The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 91 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £300 £238 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% +3.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £260 £250
% change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -22.44% +6.52%  

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 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Manchester

3rd Line Support
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 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Manchester

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) AppSense
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
8 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
8 2 (11.76%) SmoothWall
8 2 (11.76%) SAN
8 2 (11.76%) Internet
8 2 (11.76%) MCSE
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) MCP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) MCITP
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
9 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2

3rd 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%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NX-OS
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
1 1 (5.88%) iPad
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) DevOps
2 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SmoothWall
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) FreeIPA
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) AppSense
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Hortonworks