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 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 87 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 15 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 1.12% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.17% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 1
Median daily rate £300 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
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 1453 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 95.59% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 802 631
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 70
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £38.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Salford - 2 £120 -
Stockport -8 1 £235 - 1
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (40.91%) DNS
6 8 (36.36%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
7 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco
9 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
10 4 (18.18%) Citrix
10 4 (18.18%) ITIL
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) MCSE
10 4 (18.18%) MCSA
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (18.18%) SAN
10 4 (18.18%) NetApp
11 3 (13.64%) NHS
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.64%) HP
11 3 (13.64%) 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) CMS
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.55%) Apache
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (9.09%) SoftLayer
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
6 1 (4.55%) FTP
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) CentOS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MCSA
1 4 (18.18%) MCSE
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) NFS
4 2 (9.09%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.55%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) NetApp
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Proofpoint
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.55%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
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