Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 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.

Desktop Support
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 128 118
Rank change year-on-year +44 -10 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 53 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.79% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.05% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 13
Manchester median daily rate £210 £190 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £111 £137 £113
90th Percentile £403 £775 £508
North West median daily rate £180 £203 £200
% change year-on-year -11.11% +1.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
Manchester median hourly rate £12.25 £12.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.62% -10.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £16.49 £14.75 £15.65
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +6.49%

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 2800 3325 3585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.38% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2125 2072
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +8.62%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

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 21 November 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
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 21 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
Stockport +3 2 £120 -84.00%
Wigan - 2 - -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Salford - 2 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 £220 -
Desktop Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
3 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (28.30%) SCCM
6 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
7 11 (20.75%) ITIL
7 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) Citrix
8 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (16.98%) .NET
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.98%) SQL
9 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
9 9 (16.98%) Office 365
9 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
9 9 (16.98%) Degree
9 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.09%) WCF
10 8 (15.09%) WPF
10 8 (15.09%) Web Application Development
10 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
10 8 (15.09%) JIRA
10 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.09%) AccuRev
10 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (15.09%) MVC
10 8 (15.09%) WinForms
11 7 (13.21%) Incident 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 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) PaaS
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
1 5 (9.43%) LAN
1 5 (9.43%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.89%) 3G
4 1 (1.89%) 4G
4 1 (1.89%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) AccuRev
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) .NET
1 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
2 8 (15.09%) WCF
2 8 (15.09%) WinForms
2 8 (15.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.77%) BYOD
6 1 (1.89%) CMDB
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.55%) Android
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
3 8 (15.09%) MVC
3 8 (15.09%) Web Application Development
4 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.66%) Migration
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (1.89%) Gantt Chart
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.89%) Presales
7 1 (1.89%) QA Automation
7 1 (1.89%) Robotic Automation
7 1 (1.89%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (1.89%) Runbook
7 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma
7 1 (1.89%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C++
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) MCP
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Citrix
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) HP
4 3 (5.66%) Remedy
5 2 (3.77%) Apple
5 2 (3.77%) Dell
5 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec