The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 120 120 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 34 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.93% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.97% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 24
Median daily rate £148 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £162 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £425 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £166 £160
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 23
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3471 3591 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 95.08% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2090 1565
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 18 £180 -45.66% 1
Cheshire -3 9 £115 -34.28%
Lancashire -4 4 - -
Merseyside -5 3 - - 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Desktop 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 North West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 46 (68.66%) Windows
2 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
3 24 (35.82%) ITIL
4 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
5 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
6 16 (23.88%) MS Office
7 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
8 12 (17.91%) Apple iOS
9 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
9 11 (16.42%) DNS
10 10 (14.93%) Cisco
10 10 (14.93%) Citrix
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
11 8 (11.94%) Remedy
11 8 (11.94%) Finance
11 8 (11.94%) LAN
11 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
12 7 (10.45%) Law
12 7 (10.45%) Legal
12 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
12 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (10.45%) Extranet
12 7 (10.45%) ServiceNow
13 6 (8.96%) Office 365
13 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
13 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
13 6 (8.96%) Document Management
13 6 (8.96%) Wyse

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) DNS
1 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.94%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) Extranet
4 5 (7.46%) WAN
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
6 3 (4.48%) Skype
7 2 (2.99%) VLAN
8 1 (1.49%) DECT
8 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Law
2 7 (10.45%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Life Science
3 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (68.66%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
3 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
4 12 (17.91%) Apple iOS
5 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) Linux
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
3 6 (8.96%) Document Management
3 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.46%) Release Management
5 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.97%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) Service Management
6 3 (4.48%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) Information Security
7 2 (2.99%) Migration
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.49%) Fault Management
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) C
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.48%) MCDST
3 3 (4.48%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) NFS
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Cisco
2 10 (14.93%) Citrix
3 8 (11.94%) Remedy
4 7 (10.45%) ServiceNow
5 6 (8.96%) LANDesk
5 6 (8.96%) VMware
5 6 (8.96%) Wyse
6 5 (7.46%) Apple
7 3 (4.48%) Lotus
7 3 (4.48%) Symantec
8 1 (1.49%) AppSense
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Sophos
8 1 (1.49%) Veeam
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