Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 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.

IT Support
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 137 136
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -25
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 19 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.57% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
Manchester median daily rate £263 £175 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +27.27% -38.89%
10th Percentile £108 £107 £97
90th Percentile £370 £239 £180
North West median daily rate £190 £175 £130
% change year-on-year +8.57% +34.62% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
Manchester median hourly rate £23.75 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.95 £9.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £127.88 £16.13 £16.90
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.28 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.53% +5.80% -

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 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
Altrincham - 3 £275 -
Stockport +5 2 - - 2
Bolton - 1 - - 1
IT Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) DNS
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) VoIP
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) WAN
9 3 (15.79%) ISDN
9 3 (15.79%) MCSE
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (10.53%) Office 365
10 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
4 3 (15.79%) ISDN
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) PPTP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) Skype
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) Avaya
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
3 2 (10.53%) Synology
3 2 (10.53%) Veeam
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.26%) IronPort
4 1 (5.26%) Lumension
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Micro Focus
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy