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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 69 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 26 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 0.39% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.41% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 3
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£288 £233 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.65% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £199 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £267 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £285
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.30%
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
1435 1218 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.35% 94.79% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 656 454
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
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 60 59 81
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 2 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) VMware
3 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 19 (59.38%) Citrix
5 18 (56.25%) Hyper-V
5 18 (56.25%) SCCM
6 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 14 (43.75%) XenApp
7 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
9 10 (31.25%) SQL
10 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.75%) SAN
13 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (15.63%) Sophos
14 5 (15.63%) MS Office
14 5 (15.63%) Veeam
15 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (12.50%) Office 365
15 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (12.50%) ITIL
15 4 (12.50%) CCNA
15 4 (12.50%) Symantec
15 4 (12.50%) McAfee
15 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.25%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNA
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.38%) CCA
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 18 (56.25%) Hyper-V
3 14 (43.75%) XenApp
4 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) Citrix
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Veeam
4 5 (15.63%) Sophos
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) McAfee
6 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) Veritas
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
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