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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 90 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 1.41% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.47% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £175 £163 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £164 £165
% change year-on-year
-5.34% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -15.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
1731 1430 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.44% 95.72% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 782 608
Median daily rate £383 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 67 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Remedy
5 8 (30.77%) MS Office
5 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) DNS
6 7 (26.92%) ServiceNow
7 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
7 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 5 (19.23%) Extranet
8 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
8 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (19.23%) Law
8 5 (19.23%) Legal
8 5 (19.23%) Document Management
8 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Office 365
11 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (7.69%) Citrix
11 2 (7.69%) SQL
11 2 (7.69%) MCP

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 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) Extranet
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (19.23%) Law
1 5 (19.23%) Legal
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 5 (19.23%) Document Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCDST
2 2 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Remedy
3 7 (26.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.85%) Sophos