The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 134 115 115
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £125 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.49 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.09% -19.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
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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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 4 - - 7
Merseyside -14 4 £150 - 1
Cumbria -6 3 - - 1
Cheshire -10 3 £165 +25.71% 6
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) MS Office
4 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 6 (16.67%) VMS
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL
7 4 (11.11%) OpenVMS
7 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.11%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (11.11%) Wireless
8 3 (8.33%) Android
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.33%) Broadband
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle
8 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.56%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Wireless
2 3 (8.33%) Broadband
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) Intranet
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) CSS
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) XHTML
1 2 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 6 (16.67%) VMS
4 4 (11.11%) OpenVMS
5 3 (8.33%) Android
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) UNIX
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (2.78%) Validation
3 1 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
2 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) AVG
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