The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 101 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.69% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £210 - £120
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 - £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £127
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £129
% change year-on-year
- +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT 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
1753 1455 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.60% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 794 617
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £191
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 68 65
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 £21.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) Legal
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) VBScript
7 1 (11.11%) VB
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (11.11%) JBoss
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE
7 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

IT 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) DSL
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) iManage
3 1 (11.11%) VMware