The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 82 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 20 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 1.45% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.53% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 2
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£310 £254 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £235 £273
% change year-on-year
+17.55% -13.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% -14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.90% -7.32%
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
1741 1243 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.75% 95.10% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 739 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) VMware
3 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 20 (57.14%) SCCM
5 19 (54.29%) Citrix
6 18 (51.43%) Hyper-V
7 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
8 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (40.00%) XenApp
10 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
11 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (25.71%) SQL
13 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (17.14%) Sophos
15 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (14.29%) Firewall
15 5 (14.29%) MS Office
15 5 (14.29%) ITIL
15 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (14.29%) Veeam
15 5 (14.29%) Office 365
16 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (11.43%) Symantec
16 4 (11.43%) McAfee
16 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
16 4 (11.43%) Migration
16 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
16 4 (11.43%) SCOM
17 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.86%) Replication
1 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
3 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (8.57%) CCNA
2 3 (8.57%) CCA
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (51.43%) Hyper-V
3 14 (40.00%) XenApp
4 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) VMware
2 19 (54.29%) Citrix
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) Sophos
5 5 (14.29%) Veeam
6 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 4 (11.43%) McAfee
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) Veritas
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 days ago