The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 102 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 1.27% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 1.33% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 12
Median daily rate £425 £310 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +29.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
3rd 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
1735 1725 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.96% 95.20% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1019 751
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 66 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (22.22%) NHS
6 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) CMS
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
7 3 (16.67%) MCSA
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

3rd 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) CMS
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) SoftLayer
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) NFS
4 2 (11.11%) Xen
4 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
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