The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 62 67 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 0.89% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.95% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £171 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1191 1054 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.13% 93.52% 90.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 527 611
Average daily rate £338 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 103
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 - -
Wigan +1 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 11 (42.31%) Windows XP
4 10 (38.46%) MS Office
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
8 4 (15.38%) SCCM
8 4 (15.38%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) SCOM
9 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.54%) Back Office
9 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 3 (11.54%) ITIL
9 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco
10 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
10 2 (7.69%) HP
10 2 (7.69%) Dell
10 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
10 2 (7.69%) Service Management
10 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 11 (42.31%) Windows XP
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Service Management
2 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus