Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Support
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 90 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Cheshire median daily rate £150 £105 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -20.75% +6.00%
North West median daily rate £190 £175 £135
% change year-on-year +8.57% +29.63% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.25 £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.79% +56.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.05 £21.00 £13.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.57 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.15% +7.89% -

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 1265 1374 1999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 93.85% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 994 1331
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £268
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 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 £26.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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
Warrington +21 5 £150 +42.86% 4
Macclesfield +2 2 - -
Widnes - 1 - -
IT Support
North West

IT Support Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) Capita
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (12.50%) Presales

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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Capita