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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 87 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 10 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 1.96% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 2.05% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £169 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.44 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.92% +5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £17.05 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1700 1461 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.18% 95.68% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 859 656
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oldham - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Law
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
7 4 (23.53%) Office 365
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) Document Management
8 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
8 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (17.65%) Extranet
9 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
9 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) Siebel
9 2 (11.76%) Legal
9 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.76%) QlikView
9 2 (11.76%) Life Science

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 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Extranet
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) QlikView
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) Life Science
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.88%) Informatics
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Document Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Ticket Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Siebel
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy