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 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 131 131 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 24 37 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.82% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.86% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 29
Median daily rate £180 £175 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £152 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £420 £247
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.16 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.25 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £17.77 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
3350 4279 2968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.17% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 2605 1693
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 -10 13 £185 -44.15% 5
Cheshire -7 8 £178 +1.42% 1
Lancashire +21 2 - -
Merseyside +4 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
3 21 (39.62%) ITIL
4 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
5 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.87%) MS Office
7 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.09%) LAN
8 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.09%) DNS
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco
9 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
9 7 (13.21%) Finance
9 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (11.32%) LANDesk
10 6 (11.32%) Wyse
10 6 (11.32%) Remedy
10 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.32%) Citrix
11 5 (9.43%) SLA
11 5 (9.43%) WAN
11 5 (9.43%) Symantec
11 5 (9.43%) VMware
11 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
11 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (9.43%) Release Management
11 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
11 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
11 5 (9.43%) Windows Server

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 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.66%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.89%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
1 8 (15.09%) LAN
1 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 4 (7.55%) Extranet
4 3 (5.66%) DHCP
4 3 (5.66%) Skype
5 1 (1.89%) DECT
5 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Law
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Life Science
5 1 (1.89%) EPoS
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
3 5 (9.43%) Release Management
4 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.55%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Document Management
5 3 (5.66%) Service Management
6 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.89%) Change Management
7 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.89%) Email Migration
7 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCDST
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) CCNA
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) NFS
3 1 (1.89%) Xen
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) SCSM
2 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix
3 6 (11.32%) LANDesk
3 6 (11.32%) Remedy
3 6 (11.32%) Wyse
4 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
4 5 (9.43%) Symantec
4 5 (9.43%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Lotus
6 1 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (1.89%) AppSense
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.89%) NetApp
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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