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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 114 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 18 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £215 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.70 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £17.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +2.77%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2858 2464 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.64% 92.46% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1177 1516
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 187 225
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 July 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
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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
Merseyside +6 5 - - 1
Cumbria - 5 £140 -
Manchester 0 4 £225 - 7
Lancashire -10 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 £125 - 7
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.22%) MS Office
4 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (11.11%) Firewall
7 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (8.33%) MCITP
8 3 (8.33%) PDA
8 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (8.33%) Degree
8 3 (8.33%) Handset
8 3 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (8.33%) MCSE
8 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.56%) SLA
9 2 (5.56%) Adobe
9 2 (5.56%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) VPN
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.56%) ADSL
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) DSL
3 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (2.78%) Law
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) PDA
1 3 (8.33%) Handset
2 2 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Statistics
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.56%) Time Management
1 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (2.78%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
2 1 (2.78%) Service Management
2 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) MCITP
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) ARCserve
1 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Adobe
5 2 (5.56%) CA
5 2 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £17 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9-12 Per Hour
Posted: 13 days ago