Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £187 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.84% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 0.53% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Merseyside median daily rate £187 £388 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.68% +187.04% -10.00%
10th Percentile £102 £381 £128
90th Percentile £337 £394 £143
North West median daily rate £190 £175 £130
% change year-on-year +8.57% +34.62% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Merseyside median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% -47.78%
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 467 562 716
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 94.30% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 334 347
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £194 £213 £163
90th Percentile £550 £524 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.31% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £9.57 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.06 £23.75
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Merseyside

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Merseyside

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in Merseyside

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Merseyside

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool +11 9 £187 - 2
IT Support
North West

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

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 Merseyside region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
3 4 (44.44%) ITSM
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Siebel
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) ServiceNow
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL V2
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Google
5 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Google Drive
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL V2
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) ServiceNow
1 4 (44.44%) Siebel
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware