Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 109 127
Rank change year-on-year -24 +18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.63% 1.04% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.09% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 6
Manchester median daily rate £140 £171 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +0.74% +4.62%
10th Percentile £86 £104 £117
90th Percentile £220 £217 £188
North West median daily rate £110 £171 £173
% change year-on-year -35.77% -0.72% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Manchester median hourly rate £14.16 £13.00 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.90% +3.34% -13.24%
10th Percentile £10.81 £10.72 £10.54
90th Percentile £26.25 £16.68 £14.70
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% - -18.75%

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 3,010 2,760 3,245
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.37% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,911 1,769 2,071
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £240 £231
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 115 77
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +18.17% -7.81%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -10.26%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Salford -4 1 £213 -
Desktop Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Office 365
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) Apple
6 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
7 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (10.00%) Snow
8 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Escalation Management
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (10.00%) Automotive
8 2 (10.00%) VMware

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 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Equities
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Escalation Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) OOD
4 1 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) vMotion
2 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.00%) Snow
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) FactSet
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Reuters
5 1 (5.00%) Sage
5 1 (5.00%) Sophos
5 1 (5.00%) Speakerbus
5 1 (5.00%) Xerox