The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 102 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.21% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £365 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £260 £250
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.92 £23.50
% change year-on-year +26.55% -2.48%  

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 1318 1714 1572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.41% 94.64% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 989 816
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 59
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £9.71 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) EMC VNX
4 2 (22.22%) SmoothWall
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) R
5 1 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management

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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (11.11%) Change Management
1 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
1 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) DevOps
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) SmoothWall
4 1 (11.11%) Ansible
4 1 (11.11%) FreeIPA
4 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) Hortonworks