The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had 2nd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 102 110 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 14 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Median daily rate £128 £154 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £139 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £169 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £163
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +13.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.80 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.38%
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
2111 2380 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.62% 92.36% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 1341 1152
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 112 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 7 £128 - 1
Bracknell -4 4 £118 -23.57%
2nd Line Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 2nd 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 Berkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) SLA
7 6 (26.09%) MS Office
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 5 (21.74%) NetApp
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) FlexPod
8 5 (21.74%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 3 (13.04%) CA
10 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (13.04%) Symantec
10 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
10 3 (13.04%) Firewall
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
2 3 (13.04%) FCoE
2 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) IPX
3 2 (8.70%) Skype
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) FlexPod
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
3 3 (13.04%) e-Health
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Data Privacy
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) NCDA
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) CA
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) Lotus
6 2 (8.70%) Meridio
6 2 (8.70%) Polycom
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Sophos