The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.055% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.058% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £165 £275 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +129.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £228 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.81% +138.88%

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
1282 1727 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.82% 95.41% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 988 807
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Support Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Server 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 Server Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Chat Support
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix

Server 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Chat Support
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware