Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an ICT Support was £151 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 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.

ICT Support
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 215 240
Rank change year-on-year +19 +25 -41
Contract jobs requiring an ICT Support 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.031% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median daily rate £151 - £135
10th Percentile £130 - £128
90th Percentile £170 - £143
England median daily rate £130 £213 £170
% change year-on-year -38.82% +25.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
North West median hourly rate - £14.86 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.07% +18.06%
England median hourly rate £16.41 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +26.19% -3.70% +2.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5415 6145 8162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 94.57% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3436 3961 4904
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £235 £230
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 220 404
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +22.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.27 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%

ICT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ICT Support in the North West

ICT 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 ICT Support in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ICT Support in the North West

ICT 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 ICT Support in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICT Support in the North West

ICT 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 ICT Support within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Lancashire - 2 £151 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
ICT Support
England

ICT Support Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, ICT 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 ICT Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Xerox
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

ICT 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Xerox