The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
England / North West
Rank 121 135 114
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 15 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.47% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.49% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 10
Median daily rate £126 £143 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £100 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £141 £163
% change year-on-year
+4.42% -13.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.52 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £19.40 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.86%

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
2500 3644 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2167 1690
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 168 187
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 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 +16 11 £101 -20.58% 18
Cheshire +22 2 - - 2
Lancashire +5 2 £150 -6.25% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (20.59%) MCSE
6 6 (17.65%) SQL
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) NHS
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
9 3 (8.82%) LAN
9 3 (8.82%) WAN
9 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.82%) Linux
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (8.82%) VMware
10 2 (5.88%) Finance
10 2 (5.88%) Samba
10 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.88%) Asset Management

IT 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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) IMAP
2 2 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) MPLS
3 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.88%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.94%) Email Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.94%) People Management
5 1 (2.94%) Release Management
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Dovecot
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) Postfix
3 2 (5.88%) Samba
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
3 2 (5.88%) Veeam
4 1 (2.94%) Avaya
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Northgate
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec
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Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £95 - £105 per day
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Rate: £95 - £105 per day
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