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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £150 £150 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £134 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £250 £229
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £148
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +15.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%

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
1282 1727 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.82% 95.41% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 988 807
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 - 2 - -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) MS Office
3 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Office 365
7 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (16.67%) Document Management
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Law
7 3 (16.67%) Legal
7 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (16.67%) Extranet
8 2 (11.11%) LAN
8 2 (11.11%) Remedy
8 2 (11.11%) Electronics
8 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (5.56%) 4G

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 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Extranet
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) 3G
3 1 (5.56%) 4G
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) WebEx
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Law
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Document Management
1 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) BMC
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia