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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / North West
Rank 111 126 112
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.80% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.85% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Median daily rate £148 £175 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £132 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £275 £232
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 19
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.77 £20.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.78% +3.70%

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
2439 3662 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.77% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2180 1711
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 172 183
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +17 9 £135 -6.89% 3
Merseyside +3 5 £148 -1.66%
Cheshire +15 4 £98 -64.54% 1
Lancashire +5 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
4 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.77%) MS Office
4 12 (30.77%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
6 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
6 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) Office 365
8 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.82%) SLA
8 5 (12.82%) SCCM
9 3 (7.69%) Remedy
9 3 (7.69%) Cisco
9 3 (7.69%) DNS
9 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
10 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
10 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
10 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
10 2 (5.13%) LAN
10 2 (5.13%) VoIP
10 2 (5.13%) Apple
10 2 (5.13%) Internet
10 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (5.13%) 3G

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 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) 3G
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.56%) 4G
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.56%) Extranet
3 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) WebEx
General
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
1 2 (5.13%) Electronics
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
2 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Document Management
4 1 (2.56%) Email Migration
4 1 (2.56%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.56%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Remedy
3 2 (5.13%) Apple
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.13%) Symantec
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) AppSense
4 1 (2.56%) BMC
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.56%) Nokia
4 1 (2.56%) ThinPrint
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