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 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 89 60 80
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 12 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 1.74% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.82% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 2
Median daily rate £300 £299 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +28.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £215 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £267
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +7.69%
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
1688 1426 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.51% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 840 646
Median daily rate £380 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
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 £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 62
Median hourly rate £12.58 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% -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%

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
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 28 June 2016.

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
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 3rd Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stockport -12 1 £235 - 1
Salford - 1 £120 -
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (39.13%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) DHCP
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
8 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
10 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL
11 4 (17.39%) Linux
11 4 (17.39%) MCSE
11 4 (17.39%) MCSA
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (17.39%) SAN
11 4 (17.39%) NetApp
12 3 (13.04%) NHS
12 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 3 (13.04%) HP
12 3 (13.04%) MS Office

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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) Apache
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.70%) SoftLayer
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall
6 1 (4.35%) FTP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSA
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) NFS
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.70%) Xen
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.35%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) NetApp
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.70%) EMC
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.35%) SAP
8 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard