Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 August 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.

IT Support
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 122 140
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 37 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.13% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.59% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 9
Manchester median daily rate £175 £115 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -34.29% -
10th Percentile £93 £101 £108
90th Percentile £438 £330 £308
North West median daily rate £175 £185 £225
% change year-on-year -5.41% -17.78% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Manchester median hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +16.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.13 £10.65
90th Percentile £18.75 £123.38 £12.75
North West median hourly rate £14.88 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -0.83% +15.38% -5.01%

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 3,106 2,711 3,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 94.66% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,963 1,648 2,099
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.97% +7.72%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 101 85
Manchester median hourly rate £19.55 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.16% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £45.00 £36.15
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -8.34% +9.33% +6.32%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Manchester

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Manchester

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in Manchester

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Manchester

IT 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 IT Support within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Stockport +7 3 - - 2
Bolton +3 2 £400 - 3
Salford - 1 £150 - 2
IT Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (27.03%) Citrix
3 10 (27.03%) SCCM
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (18.92%) Remedy
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (16.22%) Linux
7 6 (16.22%) MCSE
7 6 (16.22%) ITIL
7 6 (16.22%) SLA
7 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco
8 5 (13.51%) Finance
8 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
8 5 (13.51%) Office 365
8 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
9 4 (10.81%) Moogsoft
9 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
9 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
9 4 (10.81%) Altiris
9 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (10.81%) MCTS
9 4 (10.81%) Degree
9 4 (10.81%) Change Management
9 4 (10.81%) Wireless

IT 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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) VPN
1 4 (10.81%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) PuTTY
3 2 (5.41%) Skype
3 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.41%) Scientific Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.41%) Unix
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.41%) Coaching
4 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery Management
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Document Management
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Release Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.81%) VB
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) MCSE
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) MCP
2 4 (10.81%) MCSA
2 4 (10.81%) MCTS
2 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCENT
3 2 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (5.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Citrix
3 7 (18.92%) Remedy
4 6 (16.22%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco
6 4 (10.81%) Altiris
6 4 (10.81%) Moogsoft
6 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.41%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) McAfee
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.70%) iManage
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec