The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Liverpool region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 30 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.90% 0.87% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 0.90% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £125 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
230 223 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 95.44% 96.54% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 153 103
Median daily rate £408 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Liverpool region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft