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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 111 81
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -30
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.10% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.11% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £199 £213 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.58% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £199 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.73%

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
1282 1819 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.32% 94.94% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1040 810
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £27.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 2 £199 -
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) SCCM
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
8 4 (30.77%) DNS
8 4 (30.77%) Linux
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) Firewall
8 4 (30.77%) AppSense
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
8 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (23.08%) Office 365
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (15.38%) Internet
10 2 (15.38%) SAN
10 2 (15.38%) MS Office
10 2 (15.38%) ITIL
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 2 (15.38%) CCNA
10 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 2 (15.38%) MCSE
10 2 (15.38%) MCSA
10 2 (15.38%) NHS
10 2 (15.38%) VLAN

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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) SoftLayer
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.69%) CentOS
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) R
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) NFS
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SmoothWall
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) FreeIPA
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) AppSense
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Hortonworks
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam