Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 148 119
Rank change year-on-year +14 -29 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 4 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.22% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 22
Manchester median daily rate £235 £288 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.26% +1.77% +17.71%
10th Percentile £130 £213 £208
90th Percentile £346 £413 £315
North West median daily rate £250 £313 £250
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2642 3472 3104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.92% 94.99% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1601 2058 1734
Manchester median daily rate £375 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +9.86% +5.19%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £213
90th Percentile £544 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 121
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.03 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £21.10 £19.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year +11.05% +2.81% +8.71%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

3rd 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 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

3rd 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 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Manchester

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

3rd 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix