The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 80 69
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £139 £133
% change year-on-year -13.51% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.05 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +145.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 504 893 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.64% 92.54% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 568 474
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Help Desk Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Cheshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Cheshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Cheshire

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft