The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 63 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £135 £145
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -5.08%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
726 825 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.13% 90.46% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 396 463
Average daily rate £380 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) HP