The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 79 104 84
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 11 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.84% 0.11% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.12% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £100 £135 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.92% -50.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 - 2 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 4
IT Support
North West

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (22.22%) Office 365
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.11%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Northgate
7 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Release Management
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Northgate
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
Manchester
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