Period
to 24 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 129 130
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Manchester median daily rate £140 £170 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £95 £108 £96
90th Percentile £225 £196 £173
North West median daily rate £133 £160 £140
% change year-on-year -17.19% +14.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -3.70% -15.63%
10th Percentile £13.72 £11.00 £10.69
90th Percentile £26.45 £16.79 £16.63
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,742 2,741 2,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,762 1,753 1,740
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £219
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 127 63
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +12.45% -9.62%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.90 £42.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.74% -6.63% -18.63%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Office 365
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (30.77%) Break/Fix
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
6 3 (23.08%) Apple
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (15.38%) Front Office
7 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
7 2 (15.38%) Equities
7 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Speakerbus
7 2 (15.38%) Ivanti
7 2 (15.38%) Wallstreet Suite
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
7 2 (15.38%) Eikon
7 2 (15.38%) FactSet
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Automotive
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Equities
2 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
2 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Break/Fix
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.69%) Escalation Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Bloomberg
3 2 (15.38%) FactSet
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Ivanti
3 2 (15.38%) Reuters
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
3 2 (15.38%) Snow
3 2 (15.38%) Speakerbus
3 2 (15.38%) Wallstreet Suite
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Sage
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) VMware