The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 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.

Second Line Support
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 96 64
Rank change year-on-year +23 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 0.40% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.42% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £100 - £169
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +7.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.30 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.20 £17.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

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 1279 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.63% 94.85% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 993 846
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 £545 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 62
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Manchester

2nd Line Support
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 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Manchester

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Manchester

2nd 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 2nd Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bolton - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
2nd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
4 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
6 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
7 10 (32.26%) SQL
8 9 (29.03%) ITIL
8 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
8 9 (29.03%) Office 365
8 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
9 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
11 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
11 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.13%) SCCM
11 5 (16.13%) VMware
11 5 (16.13%) DHCP
11 5 (16.13%) Citrix
11 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
11 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (9.68%) Internet
12 3 (9.68%) Lotus
12 3 (9.68%) HP
12 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
12 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.68%) CSS
12 3 (9.68%) HTML

2nd 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 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (9.68%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
4 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Analytics
3 3 (9.68%) Web Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Defect Management
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Lotus
4 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Twitter