The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Help Desk Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support
Rank 96 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £163 - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £130 £122
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £10.01 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.85 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.81% -8.33%
Help Desk 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
1740 1572 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.87% 95.22% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 821 678
Median daily rate £388 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 65 62
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Remedy
4 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (8.33%) Contactless
7 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) MOS
7 1 (8.33%) MCDST
7 1 (8.33%) MCITP
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
7 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 1 (8.33%) Office 365
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 8

Help Desk 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Contactless
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCDST
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MOS
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Remedy
1 6 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec