The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 30 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.

IT Support
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 85 62
Rank change year-on-year +40 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.09% 0.099% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.11% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £200 £85 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.29% -57.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.75 - £17.11
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 - £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 - £21.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -5.35% +0.93%  

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 521 939 812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.07% 92.69% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 614 479
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £259 £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 29 38 62
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £21.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -35.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Cheshire

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Cheshire

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £200 - 2
IT Support
North West

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) MS Access
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Games
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) DBS Check

IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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