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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 150 129 108
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 20 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.92% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.98% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate £135 £163 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £231 £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £148 £138
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £13.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £19.60 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT 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
3793 3688 2913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.25% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2285 1963 1534
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 222 208
Average hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +9 7 - -
Cheshire -7 6 £85 -57.50% 6
Manchester -16 4 £218 +24.28% 12
Cumbria -1 2 - -
Merseyside -3 1 - - 5
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 11 (31.43%) MS Office
4 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.00%) ITIL
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (20.00%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) CCNA
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (17.14%) HP
8 6 (17.14%) MCSE
8 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) Firewall
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.43%) MCSA
10 4 (11.43%) MCP
11 3 (8.57%) DNS
11 3 (8.57%) DHCP
11 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
11 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (8.57%) Life Science

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) WAN
2 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 3 (8.57%) DNS
6 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MS Access
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Life Science
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
2 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) EPoS
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) Change Management
2 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.86%) Information Security
3 1 (2.86%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Software Licensing
3 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
3 1 (2.86%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.86%) VB
1 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) MCSE
3 4 (11.43%) MCP
3 4 (11.43%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Polycom
5 1 (2.86%) iManage
5 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £100.00 - £130 per day
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