The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 91 74
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 8 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.67% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.70% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £130 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £119 £125
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £10.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +24.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £11.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1272 1712 1457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.71% 95.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 982 815
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 53
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Manchester region.

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Manchester region.

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

1st Line 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 1st Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Stockport - 2 - -
Salford -8 1 - -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 1st Line 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 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) Email Management
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Electronics
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) ITSM
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
6 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (7.69%) Law

1st Line 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 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Email Management
1 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Document Management
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) GENBAND
3 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus