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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 77 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 1.00% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.04% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £178 - £137
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 - £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 - £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.91% +4.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Desktop Support
North West

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
1023 959 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.77% 95.71% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 582 382
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 55
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.16 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.36% -51.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Warrington -10 4 £178 -
Crewe +2 2 - -
Northwich - 2 - -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Internet
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
5 4 (14.81%) SLA
5 4 (14.81%) Apple
5 4 (14.81%) MS Office
5 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
6 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Banking
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 3 (11.11%) C
6 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) HTML
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (7.41%) SCCM
7 2 (7.41%) Finance
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.70%) High Availability

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Handset
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
2 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
2 2 (7.41%) Information Security
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Fault Management
3 1 (3.70%) High Availability
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCDST
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Apple
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix