The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 92 74 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 14 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 1.65% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Median daily rate £150 £249 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 8
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.75 £16.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
2nd Line Support
North West

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
1720 1781 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.89% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 1027 810
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.75 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Manchester region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Manchester region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) Office 365
7 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) QlikView
8 3 (13.04%) SCCM
8 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) C
8 3 (13.04%) Siebel
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
8 3 (13.04%) NHS
8 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management

2nd 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) QlikView
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.35%) Informatics
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
3 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Siebel
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
4 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy
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