Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Help Desk Support
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 143 155
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 3 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.11% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.34% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Manchester median daily rate £100 £115 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -23.33% -36.84%
10th Percentile £95 £105 £106
90th Percentile £105 £179 £398
North West median daily rate £142 £115 £140
% change year-on-year +23.70% -17.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -30.00% +30.43%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.64% -21.67% +30.43%

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 2,660 2,958 3,652
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 94.32% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,720 1,888 2,077
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.53%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 60 138
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.09
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Manchester

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Manchester

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Manchester

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Help Desk 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware