The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 68 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.61% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.64% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £105 £550 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-80.90% +340.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £163
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +0.76%
IT 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
745 1088 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.24% 95.52% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 739 391
Median daily rate £388 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.21% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 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 - 2 - -
Warrington +12 1 £105 -80.90% 1
IT Support
North West

IT Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) SLA
4 1 (6.67%) EPoS

IT 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 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) VMware