The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Help Desk Support
England / North West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 155 146
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £163 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £150 £128
% change year-on-year -23.33% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2662 3753 3648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.16% 94.39% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 2259 1924
Median daily rate £378 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 158 218
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Help Desk Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in the North West

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in the North West

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in the North West

Help Desk Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Manchester +5 3 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Help Desk Support
England

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 North West region featuring Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) Automotive
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Google
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Lotus
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Automotive
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus