Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Second Line Support Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 143 127
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 8 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.082% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.086% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Manchester median daily rate £100 £160 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -23.81% +55.56%
10th Percentile £91 £155 £124
90th Percentile £154 £165 £290
North West median daily rate £100 £160 £200
% change year-on-year -37.50% -20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 - £15.50
10th Percentile £14.55 - £11.40
90th Percentile £19.55 - £19.20
North West median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% -21.21% +14.94%

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 2634 3493 3105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.07% 94.97% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2063 1733
Manchester median daily rate £375 £395 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 81 120
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.00 £36.38
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year +18.42% +2.81% +8.71%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

2nd Line Support Engineer
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 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £115 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
North West

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 2nd Line Support Engineer 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 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (12.50%) iPad
6 1 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP

2nd Line Support Engineer 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) VMware