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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support
Rank 101 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.43% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £131 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £173 £154 £120
% change year-on-year
+12.01% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £10.75 £10.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.10 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
1749 1546 1220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.00% 95.26% 97.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 929 679
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 £243 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 66
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 £10.95 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.80 £29.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) ServiceNow
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Remedy
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) MCSE
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Legal
6 1 (6.67%) MOS
6 1 (6.67%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) French Language
6 1 (6.67%) Italian Language
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Office 365
6 1 (6.67%) Email Management
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) 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 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
1 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) French Language
1 1 (6.67%) Italian Language
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Email Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MOS
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
1 7 (46.67%) Remedy
1 7 (46.67%) ServiceNow
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP