The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 68 56 68
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 21 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 1.78% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.91% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£148 £118 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.53% -28.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.10 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.60 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1427 1154 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.14% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 605 415
Average daily rate £360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 76
Average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Bury - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (38.24%) ITIL
5 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (29.41%) MS Office
6 10 (29.41%) Citrix
6 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (26.47%) SQL
7 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.59%) VMware
9 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
9 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.71%) LAN
10 5 (14.71%) Oracle
10 5 (14.71%) WAN
10 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.76%) SLA
11 4 (11.76%) MCP
11 4 (11.76%) Symantec
11 4 (11.76%) McAfee
11 4 (11.76%) Apple
11 4 (11.76%) Service Management
11 4 (11.76%) SCCM
11 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
11 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) TPMS
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
1 5 (14.71%) WAN
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.94%) Intranet
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.94%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (8.82%) Linux
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Service Management
3 1 (2.94%) Coaching
3 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.94%) Network Management
3 1 (2.94%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) CCA
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
5 4 (11.76%) Symantec
5 4 (11.76%) McAfee
5 4 (11.76%) Apple
6 3 (8.82%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.94%) Sophos
8 1 (2.94%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.94%) Lotus
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
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