9 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (16.13%) VMware
9 5 (16.13%) VoIP
9 5 (16.13%) WAN
10 4 (12.90%) MS Office
10 4 (12.90%) Citrix
10 4 (12.90%) SAN
10 4 (12.90%) NetApp
10 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
10 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
11 3 (9.68%) Novell
12 2 (6.45%) Apple
12 2 (6.45%) Remedy
12 2 (6.45%) Sophos
12 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery

2nd 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) VoIP
2 5 (16.13%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) ADSL
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) SMS
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
General
1 2 (6.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
2 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (3.23%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) Novell
6 2 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (6.45%) Remedy
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard