The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 1.70% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.84% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £98 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.54% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.92 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.90% -18.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.99% +2.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
468 816 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.93% 92.62% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 522 397
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 45
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.31 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Cheshire region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Cheshire region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Chester +4 2 - -
Macclesfield -4 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Desktop 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 Cheshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) SLA
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) vSphere
6 1 (6.67%) Office 365
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (6.67%) OneDrive

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Apple
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (6.67%) VMware