Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 80 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 24 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.80% 1.42% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.52% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 22
Cheshire median daily rate £150 £198 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.05% -14.59% +12.80%
North West median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.28% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -9.09% +10.00%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +6.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1273 1386 1998
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.78% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1002 1326
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +12 11 - -
Chester +16 7 £300 -
Warrington +15 4 £150 -70.00%
Knutsford -15 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Desktop 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 Cheshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows 10
3 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (45.83%) Apple
5 7 (29.17%) Time Management
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.33%) SCCM
8 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
9 1 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (4.17%) Finance
9 1 (4.17%) Migration
9 1 (4.17%) VMware
9 1 (4.17%) Unix
9 1 (4.17%) Linux
9 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.17%) Perl
9 1 (4.17%) SQL
9 1 (4.17%) Korn
9 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (4.17%) vSphere

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows 10
3 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Time Management
2 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Korn
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Apple
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) VMware