The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

First Line Support
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 93 77
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 11 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 0.57% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.60% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £125 £120 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £106 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £204 £111
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £120
% change year-on-year - -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.50 £13.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.45 £11.38 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.45% -5.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Manchester

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Manchester

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Manchester

1st 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 1st Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Wigan - 3 - -
Salford - 2 - -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 1st 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 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) MCP
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) SLA
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) MOS
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) IBM Domino
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCP
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Altiris
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus