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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.33% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.35% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Median daily rate £300 £240 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.75 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -7.20%

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
1273 1714 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.79% 95.33% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 986 797
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017, 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) AppSense
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (18.75%) MCSE
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) SmoothWall
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) SAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) MCP

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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) Life Science
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) R
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCITP
3 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SmoothWall
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) FreeIPA
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) AppSense
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Hortonworks
6 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam
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