The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 100 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 17 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.66% 0.36% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.40% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
Average daily rate
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£170 - £166
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £172 - £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £163 £138
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
2nd Line Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2285 2256 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.91% 89.70% 90.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1076 949
Average daily rate £380 £365 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 59 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Berkshire region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Berkshire region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 11 £170 - 1
Bracknell -1 7 £170 -
2nd Line Support Engineer
South East

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (83.87%) Windows
1 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
2 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
3 20 (64.52%) Windows 7
3 20 (64.52%) HP
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) SLA
5 15 (48.39%) MCSE
5 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 15 (48.39%) MCP
5 15 (48.39%) MS Visio
5 15 (48.39%) Symantec
5 15 (48.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (48.39%) Configuration Management
5 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
6 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Software Delivery
7 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
8 5 (16.13%) McAfee
8 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
8 5 (16.13%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (12.90%) SCCM
10 3 (9.68%) Release Management
10 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
10 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.68%) Software Distribution
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (6.45%) MSI

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) SMS
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
1 15 (48.39%) Configuration Management
2 6 (19.35%) Software Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Release Management
3 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
3 3 (9.68%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.23%) Office Automation
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
2 15 (48.39%) MCP
2 15 (48.39%) MCSE
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
1 20 (64.52%) HP
2 15 (48.39%) Symantec
3 5 (16.13%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix