The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 120 100 121
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 18 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.69% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.74% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £138 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £139 £128 £160
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.50 £14.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.30% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.10 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.10 £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.17%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2969 2287 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 93.35% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1088 1370
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 186 189
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.91 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
IT Support
England

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT 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 IT Support across the North West region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IT 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 IT Support across the North West region.

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 10 £90 - 12
Cheshire -12 4 £138 - 3
Merseyside - 3 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
4 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
5 9 (25.71%) MS Office
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.43%) VMware
9 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.43%) SLA
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco
10 3 (8.57%) VPN
10 3 (8.57%) WAN
10 3 (8.57%) Service Management
10 3 (8.57%) Apple
10 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.71%) Mitel
11 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
11 2 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
11 2 (5.71%) SCCM

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) ADSL
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.71%) NHS
1 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.86%) NetWare
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Service Management
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) AppleScript
1 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) ECDL
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.71%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.71%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) Mitel
5 2 (5.71%) McAfee
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) CA
5 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Novell
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £18 - £20 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.49 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago