The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Desktop Support
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 83 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.58% 0.99% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.04% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £375 £180 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £161 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £15.90 £14.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1304 1727 1441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.75% 94.94% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1020 831
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Wigan - 3 - -
Stockport +7 1 - -
Bolton -1 1 - -
Desktop Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Desktop 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 9 (24.32%) SCCM
6 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.62%) Blackberry
7 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
8 6 (16.22%) Office 365
8 6 (16.22%) Citrix
9 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (13.51%) LAN
9 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
10 4 (10.81%) Legal
10 4 (10.81%) WAN
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
11 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (8.11%) Extranet
11 3 (8.11%) MCP
11 3 (8.11%) SQL
11 3 (8.11%) .NET
11 3 (8.11%) Law
11 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
11 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
11 3 (8.11%) WPF
11 3 (8.11%) Problem Management

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 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
1 5 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) Extranet
4 2 (5.41%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) AccuRev
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 3 (8.11%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) WinForms
1 3 (8.11%) WPF
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) NetWare
6 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Document Management
3 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) MVC
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Line Management
5 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.70%) OO
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
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