The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 97 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.95% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £108 £225 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £168 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £293 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.01% -27.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £14.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.03%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

IT Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 3
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) Office 365
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) HP
10 3 (15.00%) LAN
10 3 (15.00%) WAN
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (10.00%) SCCM
11 2 (10.00%) Legal
11 2 (10.00%) Citrix
11 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
12 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
12 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (5.00%) CRM
12 1 (5.00%) ERP
12 1 (5.00%) JBoss
12 1 (5.00%) MCSE
12 1 (5.00%) Tomcat

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) CRM
1 1 (5.00%) ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Information Security
1 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL
1 1 (5.00%) Service Management
1 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) VB
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) iManage
5 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
Manchester
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