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 26 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 96 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 12 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.57% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Median daily rate £178 £100 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.50% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £100 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £100 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £163
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.40 £14.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +0.76%
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
1717 1747 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.65% 94.84% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1012 805
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 71 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
6 4 (21.05%) Office 365
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (21.05%) MS Office
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) MCSE
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
8 2 (10.53%) Android
8 2 (10.53%) Postfix
8 2 (10.53%) Samba
8 2 (10.53%) vSphere

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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) IMAP
3 2 (10.53%) Intranet
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) DSL
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Android
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCSE
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Dovecot
4 2 (10.53%) Postfix
4 2 (10.53%) Samba
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) iManage
4 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Veeam
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