The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 84 92 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 0.49% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.52% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £180 £331 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.66% +74.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £170 £160
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Median hourly rate £12.58 £13.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% -17.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £14.84 £19.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.26 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +1.73%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1760 1542 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 95.19% 97.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1066 927 682
Median daily rate £388 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 61 67
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Stockport -14 1 - -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (58.33%) ITIL
4 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
5 11 (30.56%) MS Office
6 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
7 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 8 (22.22%) DNS
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco
7 8 (22.22%) Remedy
8 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
8 7 (19.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (19.44%) Citrix
8 7 (19.44%) Extranet
8 7 (19.44%) Law
8 7 (19.44%) Legal
8 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
8 7 (19.44%) ServiceNow
9 6 (16.67%) LANDesk
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) Document Management
9 6 (16.67%) Wyse
9 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 5 (13.89%) WAN
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (13.89%) LAN
10 5 (13.89%) Release Management
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL V3

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (19.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 7 (19.44%) Extranet
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (19.44%) Law
1 7 (19.44%) Legal
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.56%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.78%) Linux
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 6 (16.67%) Document Management
3 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL V3
4 5 (13.89%) Release Management
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
8 1 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.33%) MCDST
3 3 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.78%) NFS
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Xen
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) Remedy
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) ServiceNow
4 6 (16.67%) LANDesk
4 6 (16.67%) Wyse
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) AppSense
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Sophos