The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior IT 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 Senior IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior IT Support
Rank 104 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior IT Support 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% - 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £400 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £520
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -47.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -33.82%
Senior IT 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
1744 1339 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.78% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 783 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior IT Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior IT Support across the Manchester region.

Senior IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior IT Support across the Manchester region.

Senior IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior IT 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 Senior IT Support in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) RHCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening

Senior IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior IT 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 Senior IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) RHCSA
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas