The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £245 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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.

Third Line Support
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 89 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.72% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.76% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 20
Median daily rate £245 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £120 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £365 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £272 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -1.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.12% -0.79%  

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 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
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 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (35.71%) vSphere
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) Apple
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (28.57%) MCSA
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) Office 365
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (21.43%) ACSP
7 3 (21.43%) HP AIS
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (21.43%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (14.29%) MCSE
8 2 (14.29%) MCP
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 7

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 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) NX-OS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
2 1 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) ACSP
3 3 (21.43%) HP AIS
3 3 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Apple
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
7 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (7.14%) Google
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