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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 96 82
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.59% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.62% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £150 £150 £199
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £130 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £395 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £175
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £15.40 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £17.00 £16.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +15.78%

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
1298 1771 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 95.01% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 1016 803
Median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 65
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 2nd Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 January 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 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) MS Office
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 3 (12.50%) DHCP
9 3 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (12.50%) Time Management
10 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
10 2 (8.33%) Electronics
10 2 (8.33%) SLA
10 2 (8.33%) VPN
10 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.33%) VoIP
10 2 (8.33%) Citrix

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
1 3 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Service Management
2 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Avaya
3 1 (4.17%) GENBAND
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.17%) Lotus