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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 119 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 10 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £353 £155 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £21.55 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.35
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +0.97%
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
2331 2614 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.39% 92.63% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1364 1281
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 100
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 4 £250 +79.85%
Slough +12 3 £351 -
Bracknell -2 2 £405 +134.78%
2nd Line Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
6 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (17.39%) CCNP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (17.39%) Apple
7 3 (13.04%) NetApp
7 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) ACMT
7 3 (13.04%) FlexPod
7 3 (13.04%) Data ONTAP

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.70%) FCoE
2 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) IPX
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
3 3 (13.04%) FlexPod
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) e-Health
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.04%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ACMT
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (8.70%) NCDA
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Lotus
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Polycom
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
Berkshire
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